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This is quite an old listings page, did you want: Friday, 14th August 2020?
Exhibitions in London open on Wed, 14th Aug 2019
Displayed in date order by how soon they close.
This exhibition explores how innovative individuals, communities and organisations are radically re-inventing how we grow, distribute and experience food. (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Oct)
These are cartoons the Evening Standard felt were either too strong or in too bad taste to publish. (Ending Soon Fri, 25th Oct)
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)
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)
Discover the mesmerising paintings of Helene Schjerfbeck, one of Finland’s best kept secrets, in the UK’s first major exhibition of her work. (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)
Discover the secrets of London's historic waterways and the art they have inspired. (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Highlights include self-driving cars, autonomous flying drones and smart underwater vehicles like the Autosub Long Range Boaty McBoatface. (Ending Soon Sat, 21st Dec)
A huge floating "Moon" will fill a darkened room and it's oddly exciting to see. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th Jan)
To celebrate 50 years since NASA’s Apollo 11 mission landed the first humans on the Moon, the UK’s biggest exhibition dedicated to Earth’s nearest celestial neighbour. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th Jan)
Discover the remarkable world of codebreaking, ciphers and secret communications in use by British and foreign governments. (Ending Soon Sat, 18th Jan)
Artists Anna Alcock, Hannah Ford, Miyuki Kasahara, Alke Schmidt and Sandie Sutton respond to this crisis with new work that draws on research into the causes of the decline of pollinators. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Jan)
An exhibition telling the story of the Old Lady through items selected from the vast collections amassed since the Bank was
founded in 1694. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)