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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)

Agnes Martin
3 June - 11 October 2015
Visit the Tate Modern for the first retrospective of Martin's work since 1994. Covering the full breadth of her practice, this exhibition reveals Martin's little known experiments and traces her development from biomorphic abstraction to her mesmerising grid and striped canvases.

The Courtauld Gallery (2 minutes walk)

Bridget Riley: Learning from Seurat
17 September 2015 - 17 January 2016
This special display brings Seurat's Bridge at Courbevoie together with a selection of seven early works by Bridget Riley to a celebrate a seminal moment of artistic discovery.

Soaring Flight: Peter Lanyon's Gliding Paintings
15 October 2015 - 17 January 2016
This major exhibition explores a remarkable and unprecedented series of paintings by Peter Lanyon, one of Britain's most important and original Post-War artists.

The National Gallery (10 minute walk)

Art in Dialogue: Duccio | Caro
13 June - 18 November 2015
The exhibition is a creative interaction of two works of art made almost 700 years apart: The Annunciation by the Sienese painter Duccio (active 1278-1319) and 'Duccio Variation No. 3', one of seven sculptures that the British sculptor Sir Anthony Caro (1924-2013) made in response to Duccio's painting. This is the first time that this painting and sculpture have been seen together.

National Portrait Gallery (10 minute walk)

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon
2 July - 18 October 2015
This fascinating photographic exhibition will illustrate the life of actress and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993). From her early years as a chorus girl in London's West End through to her philanthropic work in later life, Portraits of an Icon will celebrate one of the world's most photographed and recognisable stars.

Tate Britain

Tate Britain Commission 2015: Christina Mackie
24 March - 18 October 2015
This spring, Christina Mackie unveils a new three-part installation inspired by her interest in pigments and colour. Located in the dramatic Duveen Galleries at the heart of Tate Britain, Mackie fills half of the exhibition space with 12-metre-high dipped silk nets suspended above pans of semi-crystalised dye, to create an ethereal installation.

Contemporary Projects: The Weight of Data
18 May - 25 October 2015
This exhibition, part of Tate Britain's Contemporary Projects series, includes recent work by emerging artists who investigate the material world through the conversion of information from one state to another.

Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World
24 June - 25 October 2015
Book now to see the first major Barbara Hepworth exhibition in London for almost 50 years. This retrospective features some of her most significant sculptures in wood, stone and bronze alongside rarely seen works.

The British Museum (15 minute walk)

Celts: art and identity
Until 31 January 2016
This is the first major exhibition to examine the full history of Celtic art and identity, and is organised in partnership with National Museums Scotland.

Egypt faith after the pharaohs
29 October 2015 - 7 February 2016
Discover Egypt's incredible journey over 12 centuries, as Jews, Christians and Muslims transformed this ancient land. It is a story charting the change from a world of many gods to the worship of one God.

Royal Academy of Arts

Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust
4 July - 27 September 2015
Cornell hardly ventured beyond New York State, yet the notion of travel was central to his art. His imaginary voyages began as he searched Manhattan's antique bookshops and dime stores, collecting a vast archive of paper ephemera and small objects to make his signature glass-fronted 'shadow boxes'.

Design Museum

Designs of the Year 2015
25 March 2015 - 31 March 2016
Now in its eighth year, Designs of the Year celebrates design that promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit of the year. Someday the other museums will be showing this stuff.

Life On Foot
13 May - 1 November 2015
Embark on a creative journey into how traditional shoemaking has been shaped by contemporary design and new technologies. Life on Foot is the first exhibition on the maverick and much-loved Spanish footwear brand Camper.

Natural History Museum

Seasonal Butterflies
Until 13 September 2015
Step inside a tropical world of caterpillars, chrysalises and hundreds of fluttering moths and butterflies.

The Science Museum

Engineer Your Future
17 December 2014 - 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

What is Luxury?
25 April 2015 - 27 September 2015
The third in the series of Crafts Council partnership exhibitions, What is Luxury? will present exceptional examples of contemporary design and craftsmanship alongside conceptual projects which interrogate fundamental ideas of luxury, its production and future.

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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