London's Quirkiest Art Galleries

Housing some of the world's most exceptional art collections, London doesn't fail to impress with it's selection of extraordinary and unique art spaces hidden away from the national galleries and art institutions.

MC Art present a list of some of the capital's most unusual art venues.


Exhibiting and representing emerging artists, Riflemaker Contemporary Gallery is known for their 'innovative programme', whilst also boasting quirky content in a unique space all year round.

79 Beak St, Soho, London W1F 9SU

Alice Anderson, 'Time Reversal'

The Old Police Station

Situated in an antiquated Edwardian Police Station in Deptford, The Old Police Station encourages students to exhibit in old prison cells in co-existence with old police equipment. The surreal, do-it-yourself atmosphere is populated by numerous self-made micro-exhibitions.

Verity Welstead and Caroline Furneaux

The Resistance Gallery

True to it's name, The Resistance Gallery is renowned for it's challenging images from underground and left-field groups. The Resistance Gallery owe's it's quirky reputation to the in-use wrestling ring situated in the heart of the building, but it maintains the reputation by exhibiting nothing but the weird and the wonderful.


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Graffik Gallery

Portobello Road's Graffik London Gallery exhibits some of the most notorious and reputable street art, carving a 'master status the movements and trends of the urban art genre'.

The Vanderlust, Graffik gallery

Adolescence exhibition | © somewhereto_ somewhereto_/Flickr

Crypt Gallery

Crypt Gallery resides in repurposed vaults beneath St Pancras Paris Church. Originally the vaults were used between 1822 and 1854 to combat the overcrowding of village burial grounds and later as an air raid shelter in both world wars, now the vaults welcome visitors to a unique space rich in history and atmosphere.

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Koen Vanmechelen, 'Darwins Dream'.

Georg Bruni, 'Forger, gambler, adventurer'.

House of Vans

As a multi-purpose space, House of Vans holds intermittent exhibitions and screenings alongside one of London's most renowned skate parks, as well as a concert venue.

'Always embracing and fuelling creative expression through art, music, skateboarding, BMX, street culture and fashion; the space offers a solid platform for the local communities to experience and engage with Vans’ ‘Off The Wall’ spirit.' - House of Vans Website

King's Cross Tunnel

A newly built 90 metre long pedestrian tunnel in the heart of King's Cross, the beautifully designed tunnels house a specially designed LED ‘art wall’ with 190 controllable pixels.

The LED wall aims to showcase site-specific artistic commissions whilst also connecting the transport hubs of King's Cross to its bars, restaurants and public spaces.

The Bower

A newly crowd-funded project set to see an old toilet block transformed in to an innovative and feminist art space, publishing hub and cafe in Brunswick Park, Camberwell. The Bower is a collaborative project between Louisa Bailey and Joyce Cronin who aim to create an artistic community space.

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