Best Art Exhibitions in London

See the best art in the capital with new and exciting Autumn/Winter exhibitions which range from contemporary art and photography, to sculpture and classic works. There are many free exhibitions in London to choose from but some of them might require a ticket to purchase. Please check before you visit.


Victoria: A Royal Childhood and Victoria: Woman and Crown at Kensington Palace

Mark the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria by visiting this fabulous exhibition at Kensington Palace. You will get chance to explore the palace where Victoria grew up. The Pigott Gallery also gives insights into the life of the monarch behind the scenes, as well as her later life and legacy. Tickets start from £19.50.

Ongoing exhibition

Nearest Tube Station: High Street Kensington

Architecture at Guildhall Art Gallery
London’s architecture has changed a lot during past 400 years. The Guildhall Art Gallery puts on display works which might not be well known but worth to explore and date back to the 17th century. Architecture of London includes works by more than 60 creators who have taken inspiration from capital’s ever-changing architecture and diverse buildings. 

Date: From now until 1 Dec’19

Nearest Tube Station: Farringdon


Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life at Tate Modern
Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson is famous for putting on thought-provoking installations and playing with the way we perceive the world. Last year, he attracted thousands of visitors to Tate Modern by bringing chunks of melting glacier ice next to the Thames as a very real reminder of global warming. He's back with another major exhibition of his career.  

Date: From now until 5 Jan’20

Nearest Tube Station: Blackfriars

Bridget Riley at Hayward Gallery
This exhibition celebrates the career of Bridget Riley in a rare retrospective of the Op Art pioneer’s work. Full of optical works, the Hayward Gallery’s exhibition follows main periods in the artist’s career, from the distinctive black-and-white paintings and the three-dimensional Continuum of the 1960s, to recent wall paintings created just for the Hayward Gallery. 

Date: 23 Oct-26 Jan’20

Nearest Tube Station: Embankment

Dora Maar at Tate Modern
You will be inspired by more than 200 of Dora Maar’s surrealist photographs in the first ever UK retrospective of her work. The artist's famous advertising images, street photography, nude studies, rarely-seen post-war documentary photographs, paintings and even her eight years long relationship with Pablo Picasso are all put on show. 

Date: 20 Nov-15 Mar’20

Nearest Tube Station: Blackfriars