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8 Piccadilly Arcade, Mayfair, London SW1Y 6NH

For rock music aficionados who want to learn about the history of their favourite artists, and the genre as a whole, a picture can tell a thousand words.

And this is why Snap Galleries’ permanent exhibition space in Piccadilly Arcade has proved such a hit. Over the last six years, it has showcased rare and iconic rock ‘n’ roll photographs covering the last 60 years.

galleryTaken by top photographers from over the years, they provide a vivid insight into some of rock’s most defining moments and artists.

There’s a heavy leaning towards the 60s and 70s, with the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan all well represented. And this makes sense, as there’s a strong contingent of music lovers who will argue this was the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll.

Perhaps one of the best things about Snap Galleries is that you can purchase a copy of everything you see on display, so if you see something that really strikes a chord with you, then you can take it home with you and hang it up on your wall.

Snap Galleries prides itself on having a “global group of discerning collectors, art lovers and music aficionados who are looking for something special to hang in their homes and offices”.

Would you put yourself in this group? If so, why not come here and take a look at some of the very best rock ‘n’ roll photography anywhere in the world?

Opening times

Monday to Friday – 11am-6pm

Saturday – 11am-5pm

Nearest Tube

Bond Street Tube Station

Address: Oxford Street, London, Mayfair, W1C 2JS

Five minutes away from Snap Galleries

Oxford Circus Tube Station

Address: Oxford Street, London, Soho, W1B 3AG

Seven minutes away from Snap Galleries

Green Park Tube Station

Address: Piccadilly, London, St James’s, W1J 9DZ

Seven minutes away from Snap Galleries

Hotels near this gallery

The Piccadilly London West End

Address: Piccadilly, London

Eight minutes away in the car

Park Grand London Paddington Hotel

Address: 1-2 Queen’s Gardens, London W2 3BA

40 minutes away in the car.

Park Grand London Hyde Park

Address: 78-82 Westbourne Terrace, London W2 6QA

40 minutes away in the car.

Nearby parking

Grosvenor Hill NCP

One minute walk away

Millennium Mayfair NCP

Three minutes away.

Other nearby galleries 

Getty Images Gallery

Address: 46 Eastcastle St, London W1W 8DX

If you’ve had your appetite whetted by Snap Galleries’ selection of photos, why not take in one of the most remarkable archives of photographic material in the world?

The Getty Images Gallery showcases images that document everything from major historical events to day-to-day life in obscure corners of the world.

As a result, the exhibits are capable of generating many different responses, from amusement and wonder to horror and shock.

In other words, this photographic record of human history over the last few decades shows people at their very best and their worst – and everything in between.

Located in convenient reach of Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road and Goodge Street Tube stations, the Getty Images Gallery is well worth a visit, particularly for students of modern history and anyone with a keen interest in photography.

National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery

Address: Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN

national galleryOne of London’s most recognisable landmarks, the National Gallery showcases paintings and sculptures by many of art’s most iconic names.

From Michelangelo and Renoir to Van Gogh and da Vinci, they are all represented here, along with many, many more.

The National Portrait Gallery, meanwhile, hosts a marvellous selection of images of famous Britons from throughout history.

They are based in one of the most easily accessible parts of the capital, with Charing Cross, Leicester Square and Embankment Tube stations all located just a few minutes’ walk away.

And if you stop off to enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake in the rooftop restaurant, you will get to enjoy some remarkable views of Trafalgar Square, the nearby Nelson’s Column and many other famous features of the London skyline.

Art and photography can challenge your perceptions and be inspirational in so many different ways.

Actually, it’s similar to music in a way, and if you’re a dedicated enough fan to want to view photographic exhibitions of your favourite performers, you will know exactly what we mean.

Spending time exploring London’s galleries, large and small, can therefore be a thoroughly rewarding way to enjoy a city break in the capital.

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