Bermondsey Antiques Market

Bermondsey Antiques Market

Situated in the London Borough of Southwark close to London Bridge and Borough Station, Bermondsey Antiques Market specialises in antique china, silver and glassware as well as furniture. It is a great place for bargain hunting. Open 6am to 2pm every Friday and an early arrival is recommended. Bermondsey Antiques Market Bermondsey Square London SE1 […]

Horniman Museum

The Horniman Museum

Founded in 1901 by tea magnate Frederick J Horniman the Horniman Museum specialises in anthropology, musical instruments and natural history. It provides an excellent outing for families with its book zone, new aquarium, collection of stuffed animals and objects from around the world. The Arts and Crafts style building is surrounded by 16 acres of […]

Painting Paradise

Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden

Until the 11 October 2015 This exhibition explores what happens when art and nature collide. Exhibits including paintings from Brueghel the Elder, Ricci and Schalch, a gold and porcelain orange blossom headdress given to Queen Victoria by Prince Albert, and a piece by Faberge depicting a bleeding heart made of precious materials. The Queen’s Gallery […]

Magna Carta

Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy

Until the 1 September 2015 See the world’s most famous documents in one place. The British Library has brought together two out of the four existing copies of the Magna Carta – Thomas Jefferson’s handwritten copy of the Declaration of Independence and the US Bill of Rights. The documents are accompanied by paintings and royal […]


Beefeater Distillery Tour

Discover how London Dry Gin is made in one of the city’s best kept secrets. Beefeater Gin has been distilled in south London since 1908 and moved to its current location in 1958. The tour explores the history of gin in London and how it became one of the world’s favourite drinks. A complimentary gin […]

Joshua Reynolds

Joshua Reynolds: Experiments in Paint

Free! Until the 7 June 2015 Discover a previously unseen side of the greatest portraitist of the eighteenth century. The Wallace Collection exhibits its own collection of Reynolds’ works, with loans from around the world. It presents x-rays of the pieces together with archives. The aim of the show is to demonstrate how the artist […]


Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

From the 13 June – 31 January 2016 To explore the role of footwear as a status symbol the V&A has assembled over 200 pairs of historical and modern shoes. The show includes pieces dating back to Ancient Egypt and follows the development of status symbol footwear until to the present day. What a great […]


Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album

Until the 25 May 2015 Explore the imagination of Francisco Goya (1746-1828) with this exhibition that reunites drawings from the private albums of the artist never intended to be seen by the public. Goya suffered a near fatal illness which made him almost completely deaf and struggling to cope with ‘old’ age. The images grant […]


Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime

Until the 21 June From Jack the Ripper to CSI, at this exhibition you will see the combination of original evidence, photographs, film and art work that follow the course of murder from crime scene to court room throughout the centuries. Although the aim is to discover the science behind what is presented as fiction, […]


Indigenous Australia

23 April – 2 August 2015 One of the first exhibitions of its kind to present Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia. Indigenous Australians use natural resources from the sea and land to sustain their way of life. It is a culture that is over 60,000 years old and remains today in diverse environments […]

Salt Silver

Salt and Silver

Until the 7 June 2015 Salted paper prints were one of the very first forms of photography unveiled by William Henry Fox in 1839. This type of photography changed portraits and landscapes into luxurious prints from the moment the photos entered the stage of processing. The salt prints that remain are rare and fragile. Tate […]


Inventing Impressionism

Free! Until the 31 May 2015 Thanks to the support of Parisian art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, the works of Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Pierre-Auguste Renoir have been brought to life. These paintings were previously seen as unfashionable but Paul Durand-Ruel immediately saw them and knew ‘they were a work of art’. Inventing Impressionism will […]

All belong to you

All of this Belongs to You

Until the 19 July 2015 This exhibition marks the opening of the General Election in Britain, focusing on the position of public institutions in modern day life. In the museum you will find a number of different “stations” to depict what life is like for the general public. It also explores the part played by […]