With over 800 art museums and galleries, London has been known as an artistic and cultural centre among different cities worldwide. Tourists and locals are attracted to the city's seducing history of humanities and culture. We have among the most documented history and background of our lineage, generation, cultures, and the arts. The city progresses; buildings are built, but historic locations are restored and not forgotten.
Londoners have emerge among artists across the globe. In different fields of the arts, our great men and women have contributed their influence on way or another. Here are among the most famous London artists known worldwide for their works:
During the 60’s and 70’s, American rock and roll was on top of its game. From Blues to Folk, musicians in the west became very popular. This was until the British Invasion – London bands and from other cities created intense musical hype that reached to Asia, United States, Australia, and the rest of the globe. Beginning with The Beatles, who are still known as the most popular band in the world. The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Queen, and other London-based bands followed suit. Over the Golden Age of rock and roll, British bands were not just popular, they knocked the socks off the listeners. It did not stop there. During the late 70s and up to the 80s, the underground scene of punk rock emerged from the streets of London. What was the theme of London teenagers became the theme of millions across the globe. The Sex Pistols and The Ramones were among the most popular. Since then, The Smiths, The Cure, and 90s bands such as Oasis, Radiohead became household names. Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Leona Lewis are just some of the many British musicians that rule the airwaves even miles away from the U.K.
London, being the centre for culture and arts and also as the capital of England, is the haven for paintings and fine artworks done by renowned artists worldwide. From Van Gogh to Picasso, Monet to modern contemporary artists, they have been exhibited in over 800 art galleries and museums in the city. Local and international artists seek to have an exhibition within the city, for amazing exposure in the art scene. Curators and gallery directors seek the most important paintings in history to bring to the national galleries of England. There is no doubt about the city's passion for seeking art and beyond it. Contemporary artists of today also utilize the streets of London as a ground for exhibition.
William Shakespeare, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Dickens, and William Byrd–they are only a few of the hundreds of known London literary heroes. In poetry, fiction, and non-fiction realm of the literary world, European and London writers cannot be forgotten. Their expertise with the language, and techniques that come with the writing, from Old English to the present, has continuously earned them millions of readers every day.