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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.

Poster Girls: A Century of Art and Design at London Transport Museum

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See iconic posters used on the London public transport system with Poster Girls: A Century of Art and Design at the London Transport Museum. The exhibition commemorates the work of influential female designers such as Dora Batty, Laura Knight and Freda Lingstrom, through a display of graphics, books, photographs and ceramics. Until 31 Jan 2019. Book now

Monochrome: Painting in Black and White at National Gallery

Monochrome: Painting in Black and White at National Gallery 

Discover how artists have continued to experiment with black and white with Monochrome: Painting in Black and White at the National Gallery. The exhibition features works spanning 700 years, with paintings by Old Masters, as well as contemporary pieces by Bridget Riley, Gerhard Richter and Chuck Close. Until 18 Feb

Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites at National Gallery

Discover how the famous Arnolfini Portrait influenced the work of 19th-century British artists with Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites at the National Gallery. Compare van Eyck’s masterpiece with paintings by Sir John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris and other major Pre-Raphaelite artists. Until 2 Apr

Modigliani at Tate Modern

Modigliani at Tate Modern

Discover a remarkable collection of works by the renowned Italian artist with the Modigliani exhibition at Tate Modern. Retrace the artist’s career through a display of almost 100 objects, including portraits, sculptures and the largest collection of nude paintings to ever be shown in the UK. Until 2 Apr 

Charles I: King and Collector at Royal Academy of Arts

Charles I: King and Collector

See paintings from one or the world’s most important art collections with Charles I: King and Collector at the Royal Academy of Arts. Be amazed by the outstanding works Charles I bought and commissioned during his reign, including masters such as Titian, Rubens, Mantegna and Van Dyck. Until 15 Apr

Andreas Gursky at Hayward Gallery

Discover mesmerising works by one of the world’s most celebrated photographers with Andreas Gursky at the Hayward Gallery. Known for his large-scale images, Gursky explores the consequences of globalisation on everyday life. Until 22 Apr

Charles II: Art and Power at the Queen's Gallery

Charles II: Art and Power

Retrace the history of one of the most influential kings in British history with Charles II: Art and Power at the Queen's Gallery. Discover how art played an essential role in helping Charles II to regain legitimacy and return from exile, through an impressive collection of artworks, including paintings by Orazio Gentileschi and Leonardo da Vinci. Until 13 May 

Painted Hall Ceiling Tours at Old Royal Naval College

See the largest painted ceiling in London, as it is being renovated, during one of the Painted Hall Ceiling Tours at Old Royal Naval College. Be amazed by the details of the Baroque masterpiece from an 18m-high (60ft) vantage point, and learn more about artist Sir James Thornhill’s outstanding work. Until 2 Sep

Dream On at the V&A Museum of Childhood


Delve into the mysterious world of the unconscious with Dream On at the V&A Museum of Childhood. Explore the idea that toys may come to life through compelling art installations and surreal works. Until 20 Jan 2019

Harry Potter Graphics at House of MinaLima

Have you ever dreamt of receiving a 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. Ongoing