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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)

Henri Matisse: The Cut Outs
17 April to 7 September 2014
This landmark show explores the final chapter in Matisse's career, when he began 'carving into colour' to create his series of spectacular cut-outs. Brilliant for the whole family, children under 12 go free to this fantastic exhibition, where they can get involved with a host of hands-on activities.

The Courtauld Gallery (2 minutes walk)

Summer Showcase Bruegel to Freud - Print from the Courtauld Gallery
19 June to 21 September 2014
The Courtauld Gallery houses one of the most significant collections of works on paper in Britain, with approximately 7,000 drawings and watercolours and 20,000 prints ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century.  This selection includes works by Mantegna, Bruegel, Canaletto, Picasso, Matisse and Freud.

The National Gallery (10 minute walk)

Artistic Exchanges: Corot, Costa, Leighton 
7 May to 3 September 2014
Discover how encounters in cosmopolitan Rome shaped European artists' approaches to nature in this selection of landscape sketches and paintings, mainly by Corot, Costa and Leighton.

National Portrait Gallery (10 minute walk)

Virginia Woolfe: Art, Life & Vision
10 July to 26 October 2014
Virginia Woolf was one of the most important and celebrated writers of the twentieth century. This extensive exhibition of portraits and rare archival material will explore her life and achievements as a novelist, intellectual, campaigner and public figure.

Tate Britain

Phyllida Barlow Tate Britain Commission 2014
31 March to 2 November 2014
For more than four decades, Phyllida Barlow has made impressive, large-scale sculptural installations using everyday materials, and this commission will be her largest and most ambitious work in London to date.

The Design Museum

Daniel Weil
14 May to 31 August 2014
This exhibition focuses on the process of design, how Weil interprets sources, chooses projects, uses colours and creates form. A longstanding Partner at Pentagram, former RCA Professor of Industrial Design and Memphis participant, Weil presents his experience and philosophy as a manifesto of 'actions for designers'.

London Film Museum (5 minute walk)

Bond in Motion
Open for the duration of 2014
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)

Eight mummies, eight lives, eight stories 
22 May to 30 November 2014
This exhibition will introduce you to eight people from ancient Egypt and Sudan whose bodies have been preserved, either naturally or by deliberate embalming.

Museum of London

Christina Broom  
Until 28 September 2014
Explore a selection of work by photographer Christina Broom, highlighting Broom's images of the military in London and kick-starting a programme of events marking the centenary of World War One.

Design Museum

Daniel Weil
14 May to 31 August 2014
This exhibition focuses on the process of design, how Weil interprets sources, chooses projects, uses colours and creates form.

Natural History Museum

Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
13 February to 28 September 2014
Experience the dramatic story of ancient Britain, its changing landscapes and the people who lived here. This exhibition showcases more than 200 specimens, objects and life-sized models.

The Science Museum

3D: Printing the Future
Until 4 January 2015
Explore this exhibition to discover how innovators are using 3D printers to turn computer data into physical objects that could change your life.

Victoria & Albert Museum

The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014
5 April to 27 July 2014
The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014 is a comprehensive look at Italian fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present day. The story is explored through the key individuals and organisations that have contributed to Italy's reputation for quality and style.

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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