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This is quite an old listings page, did you want: Friday, 7th December 2018?
Exhibitions in London open on Thu, 7th Dec 2017
Displayed in date order by how soon they close.
An exhibition that provides a glimpse of the challenges and joys of theatrical life since the days of Elizabeth I. (Ending Soon Thu, 7th Dec)
A display of paintings, drawings and models by the likes of Dame Zaha Hadid, Amanda Levete, Julia Barfield and Patty Hopkins. (Ending Soon Sat, 9th Dec)
Artifacts and photos from the discovery of the wreak of The London, a ship that sank in 1665 off Southend. (Ending Soon Mon, 11th Dec)
This exhibition provides snapshots of everyday lives as the metropolis expanded and new communities emerged over the centuries. (Ending Soon Fri, 15th Dec)
Focussing on London through the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, this exhibition traces the impact of the Reformation on culture and society. (Ending Soon Fri, 15th Dec)
This exhibition tells stories of the boring beasts that have changed the world. (Ending Soon Sat, 16th Dec)
A free exhibition of photos and memorabilia covering Sir Simon Rattle’s musical life to date. (Ending Soon Fri, 22nd Dec)
Alan’s exhibition features paintings that were executed directly in front of his subjects, usually at the beginning or at the end of the day. (Ending Soon Wed, 27th Dec)
Falling Shawls is a floating textile installation that artist Outi Pieski describes as a ‘drawing in air’. (Ending Soon Sun, 31st Dec)
An exhibition dedicated to Russian protest art over the past 25 years. (Ending Soon Sun, 31st Dec)
An international cast of street artists have teamed up with fan maker extraordinaire, Sylvain Le Guen in a bid to reinvigorate the craft of fan making. (Ending Soon Sun, 31st Dec)
Visit an enchanting world filled with seasonal cheer under tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. The 2017 winter trail boasts over one million twinkling lights. (Ending Soon Mon, 1st Jan)
David Roberts’ painting The Forum, Rome forms the centrepiece of a new display which explores why the forum was so important in the Roman world, (Ending Soon Mon, 1st Jan)
An exploration of the social and architectural history of concrete architecture and engineering over the past 70 years. (Ending Soon Wed, 3rd Jan)
This display explores the fascinating story of the Hall’s design through a variety of historic models, photographs and casts. (Ending Soon Sun, 7th Jan)
Annual display of the museum's rooms as they would have looked during Christmas's past. (Ending Soon Sun, 7th Jan)
The first London exhibition of Spanish art from The Bowes Museum in County Durham, including works by Goya and El Greco. (Ending Soon Sun, 7th Jan)
An exhibition exploring the unsolved mystery of Sir John Franklin's fatal last journey into the Arctic. (Ending Soon Sun, 7th Jan)
An immersive six-channel video installation addressing climate change, human communities and the wilderness. (Ending Soon Sun, 7th Jan)
Celebrate the golden era of toys and games, made in the borough by famous names such as Spears Games and Lesney Matchbox and played with by generations of local children. (Ending Soon Sun, 7th Jan)