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
This Is A Voice
Through exploration of vocal tracts, speech devices and restless minds, this exhibition sheds light on the human voice and why we make the weird and wonderful sounds we do. Live performances, demonstrations and visuals examine the voice from its beginnings within the body to the sounds that ring out in our heads. Joan La Barbara, Sam Belinfante, Imogen Stidworthy, Marcus Coates and Emma Smith are among the artists and vocalists involved and visitors are invited to add snippets of their own voices to the exhibition by participating in Matthew Herbert's ever-expanding sound installation that will fill the gallery.
The Man Who Branded London: Edward Johnston Talk Series
You may not know his name, but you certainly know the iconic work of Edward Johston. The calligrapher and craftsman's timeless letterform was introduced to the London Underground 100 years ago, transforming it into one of the most enduring corporate brand identities in the world. To celebrate the 'Johnston' letterform, the London Transport Museum are hosting a series of talks exploring how great design can affect the experience of travelling.
Free exhibitions in London
The feminist activist group looks at the Whitechapel Gallery’s history of exhibiting female artists including Sophie Calle, Nan Goldin, Sarah Lucas and Bridget Riley for this Archive display. Founded in 1985 by an anonymous group of artists to expose the inequality of the male dominated art world, culture in general and politics, the Guerrilla Girls will don their gorilla masks and scan their critical eye over this east London institution. Will we like what they find?