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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: Sonia Delaunay
15 April - 9 August 2015
Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979) was a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde and became the European doyenne of abstract art. Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, she celebrated the modern world of movement, technology and urban life, exploring new ideas about colour theory together with her husband Robert Delaunay.

The Courtauld Gallery (2 minutes walk)

Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album
26 February - 25 May 2015
This major exhibition reunites all the surviving drawings from the Witches and Old Women Album for the first time, offering a fascinating and enlightening view of a very private and personal Goya.

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)

Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions
12 March to 7 June 2015
Marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo (18 June 1815) this exhibition illustrates the Duke of Wellington's extraordinary life as a soldier and statesman. Most famous for his military career which culminated with victory over Napoleon, Wellington also served twice as Prime Minister and his political career was regularly caricatured by printmakers.

Tate Britain

Sculpture Victorious
25 February - 25 May 2015
Powerful, beautiful and inventive, the Victorian era was a golden age for sculpture. Sculpture Victorious celebrates some of the most astonishing and lavish works produced in this groundbreaking period

Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840 - 1860
25 February - 7 June 2015
This is the first exhibition in Britain devoted to salted paper prints, one of the earliest forms of photography. A uniquely British invention, unveiled by William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839, salt prints spread across the globe, creating a new visual language of the modern moment.

The British Museum (15 minute walk)

Ancient lives, new discoveries
Open until 12 July 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

Four Visions for the Future of Housing
7 February - 17 May 2015
What might the future hold for housing in the UK? What are the challenges faced now and how can they be overcome? We put these questions to Mæ Architects, Dallas Pierce Quintero, 5th Studio and Sarah Wigglesworth Architects who came up with a range of intriguing visions. All informed by new and emerging approaches to housing and the way we live, they point towards a future for housing in the UK that could be within our grasp.

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

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
14 March - 2 August 2015 
Celebrating the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty will be the first and largest retrospective of McQueen's work to be presented in Europe.

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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