Art & Photography

Your guide to London galleries and art exhibitions. Find information and reviews for the latest London exhibitions and hot new art shows here.

New Year, New Experiences: Sign Up For A City Lit Course This January

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Top London Christmas Instagram Posts Of 2017

Top London Christmas Instagram Posts Of 2017

Warning: sparkles incoming. | By Ruth Hargreaves
Naked Iggy Pop And Virtual Reality Offer A New Take On An Old Genre

Naked Iggy Pop And Virtual Reality Offer A New Take On An Old Genre

Virtual reality to the rescue. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
An Instagram Account Of London Bus Stops

An Instagram Account Of London Bus Stops

Art in the everyday. | By Will Noble
Street Photography In The East End Of London: 1850s To Present Day

Street Photography In The East End Of London: 1850s To Present Day

Through a lens. | Sponsor
In Which Pooh And Piglet Go To V&A To See An Exhibition All About Themselves

In Which Pooh And Piglet Go To V&A To See An Exhibition All About Themselves

One for the children. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
The Best Photos Taken In The Weekend's Snow Flurry

The Best Photos Taken In The Weekend's Snow Flurry

The first one in a few years. | By Harry Rosehill
A Giant Catapult And The Thames Estuary: Our Latest Roundup Of Exhibitions

A Giant Catapult And The Thames Estuary: Our Latest Roundup Of Exhibitions

What to see and what to avoid. | By Tabish Khan
Tate Britain's Been Decked In Tacky Christmas Decorations

Tate Britain's Been Decked In Tacky Christmas Decorations

Looks like an over-zealous neighbour did it. | By Will Noble
These Photos Really Make You Appreciate Tube Stations

These Photos Really Make You Appreciate Tube Stations

Including *those* Sherlock Holmes tiles. | By Will Noble
F*ck You And F*ck Those F*cking F*ckers: It's All Beards And Swearing In Bermondsey

F*ck You And F*ck Those F*cking F*ckers: It's All Beards And Swearing In Bermondsey

F*cking underwhelming. | By Tabish Khan ★★☆☆☆
Would You Be Willing To Nail Your Scrotum To The Pavement In Protest?

Would You Be Willing To Nail Your Scrotum To The Pavement In Protest?

Controversial and humorous protests. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
A Roomful Of Serenity In Trafalgar Square

A Roomful Of Serenity In Trafalgar Square

Patriotism in a peaceful landscape. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
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Nudes And Dead Eyes: The Distinctive Portraits Of Modigliani At Tate Modern

Nudes And Dead Eyes: The Distinctive Portraits Of Modigliani At Tate Modern

Over 100 works, including 40 never seen in the UK. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Edwardian Postcards Of London

Edwardian Postcards Of London

Wish you were there? | By Will Noble
Superbugs And Rockets Side By Side At Science Museum

Superbugs And Rockets Side By Side At Science Museum

Should we be scared about antibiotic resistance? | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
The Best Year Yet For This Photographic Portraits Exhibition

The Best Year Yet For This Photographic Portraits Exhibition

The strongest line up we've seen for this prize. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
A Splash Of Northern Style Arrives At Somerset House, But Lacks Substance

A Splash Of Northern Style Arrives At Somerset House, But Lacks Substance

Less Madchester, more blandchester. | By Tabish Khan ★★☆☆☆
Lust Over Beautiful Ferraris At The Design Museum

Lust Over Beautiful Ferraris At The Design Museum

From the 250 to the LaFerrari. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
What Keeps Bill Nighy Coming Back To The Courtauld Gallery?

What Keeps Bill Nighy Coming Back To The Courtauld Gallery?

Trust him, he's an actor. | By Londonist Staff
Lovely Landscapes Beautify Waterloo Station

Lovely Landscapes Beautify Waterloo Station

Big Ben and The Shard in the same photograph. | By Tabish Khan
The King And Prince Shake Up The O2 With A Disappointing Double Bill

The King And Prince Shake Up The O2 With A Disappointing Double Bill

Time for some purple rain, uh-huh. | By Tabish Khan ★★☆☆☆
A Russian Red Star Has Risen Over Tate Modern

A Russian Red Star Has Risen Over Tate Modern

Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
A Live Tarantula And Giant Wasps In This Venomous Exhibition

A Live Tarantula And Giant Wasps In This Venomous Exhibition

Like walking over flaming charcoal with a three-inch nail embedded in your heel. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★★
Cezanne's Perfect Portraits Prove To Be Too Much Of A Good Thing

Cezanne's Perfect Portraits Prove To Be Too Much Of A Good Thing

Brilliant but repetitive. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
What Was It Like To Be A Female Photographer In The 70s, 80s And 90s?

What Was It Like To Be A Female Photographer In The 70s, 80s And 90s?

Important moments, captured. | Sponsor
Impressionists Take On London At Tate Britain In A Patchy Exhibition

Impressionists Take On London At Tate Britain In A Patchy Exhibition

The room full of Monet's views of Westminster is stunning. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
Superbugs And Fashion: The 11 Biggest Exhibitions To Catch This Month

Superbugs And Fashion: The 11 Biggest Exhibitions To Catch This Month

Let us pick the best exhibitions for you to see. | By Tabish Khan
Simon Milton: A Man With Five London Memorials

Simon Milton: A Man With Five London Memorials

Four sculptures and a fountain. | By M@
The British Museum Is Living With Gods In A Revelatory Exhibition

The British Museum Is Living With Gods In A Revelatory Exhibition

A fascinating whistle-stop tour of world religions. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
The Bowie Mural Located Outside Some Shopping Centre Toilets

The Bowie Mural Located Outside Some Shopping Centre Toilets

Three Davids for the price of one. | By Will Noble
Londonist Now On Show In London Bridge Station

Londonist Now On Show In London Bridge Station

Five Londonist images fill London Bridge screens. | By M@
It's All Black And White At The National Gallery

It's All Black And White At The National Gallery

From Rembrandt to Bridget Riley. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
How Has 9/11 Changed The Art World? Find Out In This Stirring Exhibition

How Has 9/11 Changed The Art World? Find Out In This Stirring Exhibition

Arguably the most important exhibition you'll see this year. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★★
Moomins Have Popped Up In South London

Moomins Have Popped Up In South London

Cute and cuddly or dark and scary? | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
Suicide Vests And A Chinese Supermarket: The Biggest Exhibitions On Right Now Reviewed

Suicide Vests And A Chinese Supermarket: The Biggest Exhibitions On Right Now Reviewed

What's hot or not. | By Tabish Khan
Ugly Contorted Portraits At The Courtauld Gallery

Ugly Contorted Portraits At The Courtauld Gallery

An acquired taste at best. | By Tabish Khan ★☆☆☆☆
Does This Courtauld Gallery Painting Capture An Early Incident Of Manspreading?

Does This Courtauld Gallery Painting Capture An Early Incident Of Manspreading?

Go see it for yourself. | By Will Noble
Mind Bending Art Takes Hold At Tate Modern

Mind Bending Art Takes Hold At Tate Modern

Like wandering through the mind of an artist. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
Expelliarmus! The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Swoops Into The British Library

Expelliarmus! The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Swoops Into The British Library

Jump on a broomstick and grab a snitch. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★★
Here's What The Battersea Development Looks Like From Above

Here's What The Battersea Development Looks Like From Above

A change is gonna come... actually it's already happening. | By Will Noble
Become A Pro At Photographing London

Become A Pro At Photographing London

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See The Winning Shots From This Year's Wildlife Photographer Of The Year

See The Winning Shots From This Year's Wildlife Photographer Of The Year

From the saddening to the joyful. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
The Best Photos Taken In Yesterday's Saharan Sunlight

The Best Photos Taken In Yesterday's Saharan Sunlight

London went yellow, so everyone got their cameras out. | By Harry Rosehill
Stylish Photography From The Streets Of Morocco In This Free Exhibition

Stylish Photography From The Streets Of Morocco In This Free Exhibition

Oozes style. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Visit The Aftermath Of An American Apocalypse In South London

Visit The Aftermath Of An American Apocalypse In South London

Broken flags and Scooby Doo. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
A Colourful Makeover For The Square Mile's Skyscrapers

A Colourful Makeover For The Square Mile's Skyscrapers

The Gherkin, Broadgate and the Cheesegrater all get psychedelic. | By Tabish Khan
Beautiful Photos Of London's Coffee Lovers

Beautiful Photos Of London's Coffee Lovers

Calling all coffee addicts. | By Danny Lavelle
Step Into An Italian Painting In This Immersive Exhibition In Mayfair

Step Into An Italian Painting In This Immersive Exhibition In Mayfair

Complete with artificial grass beneath our feet. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Get Lost In Colour At This Free Exhibition In Camden

Get Lost In Colour At This Free Exhibition In Camden

Perspective gets shaken up. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Poster Girls Of The Underground: Check Out These Vintage Ads, All Designed By Women

Poster Girls Of The Underground: Check Out These Vintage Ads, All Designed By Women

We want all these posters on our wall. | By Will Noble
Painting By Mirrors Causes Us To Reflect At The National Gallery

Painting By Mirrors Causes Us To Reflect At The National Gallery

Over the top Pre-Raphaelite paintings. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
Saatchi Gallery's Iconoclasts Exhibition Misses The Mark

Saatchi Gallery's Iconoclasts Exhibition Misses The Mark

A mismatch of art. | By Tabish Khan ★★☆☆☆
Science Museum Shines A Light On India In Two Free Exhibitions

Science Museum Shines A Light On India In Two Free Exhibitions

A double exhibition of science and history. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Things Get Trippy In This Massive Free Exhibition

Things Get Trippy In This Massive Free Exhibition

Not one to visit on a full stomach. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
Enter A Fake Museum And Become A Citizen Of The World At Frieze Art Fair

Enter A Fake Museum And Become A Citizen Of The World At Frieze Art Fair

Our top picks from Frieze London and Frieze Masters. | By Tabish Khan
When Urinal Met Lobster Phone: A Dalí And Duchamp Love-In

When Urinal Met Lobster Phone: A Dalí And Duchamp Love-In

Two art history behemoths. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Photographs That Make Us Question What We're Seeing

Photographs That Make Us Question What We're Seeing

From the harrowing to the surreal. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
Swings And A Giant Mirror Ball - Tate Modern Has Never Been So Much Fun

Swings And A Giant Mirror Ball - Tate Modern Has Never Been So Much Fun

We had too much fun. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★★
Dramatic Spanish Painting Comes To The West End

Dramatic Spanish Painting Comes To The West End

Religion at the Wallace Collection. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
12 Of The Best Exhibitions To See In October

12 Of The Best Exhibitions To See In October

We've got your month of art sorted. | By Tabish Khan
Look At These Gorgeous And Stark Photos Of Londoners

Look At These Gorgeous And Stark Photos Of Londoners

Inspired by William Blake's London. | By Harry Rosehill
When Italy Met Britain And Poor Art Became Richer

When Italy Met Britain And Poor Art Became Richer

A ladder with no rungs. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
What Is The Perfect Work Of Art? Get Yourself A National Art Pass And You Don't Have To Choose

What Is The Perfect Work Of Art? Get Yourself A National Art Pass And You Don't Have To Choose

Become a pro gallery hopper with a National Art Pass. | Sponsor
Opera To Stir Your Soul At The V&A In This Musical Blockbuster

Opera To Stir Your Soul At The V&A In This Musical Blockbuster

Power, passion and politics. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
From Hercules To Pink Floyd: See The Works Of Gerald Scarfe

From Hercules To Pink Floyd: See The Works Of Gerald Scarfe

Beyond the political satire. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
East London Just Got A Little Creepier With These Mythical Monsters

East London Just Got A Little Creepier With These Mythical Monsters

Don't miss the tree covered in crows. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★★
Voyeurism At The Ballet: Degas At The National Gallery

Voyeurism At The Ballet: Degas At The National Gallery

The art of movement. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
These People Had Famous Artworks Painted On Their Naked Bodies

These People Had Famous Artworks Painted On Their Naked Bodies

Human canvasses take to London's streets. | By Harry Rosehill
Someone's Created A History Of London In Lego... It's Something Quite Special

Someone's Created A History Of London In Lego... It's Something Quite Special

Never before has a toy oozed such death and destruction. | By Will Noble
Seen This Colourful Crossing In Bankside?

Seen This Colourful Crossing In Bankside?

From the artists famous for painting the Berlin Wall. | By Will Noble
The Eclectic Genius Of Basquiat At Barbican

The Eclectic Genius Of Basquiat At Barbican

Sadly we'll never get to find out how brilliant he could have been. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
This Artist Has Created 3 Future Londons, In 3 Different Video Games

This Artist Has Created 3 Future Londons, In 3 Different Video Games

Welcome to bonus levels. | By Will Noble
Lost Banksy Returning To Original Site In Hackney

Lost Banksy Returning To Original Site In Hackney

Home sweet home. | By Londonist Staff
An Absolute Thriller: Michael Jackson Art Exhibition Coming To London

An Absolute Thriller: Michael Jackson Art Exhibition Coming To London

Will you be there? | By Harry Rosehill
Flags, Beer And Targets: Jasper Johns At Royal Academy Of Arts

Flags, Beer And Targets: Jasper Johns At Royal Academy Of Arts

Read between the lines. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Fashion And Photography Combine Absolutely Fabulously In A Old Courthouse

Fashion And Photography Combine Absolutely Fabulously In A Old Courthouse

Burberry pulls out all the stops. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
A Peek Inside Du Cane Court

A Peek Inside Du Cane Court

An art deco beaut. | By Will Noble
In Pictures: LGBTQ London On Film

In Pictures: LGBTQ London On Film

Surprising. Vibrant. Essential watching. | By Will Noble
Banksy Returns With Brilliant Homage To Basquiat At The Barbican

Banksy Returns With Brilliant Homage To Basquiat At The Barbican

An "unofficial" collaboration. | By Harry Rosehill
Have You Spotted These Arty Bollards Outside London Bridge Station?

Have You Spotted These Arty Bollards Outside London Bridge Station?

Slow down commuters. | By Tabish Khan
Check Out This Gaudy Inflatable Sculpture In Broadgate

Check Out This Gaudy Inflatable Sculpture In Broadgate

Camille Walala brings colour to the City. | By M@
Why Has This Old South London Library Been Filled With Hundreds Of Eggs?

Why Has This Old South London Library Been Filled With Hundreds Of Eggs?

A curate's egg of a show. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
Luxury Flats Stir Monsters From The Deep In This Crazy Graphic Novel

Luxury Flats Stir Monsters From The Deep In This Crazy Graphic Novel

Monsterzz. They're basically the new fixie bike. | By Harry Rosehill
A Stunning Exhibition Of Casts Has Landed At Tate Britain... But We're Left Feeling A Little Empty

A Stunning Exhibition Of Casts Has Landed At Tate Britain... But We're Left Feeling A Little Empty

Casts, lots of casts. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
Check Out These Stunning Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Images

Check Out These Stunning Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Images

At the National History Museum in October. | By Will Noble
One Of London's Best Sculptures Finally Sees The Light

One Of London's Best Sculptures Finally Sees The Light

Rescued from a shrubbery. | By M@
The Scythians Have Ridden Into The British Museum

The Scythians Have Ridden Into The British Museum

Time for some horseback raiding. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? Find Out In This Free Exhibition

Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? Find Out In This Free Exhibition

How did the Red Cross symbol come about? | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆