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Saatchi Gallery

Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London SW3 4SQ, England
+44 (0) 207 811 3070
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Ranked #173 of 1,085 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Contemporary art from unknown designers and artists from all over the world
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

As usual, art of a mixed bag - some really appealing others just weird. I do so wish there were chairs or benches to sit on in this gallery. My bad hip nearly gave up! Beautifully presented gallery with an easy to flow through layout. Best exhibit still the 'oil room' - seen it many times and it is still... More

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Auckland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I visited the gallery with a friend and while we enjoyed the art I was struck with the repeated rudeness of the staff in the shop. Spanish speaking women on the till conducted a conversation in their own language (the same had happened before)..........I overheard 2 Chinese visitors ask for help with a book they were interested in and the... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Provocative and fun, this is a great gallery that showcases semi-established and newbie artists. Don't miss the Oil Room. To keep on balance, I might also visit the Tate Modern to get your fix of some more seasoned works.

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Sydney, Australia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Look, I suppose that it's good that contemporary artists of varying levels of ability are given the opportunity to exhibit their work, but I just wish that I wasn't unwittingly subjected to it. Overwhelmingly amateur hour. Impressive gallery building, with a vast amount of space and seriously underutilised in relation to both quality and quantity of the art (thank goodness,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Diamond 4free in Chelsea Saatchi gives artists the chance to become a diamond ( some will not succed but anyone deserve a chance) David

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

As always this gallery has provocative and entertaining modern art; we spent a wonderful Sunday afternoon here, for free - and there's a cafe next door, and a gallery shop filled with a great selection of art books. Along with the Tate Modern, the Saatchi gallery provides Londoners with some of the best modern art available. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A really nice gallery, well laid-out and free (which is always a bonus). However (at least on the occasion I went there) it was full of rubber-necking tourists and also full of 20th rate pretentious so-called art. Go to the Tate Modern instead to see better quality modern art,

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Had a really unexpected surprise when I discovered the Saatchi Gallery and the adjacent Mess Restaurant. The gallery is light, bright, allows photos and is free! The current exhibition of contemporary art is breathtaking. At the Mess restaurant, Daniel looked after me exceptionally well with attention and good humour. I had the endive salad with blue cheese to start and... More

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Pulborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had an hour to kill after lunch and before a theatre production and noticed this gallery was free, so went in. We were not disappointed! Helpful staff and a huge variety of art work to view. We particularly loved the huge ants on display as you walk in on the left, by Rafael Gomezbarros, amazing! This whole gallery gives... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A couple of great installations but not overwhelmed with anything else. Worth the visit just for those though. Would recommend anyone in the area with a free hour visit. Staff are quite obnoxious though.

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