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Exhibitions in London open on Wed, 9th Oct 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

This exhibition explores Freud’s enduring fascination with Egypt evident both in his writings and in his collection of antiquities. (Ending Soon Sun, 13th Oct)

2019-10-09
Between Oedipus and the Sphinx: Freud and Egypt
To mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace will display the largest exhibition of Leonardo's work in over 65 years.  (Ending Soon Sun, 13th Oct)

2019-10-09
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing
This exhibition includes never-before-seen materials from the BFI National Archive and the Monty Python Archive. (Ending Soon Sun, 13th Oct)

2019-10-09
Monty Python Explodes!
This exhibition showcases the remarkable work of German Jewish photographer Gerty (Gertrud) Simon, and features many of her original prints from the 1920s and 1930s. (Ending Soon Tue, 15th Oct)

2019-10-09
Berlin/London: The Lost Photographs of Gerty Simon
This major exhibition explores the life and legacy of the iconic designer Abram Games, focusing on his time as 'Official War Poster Artist' during the Second World War. (Ending Soon Tue, 15th Oct)

2019-10-09
The art of persuasion: Wartime posters by Abram Games
Explore the changing role of women in the British Army through the lens of the Women's Royal Army Corps (WRAC). (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Oct)

2019-10-09
 Rise of the Lionesses: 70 years of the Women's Royal Army Corps
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)

2019-10-09
FOOD: Bigger than the Plate
These are cartoons the Evening Standard felt were either too strong or in too bad taste to publish. (Ending Soon Fri, 25th Oct)

2019-10-09
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)

2019-10-09
From Gurob to the Getty: The Voyages of an Ancient Egyptian Ship-Cart Model
With all to play for, the big guns of the toy world competed to win. Children’s choices ultimately decided the winners and losers. (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)

2019-10-09
 1950s: Battle of the Toy Brands
An opportunity to see excellence in contemporary design alongside the Wallace Collection’s own art works.  (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)

2019-10-09
An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahník at the Wallace Collection
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)

2019-10-09
Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature
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)

2019-10-09
Helene Schjerfbeck
Discover the secrets of London's historic waterways and the art they have inspired. (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)

2019-10-09
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)

2019-10-09
Under Ground London
Grayson Perry presents new work including pots, sculpture, large-scale prints, a tapestry and a carpet. (Ends on Sat, 2nd Nov)

2019-10-09
Grayson Perry: Super Rich Interior Decoration
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. (Ends on Sun, 3rd Nov)

2019-10-09
Global Dickens: For Every Nation Upon Earth
The display offers food for thought for art lovers, artists and art historians alike – and celebrates the joy of looking and the possibilities of the imagination. (Ends on Tue, 12th Nov)

2019-10-09
John Christian - Collecting the last Romantics
This exhibition highlights Sakubei’s importance in documenting the lives of miners, the folk traditions of northern Kyushu and Japan's industrial heritage. (Ends on Fri, 15th Nov)

2019-10-09
Yamamoto Sakubei & the Rich Seams of Japan’s Coal Mining History
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. (Ends on Sun, 1st Dec)

2019-10-09
Architecture of London