Got a free hour to spare? Soak up some culture at one of London's many exhibitions. Whether you want to see paintings, photography, fossils or washing powder packaging through the ages, there's an exhibition to suit your mood.
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Summer Screen Prints
Drawn to the Future
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State of the Art Cinema
Expect iconic film posters and modern day examples from flicks being released this year, plus a specially built cinema made entirely of LEGO.
Focus on the Wild
Roger Hooper has travelled the seven continents of the world to take awe-inspiring wildlife photos. Having worked extensively for WWF, much of his shots focus on preserving the beauty of endangered species. African animals are another interest, many of which feature in this exhibition of his photography.
Deer in the City
Find out how London's largest Royal Park came to be home to herds of deer and learn more about the majestic creatures themselves at Deer in the City. Visit a pop-up heritage pavilion and exhibition at Pembroke Lodge (Jul 23-Aug 20) or sign up for a talk or walk.
Facing History: Contemporary Portraiture
How artists see themselves and us has captivated the public for centuries. Here the V&A brings together the works of 20 artists including Julian Opie, Grayson Perry, Thomas Ruff, Maud Sulter and Gavin Turk to form an overview of contemporary portraiture.
Free exhibtions in London
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