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8 King Street | St. James's, London WC2E 8HN, England
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Famous Christie's, whose name speaks of extraordinary art and international glamour, opened its doors in 1766 to launch the world's first fine art auction house.
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  • Terrible9%
2 Dec 2017
“A once in a life time opportunity”
9 Oct 2017
“Very welcoming, great way to see a range of fabulous art”
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8 King Street | St. James's, London WC2E 8HN, England
St. James's
(011) 44-171-839-9060
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

There has been much publicity and controversy as to the authenticity of this painting but for me personally, to have had an opportunity to get close - within touching distance - was awe-inspiring. I'm referring to Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World)...More

Thank André R
Reviewed 9 October 2017

What a surprise this was. Visited Christies to see the two Francis Bacons due to be sold on 6th October and then there was all this wonderful art on display to be auctioned over the next 3 - 4 days. As this was our first...More

1  Thank brucestalker1
Reviewed 3 April 2017

A great auction venue in South Kensington which holds a wide range of auctions from decorative arts to lesser-value classical and other artworks. It also holds excellent exhibitions in the front gallery spaces. Sadly, there are indications that Christies will close this location to focus...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 19 December 2016

One of the best experiences I've ever had was bidding at Christie's auction. The specialists were very knowledgeable, helpful and a pleasure to work with. The venue is very nice and comfortable. The selection of art outstanding. I highly recommend!

Thank John H
Reviewed 13 December 2016

One the first Tuesday of every month Christie's holds an open evening at their branch in South Kensington. There is a talk, a pop-up bar, and you are free to walk around and look at the art which will later be auctioned. They sometimes have...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Christie's Auction House was founded in 1766, and its main headquarters have been on King Street since 1823. As you enter the impressive building in St. James a wide staircase draws you up to the massive first floor galleries. Displays of items in upcoming sales...More

1  Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Do you want to see artwork that may not be seen again for years if not decades because it will be hanging in the living rooms of the superrich? Do you want to see it for free? Then come and see the pre-auction shows of...More

Thank Astrito
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We went on a tour with a group of artists to Christie's. We had a wonderful time and the staff were so helpful. A special thank you to all the team there esp. Julie for all her help and useful information. We really enjoyed it

Thank Lamya E
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Sellers beware! Christies commission charges for selling your antiques are truly outrageous, especially as they also take 25% plus VAT from the buyer. I was even charged £150 for a photograph to appear in their catalogue. For items up to a few thousand pounds you...More

Thank Steven G
Reviewed 11 April 2015

I visited Christie's in order to see an exhibition featuring two artists of interest to me. I'm very used to indifferent or unwelcoming attitudes in many art galleries, especially those in New York. I was pleasantly surprised by the friendly greeting. The exhibition was worthwhile.

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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII,
the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier
destination for high end craft and bespoke design.
Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which
indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the
establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during
a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s
Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing
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