LONDON | The Getty Images Gallery is London’s largest independent photographic gallery and contains an archive consisting of millions of negatives, prints and transparencies from the 1850s to the present day. There’s usually a free exhibition happening at the gallery and these are always worth checking out. The exhibitions tend to focus on a single theme, and contain a curation of images from the gallery’s archives that together tell a story. The SOHO exhibition, for example, focused on narrow streets and pavements, and the underground nightlife of SOHO in the past while the “1926: Britain Through a Lens” exhibition focused on historically important events, as well as day-to-day life in that year.
A range of tailored prints are available to buy at The Getty Images Gallery, both for personal and commercial use and if it’s something specific you’re looking for, you can search the archives and purchase copies of the photographs which are hand printed in the gallery’s darkrooms.
Getty Images Gallery
46 Eastcastle Street
London W1W 8DX