London is a city that thrives on culture, with hundreds of museums spread throughout its boroughs there is an exhibition to suit all tastes and with plenty of London hotels to choose from you can stay at the heart of it all. Whether you are a fan of contemporary art, traditional painting or stylish photography London is an ideal destination for art lovers and culture vultures alike. From the stunning array of collections at the Tate to changing exhibitions across the city here is our guide to the best London exhibitions:
Leonardo da Vinci – The painter at the Court of Milan:
The National Gallery’s autumn exhibition includes the largest collection of Da Vinci’s rare paintings all in one place. Leonardo da Vinci – The painter at the Court of Milan focuses on the artists time as the court painter to Duke Ludovico Sforza in Milan. This exhibition runs from the 9th November – 5th February 2012.
Glamour of the Gods: Hollywood Portraits:
This fascinating exhibition is on at the National Portrait Gallery until 23rd October. See some of Hollywood’s greatest stars in this remarkable exhibition. Featuring stunning photographs of Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Elizabeth Taylor plus many more, it is a must for all film lovers.
Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement:
Running at the Royal Academy Arts until 11th December Degas and the Ballet is a fantastic exhibition of that focuses on Edgar Degas’s love of dance and movement. Including a range of his drawings, pastels, paintings, prints and sculpture the exhibition captures the grace, passion and essence of movement.
Wildlife Photography of the Year 2011:
See some of the world’s best Wildlife photography displayed at the Natural History Museum from the 21st October 2011 to 11 March 2012. The exhibition shows the best 108 images from over 40,000 entries received from 95 countries.
Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970–1990:
The Victoria and Albert Museum present an absorbing exhibition that explores Postmodernism. From the fashion and music to the bold structure of art and design in the 1970s and 1980s it is an insightful exhibition into a cultural phenomenon.
Will you be visiting any of these exhibitions on your London break? What is the best exhibition you have been to?