A selection of ten exhibitions to leap into visiting in London during the month that’s longer than usual.

Kew Gardens 2024 Orchid festival

Kew Gardens, Richmond

Adults: £22 | Concessions: £20 | Children: £5.50 | Jobseekers: £2

Kew’s 28th Orchid festival draws inspiration from the unique flora and fauna of Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island and home to Kew’s third research site.

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Pesellino: A Renaissance Master Revealed

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square


Discover an overlooked Renaissance great in the first-ever exhibition dedicated to Francesco Pesellino (c.1422–1457).

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Charles Holden’s Master Plan: Building the Bloomsbury Campus

Senate House, Bloomsbury


‘Charles Holden’s Master Plan’ celebrates the architect’s vision of what a modern university could be through displays of detailed architectural models, archival documents, photo albums, and other mixed media.

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30 Years of The Wrong Trousers

Cartoon Museum, Marylebone

Adults: £9.50 | Concessions: £6 | Student: £4 | Universal Credit: £2 | Children: Free

Released in 1993, The Wrong Trousers introduced icons Wallace & Gromit to the dangerous foe Feathers McGraw, a villainous penguin with ambitions to put Wallace’s ingenious inventions to criminal use. The film won an Academy Award; becoming part of a long legacy for the company as the home of British animation.

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Borough Yards, Bankside

Adults: £22.20 | Children: £13.30 | Concessions: £17.75

A multimedia exhibition that combines visuals, sound, and augmented reality to animate the cultural heritage and spirit of South Korea’s Seoul. The digital technology behind the exhibition is built from over 8K images and sound systems to create a fully immersive space.

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Fashion City: How Jewish Londoners shaped global style

Museum of London Docklands, Canary Wharf

Adults: £14.50 | Concessions: £10.50 | Children (12-17)/Student: £8 | Children (<12): Free

Step inside a traditional tailor’s workshop in the East End and immerse yourself in the glitz and glamour of a Carnaby Street boutique at the height of the Swinging Sixties – when London was the world’s fashion capital.

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Design Museum, Kensington

Adults: £18 | Children (6-15): £9 | Concessions/Students: £13.50

The exhibition chronicles the history of skateboard design from the 1950s to the present day, from homemade, humble beginnings to today’s professional and technologically advanced models.

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Turn It Up: The power of music

Science Museum, Kensington

Adults: £10 | Children: £8 | Seniors: £9

In this fun, family-friendly experience you’ll get a chance to hear, interact with, and even make your own music! You’ll explore the science and secrets around the impact music has on us with unique interactive exhibits.

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The Glass Heart

Two Temple Place, Embankment


This bold new exploration of glass in the UK brings together for the very first time rarely seen works from key UK collections, celebrating this remarkable material – unforgiving, fragile, strong, sustainable.

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The Linbury Prize for Stage Design

National Theatre, Southbank


This free exhibition showcases the work of the 12 emerging designers from across the UK who have been selected as the recipients of the Linbury Prize for Stage Design 2023.

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  1. Sania says:

    Why is there a pic of David Bowie at his beckenham house in the middle of your blog??

    • Alan says:

      Because the clothes he is wearing were designed by a jewish fashion designer. The clue is in the sub title of the item

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