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.

What Does It Feel Like To Listen To Others Grieving? Find Out At This Atmospheric Performance

What Does It Feel Like To Listen To Others Grieving? Find Out At This Atmospheric Performance

Another ambitious art project by Artangel. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
Pickle, Biscuits And Dog Poo: This Hand Drawn Map Shows The Smells Of Bermondsey

Pickle, Biscuits And Dog Poo: This Hand Drawn Map Shows The Smells Of Bermondsey

Thankfully many are resigned to the past. | By Laura Reynolds
Decapitated Birds And Recycled Paper Clothing: Fashion Cross Breeds With Nature At V&A

Decapitated Birds And Recycled Paper Clothing: Fashion Cross Breeds With Nature At V&A

Nothing says glamour like a pair of decapitated birds. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
The Mysterious Street Art Recipes Of South-East London

The Mysterious Street Art Recipes Of South-East London

Who's been painting these recipes onto Bermondsey walls? | By Harry Rosehill
An Antony Gormley Statue In Kilburn? Who Knew?

An Antony Gormley Statue In Kilburn? Who Knew?

Early work by the figurative sculptor. | By M@
Must-See Exhibition Of The East End In Colour

Must-See Exhibition Of The East End In Colour

Head to Mile End. | By M@ ★★★★★
Tracey Emin Lights Up St Pancras With Her Giant Words

Tracey Emin Lights Up St Pancras With Her Giant Words

Look up as you exit your train. | By Tabish Khan
Which Exhibitions Should You See Right Now?

Which Exhibitions Should You See Right Now?

We round up the best and worst of London's art scene. | By Tabish Khan
Monet Is Power In This Excellent Exhibition At The National Gallery

Monet Is Power In This Excellent Exhibition At The National Gallery

No Monet, no problem. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
The Biggest Exhibitions And Art Events To Look Forward To In April 2018

The Biggest Exhibitions And Art Events To Look Forward To In April 2018

Your April, sorted. | By Tabish Khan
How Much Of London Do You Recognise In These Newly-Released Historic Photos?

How Much Of London Do You Recognise In These Newly-Released Historic Photos?

Images from 1704-1989. | By Harry Rosehill
Trump, Brexit, Grenfell And Refugees: A Political Powerhouse Of An Exhibition At Design Museum

Trump, Brexit, Grenfell And Refugees: A Political Powerhouse Of An Exhibition At Design Museum

One of the best exhibitions of the year so far. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★★
Oh We Do Love To Be Beside The Seaside... In Greenwich

Oh We Do Love To Be Beside The Seaside... In Greenwich

We're off to get some fish and chips and a 99 flake. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
You've Probably Been Down This South London Street... But How Well Do You Know It?

You've Probably Been Down This South London Street... But How Well Do You Know It?

Recognise any of these characters? | By Will Noble
The Best London Instagram Accounts

The Best London Instagram Accounts

Time to get following. | By Harry Rosehill
Dull And Duller: A Double Header Of Dreary Art From Tacita Dean

Dull And Duller: A Double Header Of Dreary Art From Tacita Dean

Failing to deliver on masses of hype. | By Tabish Khan ★☆☆☆☆
Ever Wondered What London's Mosques Look Like Inside? These Photos Show You

Ever Wondered What London's Mosques Look Like Inside? These Photos Show You

From dazzling chandeliers to rooftop courtyards. | By Will Noble
These Are The London Exhibitions We're Talking About Right Now

These Are The London Exhibitions We're Talking About Right Now

We rank them from best to worst. | By Tabish Khan
Bet You Didn't Know Crossrail Is Bringing All This With It When It Arrives

Bet You Didn't Know Crossrail Is Bringing All This With It When It Arrives

We're still not calling it the Elizabeth Line. | By Tabish Khan
Is This A New Banksy In Shoreditch?

Is This A New Banksy In Shoreditch?

Bang head here. | By M@
Crucified Stormtrooper Removed From London Church

Crucified Stormtrooper Removed From London Church

Just an average Tuesday afternoon in London. | By Harry Rosehill
Seen Some Satirical Street Art? It's Probably Loretto

Seen Some Satirical Street Art? It's Probably Loretto

Mysterious artist is all over town. | By M@
Meet Bob, An Artificial Intelligence Life Form At Serpentine Gallery

Meet Bob, An Artificial Intelligence Life Form At Serpentine Gallery

Judgement Day is around the corner. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★★
There's A Surprising Amount Of Street Art Hidden Around Willesden Green

There's A Surprising Amount Of Street Art Hidden Around Willesden Green

Ghost signs, murals, mosaics... | By Lydia Manch
Artificial Insemination And An Underwater Ballet: Science Meets Art At Wellcome Collection

Artificial Insemination And An Underwater Ballet: Science Meets Art At Wellcome Collection

Crystal dick and HIV. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
One Artist, One Year: Picasso Proves His Genius In This Tate Blockbuster

One Artist, One Year: Picasso Proves His Genius In This Tate Blockbuster

1932 was a great year of art for Picasso. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
The Best Exhibitions To See To Mark International Women's Day

The Best Exhibitions To See To Mark International Women's Day

Celebrating feminism and women artists. | By Tabish Khan
The Best Pictures Of Snowy London

The Best Pictures Of Snowy London

Oh the weather outside is frightful... | By Harry Rosehill
Previously Unseen Photos Of 1950s And 60s Notting Hill

Previously Unseen Photos Of 1950s And 60s Notting Hill

Black and white beauties. | By Will Noble
Brexit And An Alien Sex Club: March's Must See Exhibitions

Brexit And An Alien Sex Club: March's Must See Exhibitions

Your art month sorted. | By Tabish Khan
Londonist Goes To A DIY Porn Workshop

Londonist Goes To A DIY Porn Workshop

"Two women wear lurid lacy lingerie, the sort Pat Butcher might buy from Walford Market." | By Samantha Rea
Join The People Living On The Fringes Of Society In This Photography Exhibition

Join The People Living On The Fringes Of Society In This Photography Exhibition

What's it like living on the margins? | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
Fleshy Nudes And Late Night London: 100 Years Of British Painting

Fleshy Nudes And Late Night London: 100 Years Of British Painting

Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and many more. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
Have You Seen The Canary Wharf Roundabout With Over 75 Traffic Lights?

Have You Seen The Canary Wharf Roundabout With Over 75 Traffic Lights?

Beautiful yet... confusing. | By M@
Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? No, It's A DC Superheroes Exhibition

Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? No, It's A DC Superheroes Exhibition

Get ready to marvel at some DC superheroes. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
London Artist Creates Portrait Of Donald Trump... Using His Own Faeces

London Artist Creates Portrait Of Donald Trump... Using His Own Faeces

Why you little piece of... | By Harry Rosehill
North Korean Propaganda Wins Us Over In This Superb Exhibition

North Korean Propaganda Wins Us Over In This Superb Exhibition

Even Diana shows up as the Democratic People's (Republic of Korea) Princess. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★★
A Random Collection Of Massive Or Otherwise Unusual Hands To See Around London

A Random Collection Of Massive Or Otherwise Unusual Hands To See Around London

Because nobody else would publish it. | By M@
Did You Know This Is Tucked Away Beneath Waterloo Station?

Did You Know This Is Tucked Away Beneath Waterloo Station?

You might even see the artists at work. | By Harry Rosehill
This Artist Created An Incredibly Detailed Hand-Drawn Middle Earth Map Of London

This Artist Created An Incredibly Detailed Hand-Drawn Middle Earth Map Of London

London, as if by Tolkien. | By Harry Rosehill
A Riot Of Colour Has Come To South East London

A Riot Of Colour Has Come To South East London

A perfect one for children. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Swings And Animal Explosions: London's Best Exhibitions To See Right Now

Swings And Animal Explosions: London's Best Exhibitions To See Right Now

The great and good of London's art scene. | By Tabish Khan
Alternative Branding For London Underground Lines

Alternative Branding For London Underground Lines

Can TfL make this happen please? | By Will Noble
Humanity Collides With Nature In Whitechapel Gallery's Latest Exhibition

Humanity Collides With Nature In Whitechapel Gallery's Latest Exhibition

Bottle caps and pipes found on the Thames foreshore. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★★
Go There, Get The T-Shirt At This Excellent Exhibition On A Simple Garment

Go There, Get The T-Shirt At This Excellent Exhibition On A Simple Garment

Been there, got the t-shirt. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Theresa May: London's Unlikely Street Art Icon

Theresa May: London's Unlikely Street Art Icon

PM stands for public murals. | By M@
Set Sail For V&A And Board This Titanic Exhibition

Set Sail For V&A And Board This Titanic Exhibition

A truly beautiful exhibition. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★★
One Man's Obsession With The Golden Age Of British Wrestling

One Man's Obsession With The Golden Age Of British Wrestling

" It was like a soap opera." | By Will Noble
A Map Of Shoreditch Street Art

A Map Of Shoreditch Street Art

This east London locale is slathered in the stuff. | By Will Noble
The 12 Biggest Exhibitions To See In February

The 12 Biggest Exhibitions To See In February

We've filtered the art month for you, you're welcome. | By Tabish Khan
How Many Of These Tube Map Covers Do You Remember?

How Many Of These Tube Map Covers Do You Remember?

Looking back at 13 years of artwork. | By Harry Rosehill
Jazz It Up With This Fantastic Free Exhibition On British Jazz

Jazz It Up With This Fantastic Free Exhibition On British Jazz

Free, informative, and set to a jaunty soundtrack. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
The Hayward Gallery Is Back With A Massive Exhibition

The Hayward Gallery Is Back With A Massive Exhibition

A cattle ranch and an Amazon warehouse mess with our minds. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
London's Best Exhibitions To See Right Now

London's Best Exhibitions To See Right Now

We sift through them all and present the finest. | By Tabish Khan
This Tourist Sketched A Royal Guard... Then Something Lovely Happened

This Tourist Sketched A Royal Guard... Then Something Lovely Happened

A heartwarming tale. | By Will Noble
Gigantic 17,500 Square Metre Artwork Unveiled In Hackney

Gigantic 17,500 Square Metre Artwork Unveiled In Hackney

Size matters. | By Harry Rosehill
How To See Tate Modern In Your Lunch Hour

How To See Tate Modern In Your Lunch Hour

A quick tour of the best bits. | By Tabish Khan
Where To Find London's Raciest Paintings

Where To Find London's Raciest Paintings

Prepare to get hot under the collar. | By Tabish Khan
Inside The Little-Known Building Where The Government Stashes Its Art

Inside The Little-Known Building Where The Government Stashes Its Art

You can take a free tour of the Government's art. | By Tabish Khan
In Pictures: No Trousers On The Tube Day 2018

In Pictures: No Trousers On The Tube Day 2018

Were you brave enough to take part? | By Will Noble
Eerie Shots Of Abandoned London On Christmas Day

Eerie Shots Of Abandoned London On Christmas Day

Like something out of a zombie movie. | By Harry Rosehill
We Talk Art, Gentrification And Ridley Road Market With Artist Lucinda Rogers

We Talk Art, Gentrification And Ridley Road Market With Artist Lucinda Rogers

How has London changed over the last 20 years? | By Tabish Khan
Here's What The City Of London Could Look Like In 2026

Here's What The City Of London Could Look Like In 2026

With 13 new skyscrapers. | By Will Noble
Why Is This Apple Store On Regent Street Adorned With An Intricate Mosaic?

Why Is This Apple Store On Regent Street Adorned With An Intricate Mosaic?

It pays to look up. | By Londonist Staff
11 Must-See Exhibitions Coming To London In 2018

11 Must-See Exhibitions Coming To London In 2018

Galleries re-open, museums expand and blockbuster exhibitions. | By Tabish Khan
An Asian Sensation Of A Gallery At The British Museum

An Asian Sensation Of A Gallery At The British Museum

A fine addition to one of our greatest museums. | By Tabish Khan
Beheading, Monarchy And Power: Art Gets The Royal Treatment

Beheading, Monarchy And Power: Art Gets The Royal Treatment

Get your royal bling on. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
What Were The Best Exhibitions Of 2017?

What Were The Best Exhibitions Of 2017?

Did your favourite make the list? | By Tabish Khan
In Pictures: A Sexist Victorian Christmas

In Pictures: A Sexist Victorian Christmas

Festive frisky activities. | By Will Noble
What's This Marble Building At Seven Sisters Station?

What's This Marble Building At Seven Sisters Station?

Over 1,000 tiles, each made by hand. | By Will Noble
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 ★★★★☆