Newport Street Gallery
Damien Hirst’s gallery puts on great shows of his fellow artists. Love him or hate him, Damien has done so much for modern British art, making it marketable and giving it a voice. Openings here are filled with artists, which is unusual. At the shop, you can buy the work of living artists for a few hundred quid, not thousands. Mark Hix’s restaurant, Pharmacy 2, a collaboration with Damien, is also in the building. It’s a factory conversion, and it looks really good. It’s not cheap, but the gallery is free.
This is a tricky little beast to locate but is well worth a visit. Owned by Damien Hurst it’s him showing off his own art collection but also roping in his friends to show off their profession.
The Newport Street Gallery is an art gallery in London, England which displays works selected from the personal art collection of Damien Hirst. It runs the length of Newport Street in Vauxhall.
“The regularly changing menu features a few cocktails and wines for variation, but let’s not kid around – it’s all about the beer here. And boy is there a lot of it. There are 33 taps in all, with a wide range of local favourites and rare collaborations that’ll bring even the most casual beer buff out in a sweat. Frankly, I had no idea where to begin on my visit, but a kindly barman spotted me panicking and patiently provided samples until I landed on a pale ale that turned out to be one of the most delicious things ever to pass my lips. Top marks for service.”
“Former Victorian music hall turned gay stalwart, hosting weekly club nights and cabaret drag acts”
“Lots of great antiques to look at. It is like a museum and there is a nice restaurant next to it”