Art


Find Thamesmead’s newly added concrete animals

A row of derelict arches underneath a flyover road gained something rather nice – a menagerie of concrete animals.

Filthy Lucre: Whistler’s Peacock Room Reimagined

A room in the V&A at the moment contains a decaying replica of one of the most famous interior designs of the late 19th century.

See the three Armada Portraits together for the first time

There is a painting of Queen Elizabeth that’s so well known, so famous, so literally iconic — that it can be a surprise to learn that it exists in real life.

Exhibition of Gail Brodholt’s transport and architectural prints

Uniquely distinctive and recognizable, an exhibition of Gail Brodholt’s transport and architectural paintings and prints has gone on display in Bermondsey.

An exhibition of costumes at the National Theatre

From rags to glamorous gowns, the theatre is a wonderment of fantasy that is often brought to life as much by the costumes, as the acting and stage sets. The costumes are also one of the more dynamic aspects of

Landscape photographer of the year

Each year a selection of landscape photographs are displayed in railway stations — and the call for entries is now open for this year.

See the Winter Lights at Canary Wharf

The annual fortnight of lighting displays is back at Canary Wharf, and hugely popular as ever. The first hint that this might be pulling in the crowds when on a normally fairly quiet weekend evening, Canary Wharf tube station looks

Play giant arcade games in a former Royal Mail delivery office

A large Royal Mail building in Nine Elms that will soon be blocks of flats is opening its doors to the public for the first time, and two large displays are being installed, including real-life arcade games.

Last chance to see the Raphael cartoons for a long time

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, and oddly, the V&A has decided to close it’s Raphael Court for most of the year.

Early porcelain head goes on display at the V&A

An exceptionally rare porcelain sculpture, made in London in the 1740s, and rediscovered in a French flea market has gone on display in the V&A.

An Italian drawing of the Great Fire of London for sale

A print made in Italy around a decade after the Great Fire of London is up for sale, and shows the conflagration at its height.

Greenwich to get a full house of Queens

For the first time ever, three famous paintings of Queen Elizabeth I, the Armada Portraits, are going on display together in the same place, at Queen’s House in Greenwich.

Westminster tube station adds a splash of Africa to its roundels

Fresh from promoting a national newspaper, Westminster tube station’s roundels have been given an artist makeover — with an African theme.

National Portrait Gallery to close for 3 years

A part of a major rebuilding project, the National Portrait Gallery has announced that it will be closing for three years, from the end of June 2020.

Have you met Heal’s bronze cat?

Sitting elegantly on a spiral staircase is a shop mascot, a famous cat that once turned the head of Dodie Smith, author of 101 Dalmatians.

The Wallace Collection to be allowed to lend its artwork at last

For the first time in over a century, one of central London’s lesser known, but rather wonderful museums, the Wallace Collection is to be allowed to lend its collection of grand master paintings to other venues.

There’ll be a Victoria line train outside Olympia next week

Olympia, which is on the District line (occasionally), will next week play host to a 1967 era Victoria line train.

New art for new London Underground stations

The two new tube stations on the Northern line extension are getting new art installations especially designed for them.