Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

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All the latest arts news from across London

Three more “British Railways” totems for south London
Three more “British Railways” totems for south London

Three more “British Railways” totems for south London

Street artist Lionel Stanhope has completed three more of his distinctive railway station signs for Network Rail, at Malden Manor, Chessington North and Tolworth.

Jun
03
2021
Art galleries across London to open for an Art Weekend
Art galleries across London to open for an Art Weekend

Art galleries across London to open for an Art Weekend

Next weekend, over 130 art galleries across London will take part in the first-ever London Gallery Weekend.

May
28
2021
Cromwell Place – South Kensington’s art dealer collective
Cromwell Place – South Kensington’s art dealer collective

Cromwell Place – South Kensington’s art dealer collective

A South Kensington building that looks like a posh hotel is in fact a collection of art galleries -- and it's freely open to the public.

May
25
2021
Life-size elephant sculptures in London
Life-size elephant sculptures in London

Life-size elephant sculptures in London

A herd of life-sized sculptures of elephants have arrived in London, and are on display ahead of being sold for charity.

May
21
2021
Call for artists to decorate Vauxhall’s railway arches
Call for artists to decorate Vauxhall’s railway arches

Call for artists to decorate Vauxhall’s railway arches

A line of railway arches around Vauxhall station are to be redecorated, with the designs coming from an open competition.

May
04
2021
Lockdown Stories in St James
Lockdown Stories in St James

Lockdown Stories in St James

There's an open-air art gallery just around the corner from Piccadilly Circus, and at the moment, it's filled with portraits of people who have told their stories of lockdown life.

Apr
28
2021
Concrete art on the Cavendish hotel car park
Concrete art on the Cavendish hotel car park

Concrete art on the Cavendish hotel car park

On a side street in St James is a hotel, with an underground car park, and a long frieze of concrete art.

Apr
28
2021
Supermundane mural appears in Covent Garden
Supermundane mural appears in Covent Garden

Supermundane mural appears in Covent Garden

A new mural designed by London-based artist Rob Lowe, AKA Supermundane, has appeared on the side of the London Graphic Centre in Covent Garden.

Apr
27
2021
Sculpture to honour victims of sexual violence
Sculpture to honour victims of sexual violence

Sculpture to honour victims of sexual violence

The serene green park in the centre of St James’s Square is currently also hosting a bronze sculpture of a mother and child, representing victims of sexual violence.

Apr
22
2021
Tubular rainbow appears in Soho Square
Tubular rainbow appears in Soho Square

Tubular rainbow appears in Soho Square

A rainbow artwork has appeared in Soho Square to welcome Londoners out of the latest stage of lockdown restrictions.

Apr
19
2021
See some theatre inspired displays in Fortnum’s windows
See some theatre inspired displays in Fortnum’s windows

See some theatre inspired displays in Fortnum’s windows

The posh food emporium in Piccadilly, Fortnum and Mason has filled its shop windows not with goods for sale, but models created by theatre set designers.

Apr
16
2021
West End galleries to have syncronised late night opening evening
West End galleries to have syncronised late night opening evening

West End galleries to have syncronised late night opening evening

London’s West End galleries are having a collective late night opening to encourage people back to the area after the lockdown relaxes.

Apr
14
2021
Greenwich Peninsula art – the Optic Cloak and a Pinch in Time
Greenwich Peninsula art – the Optic Cloak and a Pinch in Time

Greenwich Peninsula art – the Optic Cloak and a Pinch in Time

Most people who pass within a mile or so of North Greenwich or the eastern side of the Isle of Dogs are likely to have seen a shimmering steel tower on the Greenwich Peninsula.

Apr
14
2021
Crossrail’s longest artwork is being installed
Crossrail’s longest artwork is being installed

Crossrail’s longest artwork is being installed

At nearly 2km long one of the longest artworks in the UK is currently being installed in East London by Crossrail.

Apr
13
2021
Outdoor photography gallery opening just off Oxford Street
Outdoor photography gallery opening just off Oxford Street

Outdoor photography gallery opening just off Oxford Street

A ‘Photography Quarter’ is being created just off Oxford Street, and near to the Photography Gallery.

Apr
08
2021
Clerkenwell toilets hoardings turned into “art”
Clerkenwell toilets hoardings turned into “art”

Clerkenwell toilets hoardings turned into “art”

A couple of years ago, a screen of black wooden hoardings surrounded a disused toilet on Clerkenwell Green, and recently they became an ironic art installation.

Apr
08
2021
The Regent’s Canal sharks have moved to Islington
The Regent’s Canal sharks have moved to Islington

The Regent’s Canal sharks have moved to Islington

Some sharks that have been hanging around the Regents Canal in Hackney have swum up the canal a bit and can now be found in the City Road Basin, in Islington.

Apr
05
2021

Oxford Street shop to be covered in light based art display

A light display is set to cover a large Oxford Street shop later this month as shoppers are allowed back into town once more.

Apr
01
2021
Art exhibition coming to Fulham’s derelict Town Hall
Art exhibition coming to Fulham’s derelict Town Hall

Art exhibition coming to Fulham’s derelict Town Hall

Fulham Town Hall, which has lain empty for over a decade will be opened to the public in May as the derelict interior is turned into a temporary art gallery.

Mar
24
2021
Outdoor exhibition opens around Kentish Town
Outdoor exhibition opens around Kentish Town

Outdoor exhibition opens around Kentish Town

To mark the one-year anniversary of the pandemic lockdown, an outdoor exhibition is opening in Camden, and it's outdoors because we're still in lockdown.

Mar
22
2021
Old maps of London with modern buildings
Old maps of London with modern buildings

Old maps of London with modern buildings

What would happen if you made some maps in an old fashioned style, but added modern buildings? This is what.

Mar
15
2021
Sporting heritage murals uncovered by Wembley Stadium
Sporting heritage murals uncovered by Wembley Stadium

Sporting heritage murals uncovered by Wembley Stadium

A long wall of murals dedicated to the footballer, Bobby Moore, that have been largely covered up in recent years are to be opened up again for a few weeks.

Mar
04
2021
The Suffragette Memorial, SW1
The Suffragette Memorial, SW1

The Suffragette Memorial, SW1

A large bronze scroll can be found next to a small park in Victoria that commemorates those who fought for women's suffrage in the UK.

Feb
18
2021
Five more bridges joining London’s “Illuminated River”
Five more bridges joining London’s “Illuminated River”

Five more bridges joining London’s “Illuminated River”

In a few months time, five more bridges will join the four already completed in being specially floodlit as part of a large public art installation.

Feb
09
2021