30 June – 7 July 2017 | London

Private collectors and museum curators who still have some energy (and funds) left during the first week of July travel to London for the galleries and the auction sales at Christie’s (OMD on 5 July) and Sotheby’s (OMD also on 5 July). There are special receptions and lectures. Temperatures are usually on their height and for those preferring a pint of London’s Pride or Guinness over champagne there are several great pubs in the Bond Street-King Street area. During the sales – which usually take some time and patience – water is usually distributed for free (one has to keep a clear head during the bidding).

See the London Art Week website