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

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.

HS2 archaeology exhibition opens in central London
HS2 archaeology exhibition opens in central London

HS2 archaeology exhibition opens in central London

The clearance of the burial site for Euston's new HS2 railway station is the topic of a new exhibition that's opened in Piccadilly.

Mar
21
2023
Tower of London revamping its Crown Jewels display
Tower of London revamping its Crown Jewels display

Tower of London revamping its Crown Jewels display

The home of the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London is missing a couple of crowns at the moment, but when they return, it'll be to a different space, as the Jewel House is being refurbished as well.

Mar
16
2023
A spiral of motorway road signs in Somerset House
A spiral of motorway road signs in Somerset House

A spiral of motorway road signs in Somerset House

There's a long swirl of road signs filling the courtyard at Somerset House at the moment, as an art installation by Jitish Kallat.

Mar
16
2023
The Ugly Duchess is shown off at the National Gallery
The Ugly Duchess is shown off at the National Gallery

The Ugly Duchess is shown off at the National Gallery

A painting you are unlikely to have seen, and yet will somehow recognise instantly has just gone on display at the National Gallery -- and this is An Old Woman by the painter, Quinten Massys.

Mar
16
2023
Exhibition looks at the design of Japanese braided cords
Exhibition looks at the design of Japanese braided cords

Exhibition looks at the design of Japanese braided cords

Japan House in Kensington has brought together a display of something most of us barely think about and probably have no idea is an art form - braided cords.

Mar
15
2023
There’s a small Spitting Image exhibition in central London
There’s a small Spitting Image exhibition in central London

There’s a small Spitting Image exhibition in central London

It can be a bit of a shock to be walking along posh Jermyn Street and suddenly see the latex image of Margaret Thatcher staring back at you from a shop window.

Mar
08
2023
Sigmund Freud’s clutter excavated to reveal its treasures
Sigmund Freud’s clutter excavated to reveal its treasures

Sigmund Freud’s clutter excavated to reveal its treasures

During his life, Sigmund Freud loved to collect and fill his house with antiquities, and a new exhibition at his London home is highlighting some of the more insightful items in his collection.

Mar
07
2023
British Museum to look at China’s “long” 19th-century of conflicts and change
British Museum to look at China’s “long” 19th-century of conflicts and change

British Museum to look at China’s “long” 19th-century of conflicts and change

China's long 19th century is the topic of the British Museum's summer blockbuster exhibition, looking at the lives of the last line of China's emperors.

Mar
07
2023
There’s a James Bond props exhibition in Harrods
There’s a James Bond props exhibition in Harrods

There’s a James Bond props exhibition in Harrods

For the next couple of weeks, there's a display of James Bond props including Little Nellie, the gyrocopter made famous in You Only Live Twice.

Mar
03
2023
London exhibitions to visit in March 2023
London exhibitions to visit in March 2023

London exhibitions to visit in March 2023

A selection of ten excellent exhibitions to visit in March, while you're abstaining from all the nice things for Lent -- or not as the case is more likely to be.

Mar
02
2023
Saatchi Gallery fills its entire building with Street Art
Saatchi Gallery fills its entire building with Street Art

Saatchi Gallery fills its entire building with Street Art

The large Saatchi Gallery in posh Chelsea has filled its galleries with the sort of artwork usually seen on the sides of walls in derelict and regenerating areas.

Mar
02
2023
The Beauty of Transience – at the Japanese Embassy
The Beauty of Transience – at the Japanese Embassy

The Beauty of Transience – at the Japanese Embassy

There's a charming exhibition looking at Japan's changing seasons and how artists have responded to them at the Japanese Embassy at the moment.

Mar
01
2023
James Bond photographs go on display
James Bond photographs go on display

James Bond photographs go on display

An exhibition of photographs taken during the filming of James Bond movies has opened at the Leica Camera store just around the corner from Selfridges.

Feb
28
2023
50th anniversary of David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane at the SouthBank Centre
50th anniversary of David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane at the SouthBank Centre

50th anniversary of David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane at the SouthBank Centre

An exhibition is opening at the South Bank that'll look back at perhaps the most iconic portrait of the transgressive pop star, the Aladdin Sane record cover, exploring the relationship between Bowie and photographer Brian Duffy.

Feb
27
2023
Alice Neel at the Barbican Arts Gallery
Alice Neel at the Barbican Arts Gallery

Alice Neel at the Barbican Arts Gallery

The Barbican has given over its entire art gallery to one person, a woman who painted provocate nudes and was investigated by the FBI for her communist sympathies.

Feb
27
2023
Photography from the Ukraine war at the Imperial War Museum
Photography from the Ukraine war at the Imperial War Museum

Photography from the Ukraine war at the Imperial War Museum

A year on from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, a photography exhibition at the Imperial War Museum seeks to shine a light on the years leading up to the invasion, and its bloody aftermath.

Feb
22
2023
There’s a Status Quo exhibition at the Barbican
There’s a Status Quo exhibition at the Barbican

There’s a Status Quo exhibition at the Barbican

The gold disc and original lyrics to Status Quo's Caroline are on display in the Barbican, as part of an exhibition celebrating seven decades of the rock band.

Feb
21
2023
An immersive lights display coming to east London
An immersive lights display coming to east London

An immersive lights display coming to east London

A large warehouse in East London is to be filled with a huge light and sound exhibition next month.

Feb
20
2023
The Big City: London painted on a grand scale
The Big City: London painted on a grand scale

The Big City: London painted on a grand scale

Over the centuries, the City of London has collected some massive paintings of the city and its events, and now an exhibition shows off these monumental sized works of art.

Feb
16
2023
See LEGO dinosaurs at the Horniman Museum
See LEGO dinosaurs at the Horniman Museum

See LEGO dinosaurs at the Horniman Museum

Dinosaurs from the Jurassic and Cretaceous have arrived at the Horniman Museum in south London - as LEGO models.

Feb
15
2023
Peter Doig’s monumental portaits in the Courtauld
Peter Doig’s monumental portaits in the Courtauld

Peter Doig’s monumental portaits in the Courtauld

One of the world's most expensive living painters has recently moved to London, and as a welcoming present, the Courtauld has given over two of its refurbished galleries to show off his art.

Feb
14
2023
Donatello delights at the V&A
Donatello delights at the V&A

Donatello delights at the V&A

Half a dozen Davids, enough Virgin Marys to fill a convent, Jesus from crib to crucified and hosts of cherubs to sing you to heaven - this is the V&A's spring blockbuster devoted to the renaissance sculptor, Donatello.

Feb
14
2023
Leda in Soho: An Exhibition
Leda in Soho: An Exhibition

Leda in Soho: An Exhibition

A new exhibition tells the story of "Love, Leda", a newly discovered, never-before-published novel set in and around the streets of Soho in the years before the 1967 Sexual Offences Act that decriminalised homosexual acts between men.

Feb
10
2023
London exhibitions to visit in February 2023
London exhibitions to visit in February 2023

London exhibitions to visit in February 2023

A selection of ten excellent exhibitions to visit in February, the Roman month of purification as you choose to purify by gladly reaching for a glass of wine after suffering dry January.

Feb
01
2023