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Spotlight on LONDON

“Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London

all that life can afford.” —Samuel Johnson


Perennially at the forefront of cutting-edge fashion, art, literature, and music, London is never far from the spotlight. Whether it’s the eccentric street style of its denizens splashed across Facehunter or the indelible cool of an underground band on the rise, London is a place of innovators and risk-takers.

Click here for London Calling: A collection of Saatchi Online artists based in the UK

“Desert 1” by Leif Podhajsky ($250)

In our ode to the city —that none other than Joseph Conrad called “the biggest, and the greatest, town on earth”— we’re excited to introduce London Calling, a collection of fresh artwork by Saatchi Online artists based in the UK. Check out some of these artists below as you discover our top picks for what’s new in London.

Browse the complete London Calling collection

“I Knew it Would Come to This (The Old Horizon)” by Geoff Diego Litherland ($8,800)

What’s On: London


Burning Bright: Emerging Artists from Saatchi Online

A new installation at the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill featuring Saatchi Online artists based in the UK. Click here to learn more and shop the collection.

Lichtenstein Retrospective at Tate Modern

Discover the world of American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. February 21-May 27. Also, check out Saatchi Online’s own Inspired by Lichtenstein.

Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, 1973. Photograph by Brian Duffy © Duffy Archive

ART13 London

London’s most exciting new modern and contemporary art fair, showcasing 129 galleries from 30 countries. March 1-3. If you can’t make it to the fair, check out our London Calling collection which features several artists showing at the fair, including Geoff Diego Litherland and Leif Podhajsky.

I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human. —David Bowie

David Bowie at the Victoria and Albert Museum

The first retrospective of David Bowie’s extraordinary career, featuring 300 objects from the David Bowie Archive. March 23 – August 11.

“Bunny King” by Super Future Kid ($2,700)

Culture & Cocktails

A Tale of Three Cities’ Book Swap

Sip cocktails in the Soho House basement with London’s coolest bibliophiles. Only requirement? Bring a book to exchange for another. March 4, from 8:30pm.

Royal Horticulture Society Spring Fair Late

This 1950s-themed cocktail party showcases the best of the country’s spring flowers, as well as seasonal cocktails and locally-produced ciders, ales, and organic wines. March 26, 6-9pm.

Friday Lates

This monthly series of free events at the V&A Museum presents “Eat, Ride, Sleep, Repeat” on March 29. Every last Friday of the month, 6:30-10pm.

“Standing Factor No.3” by Wenqin Chen ($4,800)


Other Shop

A newcomer to the Soho scene, offering unique men & women’s fashion, accessories, and publications – all with an eye toward art and design.

A Magazine Curated By

The preëminent Belgian fashion magazine has tapped London-based milliner Stephen Jones to curate its latest issue, a must-read for all lovers of illustration and Anna Piaggi.

“A Loss For Words” by Zed Desideraja ($1,750)


Balthazar London

Keith McNally’s New York classic has at long last opened a London outpost, complete with bakery. Lunch (starting March 6) and dinner.

Rotary Bar and Diner

Milk & Honey’s Jonathan Downey and The Rushmore Group have soft opened their new “British diner” concept for a limited 10-month run. Opens March 1.


Former French Laundry chef Tom Sellers will open his new restaurant April 9 with the hope that all patrons will bring and leave books for other guests to discover.

“Victoria” by Georgina Vinsun ($760)

Shop all artwork in the London Calling collection