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King's Road, London, England, SW3 4RY
The Saatchi Gallery is housed in the historical Duke of York headquarters on Chelsea’s famous King Road, with three floors and over 70,000 square feet (21,336 square meters) devoted to temporary exhibitions of both homegrown and international artists. Visitors can explore the gallery on a guided or self-guided tour and enjoy access to all of the exhibition areas.
Things to Know Before You Go
Entrance to the Saatchi Gallery is free.
Large bags and rucksacks must be checked in to the coatroom.
On-site facilities include a museum shop, bookshop, and bar-café.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the museum.
The Saatchi Gallery is fully wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
The Saatchi Gallery is located along King’s Road in Chelsea, West London. The closest underground station is Sloane Square (Circle and District lines), a 2-minute walk away.
When to Get There
The museum is open daily, year-round. Unlike many of London’s art museums, the Saatchi Gallery rarely gets too crowded, making this a good place to explore in the middle of the day when other sights are impacted. The quietest time to visit is on a weekday morning outside of the summer season.
Art of the Saatchi Gallery
Among the most famous works to be shown at the Saatchi Gallery are Damien Hirst’s pickled animals and Tracey Emin’s notorious unmade bed, adding weight to the gallery’s reputation as a springboard for rising talent. Other artists spotlighted at the gallery include Jake and Dinos Chapman, Jeff Koons, and Jenny Saville, while recent exhibitions have included everything from selfie art and paper-installation art to pop culture–based exhibits such as the recent Black Mirror: Art as Social Satire.
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