Top 10 outdoor exhibitions in London

Discover the capital's best open-air exhibitions of art, architecture, photography and design

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London abounds with exhibitions taking place in the city's parks, gardens, streets and squares, including sculpture trails, alfresco photography exhibitions, public art commissions, pop-up architecture projects and street art interventions. Read our guide then head outside – there's culture aplenty en plein air.

London's best outdoor exhibitions

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    Tony Cragg at Exhibition Road

    Until Fri Nov 30, Exhibition Road

    Find totemic abstract forms on Exhibition Road.
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    Great St Helen's: Sculpture Space

    Until Jan 30 2013, Great St Helen's

    Seek out striking sculptures in the Square Mile.
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    Fourth Plinth: Elmgreen & Dragset

    Until Apr 1 2013, Trafalgar Square

    Get happy in the presence of this joyful statue.
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    North American Landscape

    Until Sun Nov 25, British Museum

    Sit back and enjoy Kew's mini marvel in the BM's forecourt.
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    Globe Head Ballerina

    Until Jun 18 2017, Royal Opera House

    Take a spin round Covent Garden to admire Yinka Shonibare's rotating sculpture.
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