10 best art exhibitions in London in June 2024

Don't miss out on the best London art exhibitions in top galleries, or plan ahead for future exhibitions.
Written by Visit London Editors Edited by Kirstine Spicer 14 June 2024

The wide range of galleries in London have an exciting lineup of exhibitions allowing you to get your art fix. From the latest ground-breaking exhibits to up-and-coming artists showing in smaller spaces, make sure to catch the best London art exhibitions.

Take your pick from multi-sensory immersive exhibitions, thought-provoking fine art, creative photography or captivating sculpture exhibitions. With exhibits popping up all around London, there’s plenty of variety for the curious art lover.

Secure your spot at art exhibitions London online or on the day. Book ahead to guarantee your entry, or if you like to drop into something last minute, there’s a whole host of free art exhibitions in London. Head to the capital’s top art galleries and get ready to admire amazing artworks with these must-see art exhibitions in London.

What exhibitions are open in London now?

Immersive art exhibitions in London

1. PULSE: Beyond Delight at Borough Yards

Three people sitting on floor with colourful artwork and banners representing Seoul in background.
Delight: Media Art Exhibition, Delight Urban Pulse. Image courtesy of Delight exhibition.

Step into a striking exploration of Seoul's history, life, and identity at immersive PULSE: Beyond Delight art exhibition. Inviting you to explore 12 bold and beautiful rooms, this multi-sensory exhibition at Borough Yards takes you on a vibrant journey through media art installations that bring the trendy city to life. Until 2025

Book your tickets now for PULSE: Beyond Delight.

2. David Hockney: Bigger & Closer at Lightroom

Multiple people standing in exhibition space of David Hockney Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away)
Caption: David Hockney Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away), image courtesy of Lightroom. Photo by Justin Sutcliffe.

Experience the world through Hockney’s eyes in David Hockney: Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away). Inviting you to look more closely, truly and joyously, this audio-visual exhibition at Lightroom takes you on a vibrant journey through sixty years of Hockney’s art, offering an immersive glimpse into the mind of the renowned artist. 18 June-6 Oct

3. Entheon: A Sanctuary of Visionary Art at Crossrail Place

Immersive installation of faces in multiple colours with dark background.
Illusionaries presents Entheon: A Sanctuary of Visionary Art at Crossrail Place. Image courtesy of Premier Comms.

Immerse yourself in the realms of humanity and spirituality through visionary art as Illusionaries presents Entheon: A Sanctuary of Visionary Art in Crossrail Place. Be transported through three immersive rooms of captivating installations, each designed by international artists Alex and Allyson Grey to explore the human condition through soundscapes, animation and colour. 14 June-31 July

Sculpture art exhibitions in London

4. Art of the Brick at Brick Lane

Lego reconstruction of The Kiss by Gustav Klimt.
The Kiss, Art of the Brick. Image courtesy of Fever.

Explore the world’s largest display of LEGO art at Art of the Brick, featuring more than 100 works by renowned award-winning artist Nathan Sawaya. Following successful exhibitions in major cities across the world, the Brick Lane exhibition reimagines some of the world's most iconic masterpieces in LEGO form, including Michelangelo’s David, Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Until 14 July

Fine art exhibitions in London

5. Berthe Morisot: Shaping Impressionism at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Take a trip to the Dulwich Picture Gallery and discover masterpieces by Morisot with Berthe Morisot: Shaping Impressionism. Known for her swiftly painted glimpses of contemporary life and intimate domestic scenes, the exhibition brings together Morisot’s international collections to reveal the artist as a trailblazer of the impressionism movement. Until 10 Sep

6. The Last Caravaggio at The National Gallery

Painting of The Last Caravaggio with figures of men an a woman on black background.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, 1571 – 1610, Salome receives the Head of John the Baptist. © Archivio Patrimonio Artistico Intesa Sanpaolo / foto Luciano Pedicini, Napoli. Image courtesy of The National Gallery.

Uncover Caravaggio’s most dramatic works with The Last Caravaggio at The National Gallery. Showcasing his last-known work, The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula, in addition to strikingly original and emotionally charged paintings, discover how Caravaggio became one of the most revolutionary figures in art in his final tumultuous years. Until 21 July

Portrait exhibitions in London

7. Portraits to Dream In at the National Portrait Gallery

Explore the work of Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron, two of the most influential women in the history of photography in Portraits to Dream In. Spanning the career of both artists, the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery suggests new ways to look at their work and the remarkable way photographic portraiture was created in the 19th and 20th centuries. Until 16 Jun

Contemporary art exhibitions in London

8. Accidentally Wes Anderson: The Exhibition

A view of a dark blue wall with an arch in the middle, small paintings and pictures hang on the wall and you can see through the arch to another room with pictures on the wall
Accidentally Wes Anderson: The Exhibition; unique photography exhibition in London. © Dan Ross/Media Zoo

Be transported to the whimsical world of Wes Anderson’s distinctive aesthetics at Accidentally Wes Anderson: The Exhibition. Journey through seven themed rooms of idyllic photography in a captivating exhibition showcasing the imagination of the iconic director. Until 30 June

9. Yoko Ono: Music of the Mind at Tate Modern

Black and white image of Yoko Ono sitting in a bedroom next to half a bed in Yoko Ono, Half-A-Room, from Half.
Yoko Ono, Half-A-Room, from Half – A Wind Show at Lisson Gallery London Photo by Clay Perry ©Yoko Ono. Image courtesy of Tate Modern.

Delve into the powerful work of artist and activist Yoko Ono at Tate Modern. Exploring some of Ono’s most talked about artworks and performances, Music of the Mind spans more than seven decades of key career highlights. The exhibition features early performances working with paper, objects and music, her years in London where she met John Lennon, and activist projects such as PEACE is POWER and Wish Tree where visitors can contribute personal wishes for peace. Until 1 Sep

10. Summer Exhibition 2024 at the Royal Academy of Arts

Taking place since 1769, the Royal Academy of Arts' famous Summer Exhibition brings together artwork in all its forms from big names and emerging stars. You can view works by incredible artists, or treat yourself to your very own artwork to take home, all based around the Summer Exhibition 2024 theme "Making Space". 18 June-18 Aug

Art exhibitions in London to book ahead for 2024

Six Lives at the National Portrait Gallery

Discover a study of the lives and afterlives of the six women who married Henry VIII at the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition, Six Lives chronicles the representation of the women during history and popular culture through a range of mediums and styles, from historic paintings, drawings and ephemera, to contemporary photography, costume and film. 20 June-8 Sep

Van Gogh: ‘Poets and Lovers’ at the National Gallery

Be blown away by Van Gogh’s most spectacular paintings at this major new exhibition at the National Gallery. Bringing together Van Gogh’s renowned paintings from his time in the south of France, Poets and Lovers displays iconic and rare paintings from across the globe, including Starry Night over the Rhône, Van Gogh's Chair and Sunflowers. 14 Sep-19 Jan

What famous paintings can you see in London?

London is home to some of the world’s greatest masterpieces, such as The Water-Lily Pond by Claude Monet and Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh, which can both be found at The National Gallery. Tate Britain also displays many much-loved favourites such as A Bigger Splash by David Hockney, while London’s immersive art galleries, including Frameless and Lightroom showcase some of the art world’s most famous pieces in a multi-sensory experience.

What free exhibitions are on in London?

Many of the capital’s top art exhibitions are completely free and make a great day out with family and friends. You can see amazing exhibits featuring art icons, including Titian, Turner and Van Gogh at the National Gallery or temporary exhibitions by top artists from Damien Hirst to Gauguin at Tate Modern. If you’re looking for thought-provoking contemporary art, the Saatchi Gallery showcases work by young and international artists rarely exhibited in the UK.

Find more of the latest exhibitions in London with our pick of the best museum exhibitions, or download the Visit London app for more inspiration on the go.