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. We've also put together a comprehensive guide to the seven wonders of London's museums and attractions, to help you really zone in on our city's cultural core.
The very best exhibitions in London
New exhibitions in London
Above and Beyond
Experience the marvellous world of flight and aerospace innovation at 'Above and Beyond', an immersive exhibition offering a look at the past and future of the science behind flight. Expect interactive experiences using flight simulation, augmented reality and virtual reality.
The BFG in Pictures
Quentin Blake has curated this exhibition of 40 original artworks that he prepared for 'The BFG'. Some of the illustrations have never been exhibited in public before, and give an unusual glimpse of what the Big Friendly Giant could have been.
Free exhibitions in London
Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design
This exhibition charts the career of Ove Arup (1895-1988), an incredibly influential engineer of the 20th century whose projects include the Sydney Opera House and Penguin Pool at the London Zoo. Large scale prototypes, building components, digital animations, models and previously unseen archive material shed light on Arup's design philosophy, his ideas surrounding collaborative working and the use of architecture and design as tools for shaping social responsibility. The display coincides with the V&A's 2016 Engineering Season.