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.

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
Ai Weiwei takes over the Design Museum with major exhibition
Ai Weiwei takes over the Design Museum with major exhibition

Ai Weiwei takes over the Design Museum with major exhibition

The largest exhibition in the UK in nearly a decade by the artist Ai Weiwei will open at the Design Museum later this year.

Jan
31
2023
The Queen and her Corgis coming to the Wallace Collection
The Queen and her Corgis coming to the Wallace Collection

The Queen and her Corgis coming to the Wallace Collection

A photography exhibition featuring the late Queen and her long association with Pembroke Welsh corgis will be opening in March at the Wallace Collection in central London.

Jan
24
2023
Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights festival has opened
Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights festival has opened

Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights festival has opened

If you fancy a couple of hours of free enjoyment and delight, then a visit to Canary Wharf is in order, as the whole estate has been lit up with 22 large light installations, including a huge floating planet earth.

Jan
19
2023
Rare display of clown costumes in central London
Rare display of clown costumes in central London

Rare display of clown costumes in central London

The atmospheric Horse Hospital in Bloomsbury has turned its basement space into a clowns paradise, with an exhibition of costumes and memorabilia.

Jan
19
2023
Georgian fashion to be explored by The Queen’s Gallery
Georgian fashion to be explored by The Queen’s Gallery

Georgian fashion to be explored by The Queen’s Gallery

The Queen's Gallery next to Buckingham Palace will be taking a look at the fashions of the Georgian era in a new exhibition opening this spring.

Jan
18
2023
Exhibition looks at the 670 year history of High Treason
Exhibition looks at the 670 year history of High Treason

Exhibition looks at the 670 year history of High Treason

An exhibition about the act of treason opens with a large vellum scroll that's been partly unrolled. This is the document that in 1352 created the legal basis for treason, and over the centuries was to be used to put hundreds of people on trial, and at times, to death.

Jan
17
2023
Church of England’s slave trading profits examined in new exhibition
Church of England’s slave trading profits examined in new exhibition

Church of England’s slave trading profits examined in new exhibition

An exhibition that looks at how the Church of England profited from the slave trade has opened at Lambeth Palace Library to accompany the Church Commissioners' report into the same issue.

Jan
16
2023
UK’s largest Sari exhibition coming to the Design Museum
UK’s largest Sari exhibition coming to the Design Museum

UK’s largest Sari exhibition coming to the Design Museum

The UK's first ever large-scale exhibition to show off contemporary Indian sari design will be opening at the Design Museum in May

Jan
12
2023
Twickenham’s Strawberry Hill House to be filled with Old Master paintings
Twickenham’s Strawberry Hill House to be filled with Old Master paintings

Twickenham’s Strawberry Hill House to be filled with Old Master paintings

A "little gothic castle" in southwest London is a bit more gothic now after a long term loan of artworks that helps to restore it closer to how it looked when it was built.

Jan
10
2023
Make a spectacle of yourself at the Wellcome Collection
Make a spectacle of yourself at the Wellcome Collection

Make a spectacle of yourself at the Wellcome Collection

An exhibition at the Wellcome Collection is taking a look at eyesight, from how we see things to how we correct how we see things, and the cultural baggage we've wrapped that medical issue up in.

Jan
05
2023
V&A Museum doubling the size of its Photography Galleries
V&A Museum doubling the size of its Photography Galleries

V&A Museum doubling the size of its Photography Galleries

The V&A Museum is doubling the size of its Photography Centre and has confirmed that the new galleries will open on 25th May 2023.

Jan
04
2023