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.

Georgian Glamour: Rediscovering the extravagant light displays of the past at Sir John Soane Museum
Georgian Glamour: Rediscovering the extravagant light displays of the past at Sir John Soane Museum

Georgian Glamour: Rediscovering the extravagant light displays of the past at Sir John Soane Museum

If you walk past the Sir John Soane Museum in Holborn in the evenings, you'll see a series of geometric patterns projected onto the museum, and if you go inside, you can learn about how the Georgians did similar if grander things in their time.

Oct
31
2023
A counterclockwise adventure game: Explore the twisted world of fantasy novels at the British Library
A counterclockwise adventure game: Explore the twisted world of fantasy novels at the British Library

A counterclockwise adventure game: Explore the twisted world of fantasy novels at the British Library

From faeries to forests, castles to cthulhu, and hobbits to the holy grail, the British Library takes a look at the lore of fantasy writing from the ancient to the modern day.

Oct
26
2023
Skateboard’s 70-year evolution unveiled at the Design Museum’s new exhibition
Skateboard’s 70-year evolution unveiled at the Design Museum’s new exhibition

Skateboard’s 70-year evolution unveiled at the Design Museum’s new exhibition

There aren't many exhibitions where you can try out the product, but the Design Museum has built a skateboard ramp inside its new exhibition about the history and culture of skateboarding.

Oct
26
2023
Pump up the volume: The Science Museum explores music’s impact on emotions
Pump up the volume: The Science Museum explores music’s impact on emotions

Pump up the volume: The Science Museum explores music’s impact on emotions

From the use of music that affects how you buy things in supermarkets to sounds that change how food tastes, the Science Museum takes a look at how music affects our moods and can even manipulate our behaviour in ways we're not aware of.

Oct
25
2023
From protests to football to royalty: A century of news in pictures in this Canary Wharf exhibition
From protests to football to royalty: A century of news in pictures in this Canary Wharf exhibition

From protests to football to royalty: A century of news in pictures in this Canary Wharf exhibition

If, as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, then there's a hefty book on display at the moment of breaking news photographs taken over the past century.

Oct
24
2023
See BBC science fiction props from Doctor Who to Blake’s 7 at the Gunnersbury Park Museum
See BBC science fiction props from Doctor Who to Blake’s 7 at the Gunnersbury Park Museum

See BBC science fiction props from Doctor Who to Blake’s 7 at the Gunnersbury Park Museum

West London has been invaded by Daleks, Tripods, Cybermen and Blake's 7, as a new exhibition looks at the many small companies that made props for the BBC's science fiction shows and films.

Oct
23
2023
From military jackets to maternity dresses: New exhibition looks at 240 years of the Royal Mail uniform
From military jackets to maternity dresses: New exhibition looks at 240 years of the Royal Mail uniform

From military jackets to maternity dresses: New exhibition looks at 240 years of the Royal Mail uniform

Just under 240 years ago, the classic Royal Mail red uniform was introduced, and now an exhibition looks at how the uniform has changed design over the centuries while always remaining recognisably the Royal Mail.

Oct
19
2023
London Transport Museum’s new exhibition unveils poster art’s hidden history
London Transport Museum’s new exhibition unveils poster art’s hidden history

London Transport Museum’s new exhibition unveils poster art’s hidden history

From the iconic Fly the Tube poster to designs by women at a time when few women worked, a new exhibition celebrating the art of poster design is opening at the London Transport Museum.

Oct
18
2023
Illusionaries fills rooms with AI generated video animals
Illusionaries fills rooms with AI generated video animals

Illusionaries fills rooms with AI generated video animals

Illusionaries, a newish video arts venue in Canary Wharf, has opened its second exhibition of computer generated art presented in four rooms.

Oct
17
2023
From elephant dung to avian splats: An unusual exhibition spotlights the world of animal poo
From elephant dung to avian splats: An unusual exhibition spotlights the world of animal poo

From elephant dung to avian splats: An unusual exhibition spotlights the world of animal poo

It's likely that the only time you think about animal shit is when you curse loudly after accidentally stepping in some -- and yet, you'll soon be thinking you should visit an exhibition full of the stuff.

Oct
16
2023
Threads of History: Exhibition uncovers the Jewish contribution to London’s fashion scene
Threads of History: Exhibition uncovers the Jewish contribution to London’s fashion scene

Threads of History: Exhibition uncovers the Jewish contribution to London’s fashion scene

The glamorous of the West End fashion boutiques has long been fed by people working in the East End, and now an exhibition pulls back the curtain to tell the stories of these often overlooked people.

Oct
13
2023
Two exhibitions look at the legacy of Shakespeare’s First Folio
Two exhibitions look at the legacy of Shakespeare’s First Folio

Two exhibitions look at the legacy of Shakespeare’s First Folio

This year marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's First Folio, without which it's likely that most of his plays would have been lost, and there are two exhibitions to mark the anniversary.

Oct
12
2023
From fake tanks to bulletproof jumpers: Secrets of the spies revealed in an IWM exhibition
From fake tanks to bulletproof jumpers: Secrets of the spies revealed in an IWM exhibition

From fake tanks to bulletproof jumpers: Secrets of the spies revealed in an IWM exhibition

Fake feet, special matches, hidden radios, cameras in lipsticks, hairbrushes for camera film - not from James Bond, but from the real spies, and all on display for a few months before they go back into locked cupboards again.

Oct
11
2023
Exceptional visual arts exhibition inside a concrete basement
Exceptional visual arts exhibition inside a concrete basement

Exceptional visual arts exhibition inside a concrete basement

Deep down two floors underneath central London, a large concrete basement has been taken over by a display of lighting art that is as varied as it is remarkable.

Oct
11
2023
Fashion and Frustration: Design Museum’s rebellious exhibition misses the mark
Fashion and Frustration: Design Museum’s rebellious exhibition misses the mark

Fashion and Frustration: Design Museum’s rebellious exhibition misses the mark

It's a display of outrageous fashion created to generate headlines, and the publicity that then helps to sell the more realistically wearable stuff the designer makes to pay the bills.

Oct
10
2023
Frans Hals at the National Gallery: A deep dive into the world of moustaches, smiles, and lace
Frans Hals at the National Gallery: A deep dive into the world of moustaches, smiles, and lace

Frans Hals at the National Gallery: A deep dive into the world of moustaches, smiles, and lace

Big moustaches, big smiles, loads of white lace and an awful lot of black fabric dominate the National Gallery's winter blockbuster exhibition devoted to Frans Hals.

Oct
10
2023
Shakespeare and War: Exhibition looks at how his plays were used for political propaganda
Shakespeare and War: Exhibition looks at how his plays were used for political propaganda

Shakespeare and War: Exhibition looks at how his plays were used for political propaganda

The man responsible for some of the most famous lines in the English language about war is the subject of an exhibition looking at his legacy.

Oct
10
2023
From Stratford to Giza: A virtual reality experience transports you to ancient Egypt
From Stratford to Giza: A virtual reality experience transports you to ancient Egypt

From Stratford to Giza: A virtual reality experience transports you to ancient Egypt

If you've ever wanted to visit Egypt's Pyramids but couldn't afford it, a new virtual reality option now exists in Stratford that gives a pretty decent experience, minus the baking sun and tourists.

Oct
06
2023
Tickets Alert: Pewterers’ Hall open day
Tickets Alert: Pewterers’ Hall open day

Tickets Alert: Pewterers’ Hall open day

One of the City of London's grand Livery Halls will be open to the public for one day later this month.

Oct
05
2023
From Decay to Display: Atmospheric Christo exhibition inside a derelict Spitalfields house
From Decay to Display: Atmospheric Christo exhibition inside a derelict Spitalfields house

From Decay to Display: Atmospheric Christo exhibition inside a derelict Spitalfields house

A derelict building in Spitalfields has opened its doors for a rare chance to peer beyond the locked doors, thanks to an art exhibition which is taking place inside.

Oct
05
2023
From dollhouse to design icon: Design Museum’s Barbie exhibition opens in 2024
From dollhouse to design icon: Design Museum’s Barbie exhibition opens in 2024

From dollhouse to design icon: Design Museum’s Barbie exhibition opens in 2024

The Design Museum will go very pink next year as it has announced that it will have an entire exhibition devoted to the pink lady - Barbie.

Oct
03
2023
Ten London exhibitions to visit in October 2023
Ten London exhibitions to visit in October 2023

Ten London exhibitions to visit in October 2023

A selection of ten exhibitions to visit in London before the clocks go back and the darkness falls into winter.

Oct
02
2023
From Freddy Mercury to Jake Gyllenhaal – Exhibition explores Levi’s jeans link with LGBTQ+ culture
From Freddy Mercury to Jake Gyllenhaal – Exhibition explores Levi’s jeans link with LGBTQ+ culture

From Freddy Mercury to Jake Gyllenhaal – Exhibition explores Levi’s jeans link with LGBTQ+ culture

Jake Gyllenhaal's jeans from Brokeback Mountain are one of the highlights of an exhibition looking at the fusion between gay men and a particular brand of clothing - Levi Strauss.

Oct
02
2023
UK’s largest Christo and Jeanne-Claude retrospective coming to the Saatchi Gallery
UK’s largest Christo and Jeanne-Claude retrospective coming to the Saatchi Gallery

UK’s largest Christo and Jeanne-Claude retrospective coming to the Saatchi Gallery

The largest retrospective of the building wrapping artist duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude ever held in the UK is coming to the Saatchi Gallery this autumn.

Sep
28
2023