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GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS

London is home to a number of fantastic galleries. With new and exciting exhibitions opening all the time it is easy to get your fix of culture whilst staying at One Aldwych. Read on for our guide to what's on at London's galleries.

Tate Modern (20 minute walk)

Alibis: Sigmar Poke
9 October 2014 to 8 February 2015
Sigmar Polke was one of the most insatiably experimental artists of the twentieth century. This retrospective is the first to bring together the unusually broad range of media he worked with during his five-decade career - not only painting, drawing, photography, film and sculpture, but also notebooks, slide projections and photocopies.

The Courtauld Gallery (2 minutes walk)

Illumiating Objects: Queen Anne Silver Coffeepot
26 November 2014 - 25 February 2015
The next work to be displayed in the Illuminating Objects series reflects on an early 18th century English coffeepot from the perspective of the cultural context of coffee consumption

The National Gallery (10 minute walk)

Inventing Impressionism
4 March - 31 May 2015
In a unique collaboration with the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 'Inventing Impressionism' features 85 masterpieces from the movement, including three of Renoir's famous 'Dances' and five from Monet's 'Poplars' series.

National Portrait Gallery (10 minute walk)

Grayson Perry: Who Are You?
25 October 2014 to 15 March 2015
Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry turns his attention to portraiture and British identity for this display of new works, including a self-portrait and a tapestry, made during his Channel 4 series Who Are You?

Tate Britain

The EY Exhibition: Late Turner - Painting Set Free
10 September 2014 to 25 January 2015
Featuring large-scale oil paintings alongside drawings, prints and watercolour, this is the first major exhibition to survey the extraordinary last works of J.M.W. Turner

London Film Museum (5 minute walk)

Bond in Motion
Open until March 2015
The largest official collection of original James Bond vehicles will be on display at London Film Museum for a fantastic family experience.

The British Museum (15 minute walk)

Germany: Memories of a nation
Open until 25 January 2015
This exhibition examines elements of German history from the past 600 years in the context of the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago.

Ancient lives, new discoveries
Open until 19 April 2015
This exhibition will introduce you to eight people from ancient Egypt and Sudan whose bodies have been preserved, either naturally or by deliberate embalming.

Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art
26 March to 5 July 2015
Experience the brilliance and diversity of ancient Greek art in this major exhibition focusing on the human body.

Royal Academy of Arts

Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne
24 January to 10 April 2015 
Rubens and His Legacy will bring together masterpieces produced during his lifetime, as well as major works by great artists who were influenced by him in the generations that followed.

Design Museum

Women Fashion Power
29 October 2014 to 26 April 2015 
Women Fashion Power offers an unprecedented look at how princesses, models, CEOs, Dames and designers have used fashion to define and enhance their position in the world.

Natural History Museum

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
24 October 2014 to 30 August 2015
Extraordinary images of our planet from international photographers, celebrating the 50th competition.

The Science Museum

Engineer Your Future
17 December 2014 to 16 December 2017
Could you shape the world we live in? Find out if you've got the problem-solving, big-thinking, team-working skills to be a globe-trotting engineer of tomorrow.

Victoria & Albert Museum

Disobedient Objects
26 July 2014 to 1 February 2015
From Suffragette teapots to protest robots, this exhibition is the first to examine the powerful role of objects in movements for social change. It demonstrates how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design.


Our Concierge team are the definitive guide to what's hot in London and would be delighted to give you the inside knowledge on where to go and what to do during your stay. Many of London's galleries are free to enjoy and our Concierge team will be happy to arrange tickets for those events that do require tickets.

Tickets to all galleries, exhibitions, theatre and the opera are subject to availability. However we will always try our best to secure your first choice or to suggest alternatives.

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