Here are some fantastic summer exhibitions coming to London
Looking for a culture fix this summer? Then see some fantastic exhibitions at these world-class London galleries – one in the West End and two in the City.
The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Show
The Royal Academy of Arts is one of Britain’s leading visual arts venues, based in Piccadilly’s Burlington House, a stunning 18th century landmark. It’s just a short walk from Green Park and Piccadilly Circus underground stations,
Held from June 13th to August 20th, the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition shows everything that’s happening in world art in 2017. The world’s largest open-submission exhibition, all of the artworks are selected by artists, which means only the best art is on display.
Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2017, the Barbican is Europe’s largest performing arts centre. It is within walking distance of Barbican Underground Station and Moorgate Underground and Rail Station, and is just half a mile from our luxury events venue in the City.
From June 2 to September 1, the Barbican will be hosting ‘Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction’, which will include work that has yet to be exhibited in the U.K. See the private collection of Paul Allen, the founder of Microsoft, other great works from contemporary artists such as Eija-Liisa Ahtila, the original manuscripts from famous authors like Jules Verne, and plenty more. Also taking place at the Barbican is the Trajal Harrell exhibition, which showcases the works of one of America’s most celebrated dancers and choreographers. This is held on the following dates: Jul 20-23 and 27-30, August 3-6 and 10-13.
The Museum of London
Showcasing the history of London since the prehistoric era, the Museum of London is opposite Plaisterers’ Hall. It’s also in walking distance to the Barbican and within easy reach of the Barbican and St Paul’s underground stations.
From May 13 to July 8, you can take part in the Great Fire of London family walk, learning about the notorious Great Fire of 1666 which destroyed much of the city. Discover which baker start the blaze, and find out how people eventually put it out. From May 18 to October 15, the museum is also hosting The City is Ours exhibition, which looks at the ups and downs of urban life through a fascinating mix of digital and physical exhibits.
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