London exhibitions - Archive Articles

Reviews of the many exhibitions that take place across London.

See Tangerine Dream at the Barbican
See Tangerine Dream at the Barbican

See Tangerine Dream at the Barbican

The Barbican's music library is currently home to an exhibition about the pioneering German electronic music group, Tangerine Dream.

Feb
06
2020
The history of executing people to open in the autumn
The history of executing people to open in the autumn

The history of executing people to open in the autumn

Just in time for Halloween, an exhibition will be opening later this year all about how people were killed by the state.

Feb
04
2020
An exhibition looks at the evolution of playtime
An exhibition looks at the evolution of playtime

An exhibition looks at the evolution of playtime

Play is something that is fairly recent innovation -- as for most of humanity's existence, children have simply been young adults, expected to work as soon as possible.

Jan
15
2020
V&A exhibition looks at the Theatre Stage
V&A exhibition looks at the Theatre Stage

V&A exhibition looks at the Theatre Stage

As much as the play itself and the actors, one of the dominant features of a play or musical is the stage design, and an exhibition is currently looking at that aspect of the stage performance.

Jan
14
2020
Marvellous and Mischievous at the British Library
Marvellous and Mischievous at the British Library

Marvellous and Mischievous at the British Library

An exhibition is open at the British Library which looks at how books for children transformed from boringly educational for young adults through to entertaining children

Jan
08
2020
New medicine gallery opens at the Science Museum
New medicine gallery opens at the Science Museum

New medicine gallery opens at the Science Museum

A huge new exhibition - taking over two-thirds of an entire floor at the Science Museum has opened, all about the history of medicine.

Jan
08
2020
Exhibition – Beatrix Potter’s Art: ‘drawn with design’
Exhibition – Beatrix Potter’s Art: ‘drawn with design’

Exhibition – Beatrix Potter’s Art: ‘drawn with design’

A corridor in the V&A Museum is lined with small pencil drawings, showing a young Beatrix Potter experimenting with the ideas which would form her later books.

Dec
31
2019
A turbulent priest appears at the British Museum
A turbulent priest appears at the British Museum

A turbulent priest appears at the British Museum

To mark the 850th anniversary of the assassination of the Thomas Becket, the British Museum has announced a major exhibition about the man, the Archbishop, the saint.

Dec
28
2019
Tangerine Dream coming to the Barbican next year
Tangerine Dream coming to the Barbican next year

Tangerine Dream coming to the Barbican next year

An exhibition about the legendary German electronica band, Tangerine Dream will be opening at the Barbican in the New Year

Dec
16
2019
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the BFI Southbank
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the BFI Southbank

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the BFI Southbank

A small exhibition tied in with a series of musical film screenings shows off some of the art work and preparatory photography from the famous Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Dec
09
2019
The first Christmas card goes on show in London
The first Christmas card goes on show in London

The first Christmas card goes on show in London

1843 was an important year in the history of Christmas, and a new exhibition at the Charles Dickens Museum is bringing them together for the first time.

Dec
04
2019
The Clash: Museum of London Calling
The Clash: Museum of London Calling

The Clash: Museum of London Calling

It's 40 years since The Clash’s third album ‘London Calling’ was released, and an exhibition has pulled together a host of memorabilia for that iconic album.

Dec
03
2019
A field of glowing roses comes to London
A field of glowing roses comes to London

A field of glowing roses comes to London

This weekend, a field of glowing roses will come to central London, and it's a charity fund raiser for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

Nov
25
2019
Henry VIII’s “Field of Cloth of Gold” coming to Hampton Court Palace
Henry VIII’s “Field of Cloth of Gold” coming to Hampton Court Palace

Henry VIII’s “Field of Cloth of Gold” coming to Hampton Court Palace

Next year marks the 500th anniversary of one of the more important, and visually impressive diplomatic missions between the British and French monarchies, the Field of Cloth of Gold.

Nov
19
2019
Exhibition Review: Tutankhamun comes to London
Exhibition Review: Tutankhamun comes to London

Exhibition Review: Tutankhamun comes to London

The Saatchi gallery, founded by the masters of spin has secured the big prize in blockbuster exhibitions with the master of bling paying his last visit to London.

Nov
07
2019
Exhibition Review: Notgeld and the farting coppersmith
Exhibition Review: Notgeld and the farting coppersmith

Exhibition Review: Notgeld and the farting coppersmith

In the British Museum at the moment is an exhibition about a period of German history that's both well known, and hardly known at all - the hyperinflation of the world war periods.

Nov
05
2019
London’s Science City at the Science Museum
London’s Science City at the Science Museum

London’s Science City at the Science Museum

There's a new gallery at the Science Museum that shows off an awful lot of wood, brass and books.

Oct
30
2019
The British Empire and animal collecting
The British Empire and animal collecting

The British Empire and animal collecting

A new exhibition at the Grant Museum takes a look at how the attitudes of the British Empire affected the collections of natural wildlife that were brought back to the UK.

Oct
25
2019
See photos of abandoned engineering
See photos of abandoned engineering

See photos of abandoned engineering

For a few days only, there will be an exhibition of photos showing some of the more spectacular examples of abandoned engineering from around the world.

Oct
22
2019
Discover a disused London Underground station in Covent Garden
Discover a disused London Underground station in Covent Garden

Discover a disused London Underground station in Covent Garden

As you step through the familiar terracotta frontage of an old tube station it's difficult to believe you're two floors above ground, and not deep under it.

Oct
10
2019
Eternal graffiti: A poetry exhibition at the Maughan
Eternal graffiti: A poetry exhibition at the Maughan

Eternal graffiti: A poetry exhibition at the Maughan

If you love poetry, there's an exhibition to visit. If you don't love poetry but do love old buildings, there's an exhibition to visit.

Oct
08
2019
The Clink Prison Museum is unexpectedly good
The Clink Prison Museum is unexpectedly good

The Clink Prison Museum is unexpectedly good

The headline is what you expect me to say about this notorious tourist trap, but actually, DO go to the Clink Prison Museum, for its reputation is ill-deserved.

Sep
18
2019
Monty Python’s Flying Exhibition hits the Southbank
Monty Python’s Flying Exhibition hits the Southbank

Monty Python’s Flying Exhibition hits the Southbank

In this it's 50th year, there's an exhibition about Monty Python at the BFI Southbank as part of their series of film screenings.

Sep
16
2019
Exhibition about Islington’s lost Music Halls
Exhibition about Islington’s lost Music Halls

Exhibition about Islington’s lost Music Halls

There's a rather fun exhibition on at the moment about the pre-television era of mass entertainment, the music halls and the people who they turned into later television stars.

Sep
10
2019