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.

See the Baltic Exchange Memorial Glass
See the Baltic Exchange Memorial Glass

See the Baltic Exchange Memorial Glass

Sitting in a bit of a corner in the Maritime Museum can be found something that ideally shouldn't be there.

Aug
10
2015
New exhibition explore animals in books
New exhibition explore animals in books

New exhibition explore animals in books

Animal Tales, a new exhibition in the British Library, asks why animals have come to play such an important role in literature for adults and children alike.

Aug
06
2015
Huge geological map of Britain goes on display
Huge geological map of Britain goes on display

Huge geological map of Britain goes on display

200 years ago a map was published. A radical map, that was so radical that the man who created it was shunned for many years.

Jul
11
2015
Apsley House puts on the Waterloo Banquet
Apsley House puts on the Waterloo Banquet

Apsley House puts on the Waterloo Banquet

To mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington's London home, Apsley House has re-presented Waterloo Gallery where Wellington held annual banquets to commemorate the great victory.

Apr
25
2015
The science underneath Joshua Reynolds paintings
The science underneath Joshua Reynolds paintings

The science underneath Joshua Reynolds paintings

The Wallace Collection has decided to take a deeper look at some of its paintings and has now put the results of its science on display in a small exhibition.

Apr
01
2015
Gold display opens at the Bank of England’s museum
Gold display opens at the Bank of England’s museum

Gold display opens at the Bank of England’s museum

The Bank of England's museum has had a bit of a refurb recently, with a new small permanent gallery added devoted to that most iconic of banking stores -- gold.

Feb
01
2015
Heavy Metal art in a church crypt
Heavy Metal art in a church crypt

Heavy Metal art in a church crypt

Gothic art and heavy metal music fans might want to head over to Euston next weekend, as a two-day only exhibition of art work is being held, appropriately enough, in an underground church crypt.

Jan
17
2015
The man who designed modern British posters
The man who designed modern British posters

The man who designed modern British posters

Abram Games was a Jew, born to immigrant parents from Eastern Europe, who was to go on and define an era in poster design and artwork.

Jan
07
2015
Witches at the British Museum
Witches at the British Museum

Witches at the British Museum

As we approach Halloween, the British Museum has put on an exhibition of witches and wicked bodies as shown throughout history.

Oct
26
2014
Modern shabtis in ancient settings – for one day only
Modern shabtis in ancient settings – for one day only

Modern shabtis in ancient settings – for one day only

Dotted around a museum filled with ancient Egyptian relics can be found a very modern take on an ancient religious art form. Ancient Egyptian shabtis were figures placed in tombs, to work for the deceased in the afterlife, but the

Sep
19
2014
Food as art on display in photo exhibition
Food as art on display in photo exhibition

Food as art on display in photo exhibition

Soylent Green is people, but are people dessert or the main course? An artist with an agenda has turned people into deserts, but wants to do so to sell a message about over consumption of food.

Aug
02
2014
Lego exhibition comes to London
Lego exhibition comes to London

Lego exhibition comes to London

They seem to be announcing it rather early, but later this year will be a chance to see an awful lot of plastic bricks on Brick Lane in East London.

Jun
03
2014

New art on display inside old museums

Two of the UCL museums in central London have both launched art exhibitions where the art is scattered amongst their more formal exhibits.

May
29
2014
Beautiful Science: Picturing Data, Inspiring Insight at the British Library
Beautiful Science: Picturing Data, Inspiring Insight at the British Library

Beautiful Science: Picturing Data, Inspiring Insight at the British Library

If you like graphics or science, or graphics combined with science, then get along to the British Library as they have combined the two into an exhibition.

Apr
19
2014
See the other King George’s in the Queen’s Gallery
See the other King George’s in the Queen’s Gallery

See the other King George’s in the Queen’s Gallery

We all know old mad King George III, but who were the other two monarchs? That is a question that a new exhibition at the Queen's Gallery seeks to answer.

Apr
17
2014
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

What would a timeline through a million years of the history of Britain look like? Well, mostly ice, and mostly not Britain, thanks to the vagaries of climate change over the aeon.

Mar
03
2014
War! What is it Good for? Exhibitions! That’s What!
War! What is it Good for? Exhibitions! That’s What!

War! What is it Good for? Exhibitions! That’s What!

Such is the theme of a display at the Museum of Childhood that asks in that hang-wringing angst way that this particular museum is particularly skilled at -- should children play at war?

Feb
14
2014
Quirky Posters depicting London’s Mysteries
Quirky Posters depicting London’s Mysteries

Quirky Posters depicting London’s Mysteries

A rather fun exhibition has opened inside London's Transport Museum where artists have taken curiosities of London as their theme for a possible future poster design

Feb
14
2014
Charles Darwin’s head to be eaten by a colony of ants
Charles Darwin’s head to be eaten by a colony of ants

Charles Darwin’s head to be eaten by a colony of ants

A series of sculptures created using robotics, live insects and crochet are being put on display in a new exhibition based around Charles Darwin's face.

Feb
12
2014
Wildlife Photography at the Natural History Museum
Wildlife Photography at the Natural History Museum

Wildlife Photography at the Natural History Museum

As someone who takes a fair amount of photos for this blog, I have a tendency to wander around places snapping away like mad at anything and everything that looks vaguely interesting, then getting home and working out which of the 600 photos are any good.

Oct
21
2013
Dr Who and the Daleks invade the Museum of London
Dr Who and the Daleks invade the Museum of London

Dr Who and the Daleks invade the Museum of London

A new exhibition to mark the 90th anniversary of the Radio Times has opened at the Museum of London, and as with anything BBC related, has a lot of Dr Who included.

Aug
01
2013
Japanese Outsider Art at the Wellcome Collection
Japanese Outsider Art at the Wellcome Collection

Japanese Outsider Art at the Wellcome Collection

Outsider Art - the somewhat patronizing term given to art done by artists who are not formally trained as artists in big artist training camps. It is also the topic of an ongoing exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in central London.

Jun
10
2013
The British Library explores the dark arts of Propaganda
The British Library explores the dark arts of Propaganda

The British Library explores the dark arts of Propaganda

A new exhibition has opened at the British Library that looks at the art and effect of Propaganda as perpetuated by governments across the world. We all know what propaganda is though - don't we?

May
19
2013
Crecy, Poitiers, Agincourt, Guildhall Library!
Crecy, Poitiers, Agincourt, Guildhall Library!

Crecy, Poitiers, Agincourt, Guildhall Library!

If you head over to the City of London's library next to the Guildhall, there you will find a small display detailing some of the history of one of the City's livery guilds - which sports the motto: Crecy, Poitiers, Agincourt.

Mar
15
2013