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.

Photos of London’s 70s and 80s subculture
Photos of London’s 70s and 80s subculture

Photos of London’s 70s and 80s subculture

A display of images that capture London's eclectic social scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s has gone on show at the Museum of London.

May
29
2016
Where the Shadows are so Deep at The Barbican
Where the Shadows are so Deep at The Barbican

Where the Shadows are so Deep at The Barbican

A curved expanse drifting into darkness and miniature illuminations are interspersed with red flowers dripping blood.

May
27
2016
The lost library of the Tudor Magician Dr John Dee
The lost library of the Tudor Magician Dr John Dee

The lost library of the Tudor Magician Dr John Dee

One of Tudor England's most extraordinary and enigmatic figures is the topic of this exhibition at the Royal College of Physicians.

May
08
2016
Horseless Carriages return to site of first London motor show after 120 years
Horseless Carriages return to site of first London motor show after 120 years

Horseless Carriages return to site of first London motor show after 120 years

London's first car show is to be recreated at its birthplace, 120 years after the inaugural event.

Apr
28
2016
The birth of photography at the Science Museum
The birth of photography at the Science Museum

The birth of photography at the Science Museum

The ending of the first Industrial Revolution marked the birth of another, the Information Revolution -- in the form of the first photographs, and to mark that revolution, a new exhibition has opened at the Science Museum.

Apr
18
2016
Bagpuss, Clangers and a Steam Train
Bagpuss, Clangers and a Steam Train

Bagpuss, Clangers and a Steam Train

There is a small corner of a museum for children that is currently filled with excited adults screaming and sighing in delight, as Bagpuss, the Clangers, Ivor the Engine, et al have arrived.

Apr
17
2016
Ancient Egypt arrives at a rarely opened Victorian mansion
Ancient Egypt arrives at a rarely opened Victorian mansion

Ancient Egypt arrives at a rarely opened Victorian mansion

A building that is closed to the public for most of the year has opened its doors for a few months, to put on a display that is almost overshadowed by the opulence of the building itself.

Feb
28
2016
400 years of London compared in two drawings
400 years of London compared in two drawings

400 years of London compared in two drawings

Two drawings of London's skyline have gone on display side-by-side, one made in 1616 showing the old London, and a recreation showing London from the same location today.

Feb
21
2016
The longest surviving Vrindavani Vastra goes on display
The longest surviving Vrindavani Vastra goes on display

The longest surviving Vrindavani Vastra goes on display

A vast 17th century cloth from India has gone on display in the British Museum, filling an entire wall of the gallery.

Feb
10
2016
Crocodile God revealed at the British Museum
Crocodile God revealed at the British Museum

Crocodile God revealed at the British Museum

In ancient temples did crocodiles dwell, worshiped and admired, until mighty Egypt fell.

Feb
03
2016
Haunting photos of the planets go on display
Haunting photos of the planets go on display

Haunting photos of the planets go on display

Astronomy is a curious science, being both deeply technical, but also eye-wateringly beautiful. Some of that beauty gone on display at the Natural History Museum.

Jan
24
2016
Harry Potter exhibition opens in London
Harry Potter exhibition opens in London

Harry Potter exhibition opens in London

An exhibition opens next week that showcases graphic designs from the Harry Potter films, created by Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, reproduced as limited edition art prints.

Nov
28
2015
Alice in Wonderland exhibition opens at the British Library
Alice in Wonderland exhibition opens at the British Library

Alice in Wonderland exhibition opens at the British Library

One hundred and fifty years ago, a book was published which was to become part of the cultural consciousness. A book that few of us can recall the details, but all know the overall story.

Nov
19
2015
Exhibition about the Occultist Dr John Dee opening soon
Exhibition about the Occultist Dr John Dee opening soon

Exhibition about the Occultist Dr John Dee opening soon

Mathematician, magician, astronomer, astrologer, explorer, occultist, imperialist, alchemist and spy, John Dee continues to fascinate centuries after he first stepped foot in the court of Elizabeth I.

Oct
24
2015
The Soviet space race arrives in London
The Soviet space race arrives in London

The Soviet space race arrives in London

It can scarce have escaped your notice that the Soviets have invaded London. Less keeping calm and carrying on though, than get excited and rush over to the Science Museum.

Sep
27
2015
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