Galleries & Exhibitions

London is home to an extraordinary number of world-class galleries with new and exciting exhibitions opening all the time. Read on for our guide to what's on in London.

Somerset House

Hair by Sam McKnight

Until 12 March 2017

A major exhibition celebrating the master hairstylist’s remarkable 40 year career, from the late 1970s to the current day.

2 minute walk

The National Gallery

Australia's Impressionists

Until 26 March 2017

Showcasing four innovative Australian Impressionist artists, Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Charles Conder, and John Russell, this exhibition explores Impressionism in an Australian context – closely related to yet entirely distinct from its European counterparts.

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10 minute walk

The National Portrait Gallery

Picasso Portraits

Until 5 February 2017

This major exhibition of over eighty works focuses on the Picasso's portrayal of family, friends and lovers and reveals his creative processes as he moved freely between drawing from life, humorous caricature and expressive painting from memory.

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10 minute walk

The British Museum

South Africa: the art of a nation

Until 26 February 2017

SFrom some of the earliest examples of human creativity to cutting-edge contemporary works, discover the fascinating history of South Africa through art.

12 minute walk

Tate Modern

The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection

Until 7 May 2017

Elton John’s unrivalled modernist photography collection comes to Tate Modern

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20 minute walk

Design Museum

Fear and Love: reactions to a complex world

Until 23 April 2017

Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World is the museum's ambitious opening exhibition consisting of a series of major new commissions by some of the most innovative practitioners in design and architecture.

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