A leading contemporary art gallery in central London, representing over 70 artists and with other collections in New York, Beijing and Hong Kong.

The Pace Gallery group represents more than 70 international, multicultural artists in eye-catching locations worldwide. With four outposts in New York, one in Hong Kong and a 25,000 square-foot gallery in Beijing, London now has two spaces attributed to it - this one in Burlington Gardens and another, smaller gallery in Lexington Street. Centrally located in the West End, near to Piccadilly Circus, the Royal Academy of Arts and many other cultural, theatrical and artistic highlights of the capital, a visit to the Pace Gallery provides an inspiring and uplifting way to spend some time away from the crowds.

The first of the institutes was founded in Boston in 1960 by Arne Glimcher and led by his son Marc Glimcher. Their contemporary exhibition spaces have been a constant, vital force in the art world since the original inception, introducing many renowned artists’ work to the public for the first time. Having organised over 700 exhibitions in the past five decades and published hundreds of journals, the Pace Gallery also holds special group projects, from Berlin to Beirut, with artists from every corner of the globe. Showcasing the work of, amongst others, David Hockney, Kiki Smith, Willem de Kooning, Robert Irwin and many many others, the work on display is as varied as it is prolific, as international in outlook as in scope. From the quiet stillness of the photography of Hiroshi Sugimoto to the lights installations of James Turrell, sculptures by Mario Merz or Maya Lin’s collaboration with the Tate Modern and the American Embassy in London to deliver lectures on environmental issues, the large-scale paintings of Brooklyn-based Mexican artist Bosco Sodi… if it’s exciting, modern and unabashed art you’re looking for, Pace Gallery is unlikely to ever disappoint. The exhibitions change regularly so it’s worth checking the website to see who’s being represented on your visit.