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.

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
Creepy Dr Who-esque exhibition at the Museum of London
Creepy Dr Who-esque exhibition at the Museum of London

Creepy Dr Who-esque exhibition at the Museum of London

A room full of disembodied voices speaking robotically from glowing mouths as antenna-lights flicker with their voices.

Mar
15
2018
Steampunk visions of London’s future
Steampunk visions of London’s future

Steampunk visions of London’s future

A series of images are on display at the Museum of London, offering a futurist look at what a possible, or in at least one case, utterly impossible, future for London might look like.

Mar
15
2018
Encounters with Ayurvedic Man at the Wellcome
Encounters with Ayurvedic Man at the Wellcome

Encounters with Ayurvedic Man at the Wellcome

A display of Asian medicine writings collected by the Wellcome Collection a century ago has gone on display for the first time.

Mar
13
2018
Early colour photographs of East London on display
Early colour photographs of East London on display

Early colour photographs of East London on display

An exhibition has opened of previously unseen photographs which depict Stepney, Mile End, Whitechapel, Spitalfields, Limehouse and the Thames riverside in the warm hues of Kodachrome film.

Feb
11
2018
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. ROLL UP, ROLL UP the FATBERG is in town!
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. ROLL UP, ROLL UP the FATBERG is in town!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. ROLL UP, ROLL UP the FATBERG is in town!

A lump of congealed human waste seems an unusual object for a museum, let alone one to cause so much... is excitement the correct word?

Feb
09
2018
The golden age of the Ocean Liners comes to the V&A Museum
The golden age of the Ocean Liners comes to the V&A Museum

The golden age of the Ocean Liners comes to the V&A Museum

There was a brief period of time when luxury ruled the waves, if you had the money to afford it, when interior design was deco and dresses were short.

Feb
04
2018
Pots with Attitude – Georgian satire at the British Museum
Pots with Attitude – Georgian satire at the British Museum

Pots with Attitude – Georgian satire at the British Museum

Satire, that great British tradition of puncturing the pomposity of the great and good is the topic of a new ceramics and print display at the British Museum.

Jan
26
2018
Southwark’s Roman sarcophagus to go on display
Southwark’s Roman sarcophagus to go on display

Southwark’s Roman sarcophagus to go on display

Last year, a rare discovery was made in Southwark, of a Roman sarcophagus -- and later this year it is to go on public display as part of a new exhibition.

Jan
13
2018
What is a family — when visiting a museum?
What is a family — when visiting a museum?

What is a family — when visiting a museum?

Some families are made up of two children and two adults, but many are not. But which London venues that charge entry have adapted to the modern family size?

Dec
29
2017
A riot of colour as the King of Bling struts his stuff
A riot of colour as the King of Bling struts his stuff

A riot of colour as the King of Bling struts his stuff

After decades of monochrome Puritanism, Britain exploded with colour and magnificence, and it's this period of artistic renaissance that's the topic of a new exhibition at the Queen's Gallery.

Dec
26
2017
See the superheroes who built London
See the superheroes who built London

See the superheroes who built London

Joseph Bazalgette as Captain Sanitation! Thomas Telford as Colossus! Andy Mitchell as Infrastructo! They're the superheroes who built, and are still building London.

Dec
12
2017