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Victorian London in Photographs

July 27- 8 October 2015 Free! The London Metropolitan Archives are exhibiting their stunning collection of photographs documenting not only 19th century London and its inhabitants, but also sights/buildings of old London that were destroyed to create the city we know today. Fast changing and perhaps not as equal as it should be the images […]

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Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea

Until the 13 September 2015 Coral reefs are home to almost a quarter of marine species and support 500,000 jobs worldwide. The Natural History Museum exhibition aims to highlight the importance of the reefs, with 250 displays of fish, shells and a water tank filled with living corals and fish. The exhibition also includes coral […]

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Design of the Year 2015

Until the 16 August 2015 This is your opportunity to see the design and technological advancements that will shape our future. The exhibition showcases works that have been nominated for the Design of the Year Award. Divided into categories such as architecture, graphics, fashion etc the works are put in front of a jury who […]

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Full of Spice

23 May- 6 September The Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew explore the origin of spices that we now take for granted. These exotic commodities were once worth their own weight in gold, or even more, and inspired men to cross oceans to distant lands. Today they are so commonplace that spices like nutmeg, cloves and […]

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Brixton Village

Brixton Village is just one arcade that makes up Brixton Market which in recent years has become one of the trendiest places to eat in London. Food is varied ranging from Beijing seafood to Colombian stews and all very reasonably priced. Restaurants share the arcade with shops and galleries which are great for vintage clothing, […]

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Riviera Style: Swimwear Since 1900

22 May- 29 August The Fashion and Textile Museum is treating Londoners to a taste of glamorous summers in the south of France by staging an exhibition on swimwear. The exhibition charts the development of ‘beachwear’ from late Victorian seaside dresses to the bikinis, and burkinis of today. A focus on textiles is clear as […]

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Beneath the Surface

21 May- 24 August Nearly 200 photographs dating back as far as 1852 reflect Somerset House’s riverside location and focuses on London’s most ancient corner, its connection to the river and the people inhabiting these spaces. These rarely-seen photographs, commissioned by Photo London from the V&A’s world renowned archives and selected by the museum’s curator […]

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Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon

2 July – 18 October The National Portrait Gallery has brought together over 60 images to chart the life of one of the most celebrated actresses and fashion icons of the twentieth century. The exhibition features intimate family photographs as well as promotional portraits and fashion campaigns for Givenchy, to whom Hepburn was a muse. […]

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Star Wars at Madame Tussauds

From May 15-31 December 2015. For all those Star Wars fans out there. The famous London tourist attraction Madame Tussauds is staging an exhibition featuring the most iconic scenes and characters from all 6 episodes of the film series. The exhibition put on show in collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm is arranged in eleven sets […]

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Modigliani: A Unique Artistic Voice

Until 28 June The Estorick Collection is the UK’s only museum dedicated to modern Italian art. The majority of its collection is the legacy of writer Eric Estorick and his textile designer wife Salome (inventor of the stretch lace). Although the core of the collection is futurist works it also includes some figurative pieces from […]

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Camden Market

What is commonly known as Camden Market both by visitors and Londoners alike, is in fact a collection of adjourning markets that together form one of the city’s top tourist attractions. Open every day from 10 am it welcomes thousands of visitors every weekend. It began in the 1970’s as a craft market and still […]

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Broadway Market

Although the original market is one of the oldest in London its success is due to the launch of the Saturday market by Hackney Council in 2004. Selling food from different parts of the world as well as clothing and decorative objects from local designers Broadway Market has become a highly popular spot for trendy […]

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Barbican Centre

Despite being voted the ugliest building in London in 2003, this is a Grade II listed building and one of the greatest examples of Brutalist architecture in the world. The centre has been modernised since its opening in 1982 and now includes many decorative features. Apart from being home to the world famous London Symphony […]

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Eric Ravilious: Composition

Until the 31 August Dulwich Picture Gallery is holding its first major exhibition of watercolours of the British artist Eric Ravilious. Mostly known for his designs for the porcelain manufacturer Wedgwood, he painted watercolours depicting the English countryside and harbours. At the outbreak of the Second World War he became one of the first official […]

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Bethlem: Museum of the Mind

Free! Bethlem Royal Hospital founded in 1247 was the first institution in the UK to specialise in the treatment of the mentally ill. After various locations in London the hospital moved to its current location in 1930 and the Museum of the Mind opened in February 2015. Of particular interest  are the statues of ‘Raving […]