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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Designs of the Year
Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection
New exhibitions in London
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.
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
Tibet’s Secret Temple
Discover the history of Tibetan Buddhist yogic and meditational practices
Lord Byron's daughter was way ahead of her time
Julia Margaret Cameron
Nineteenth-century experimental photography