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Exhibitions in London open on Fri, 28th Dec 2018
Displayed in date order by how soon they close.
A series of modern light installations will illuminate the 18th century gardens and architecture, giving visitors the chance to enjoy the Gardens in a different light, after dark. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Dec)
Fans which reflect the troubadour style and a return to the chivalric principles of the past will be on display alongside fans commemorating Napoleon and the return of his ashes to France in 1840. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Dec)
Drawing on the resources of the National Jazz Archive the exhibition includes photos, posters, journals, video and memorabilia. (Ending Soon Mon, 31st Dec)
24 homes and shops across Greenwich will each open an "advent window" in December to visit around the town. (Ending Soon Wed, 2nd Jan)
In this solo show, artist-photographer Mark Neville documents the everyday life of Bethlem Royal Hospital, the oldest residential psychiatric treatment facility in the UK. (Ending Soon Fri, 4th Jan)
This Christmas, Kew Gardens will once again transform into a magical after dark explosion of festive colour (Ending Soon Sat, 5th Jan)
New and rarely seen works from the internationally renowned South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga.
(Ending Soon Sun, 6th Jan)
Discover this year’s top picks across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th Jan)
Francis Upritchard’s site-specific installation draws from figurative sculpture, ceramics, glassblowing and more. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th Jan)
Leave daylight behind and put your senses to the test in this illuminating exhibition. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th Jan)
The exhibition explores the man, his life and his unprecedented contribution to the nation’s cultural heritage. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th Jan)
Featuring 20 artists and spanning a period of roughly 50 years, the exhibition includes innovative, minimalist sculpture from the 1960s as well as recent works that extend the legacy of 'optical' minimalism in different ways. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th Jan)
A display featuring iconic objects from the museum’s vast Suffragette collection, including Emmeline Pankhurst’s hunger strike medal. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th Jan)
An exhibition that reveals sunken, forgotten letters recently recovered from a shipwreck. (Ending Soon Sun, 13th Jan)
This exhibition explores how factory methods are transforming how we deliver homes in the capital. (Ending Soon Fri, 18th Jan)
These displays explore the controversy that has raged over female practitioners throughout the centuries. (Ending Soon Fri, 18th Jan)
The exhibition explores the day and evening styles of the decade, complemented by photographs of the stars who championed them. (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Jan)
This exhibition traces the development of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings through a selection of over forty masterpieces. (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Jan)
An exhibition which explores dreams, the unconscious and an imaginary world between sleep and wakefulness. (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Jan)
History, as somebody wise once said, is just one damned thing after another. But is it really? Who decides what is ‘history’? (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Jan)