The nearby Photographer’s Gallery may seem to attract most of the media attention these days, but I have to say that I much prefer to visit the Getty Gallery, less than five minutes walk away.
Located just off Oxford Street (near Oxford Circus), the gallery has put on some fantastic exhibitions in recent times, often with a focus on archive images from the last century and prints from photographic greats.
Up until the end of this month, the gallery is offering up to 50% off framed prints and 25% of new print orders from their core collection, and there’s some wonderful photos on offer. If only I could afford some!
I particularly liked this photo of the London Christmas lights taken in 1961 – the lights certainly looked a lot better than the crassly commercialised offerings slung across Oxford Street this Christmas.
The Getty sale continues through January 2013 and entry to the exhibition is free.
Getty Images Gallery
Address: 46 Eastcastle Street, London, Greater London W1W 8DX
Phone:+44 20 7291 5380
Monday – Friday: 10am – 5.30pm, Saturday: 12 – 5.30pm