London exhibitions - Archive Articles

Reviews of the many exhibitions that take place across London.

A visit to the Florence Nightingale Museum
A visit to the Florence Nightingale Museum

A visit to the Florence Nightingale Museum

A museum devoted to the lady of the lamp who did so much to move the public's opinion of nursing and war -- sits under the pedestrian plaza at St Thomas' Hospital.

Aug
14
2018
Inside North Korea… inside Foyles
Inside North Korea… inside Foyles

Inside North Korea… inside Foyles

Inside that Mecca to reading can be found a glimpse behind the curtain of one of the world's most repressive regimes.

Aug
12
2018
Ranger’s House – the art collection you’ve probably never seen
Ranger’s House – the art collection you’ve probably never seen

Ranger’s House – the art collection you’ve probably never seen

At the top end of Greenwich Park, away from the tourists is a grand house, called a lodge, and inside is one of the UK's finest collections of art. And until last week, not the easiest or most obvious one to see.

Jul
31
2018
Get up close to the Sikh Empire at this outstanding SOAS exhibition
Get up close to the Sikh Empire at this outstanding SOAS exhibition

Get up close to the Sikh Empire at this outstanding SOAS exhibition

There's an exceptionally good exhibition on at the moment at SOAS in the centre of London all about the Empire of the Sikhs.

Jul
17
2018
Moaning about Monet at the National Gallery
Moaning about Monet at the National Gallery

Moaning about Monet at the National Gallery

It's quite something to put in an exhibition that before it opens garners more articles about the cost of the entry ticket. But that's the Money in Monet.

Jul
10
2018
A new exhibition space opens in central London
A new exhibition space opens in central London

A new exhibition space opens in central London

A former mansion house just behind Selfridges has added to its exhibition space with a dark new gallery in its basement.

Jul
04
2018
Last chance to see the FATBERG!
Last chance to see the FATBERG!

Last chance to see the FATBERG!

This week marks the final chance to see the Museum of London’s infamous chunk of Fatberg, before it goes off of display on Sunday 1st July.

Jun
27
2018
The splendour of the East arrives at the Queen’s Gallery
The splendour of the East arrives at the Queen’s Gallery

The splendour of the East arrives at the Queen’s Gallery

Two very different exhibitions, both celebrating the splendours of the Indian subcontinent -- from Mughal paintings to jewellery and elaborate weaponry -- both at The Queen's Gallery.

Jun
24
2018
A Brit lost in a haze of American landscapes – Thomas Cole at the National Gallery
A Brit lost in a haze of American landscapes – Thomas Cole at the National Gallery

A Brit lost in a haze of American landscapes – Thomas Cole at the National Gallery

The National Gallery has given over space to a British born artist, who is best known for his sweeping, somewhat chocolate box landscapes of rural America.

Jun
19
2018
The death of Romans reveals the multicultural origins of London
The death of Romans reveals the multicultural origins of London

The death of Romans reveals the multicultural origins of London

An exceptionally rare stone sarcophagus, discovered in Southwark just last year is the centerpiece to this new major exhibition about the dead of Roman London.

May
31
2018
The future starts here? Or does it?
The future starts here? Or does it?

The future starts here? Or does it?

One thing anyone who has ever looked at visions of the future will be able to tell you, is that our predecessors were utterly wrong. So it takes some gumption for the V&A to repeat the same... mistake?

May
15
2018
Visit this retro-futurist computer art exhibition
Visit this retro-futurist computer art exhibition

Visit this retro-futurist computer art exhibition

Adoring crowds worshiping 1980s computer monitors as mothers to be stare at smartphone screens and dejected computerised youths slump in the street. This is an exhibition by the Belfast based street artist and printmaker, Leo Boyd.

May
09
2018
A new exhibition about Heathrow Airport’s history opens
A new exhibition about Heathrow Airport’s history opens

A new exhibition about Heathrow Airport’s history opens

From early days with tents for terminal buildings, through to a glimpse at a possible future, a new display has opened, showing off a concise history of Heathrow Airport.

May
08
2018
Censored photos from the 1930s to go on display
Censored photos from the 1930s to go on display

Censored photos from the 1930s to go on display

It's 1930s America, the country is in recession, and photographers are sent out to record what is going on, only to have much of their work censored.

May
07
2018
New exhibition shows off Captain Cook’s collections
New exhibition shows off Captain Cook’s collections

New exhibition shows off Captain Cook’s collections

A new exhibition is opening to mark the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s ship Endeavour setting sail to eventually discover Australia, several Pacific lands and observe the transit of Venus.

Apr
25
2018
Typography as art – exhibition in Shoreditch
Typography as art – exhibition in Shoreditch

Typography as art – exhibition in Shoreditch

An exhibition about fonts and typography has opened in Shoreditch, in an old hall that's now a cafe.

Apr
19
2018
Modern videogames retrospective comes to the V&A
Modern videogames retrospective comes to the V&A

Modern videogames retrospective comes to the V&A

A festival looking at the impact that the modern computer game has had on society is coming to the V&A museum later this year.

Apr
10
2018
See a century of Nordic design for children
See a century of Nordic design for children

See a century of Nordic design for children

Some of the 20th century’s most iconic and influential Nordic designs for children, from BRIO to LEGO, Marimekko and the Moomins have been brought together for the first time in a new exhibition at the Museum of Childhood.

Apr
09
2018
Pay a visit to the British Dental Museum in central London
Pay a visit to the British Dental Museum in central London

Pay a visit to the British Dental Museum in central London

Yes, all about teeth and toothache and pulling teeth and filling teeth and polishing teeth.

Apr
07
2018
Lego, postboxes and 3d maps – 150 years of the Chartered Surveyor
Lego, postboxes and 3d maps – 150 years of the Chartered Surveyor

Lego, postboxes and 3d maps – 150 years of the Chartered Surveyor

If you've ever seen people in hi-vis standing on street corners holding rulers and odd looking contraptions, then you've seen a surveyor, the people who measure things.

Apr
06
2018
See a Georgian Miscellany of Medicine
See a Georgian Miscellany of Medicine

See a Georgian Miscellany of Medicine

A dead cock fed on peppercorns, equal quantities of opium, saltpetre and liquorice, a tincture of mercury -- are recommended treatments of Georgian London, and on display at the moment.

Apr
03
2018
Army Museum shows off the secretive work of the Special Forces
Army Museum shows off the secretive work of the Special Forces

Army Museum shows off the secretive work of the Special Forces

An unexpectedly topical exhibition has opened at the Army Museum that looks at the work of the special forces, the SAS, the SBS, and the three services that are even more secretive than that.

Apr
02
2018
The last Crossrail exhibition opens at the Transport Museum
The last Crossrail exhibition opens at the Transport Museum

The last Crossrail exhibition opens at the Transport Museum

Crossrail's final public exhibition before it transforms into a public railway has opened at the Transport Museum, showing off some of the engineering behind the tunnelling project.

Mar
27
2018
Exhibition celebrates the discovery of blood circulation
Exhibition celebrates the discovery of blood circulation

Exhibition celebrates the discovery of blood circulation

Just under 400 years ago, a British physician was to overturn 1,500 years of thinking about how the human body worked, with considerable opposition from the venue now hosting an exhibition about him. William Harvey was a very well connected

Mar
20
2018