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Exhibitions in London open on Tue, 16th Jul 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

These are cartoons the Evening Standard felt were either too strong or in too bad taste to publish. (Ending Soon Fri, 25th Oct)

David Low - Censored
Explore the ancient and modern contexts of one of the most important artefacts in the Petrie Museum: an ancient model of a ship-cart excavated from a tomb at the site of Gurob. (Ending Soon Sat, 26th Oct)

From Gurob to the Getty: The Voyages of an Ancient Egyptian Ship-Cart Model
The world's most celebrated contemporary glass artist is back, showcasing his work against the stunning backdrop of Kew Gardens.  (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)

Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature
Discover the secrets of London's historic waterways and the art they have inspired. (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)

Secret Rivers
Under Ground London explores our relationship with the subterranean capital, exploring hundreds of years of documents, images and plans to tell the story of the underground city (Ending Soon Thu, 31st Oct)

Under Ground London
This exhibition presents a global picture of Dickens, exploring the impact of his travels on his life and his writing, and it examines how Dickens has gone on to shape the lives of people around the globe. (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Nov)

Global Dickens: For Every Nation Upon Earth
This exhibition brings together works from the 17th century to the present day to illustrate how London’s ever-changing cityscape has inspired visiting and resident artists over four centuries. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Dec)

Architecture of London
This exhibition traces the history of the Thameslink route from 1866 through to the recent £7bn modernisation programme which has transformed the route and untangled the tracks. (Ending Soon Mon, 2nd Dec)

Untangling the Tracks
Highlights include self-driving cars, autonomous flying drones and smart underwater vehicles like the Autosub Long Range Boaty McBoatface. (Ending Soon Sat, 21st Dec)

Driverless: Who is in control?
The exhibition looks at Pope’s early life in Twickenham and the creation of his villa, garden and grotto. (Ending Soon Sun, 22nd Dec)

A huge floating "Moon" will fill a darkened room and it's oddly exciting to see. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th Jan)

Museum of the Moon
Discover the remarkable world of codebreaking, ciphers and secret communications in use by British and foreign governments.  (Ending Soon Sat, 18th Jan)

Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security