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.

From Scarborough to Venice – Watercolours unveil Europe’s varied landscapes
From Scarborough to Venice – Watercolours unveil Europe’s varied landscapes

From Scarborough to Venice – Watercolours unveil Europe’s varied landscapes

Paintings by two early masters of the watercolour are taking visitors on a journey – from the rugged Yorkshire Dales to the grandeur of Venice,

Jan
11
First solo UK exhibition of Italian designer Enzo Mari to open at the Design Museum
First solo UK exhibition of Italian designer Enzo Mari to open at the Design Museum

First solo UK exhibition of Italian designer Enzo Mari to open at the Design Museum

The first ever UK museum exhibition devoted to one of the most significant designers of the 20th century will open at the Design Museum this spring.

Jan
10
London Underground portraits on show at the Barbican
London Underground portraits on show at the Barbican

London Underground portraits on show at the Barbican

People sitting on the Metropolitan line have been captured in art by the artist Martin Church, who now has an exhibition of his work at the Barbican Library.

Jan
09
Charles Dickens & Wilkie Collins exhibition extended to April
Charles Dickens & Wilkie Collins exhibition extended to April

Charles Dickens & Wilkie Collins exhibition extended to April

Today is the 200th anniversary of the birth of the great Victorian novelist and playwright, Wilkie Collins, and an ongoing exhibition about his friendship with Charles Dickens has been extended.

Jan
08
Exploring Ainu Lives: London’s Japan House chronicles the revival of a suppressed culture
Exploring Ainu Lives: London’s Japan House chronicles the revival of a suppressed culture

Exploring Ainu Lives: London’s Japan House chronicles the revival of a suppressed culture

In 1910, a small group of people from Northern Japan arrived in the UK to participate in the Japan-British Exhibition which was showing off Japanese culture, but the group of Ainu were showing off a culture that the Japanese government was trying to suppress.

Jan
08
Battersea and Canary Wharf to both host free outdoor lighting festivals
Battersea and Canary Wharf to both host free outdoor lighting festivals

Battersea and Canary Wharf to both host free outdoor lighting festivals

There will be free outdoor artistic lights displays on either side of London this month, as both Canary Wharf and Battersea Power Station put on shows to attract winter visitors.

Jan
04
From chamber pots to commemorative busts: The eclectic world of Victorian pottery at the V&A
From chamber pots to commemorative busts: The eclectic world of Victorian pottery at the V&A

From chamber pots to commemorative busts: The eclectic world of Victorian pottery at the V&A

A collection of "ordinary china" is currently filling a distant corner of the V&A museum, and its ordinariness is why it's an exhibition worth finding.

Jan
04
The Linbury Prize – an exhibition of theatre stage design
The Linbury Prize – an exhibition of theatre stage design

The Linbury Prize – an exhibition of theatre stage design

Inside the National Theatre at the moment is a large exhibition about the art of designing stage sets for theatre plays, showing off ideas from award-winning designers.

Jan
03
Ten free London exhibitions to visit in January 2024
Ten free London exhibitions to visit in January 2024

Ten free London exhibitions to visit in January 2024

A selection of ten exhibitions to visit in London that are free because you've just spent all your money on an annual subscription to a gym that you won't visit again after 17th January.

Dec
29
2023
Young V&A’s Manga exhibition feels rather thin
Young V&A’s Manga exhibition feels rather thin

Young V&A’s Manga exhibition feels rather thin

For its first exhibition after reopening, Young V&A is looking at the Japanese legends underpinning many of its Anime and Manga stories.

Dec
28
2023
Duke of Wellington’s uniforms to go on display for the first time in new Apsley House exhibition
Duke of Wellington’s uniforms to go on display for the first time in new Apsley House exhibition

Duke of Wellington’s uniforms to go on display for the first time in new Apsley House exhibition

Apsley House, the home of the Duke of Wellington, has announced that several of the 1st Duke's military dress uniforms will be displayed for the first time in a new exhibition opening next year.

Dec
20
2023
The Radiant Resurrection: National Gallery shines light on Pesellino’s Renaissance masterpieces
The Radiant Resurrection: National Gallery shines light on Pesellino’s Renaissance masterpieces

The Radiant Resurrection: National Gallery shines light on Pesellino’s Renaissance masterpieces

There's a darkened room in the National Gallery that is glowing with two exceptional paintings that are nearly 600 years old.

Dec
05
2023
Ten London exhibitions to visit in December  2023
Ten London exhibitions to visit in December  2023

Ten London exhibitions to visit in December  2023

A selection of ten exhibitions to visit in London while the Easter Eggs start appearing on the supermarket shelves next to the Santa Clauses.

Dec
01
2023
Ranjani Shettar’s floating sculptures grace London’s second-largest conservatory
Ranjani Shettar’s floating sculptures grace London’s second-largest conservatory

Ranjani Shettar’s floating sculptures grace London’s second-largest conservatory

In the heart of the City of London is a large heated conservatory that's occasionally open to the public, and at the moment, also home to an art exhibition.

Nov
30
2023
Recline and relax on Sigmund Freud’s consulting couch
Recline and relax on Sigmund Freud’s consulting couch

Recline and relax on Sigmund Freud’s consulting couch

For the next few months, there will be a chance to sit on Sigmund Freud's consulting couch -- or at least, a replica of it -- as the original is too important a relic to let people sit on for real.

Nov
29
2023
Reunion of pastels and oils: Two complementary paintings by Jean-Etienne Liotard reunited after 250 years apart
Reunion of pastels and oils: Two complementary paintings by Jean-Etienne Liotard reunited after 250 years apart

Reunion of pastels and oils: Two complementary paintings by Jean-Etienne Liotard reunited after 250 years apart

In 1754, an artist painted a family breakfast scene in pastels. Nearly two decades later, he painted it again in oils, but the two paintings have never been in the same room - until now.

Nov
28
2023
More tickets released for the V&A’s sold-out Chanel exhibition
More tickets released for the V&A’s sold-out Chanel exhibition

More tickets released for the V&A’s sold-out Chanel exhibition

The V&A Museum's exhibition dedicated to Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel sold out in a snap as soon as tickets went on sale, but they've released more tickets for selected dates in December and January.

Nov
27
2023
Saatchi Gallery’s retrospective showcases Christo’s monumental wrappings and architectural marvels
Saatchi Gallery’s retrospective showcases Christo’s monumental wrappings and architectural marvels

Saatchi Gallery’s retrospective showcases Christo’s monumental wrappings and architectural marvels

The Saatchi Gallery has opened an exhibition of art that is almost as good as an exhibition of architecture - as it's a retrospective look at the artist duo who made their name with monumental wrappings around large buildings.

Nov
27
2023
A large art exhibition is coming to Waterloo station
A large art exhibition is coming to Waterloo station

A large art exhibition is coming to Waterloo station

Eight weeks of art and events are coming to Waterloo railway station - hosted in The Sidings, the shopping centre built underneath the platforms.

Nov
27
2023
Frank Auerbach’s pioneering charcoal heads exhibition opens at The Courtauld Gallery in February 2024
Frank Auerbach’s pioneering charcoal heads exhibition opens at The Courtauld Gallery in February 2024

Frank Auerbach’s pioneering charcoal heads exhibition opens at The Courtauld Gallery in February 2024

A group of hauntingly beautiful, large-scale portrait heads in charcoal by London based artist, Frank Auerbach will be presented together for the first time in an exhibition at The Courtauld Gallery next year.

Nov
24
2023
There’s a field of glowing roses in Central London
There’s a field of glowing roses in Central London

There’s a field of glowing roses in Central London

Grosvenor Square in central London is home to a field of glowing roses, as a charity fundraiser for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

Nov
16
2023
Ink and Friendship: Exploring the Dickens-Collins connection at the Charles Dickens Museum
Ink and Friendship: Exploring the Dickens-Collins connection at the Charles Dickens Museum

Ink and Friendship: Exploring the Dickens-Collins connection at the Charles Dickens Museum

An exhibition that's the first to explore one of the great literary friendships between Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins, has opened at the museum dedicated to the author of A Christmas Carol.

Nov
16
2023
Sit on some giant Yeti feet in Covent Garden
Sit on some giant Yeti feet in Covent Garden

Sit on some giant Yeti feet in Covent Garden

It's probably aimed at children, but there's a chance to sit on the giant furry feet of a Yeti and take a selfie or group photo.

Nov
14
2023
Holbein’s secret strokes: Exhibition shows rarely seen sketches of the Tudor Court
Holbein’s secret strokes: Exhibition shows rarely seen sketches of the Tudor Court

Holbein’s secret strokes: Exhibition shows rarely seen sketches of the Tudor Court

A collection of sketches that haven't been seen for over 15 years are on display in an exhibition that looks at the movers and shakers of the Tudor court of King Henry VIII.

Nov
13
2023