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

London exhibitions - Archive Articles

Reviews of the many exhibitions that take place across London.

Comics across the Pond: Exploring a century of US-UK cartoonist collaboration
Comics across the Pond: Exploring a century of US-UK cartoonist collaboration

Comics across the Pond: Exploring a century of US-UK cartoonist collaboration

One hundred thirty years ago, the first full-colour newspaper comic was published in the USA but only arrived in the UK by accident.

May
29
Exploring Japan’s design legacy: A pop-up museum in London
Exploring Japan’s design legacy: A pop-up museum in London

Exploring Japan’s design legacy: A pop-up museum in London

Just down the road from the UK's Design Museum is an exhibition of objects that would amply fit into a Japanese design museum -- if it had one.

May
28
Birds: The Living Dinosaurs – This new NHM exhibiton tells their evolutionary tale
Birds: The Living Dinosaurs – This new NHM exhibiton tells their evolutionary tale

Birds: The Living Dinosaurs – This new NHM exhibiton tells their evolutionary tale

A declaration that birds are dinosaurs is how an exhibition about birds in a museum famous for its dinosaurs opens, as it tells the story of avian evolution from the dinosaurs into your Christmas lunch.

May
24
The Vinyl Factory’s ‘Reverb’ exhibition: A dazzling fusion of light, sound, and art
The Vinyl Factory’s ‘Reverb’ exhibition: A dazzling fusion of light, sound, and art

The Vinyl Factory’s ‘Reverb’ exhibition: A dazzling fusion of light, sound, and art

An industrial basement space in central London is thumping and glowing, having been filled with an exhibition exploring the intersection of art and sound.

May
22
Back to the Silverlink: London Overground’s past in a new photo exhibition
Back to the Silverlink: London Overground’s past in a new photo exhibition

Back to the Silverlink: London Overground’s past in a new photo exhibition

Photos of London's railways and train passengers are filling a camera shop at the moment, offering a look back at pre-Overground services.

May
21
Royal Portraits: A century of evolution in style and technique at the King’s Gallery
Royal Portraits: A century of evolution in style and technique at the King’s Gallery

Royal Portraits: A century of evolution in style and technique at the King’s Gallery

A century of royal portraits have gone on display at the King's Gallery, showing how royal portraiture has changed in both style and technique.

May
20
The Red King – New portrait of King Charles III’s is on public display for a few weeks
The Red King – New portrait of King Charles III’s is on public display for a few weeks

The Red King – New portrait of King Charles III’s is on public display for a few weeks

Much lauded and loathed in equal measure, the first official portrait of King Charles III is on public display in London for a few weeks so you can make your own mind up about it.

May
16
From naughty ravens to mischievous cats: Charles Dickens’ pets revealed in this new exhibition
From naughty ravens to mischievous cats: Charles Dickens’ pets revealed in this new exhibition

From naughty ravens to mischievous cats: Charles Dickens’ pets revealed in this new exhibition

At a time when animals were expected to work and owning pets for pleasure was still a bit of a novelty, Charles Dickens owned a small zoo's worth of pets, and now the Charles Dickens Museum is taking a look at the family pets.

May
15
Rediscovering Tropical Modernism: From colonial imposition to sustainable architecture
Rediscovering Tropical Modernism: From colonial imposition to sustainable architecture

Rediscovering Tropical Modernism: From colonial imposition to sustainable architecture

A style of architecture born in damp Britain for use in hot colonies would have been expected to die off when independence arrived, but it flourished until it was killed off by something we're trying to get rid of today.

May
09
South by Southwest (SXSW) is coming to London
South by Southwest (SXSW) is coming to London

South by Southwest (SXSW) is coming to London

America's world famous festival, South by Southwest (SXSW), will be coming to London next year.

May
08
Ham House’s rare opening of their cabinets to show off their interiors
Ham House’s rare opening of their cabinets to show off their interiors

Ham House’s rare opening of their cabinets to show off their interiors

This weekend, loads of highly decorated doors will be unlocked for a rare chance to see what's behind their ornate panels.

May
08
Nick Waplington’s photography explores the private lives of 1980s Britain
Nick Waplington’s photography explores the private lives of 1980s Britain

Nick Waplington’s photography explores the private lives of 1980s Britain

If you want a glimpse of late 1980s Britain, visit an art gallery in Mayfair, where huge photographs of ordinary households are on display.

May
07
Uncovering Michelangelo at the British Museum: From bums and willies to spiritual redemption
Uncovering Michelangelo at the British Museum: From bums and willies to spiritual redemption

Uncovering Michelangelo at the British Museum: From bums and willies to spiritual redemption

A man who was rather fond of drawing men's bums and willies has filled a room in the British Museum with drawings of bums and crosses.

May
07
From Tudor Trumpets to Modern Beats: A journey through Black British music history
From Tudor Trumpets to Modern Beats: A journey through Black British music history

From Tudor Trumpets to Modern Beats: A journey through Black British music history

Libraries are places of quiet, reflective study, but not the British Library at the moment, which thumps to the sound of music in an exhibition that spans 500 years of black music in the UK.

May
02
Tate Modern’s Blue Rider exhibition chronicles the pioneers of the avant-garde
Tate Modern’s Blue Rider exhibition chronicles the pioneers of the avant-garde

Tate Modern’s Blue Rider exhibition chronicles the pioneers of the avant-garde

Just before the advent of WWI, a group of artists came together in Germany to break almost every rule that existed about art -- and became the Expressionists.

May
01
London exhibitions to visit in May 2024
London exhibitions to visit in May 2024

London exhibitions to visit in May 2024

Here is a selection of ten excellent exhibitions to visit in a month that has two bank holidays to spend in the museums.

May
01
Take a journey into the brain at this King’s Cross exhibition
Take a journey into the brain at this King’s Cross exhibition

Take a journey into the brain at this King’s Cross exhibition

The complexities of the brain are being explored through the medium of knitting in a new exhibition at the Francis Crick Institute in King's Cross.

Apr
30
From timeless to trendy: Exploring 80 brand histories at the Museum of Brands
From timeless to trendy: Exploring 80 brand histories at the Museum of Brands

From timeless to trendy: Exploring 80 brand histories at the Museum of Brands

The Museum of Brands has dusted off an exhibition that hasn't been seen for nearly a decade -- showing the changing face of the many company logos we think we're familiar with.

Apr
29
Wooden kaleidoscopes filling the Guildhall Art Gallery
Wooden kaleidoscopes filling the Guildhall Art Gallery

Wooden kaleidoscopes filling the Guildhall Art Gallery

The Guildhall Art Gallery's temporary exhibition space is currently filled with kaleidoscope-inspired art, which is a bit marmite — you'll either love it or be indifferent to it.

Apr
26
Pioneering female painter’s portraits return to their Pall Mall birthplace
Pioneering female painter’s portraits return to their Pall Mall birthplace

Pioneering female painter’s portraits return to their Pall Mall birthplace

When a gallery decided to put on an exhibition about one of Britain's earliest female portrait painters, they had no idea that their galley sits on the same spot where many of the portraits were originally painted.

Apr
25
Royal School of Needlework launches an online archive of embroidery history
Royal School of Needlework launches an online archive of embroidery history

Royal School of Needlework launches an online archive of embroidery history

The Royal School of Needlework, founded in 1872, has started putting some of its archives online, with an initial launch of the first 100 items to start the collection.

Apr
24
Vivienne Westwood exhibition coming to London
Vivienne Westwood exhibition coming to London

Vivienne Westwood exhibition coming to London

A free exhibition of Vivienne Westwood's clothes and possessions is coming to London in June, ahead of a sale of the collection.

Apr
23
Tim Hetherington’s lens reveals the human stories of war at IWM exhibition
Tim Hetherington’s lens reveals the human stories of war at IWM exhibition

Tim Hetherington’s lens reveals the human stories of war at IWM exhibition

There's an exhibition of war photography at the IWM that isn't the sort of photography you might be expecting.

Apr
23
Charing Cross Library’s “Matteotti Affair” exhibition revisits 1924’s anti-fascist movement
Charing Cross Library’s “Matteotti Affair” exhibition revisits 1924’s anti-fascist movement

Charing Cross Library’s “Matteotti Affair” exhibition revisits 1924’s anti-fascist movement

A century ago, the kidnapping and murder of an Italian politician could have prevented the rise of Mussolini, and there's currently an exhibition about the man in Charing Cross.

Apr
18