Art Galleries and Clubs You Must Visit When in Mayfair

When most of us imagine Mayfair, we usually think of high-end boutique fashion houses, 5-star hotels and Michelin-star restaurants. But did you know that Mayfair is also home to some of the finest and most exciting art galleries in all of London?

From exhibitions of world-famous artists in revered art museums such as the Royal Academy of Art, to smaller independent galleries showcasing some of the UK’s most promising emerging talent, Mayfair is a hub of art, photography and culture.

Mayfair Art Weekend

Mayfair Art Weekend

What? Annual celebration of the world’s internationally renowned gallery district
Where? Mayfair neighbourhood, London
When? June every year

What makes it so special? That’s the name suggests, the Mayfair Art weekend is a weekend of art in Mayfair! This annual celebration takes place at the end of June every year, so it’s part of the bigger Art in Mayfair festival.

This year, over 25 different galleries came together to bring Mayfair’s residents and visitors one of the biggest and most eclectic selection of artworks to enjoy over a single weekend, including paintings, sculptures and interactive installations in and around the streets of Mayfair.

As with the Art in Mayfair festival, the Mayfair Art Weekend has now come to a close. However, with over 9 years’ experience under their belt, we imagine big things for their 10th anniversary in 2023, and we can’t wait to see how they’re going to make the next Mayfair Art Weekend even more spectacular than the last.

Mayfair Art Galleries

Now it’s time to take a look at some of the finest galleries anywhere in London. And the best part? They’re all in Mayfair!

Here, we’ve listed our favourites, including long-standing institutions, as well as exciting new spaces championing up-and-coming artists on the scene

Sapling Gallery

Where? 124 Mount Street Mews, London, W1K 3NR
Specialities: A young space for art in Mayfair, showcasing both emerging and established artists

Why you should visit: Founded by Charlotte Call, Sapling Gallery on Mount Street Mews is a relatively new space with a fresh and vibrant approach to showcasing up-and-coming artists.

This clean and modern space invites you in from the sleepy mews outside to enjoy tremendous modern art and various different events. Recent exhibitions have included Frogspawn by Yulia Iosilzon and Transient Roots, the sculpture installation by Lucia Pizzani and Vanessa Da Silva.


Where? 17-19 Davies Street, London, W1K 3DE
Specialities: One of three London branches of Gagosian exhibiting the most influential artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Why you should visit: Owned and directed by Larry Gagosian, this eponymous gallery is one of a global network of spaces specialising in modern and contemporary art.

This gallery has exhibited some of the biggest stars in the art world, and continues to inspire with fresh new exhibitions that change throughout the year. At present, Gagosian is exhibiting many different creators in tandem, from Los Angeles and New York to Paris and London. And if you are lucky enough to find yourself in the Mayfair area, you can pop into Gagosian at 17-19 Davies Street.

Not only will you find a wealth of exhibitions to enjoy, but Gagosian also offers an on-site shop and holds regular art fairs where you can pick up one-off pieces from some of the most exciting artists to emerge from the London art scene.


Murray Fredericks-Blaze exhibition at Hamiltons Gallery,London

Where? 13 Carlos Place, London, W1K 2EU
Specialities: One of the world’s leading galleries specialising in the modern masters of photography

Why you should visit: With a focus on photographs from the mid-20th century onwards, Hamiltons Gallery is an authority on photographic art.

This gallery represents some of the best photographers from around the world, and holds regular exhibitions and installations showcasing both established and new talents in the photography world.

This is another gallery that holds regular fairs, so if you are a fan of captured images, pop along to the next Hamiltons Gallery fair.