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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New exhibitions in London
The Engine Room International Sound Art Exhibition
An international sound art competition sourced the 22 installations for this exhibition, which features soundscapes, audio visual works, sound sculptures and everything in between. Listen to bird cantatas in a forest of radios, hear the weeping of a wounded violin or discover how speakers, microphones and turntables flirt with each other as your perception of sound is challenged and transformed.
Public London: Ten Years of Transforming Spaces
When New London Architecture was founded a decade ago one of its first exhibitions was about projects proposed as part of Ken Livingstone’s hundred public spaces programme. This show looks at the projects that have been completed since then, transforming the spaces between buildings and making the parts of the city we all share more pleasant places to be.
The Power of Poison
Intoxicating, secretive and dangerous, tales of poison have fuelled our most sinister stories throughout history. This exhibition, which is adapted from The American Museum of Natural History's New York original, reveals the strange things that happen when toxic substances claim a victim.
Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience, 1950s-1990s
This new display at the V&A showcases a variety of photographic responses to black British experience. Pieces range from Yinka Shonibare's large-scale series, 'Diary of a Victorian Dandy', to JD Okhai Ojeikere's black and white studies of elaborate head ties worn by Nigerian women.
Free exhibtions in London
Cornelia Parker: Magna Carta (An Embroidery)
A gigantic new commission
All of This Belongs to You
An election-inspired exhibition
Homes of the Homeless
Seeking shelter in Victorian London