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Exhibitions in London

Our guide to the best free, new and critically-acclaimed exhibitions in London

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.

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Vogue 100: A Century of Style

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Designs of the Year

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Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection

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The Crime Museum Uncovered

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New exhibitions in London

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Electronic Superhighway

You’d expect YouTube, Instagram, image manipulation and the Dark Web to feature in a show about how the invention of computers and the internet have impacted on artists and irrevocably changed the terrain of contemporary art. And they do, in work by current art world darlings such as Jon Rafman, Ryan Trecartin and Hito Steyerl. 

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Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire and Revolution

There'd be no Bridget Jones without him, but Samuel Pepys was so much more than just his diary. Discover the great man's habits, stories and experiences in an exhibition about the period between the execution of Charles I (1649) and the Glorious Revolution (1688), presented using Pepys's voice and character. Through 200 paintings and objects gathered from international museums, galleries and private collections, visitors will see the full story behind this formative era of British history.

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Big Bang Data

What does data look like? Loads of 1s and 0s floating through the ether? A mass of serpentine cables? A nice-looking cat? The answer, as presented by Somerset House’s epically informative Big Bang Data exhibition, is all three. 

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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. 

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Free exhibitions in London

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Tibet’s Secret Temple

Discover the history of Tibetan Buddhist yogic and meditational practices

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Alice in Wonderland

Celebrate the 150 year anniversary since 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' was first published

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Ada Lovelace

Lord Byron's daughter was way ahead of her time

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Julia Margaret Cameron

Nineteenth-century experimental photography

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9 comments
Evelyn H
Evelyn H

@Evelyn H 


You are very welkome to visit my first expo in Londen.

Hilton Hotel on Park lane. Executive room.

16 februari-15 march

Evelyn Hamilton

www.hamilton-art.nl

Shahib A
Shahib A

My Boss is going to WTM 2014 his name is Mr Abbas Ali Zaidi from Indian travel market


Thanks



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amazing

Nina B
Nina B

Many of your exhibitions are closed. Your website is clearly not regularly updated.