Photography galleries and exhibitions in London

Whether you're a keen photographer or a budding amateur, or just enjoy admiring other people's creations, you'll love what's on offer at London's top photography galleries.

If you love getting snap-happy at London landmarks, take in the world-class London photography scene at museums and galleries across the capital.

Whether you're a whizz behind the lens or are just a fan of iconic images, there's sure to be a photography gallery in London to inspire you. Study a photography collection or check out the latest photography exhibition at independent and contemporary photography galleries in London.  

The Photographers' Gallery

The Photographers' Gallery always packs a punch. Previous exhibitors include Juergen Teller, Martin Parr and Faye Goodwin. It's Britain's leading centre for contemporary and historical photography, and also founded the annual Deutsche Bรถrse Photography Foundation Prize, one of the most coveted awards in the art world.

V&A photography collection

Having acquired photographs from as far back as 1852, the V&A photography collection is one of the largest and most important in the world, with more than 800,000 images by both classic and contemporary photographers. It's housed within the Victoria and Albert Museum, one of the top museums for art and design on the planet.


In its former guise as Beetles+Huxley, this Mayfair gallery focused solely on photography in all its facets, from established masters to cutting-edge contemporary artists. Today, as Huxley-Parlour, the gallery showcases other mediums, but contemporary and modern photography remain at its heart.

Atlas Gallery

Perched elegantly on a Marylebone street corner, Atlas Gallery is one of the capital's leading galleries for photography. The gallery specialises in classic and modern 20th-century vintage photography, photojournalism and fashion, and hosts around six exhibitions every year.

Hamiltons Gallery

Equally as stylish as its neighbour The Connaught Hotel, Hamiltons Gallery specialises in international photographers, representing sought-after masters such as Irving Penn and Helmut Newton. But local heroes, such as London-born war photographer Sir Don McCullin, are also put under the spotlight.

Michael Hoppen Gallery

A major presence in the international photography community, Chelsea's Michael Hoppen Gallery displays vintage and contemporary black and white photography. The aim? To emphasise the importance of photography in contemporary art today. Exhibitions feature both established and emerging artists.

MMX Gallery

Based in New Cross, south-east London, MMX Gallery showcases works both by established and emerging talents, as well as giving new life to archived works. Its roster champions British and international photographers who use freedom of expression in their works.

Wren Gallery

Find the latest contemporary photographers at Wren Gallery. Opened in 2018, this intimate gallery brings east London’s cutting-edge arts and design scene into focus, hosting works by a range of artists whose work revolves around themes and specific projects.

Photofusion Gallery

This trendy Brixton gallery is a photography geek's heaven. The rotating Photofusion Gallery's collections are open to the public, and showcase emerging and eclectic talent. There are also darkrooms, a studio and a range of classes available for budding photographers.

Discover more photography exhibitions in London and be inspired by Visit London's Instagram page. Don't miss the Photo London contemporary photography event at Somerset House each year.

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