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Photographers’ Gallery

First independent photo gallery in Britain

Photographers’ Gallery

16-18 Ramillies street London W1F 7 LW
+44 20 7087 9300
Mon-Wed, Fr 9:30–18:00
Thur 9:30–20:00
Sat 10:00–18:00
Sun 11:30–18:00

The Photographers' Gallery was the first independent photo gallery in Britain when opened in 1971. Originally created as an exhibition space for art photography, the gallery occupied a former tea room before moving to Soho. In 2010, it closed for almost two years for renovation, reopening in a much bigger space, the largest of its kind in London. You can buy photo albums, catalogues, prints, postcards, and even photography equipment in the gallery shop. For a cup of coffee, or to meet some creative friends, check out the cafe. The gallery presents the best of world photography, including works by cult photographers as well as up-and-comers. As a rule, the gallery hosts several exhibitions and special projects simultaneously. Admission is free.

FYI: There's a camera obscura on the third floor that's open Fri.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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