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Top Art Exhibitions in London

Don't miss out on the best London art exhibitions! See what's on and catch these great London exhibitions as chosen by our editorial team.

Abstract Expressionism at Royal Academy of Arts

Rediscover one of the greatest art movements of the 20th century with Abstract Expressionism at the Royal Academy of Arts. Be amazed by stunning works by renowned American artists such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko, characterised by gestural brushstrokes and bright colour fields. 24 Sep-2 Jan. Book now

Picasso Portraits at National Portrait Gallery

See how the revolutionary Spanish artist’s style has changed over time with Picasso Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery. Peek into Picasso’s lively circle of acquaintances and relive a legendary era for art and culture through his iconic self-portraits and the fascinating depictions of his lovers. 6 Oct-5 Feb

Beyond Caravaggio at National Gallery

See stunning paintings by the acclaimed Italian artist with Beyond Caravaggio at National Gallery. Discover Caravaggio’s remarkable influence on some of the greatest artists of his time as you enjoy a wonderful display of more than 50 works from outstanding art collections in the UK. 12 Oct-15 Jan

Visscher Redrawn: 1616-2016 at the Guildhall Art Gallery

See how London’s skyline has changed over the last four centuries with Visscher Redrawn: 1616-2016 at Guildhall Art Gallery. Compare the 400-year-old iconic engraving of the City of London by Visscher with a new interpretation by artist Robin Reynolds. 20 Feb-20 Nov

Capturing the City: Photography at the Bank of England at the Bank of England Museum

Trace the history of photography with Capturing the City: Photography at the Bank of England at the Bank of England Museum. Explore the history of the bank through rarely-seen photographs from its own photography collection, which spans the entire history of the medium. 18 Jan-31 Dec


Björk Digital at Somerset House

Discover the surreal world of the Icelandic artist and musician with the immersive exhibition Björk Digital at Somerset House. Relive Bjork's hypnotic music with special visual installations and displays: using the latest virtual reality (VR) technology, you can engage with the renowned artist in a new and original way. 1 Sep-23 Oct

Turner Prize 2016 at Tate Britain

Discover the best new artistic talent with the Turner Prize at Tate Britain. Showcasing the contemporary work of four selected up-and-coming British artists, this recurring exhibition is an unmissable date on the London art calendar. This year’s finalists are Helen Marten, Anthea Hamilton, Josephine Pryde and Michael Dean. 27 Sep-2 Jan

Anthony Gormley: Fit at White Cube Gallery Bermondsey

Get inspired by the interactive installations of Anthony Gormley: Fit at White Cube Bermondsey. Explore the gallery as it is transformed into a labyrinthine sculpture, and find your way through the nearly 600 small iron sculptures of Sleeping Field. Anthony Gormley’s new major solo exhibition is a sequel of his successful show Model, held at the gallery in 2012. 30 Sep-9 Nov

Champagne Life at Saatchi Gallery

See compelling works by emerging female artists from all around the world with Champagne Life at Saatchi Gallery. Learn about the contradictions of being an artist, and see how women artists succeed in breaking into this difficult industry. 1-29 Oct


Harry Potter Graphics at House of MinaLima

Have you ever dreamt of receiving Hogwarts’ acceptance letter? Then head to the House of MinaLima in London’s West End, and surround yourself with props and artworks from the Harry Potter films with Harry Potter Graphics. See original wizardry franchise projects, graphic work and objects by Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, the designers behind the Harry Potter movie artworks. 3 Jun-4 Feb

William Kentridge: Thick Time at Whitechapel Gallery

Discover the work of the acclaimed South African artist with the exhibition William Kentridge: Thick Time at the Whitechapel Gallery. Highlights of the display include spectacular installations and six large-scale works created between 2003 and 2016 combining performance, sound and moving images. 21 Sep-15 Jan