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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)

The EY Exhibition: The World Goes Pop
17 September - 24 January 2016
Whaaam! Pop! Kapow! This is pop art, but not as you know it. Tate Modern is ready to tell a global story of pop art, breaking new ground along the way, and revealing a different side to the artistic and cultural phenomenon.

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)

Simon Schama's Face of Britain
16 September - 4 January 2016
Historian Simon Schama has joined with the National Portrait Gallery curators to take a fresh look at the Collection and present a cross-period exploration of the history of Britain through portraiture.

Vogue 100: A Century of Style
11 February - 22 May 2016 
Vogue 100: A Century of Style will showcase the remarkable range of photography that has been commissioned by British Vogue since it was founded in 1916, with over 280 prints from the Condé Nast archive and international collections being shown together for the first time to tell the story of one of the most influential fashion magazines in the world.

Tate Britain

Frank Auerbach
9 October 2015 -13 March 2016
Frank Auerbach is a British artist who has made some of the most vibrant, alive and inventive paintings of recent times. Often compared to Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud in terms of the revolutionary and powerful nature of his work, his depictions of people and the urban landscapes near his London studio show him to be one of the greatest painters alive today.

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.

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.

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.

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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