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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.

Exploring Ranjit Singh: A warrior King’s exhibition at the Wallace Collection
Exploring Ranjit Singh: A warrior King’s exhibition at the Wallace Collection

Exploring Ranjit Singh: A warrior King’s exhibition at the Wallace Collection

Shining brightly in the middle of an atmospheric exhibition is a gold lotus flower throne, on a rare loan that, for the first time, lets us see the intricately decorated back, which is even more impressive than the front.

Apr
11
Holy Crispiness! Worship at a stained glass window shrine to fried chicken
Holy Crispiness! Worship at a stained glass window shrine to fried chicken

Holy Crispiness! Worship at a stained glass window shrine to fried chicken

In north London there's a very unusual stained glass window - where you can pray to the god of fried chicken nuggets.

Apr
09
A 120 year old electric carriage goes on display at the Science Museum
A 120 year old electric carriage goes on display at the Science Museum

A 120 year old electric carriage goes on display at the Science Museum

What looks like an old horse-drawn carriage has appeared in the Science Museum, but looks are deceptive, for this was an exceptionally early electric car.

Apr
03
Enzo Mari – the Marxist materialist at the Design Museum
Enzo Mari – the Marxist materialist at the Design Museum

Enzo Mari – the Marxist materialist at the Design Museum

One of the most important designers of the modern interior world that you've never heard of is headlining the Design Museum this summer with a large exhibition showing off his handiwork.

Apr
02
Ten London exhibitions to visit in April 2024
Ten London exhibitions to visit in April 2024

Ten London exhibitions to visit in April 2024

A selection of ten exhibitions to visit in London while dodging the April showers.

Mar
29
An exhibition about George Seferis has opened inside the Greek Ambassador’s home
An exhibition about George Seferis has opened inside the Greek Ambassador’s home

An exhibition about George Seferis has opened inside the Greek Ambassador’s home

Inside the Greek Ambassador's official London residence is a room preserved for nearly 60 years in memory of the man who once worked there and is now open to the public for the first time.

Mar
28
Duke of Wellington’s dress uniforms go on display at Apsley House
Duke of Wellington’s dress uniforms go on display at Apsley House

Duke of Wellington’s dress uniforms go on display at Apsley House

The Duke of Wellington is famous for the vast number of portraits of him in his military uniforms, but the actual uniforms themselves were hardly ever seen in public - until now.

Mar
28
Beyond dog food: Unearthing the unexpected roles of dogs in advertising
Beyond dog food: Unearthing the unexpected roles of dogs in advertising

Beyond dog food: Unearthing the unexpected roles of dogs in advertising

Advertising has used the image of the faithful canine pretty much since printing made adverts possible—and now an exhibition is looking back at the history of doggy goods.

Mar
27
From Tiny Tradesmen to Lilliputian Locals: Exploring “staffage” in architectural drawings
From Tiny Tradesmen to Lilliputian Locals: Exploring “staffage” in architectural drawings

From Tiny Tradesmen to Lilliputian Locals: Exploring “staffage” in architectural drawings

Most architectural exhibitions are about the buildings, but this one isn't -- it's about the figures added to architectural drawings to show off the scale of the buildings.

Mar
26
Decades of Dissent: Anti-Nuclear movement explored in LSE Library exhibition
Decades of Dissent: Anti-Nuclear movement explored in LSE Library exhibition

Decades of Dissent: Anti-Nuclear movement explored in LSE Library exhibition

A "tube map" in the shape of a fighter jet is on display at the moment, as part of an exhibition looking at the two conflicting sides in the protests about the arms trade.

Mar
25
Photographic exhibition celebrates the women of the RNLI
Photographic exhibition celebrates the women of the RNLI

Photographic exhibition celebrates the women of the RNLI

To mark the bicentenary of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), there's an exhibition of people who most certainly wouldn't have been invited to the founding rescue - women.

Mar
20
Tickets Alert: Late opening for Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms
Tickets Alert: Late opening for Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms

Tickets Alert: Late opening for Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms

Tate Modern's long-running and very popular art installation of mirrors and lights created by Yayoi Kusama will be open late through April to give people a last chance to visit.

Mar
19
Unleash your inner child at ‘Art of the Brick’ LEGO exhibition
Unleash your inner child at ‘Art of the Brick’ LEGO exhibition

Unleash your inner child at ‘Art of the Brick’ LEGO exhibition

Appropriately for the location, just off Brick Lane can be found an exhibition of bricks -- LEGO bricks in fact, over a million of them.

Mar
12
A feast of fabric at the Barbican
A feast of fabric at the Barbican

A feast of fabric at the Barbican

The usually brutalist Barbican is somewhat softer at the moment, as the art gallery has been filled with soft textiles, looking at how fabrics have been used in art rather than fashion.

Mar
11
London Transport Museum exhibition bridges 1940s London and 2020s Kyiv
London Transport Museum exhibition bridges 1940s London and 2020s Kyiv

London Transport Museum exhibition bridges 1940s London and 2020s Kyiv

Modern computers can colourise old WWII photos and make them seem modern, but what if colour photos of people sheltering in underground stations weren't of 1940s London but 2020s Kyiv?

Mar
07
David Bowie photos from a 1992 studio session go on display
David Bowie photos from a 1992 studio session go on display

David Bowie photos from a 1992 studio session go on display

A selection of photos taken of David Bowie that haven't been seen for over 30 years have gone on display in the glittering Fitzrovia Chapel.

Mar
01
Ten London exhibitions to visit in March 2024
Ten London exhibitions to visit in March 2024

Ten London exhibitions to visit in March 2024

A selection of ten exhibitions to visit while the shops fill up with Easter eggs and Hot Cross Buns.

Mar
01
Design Museum buys rare ‘Number 1 Barbie’ for its Barbieverse exhibition
Design Museum buys rare ‘Number 1 Barbie’ for its Barbieverse exhibition

Design Museum buys rare ‘Number 1 Barbie’ for its Barbieverse exhibition

The dolls, dresses and dreamhouses, which will be displayed in this summer’s Barbie exhibition at the Design Museum, have been revealed for the first time.

Feb
29
Michelangelo sketch and its painting reunited at the British Museum for the first time in 400 years
Michelangelo sketch and its painting reunited at the British Museum for the first time in 400 years

Michelangelo sketch and its painting reunited at the British Museum for the first time in 400 years

Following years of conservation work, one of Michelangelo's largest surviving drawings will be going on display at the British Museum for three months later this spring, alongside the painting it inspired, reunited for the first time in 400 years.

Feb
28
See the new King Charles III banknotes at the Bank of England museum
See the new King Charles III banknotes at the Bank of England museum

See the new King Charles III banknotes at the Bank of England museum

You can get a preview of the new King Charles III banknotes before they go into general distribution, as a set has gone on display at the Bank of England's museum.

Feb
27
From Foaming Troughs to Flying Jellyfish: Exploring Organic Inspirations at the Hayward Gallery
From Foaming Troughs to Flying Jellyfish: Exploring Organic Inspirations at the Hayward Gallery

From Foaming Troughs to Flying Jellyfish: Exploring Organic Inspirations at the Hayward Gallery

The brutalist Hayward Gallery on the Southbank is a bit softer at the moment, as it's been filled with artworks that look at how artists have been inspired by movement, flux and organic growth.

Feb
27
From Revisionism to Resonance: Exploring the black figure in contemporary art
From Revisionism to Resonance: Exploring the black figure in contemporary art

From Revisionism to Resonance: Exploring the black figure in contemporary art

A composite gold figure looks almost dismissively as people pass by in this new exhibition about the black figure by black artists at the National Portrait Gallery.

Feb
26
Free exhibition showcasing lost Victorian London opens this spring
Free exhibition showcasing lost Victorian London opens this spring

Free exhibition showcasing lost Victorian London opens this spring

Rarely seen photographs of Victorian London will be displayed in a free exhibition this spring, at the City of London's archives building in Clerkenwell.

Feb
26
Yoko Ono’s avant-garde journey: A dive into experimental art at Tate Modern
Yoko Ono’s avant-garde journey: A dive into experimental art at Tate Modern

Yoko Ono’s avant-garde journey: A dive into experimental art at Tate Modern

A vast white space inside Tate Modern has transformed into a hommage to one of modern art's more controversial artists - Yoko Ono, almost as famous for simply being famous as she is for marriage(s) and her art.

Feb
20