London West End fashion, art and ceramics walk

Clicking the image above opens the actual Google map in a new window. Pictured: a work from Hauser & Wirth's Louise Bourgeois show

• I tailored this short West End walk for a friend visiting from Australia, who’s into art, ceramics and fashion – find the map here. The shows were on in November 2010 but it’s a good route any time, and passes innumerable other art galleries, not to mention loads of high end fashion outlets. It’s a circular route starting at Green Park tube station, though we started at the V&A’s world-class ceramics gallery, which at the time was showcasing the hugely influential Richard Slee. An afternoon isn’t really long enough to take in everything here, especially if sidetracked by the fashion shops, hence the optional extensions. But a full day would be able to take in all these galleries and more (eg the RA, Sprüth Magers, Helly Nahmad), plus some civilized snack stops. For a full list of the galleries see the map, but below is a selection of works on show in early November 2010.

Above: Louise Bourgeois at Hauser & Wirth, 5 Savile Row, London W1

Above: Trevor Sutton at Flowers Central, 21 Cork Street, London W1

Above: Edmund de Waal at Alan Cristea, 31 Cork Street, London W1

Above: John Virtue at Marlborough, 6 Albermarle Street, London W1

Above: Henry Krokatsis at FAS Contemporary, 148 New Bond Street, W1

Above: Damien Hirst at Gagosian, 17-19 Davies Street, London W1

Above: Beatriz Milhazes at Stephen Friedman, 25-28 Old Burlington Street

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