Saatchi Gallery

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Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, Chelsea SW3 4SQ

Opening times and price

Opening hours:
10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Sun); Last entry 30 mins before closing
Visiting hours are subject to change
Ticket cost:
Adults free entry
Time required:
A typical visit to Saatchi Gallery lasts 1 hour (approx)

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Front entrance of the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea

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The Saatchi Gallery was opened in April 2003 and is made up of work culled from Charles Saatchi’s own private collection.

It was originally situated in the old GLC building – part of the County Hall complex overlooking the Thames, but has since moved to a site in Chelsea.

Charles Saatchi’s art collection

Saatchi’s original idea was to promote artists who rarely got the opportunity to exhibit their work. Famous names like Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin have all been on show here, but a disastrous fire in 2003 put paid to a large part of his collection.

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  • ChrisP – “This gallery is like the emperor's new clothes story.. The one where the emperor things he's wearing the most beautiful clothes and because he's so famous everyone else does too, until a lowly idiot in the crowd pipes up that he's actually naked, and then everyone suddenly realises that what he's wearing is nothing at all. Well, if people went into the saatchi with their eyes open and dont get taken in by all the hype then they should see through this 'art' for what it really is -- pretentious twaddle. It is rubbish!. I went to the sculpture exhibition and there were things there that wouldn't look out of place in a dump. My description of it (which is 100% accurate) is that it was junk, covered in dust. I hate to think how much saatchi paid for it. Another 'sculpture' was nothing more than a load of rocks on a little pedastal, one pedastal for each rock. The rocks hadnt been worked in any way, they weren't 'sculpted'. It looked like they had just been pl”

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Events at Saatchi Gallery

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Check out our complete list of art exhibitions in London where you can find exhibitions today, tomorrow and at the weekend. We also have a list of art exhibitions in December, January and February

If you enjoy this then try: Hayward Gallery (catch the tube from Sloane Square to Waterloo); Serpentine Gallery (walk it in 24 mins or catch a train from Sloane Square to South Kensington) and Tate Modern (catch the tube from Sloane Square to Southwark).

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