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London exhibitions - Archive Articles

Reviews of the many exhibitions that take place across London.

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
From royalty to modern artistry: 400 years of gold and silver embroidery at the Guildhall Art Gallery
From royalty to modern artistry: 400 years of gold and silver embroidery at the Guildhall Art Gallery

From royalty to modern artistry: 400 years of gold and silver embroidery at the Guildhall Art Gallery

One of the most precious pieces of historic fabric in the UK has been displayed for a few weeks in an exhibition that almost outshines even this most precious of materials.

Sep
28
2023
Wallace & Gromit’s wrong trousers is the correct exhibition
Wallace & Gromit’s wrong trousers is the correct exhibition

Wallace & Gromit’s wrong trousers is the correct exhibition

It's been thirty years since a villainous penguin, a pair of wrong trousers and the greatest railway chase of all time appeared on TV screens, and the Cartoon Museum is taking a look back at how it was made.

Sep
19
2023
Origins of Wimbledon’s famous green towels’ revealed in Museum of Brands exhibition
Origins of Wimbledon’s famous green towels’ revealed in Museum of Brands exhibition

Origins of Wimbledon’s famous green towels’ revealed in Museum of Brands exhibition

Just under 175 years ago, how people dried themselves after a wash changed when the first British made terry towel was shown off at the Great Exhibition, and now there's a smaller exhibition about the company that developed it.

Sep
19
2023
Science Museum celebrates the inventor of the self-winding watch, Abraham-Louis Breguet
Science Museum celebrates the inventor of the self-winding watch, Abraham-Louis Breguet

Science Museum celebrates the inventor of the self-winding watch, Abraham-Louis Breguet

The man who invented the self-winding wristwatch is the subject of a new exhibition at the Science Museum to mark the 200th anniversary of his death.

Sep
15
2023
From Poverty to Power: Chanel’s journey unveiled in V&A’s fashion exhibition
From Poverty to Power: Chanel’s journey unveiled in V&A’s fashion exhibition

From Poverty to Power: Chanel’s journey unveiled in V&A’s fashion exhibition

This weekend, an exhibition opens at the V&A that you can't visit because the demand for tickets has been so great that the earliest anyone can visit now is the middle of December.

Sep
14
2023
New York subway station coming to London
New York subway station coming to London

New York subway station coming to London

If you go to Canary Wharf next week, you'll be able to visit a New York subway station - or at least, a replica of one.

Sep
13
2023
Firefighting exhibition marks Sir Christopher Wren’s 300th anniversary
Firefighting exhibition marks Sir Christopher Wren’s 300th anniversary

Firefighting exhibition marks Sir Christopher Wren’s 300th anniversary

Paintings by London's firefighters will be popping up around the City of London over the next few months, as part of the events to mark the 300th anniversary of the death of Sir Christopher Wren.

Sep
08
2023
Rare opportunity to visit a historic Spitalfields house in October
Rare opportunity to visit a historic Spitalfields house in October

Rare opportunity to visit a historic Spitalfields house in October

Next month there will be a chance to go into the house that's often described as the most photographed building in Spitalfields.

Sep
05
2023