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.

The Golden Letter of Alaungpaya to go on display at the British Museum
The Golden Letter of Alaungpaya to go on display at the British Museum

The Golden Letter of Alaungpaya to go on display at the British Museum

A golden letter sent from Burma to Britain, studded with rubies will go on display later this year as part of an exhibition looking at the long history of the two countries.

Jul
18
2023
Walt Disney exhibition coming to London this Autumn
Walt Disney exhibition coming to London this Autumn

Walt Disney exhibition coming to London this Autumn

A large Walt Disney exhibition is coming to London later this year, with tickets going on sale tomorrow morning.

Jul
17
2023
Coronation robes go on public display in Buckingham Palace
Coronation robes go on public display in Buckingham Palace

Coronation robes go on public display in Buckingham Palace

The ceremonial robes worn by the King and Queen for the coronation in Westminster Abbey have gone on display in Buckingham Palace for the palace's 30th annual summer opening.

Jul
13
2023
Roger Moore James Bond exhibition coming to London
Roger Moore James Bond exhibition coming to London

Roger Moore James Bond exhibition coming to London

Later this year, there will be a display of James Bond memorabilia collected by Sir Roger Moore, ahead of the collection being sold by Bonhams auction house.

Jul
13
2023
Modern architecture and porcelain at the Sir John Soane’s Museum
Modern architecture and porcelain at the Sir John Soane’s Museum

Modern architecture and porcelain at the Sir John Soane’s Museum

Two very different exhibitions are at Sir John Soane's Museum at the moment, both taking a look at topics that interested the man who lived here.

Jul
12
2023
Walter x Zoniel portraits at the St James’s Market Pavilion
Walter x Zoniel portraits at the St James’s Market Pavilion

Walter x Zoniel portraits at the St James’s Market Pavilion

One hundred portraits can be found in an outdoor exhibition near Piccadilly Circus, each showing a person at the moment they were asked a question.

Jul
07
2023
Japanese sculptor Bikky Sunazawa’s wood sculptures are on display in London
Japanese sculptor Bikky Sunazawa’s wood sculptures are on display in London

Japanese sculptor Bikky Sunazawa’s wood sculptures are on display in London

An exhibition of work by one of Japan's most prominent modern sculptors, Bikky Sunazawa is showing off a selection of his remarkable carved woodworks.

Jul
06
2023
A confusing AI art exhibition at the Science Gallery
A confusing AI art exhibition at the Science Gallery

A confusing AI art exhibition at the Science Gallery

There's an exhibition about Artificial Intelligence next to London Bridge, but probably not the sort of exhibition you're already thinking it might be.

Jul
05
2023
Photo exhibition looks at poverty housing in East London
Photo exhibition looks at poverty housing in East London

Photo exhibition looks at poverty housing in East London

The exhibition covers the range of housing problems from the pre-war slums, through the problems with rebuilding devastated London and more recently issues with "poor doors" in shared buildings.

Jul
05
2023
London’s free exhibitions to visit in July 2023
London’s free exhibitions to visit in July 2023

London’s free exhibitions to visit in July 2023

A selection of ten free exhibitions to visit while the tennis balls bounce back and forth at Wimbledon.

Jul
04
2023
See a scale model of St. Paul’s Cathedral dome in this Sir Christopher Wren’s exhibition
See a scale model of St. Paul’s Cathedral dome in this Sir Christopher Wren’s exhibition

See a scale model of St. Paul’s Cathedral dome in this Sir Christopher Wren’s exhibition

There's a large scale model of St Paul's Cathedral dome in the Guildhall Art Gallery at the moment, as part of an exhibition marking the 300th anniversary of Sir Christopher Wren's death.

Jul
04
2023
Rarely seen Holbein sketches from the Tudor Court to go on display
Rarely seen Holbein sketches from the Tudor Court to go on display

Rarely seen Holbein sketches from the Tudor Court to go on display

A series of portraits of the Tudor court by Hans Holbein the Younger that are rarely seen in public will go on display later this year.

Jul
03
2023
National Portrait Gallery reopens transformed with an easier layout and refreshed displays
National Portrait Gallery reopens transformed with an easier layout and refreshed displays

National Portrait Gallery reopens transformed with an easier layout and refreshed displays

For the past three years, the National Portrait Gallery has been a building site, but now it's reopened, with a large new reception entrance, a dramatic escalator to the top floor, and loads more space.

Jun
27
2023
Science Museum encouraging people into engineering with new exhibition
Science Museum encouraging people into engineering with new exhibition

Science Museum encouraging people into engineering with new exhibition

A new gallery has opened at the Science Museum that seeks to dispel some of the myths about engineers and encourage people to consider being an inventor as a career.

Jun
23
2023
A feast of costumes fills the V&A’s Diva exhibition
A feast of costumes fills the V&A’s Diva exhibition

A feast of costumes fills the V&A’s Diva exhibition

We all know what a Diva is, but if asked to actually explain what makes a person a Diva, most of us would struggle to articulate what a Diva is.

Jun
22
2023
The magic of music concerts captured in photography
The magic of music concerts captured in photography

The magic of music concerts captured in photography

A new exhibition has opened at the Barbican's music library looking at the art of photographing a music concert.

Jun
21
2023
Botanical art show blooms with delicate wonders at the Saatchi Gallery
Botanical art show blooms with delicate wonders at the Saatchi Gallery

Botanical art show blooms with delicate wonders at the Saatchi Gallery

Delicate flowers from the Tower of London, to bold tulips that can't be sold only donated, to seaweed and huge peonies -- it can only be the RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show at the Saatchi Gallery

Jun
20
2023
Wicker Man exhibition opens in central London
Wicker Man exhibition opens in central London

Wicker Man exhibition opens in central London

The basement of the atmospheric Horse Hospital is currently showing a small but interesting exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the Wicker Man's release.

Jun
20
2023
Isaac Julian’s videos fills Tate Britain galleries
Isaac Julian’s videos fills Tate Britain galleries

Isaac Julian’s videos fills Tate Britain galleries

The Tate Britain has given over a large space to the film making artist, Isaac Julian, and he's filled several rooms with huge moving tapestries.

Jun
16
2023
Skulls and speedos at this stained glass exhibition
Skulls and speedos at this stained glass exhibition

Skulls and speedos at this stained glass exhibition

An exhibition of modern stained glass opens in bright airy rooms filled with colour from the monumental glasses hanging in the spaces but swiftly descends into darkness and death.

Jun
15
2023
Queen Elizabeth I’s silver thread dress going on display in the City of London
Queen Elizabeth I’s silver thread dress going on display in the City of London

Queen Elizabeth I’s silver thread dress going on display in the City of London

Some of the richest fabrics ever made, including the remarkable Bacton Altar Cloth will go on display in the City of London later this year.

Jun
15
2023
There’s a scale model of the Barbican estate in the Barbican Arts Centre
There’s a scale model of the Barbican estate in the Barbican Arts Centre

There’s a scale model of the Barbican estate in the Barbican Arts Centre

If you go to the Barbican at the moment, you can take a look at a large scale model of the estate, which is on display following conservation work.

Jun
15
2023
From Riches to Rags: National Gallery’s free exhibition highlights the life and suffering of St Francis of Assisi
From Riches to Rags: National Gallery’s free exhibition highlights the life and suffering of St Francis of Assisi

From Riches to Rags: National Gallery’s free exhibition highlights the life and suffering of St Francis of Assisi

A true riches to rags story is being told in the National Gallery at the moment, with a large exhibition about an Italian, Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, who gave his wealth away to live a life of poverty.

Jun
14
2023
Comic sketches of London’s architecture in the Barbican Library
Comic sketches of London’s architecture in the Barbican Library

Comic sketches of London’s architecture in the Barbican Library

The foyer of the Barbican Library is currently host to an exhibition of sketches, many humourous, of architecture by Anna Gibb.

Jun
08
2023