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Address: 8 King Street | St. James's, London WC2E 8HN, England
Phone Number: (011) 44-171-839-9060
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Famous Christie's, whose name speaks of extraordinary art and international...

Famous Christie's, whose name speaks of extraordinary art and international glamour, opened its doors in 1766 to launch the world's first fine art auction house.

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Christie's Celebrating 250th Anniversary

Christie's Auction House was founded in 1766, and its main headquarters have been on King Street since 1823. As you enter the impressive building in St. James a wide staircase... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2016
Centreville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Christie's Auction House was founded in 1766, and its main headquarters have been on King Street since 1823. As you enter the impressive building in St. James a wide staircase draws you up to the massive first floor galleries. Displays of items in upcoming sales are on preview for days before the auction and showings are open for free to... More 

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Ulm, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Do you want to see artwork that may not be seen again for years if not decades because it will be hanging in the living rooms of the superrich? Do you want to see it for free? Then come and see the pre-auction shows of the big auction houses, ie Christie's and Sotheby's. Whenever we go to London we check... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We went on a tour with a group of artists to Christie's. We had a wonderful time and the staff were so helpful. A special thank you to all the team there esp. Julie for all her help and useful information. We really enjoyed it

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Beaminster, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Sellers beware! Christies commission charges for selling your antiques are truly outrageous, especially as they also take 25% plus VAT from the buyer. I was even charged £150 for a photograph to appear in their catalogue. For items up to a few thousand pounds you can expect to receive less than half of an item's value by the time they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I visited Christie's in order to see an exhibition featuring two artists of interest to me. I'm very used to indifferent or unwelcoming attitudes in many art galleries, especially those in New York. I was pleasantly surprised by the friendly greeting. The exhibition was worthwhile.

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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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