Although some galleries are still temporarily closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, many are now reopening their doors.
If you’re in London, walk or cycle to your local gallery for some cultural immersion – just ensure you maintain social distancing and act responsibly while out and about.
Each of the reopened spaces has introduced measures to ensure your safety and many require you to book a time slot in advance for entry. Check with the individual venues in advance.
If you’re not in London or are at home shielding, there are still plenty of past and present London exhibitions to enjoy, for free, from your favourite spot on the couch.
Reopened and new exhibitions in London
Whether you live in north, south, east, west or central London, find some top exhibitions in London within walking or cycling distance of your home.
Titian: Love, Desire, Death at National Gallery
Andy Warhol at Tate Modern
Modern art doesn't get much more iconic than Andy Warhol's vibrant pop-art prints. Tate Modern takes you through a journey of the artist’s works – including the iconic Campbell’s soup cans and Marilyn Monroe images – as it reflects on his personal story during times of social, political and technological change. 27 Jul-6 Sep
If you’re not near Bankside, watch the curator’s video tour of the Andy Warhol exhibition.
Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi at Somerset House
Add a touch of extra fun(gi) this summer with a trip to Somerset House’s exhibition Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi, which reopens for an extended run. Learn how mushrooms play vital roles in ecosystems and see works from the likes of Beatrix Potter and Carsten Höller inspired by the humble fungus. 16 Jul-13 Sep
If you're not near Covent Garden and the Strand, explore the Mushrooms exhibition online!
The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2020 at The Photographers’ Gallery
Aubrey Beardsley at Tate Britain
Dive into an enormous collection of Aubrey Beardsley’s black-and-white drawings in one of the biggest exhibitions of the artist and illustrator’s work. Tate Britain’s exhibition covers more than 200 of his original illustrations, which shocked the late-Victorian period with themes of sexuality and identity. Until 20 Sep
If you’re not near Pimlico, enjoy video highlights of the Aubrey Beardsley exhibition.
Picasso and Paper at The Royal Academy of Arts
Embark on a paper trail of Pablo Picasso’s works with the reopening of the Royal Academy of Arts’ exhibition Picasso and Paper. Spot more than 300 works, including studies for Guernica, collages and cut-outs from the artist’s 80-year career. 16 Jul-2 Aug (open to Friends of the Royal Academy of Arts from 9 Jul)
If you’re not near central London, enjoy a 40-minute video tour of the Picasso and Paper exhibition.
Masculinities: Liberation through Photography at Barbican Art Gallery
Look into how masculinity has evolved from the 1960s to today with Masculinities: Liberation through Photography at Barbican Art Gallery. From perceptions and stereotypes, to gay identity, patriarchy, power and the #MeToo movement, men are firmly put into the spotlight with photographs and films from more than 50 artists. 13 Jul-23 Aug
George IV: Art and Spectacle at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Admire art-loving King George IV’s collection of some of the best paintings, objects and furniture of his day at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. George IV: Art and Spectacle includes Flemish masterpieces, 18th-century works portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds and more treasures from the Royal Collection. 23 Jul-1 Nov
Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
Get a taste for futurism at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art's exhibition Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life. The exhibition brings together rarely seen works by Tullio Crali, who was inspired by technology, flight and space exploration. 15 Jul-30 Aug
If you’re not near Islington, check out a series of videos for Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life.
Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium at Whitechapel Gallery
Figurative painting is given a foot up in Whitechapel Gallery’s latest exhibition, Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium. Following a period when the style was out of vogue, the gallery showcases the works of a selection of artists who have been challenging these perceptions, bringing it back onto the agenda. 14 Jul-30 Aug
No Realm of Thought… No Field of Vision at White Cube Bermondsey
Be transported into another realm, where everything is transient and temporary, as Cerith Wyn Evans fills White Cube Bermondsey with his contemporary works. Combining text, code, light and sound, No Realm of Thought… No Field of Vision showcases the artist’s ability to blur perspectives using different mediums. Until 2 Aug
Cao Fei: Blueprints at Serpentine Galleries
Exhibitions to enjoy from home
Wherever you are, you can access these London exhibitions from the comfort of your own home.
Tracey Emin: I Thrive on Solitude at White Cube
Among the Trees at Hayward Gallery
BP Portrait Award 2020 at National Portrait Gallery
David Hockney at The Royal Academy of Arts
Stories of Black Leadership II: Breaking Barriers at Black Cultural Archives
The Enchanted Interior at Guildhall Art Gallery
Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Natural History Museum
The Hidden City by Emile Holba in the City of London
Unquiet Moments: Capturing the Everyday at The Courtauld Gallery
The Courtauld Gallery’s doors may be closed, but you can still see its masterpieces up close on a virtual tour around seven rooms that house works by Édouard Manet and Vincent van Gogh. Also browse its online exhibition, Unquiet Moments: Capturing the Everyday, which celebrates moments of everyday life, from joy to despair.
Discover more fun things to do from home with our Virtually London guide.
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