Small Art Galleries

Top 30 things in Camden: Small Art Galleries

Fancy a change from the ‘big name’ art galleries but don’t know where to start?

Camden’s buzzing art scene is constantly changing meaning there’s always something new to explore. Against a backdrop of a huge wealth of artists and creatives it’s not surprising that Camden contains one of the highest number of art galleries out of the London Boroughs.

We’ve rounded up some of Camden’s best independent and small art galleries for you to explore... 

Beardsmore Gallery

A commercial fine art gallery exhibiting contemporary artists working in photography, painting and sculpture.

Ben Uri Gallery

The only specialist art museum in Europe addressing universal and ever-more central issues of identity and migration through the visual arts.

Brunei Gallery

An exciting venue in central London that hosts a programme of changing contemporary and historical exhibitions from Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Camden Image Gallery

Featuring a changing programme of contemporary art exhibitions in the heart of Camden Town.

Catto Gallery

Established in 1986, Catto gallery has grown to become one of the most prestigious fine art galleries in London specializing in the best of contemporary art across all mediums.

Chalton Gallery

Showcases Contemporary Art from Mexico and The UK with a dynamic international public programme of moving image, performance, talks and experimental sound and music. 

Charlie Dutton

Working directly with artists on the curating, production and management of the shows in the gallery, to create an exciting and cutting edge environment.

The Cob Gallery

An independent contemporary gallery and arts space aiming to provide a much needed platform for emerging artist to develop and show their work.

Collyer Bristow Gallery

A bespoke gallery space with a dynamic exhibition programme; Collyer Bristow has been championing emerging talent in contemporary art for over twenty years.

Coningsby Gallery

Renowned for its dedication to outstanding contemporary illustration and graphic art.

Curwen Gallery

Founded in 1863 producing books, posters and music manuscripts, opening as a gallery in the 1950’s in order to sell lithographic prints. 

Dalla Rosa Gallery

Founded in 2010 with the aim of promoting young and mid-career international artists that work primarily with paper. 


A central London contemporary gallery with a critically acclaimed independent thinking and thought-provoking programme.

Free Space Gallery

Based within the unique setting of the Kentish Town Health Centre and the Queens Crescent Practice, Free Space Gallery works with local and national artists. 

Gagosian Gallery

Contemporary art gallery with sixteen gallery spaces including three in London.

Highgate Contemporary Art

A unique, independent, artist-led gallery that specialises in contemporary British and European paintings, sculpture and ceramics.

The Horse Hospital

A three tiered progressive arts venue providing an encompassing umbrella for the related media of art, film, fashion, literature and music.

Hospital Club

A private members club in the heart of Covent Garden, offering the creative industries the environment and facilities it needs to create, connect and collaborate.

House of Illustration

Founded by Sir Quentin Blake; the place to appreciate illustration in all its forms.

Lahd Gallery

Bringing together leading contemporary art works from the MENASA region (Middle East, North Africa and South Asia).

Le Dame Art Gallery

Featuring up-and-coming artists whose works have been commissioned or acquired by public, corporate and private collections.

Lethaby Gallery

Dedicated to promoting the creative talent and the range and diversity of practice across Central Saint Martins.

October Gallery

Promotes the very best in contemporary art from around the planet, as well as maintaining a cultural hub in central London for poets, writers, intellectuals and artists.

Proud Gallery

A gallery space and bar by day, a cutting edge live music club by night. 

Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery

A great champion of Non-Western artistic traditions; the first art gallery in Europe to exhibit Australian aboriginal painting.

Swiss Cottage Gallery

Nestled inside Swiss Cottage Library this space is host to a changing programme of temporary exhibitions, including the 'Open Open' exhibition and a show on the Camden Art Collection each year. 

UCL Art Museum

Hosts more than 10,000 prints, drawings, sculptures, paintings, and media works dating from the 1490's to the present day.

Work Gallery

An independent gallery and event space that presents a varied interdisciplinary programme in the fields of art, architecture and design. 


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Header image: House of Illustration, © Paul Grover