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See some theatre inspired displays in Fortnum’s windows
See some theatre inspired displays in Fortnum’s windows

The posh food emporium in Piccadilly, Fortnum and Mason has filled its shop windows not with goods for sale, but models created by theatre set designers.

West End galleries to have syncronised late night opening evening
West End galleries to have syncronised late night opening evening

London’s West End galleries are having a collective late night opening to encourage people back to the area after the lockdown relaxes.

Crossrail’s longest artwork is being installed
Crossrail’s longest artwork is being installed

At nearly 2km long one of the longest artworks in the UK is currently being installed in East London by Crossrail.

Outdoor photography gallery opening just off Oxford Street
Outdoor photography gallery opening just off Oxford Street

A ‘Photography Quarter’ is being created just off Oxford Street, and near to the Photography Gallery.

Clerkenwell toilets hoardings turned into “art”
Clerkenwell toilets hoardings turned into “art”

A couple of years ago, a screen of black wooden hoardings surrounded a disused toilet on Clerkenwell Green, and recently they became an ironic art installation.

The Regent’s Canal sharks have moved to Islington
The Regent’s Canal sharks have moved to Islington

Some sharks that have been hanging around the Regents Canal in Hackney have swum up the canal a bit and can now be found in the City Road Basin, in Islington.

Oxford Street shop to be covered in light based art display
Oxford Street shop to be covered in light based art display

A light display is set to cover a large Oxford Street shop later this month as shoppers are allowed back into town once more.

Art exhibition coming to Fulham’s derelict Town Hall
Art exhibition coming to Fulham’s derelict Town Hall

Fulham Town Hall, which has lain empty for over a decade will be opened to the public in May as the derelict interior is turned into a temporary art gallery.

Outdoor exhibition opens around Kentish Town
Outdoor exhibition opens around Kentish Town

To mark the one-year anniversary of the pandemic lockdown, an outdoor exhibition is opening in Camden, and it’s outdoors because we’re still in lockdown.

Old maps of London with modern buildings
Old maps of London with modern buildings

What would happen if you made some maps in an old fashioned style, but added modern buildings? This is what.

Sporting heritage murals uncovered by Wembley Stadium
Sporting heritage murals uncovered by Wembley Stadium

A long wall of murals dedicated to the footballer, Bobby Moore, that have been largely covered up in recent years are to be opened up again for a few weeks.

City of London looks to post-pandemic cultural recovery
City of London looks to post-pandemic cultural recovery

Although a lot of pandemic recovery talk about the City of London has focused on the empty offices and unsold sandwiches in corner shops, the city also has a large creative sector that’s been badly hit as well.

V&A’s Raphael Cartoons go online
V&A’s Raphael Cartoons go online

The Raphael Cartoons, one of the greatest treasures of the Renaissance in the UK can now be viewed via a new online service from the V&A museum.

Temporary art in Victoria – Small, Medium and Large Houses
Temporary art in Victoria – Small, Medium and Large Houses

In Lower Grosvenor Gardens just around the corner from Victoria station can be found three brightly coloured “sheds”, and they are art.

Temporary art inside Piccadilly Circus tube station
Temporary art inside Piccadilly Circus tube station

There’s a temporary art exhibition inside Piccadilly Circus tube station for the next few weeks, focusing on the protests taking place throughout Europe in the 1970s against racism and fascism.

Houses “for sale” signs as a Brixton art exhibition
Houses “for sale” signs as a Brixton art exhibition

A street in Brixton is currently lined with “for sale” style signs, as an art exhibition. Not just art though, but photographs of people who have worked through the pandemic and the exhibition tells their story.

Get up close to some masterpieces from Buckingham Palace
Get up close to some masterpieces from Buckingham Palace

The refurbishment of Buckingham Palace has given the nearby Queen’s Gallery a rare opportunity to put a range of Masters on display in a gallery setting for the first time.

Winter lights festival coming to the South Bank
Winter lights festival coming to the South Bank

While the SouthBank Centre remains closed, they are putting on some outdoor events, and this year that will include a winter lights festival.

Huge ceiling mural shown off at Sudbury Town tube station
Huge ceiling mural shown off at Sudbury Town tube station

A permanent artwork has been unveiled inside the waiting rooms at Sudbury Town tube station, featuring restyled maps of the surrounding areas, highlighting local landmarks from the past and present.

Emptying Buckingham Palace’s long art gallery
Emptying Buckingham Palace’s long art gallery

The long gallery inside Buckingham Palace has been emptied of its treasures for the first time since the 1970s, so that most of them can on public display.

Tate Britain covers its building in winter illuminations
Tate Britain covers its building in winter illuminations

Tate Britain has shown off it’s annual outdoor Christmas commission – a festive display that makes the gallery look a bit like an American house.

A multicoloured makeover for Crossrail Place footbridge
A multicoloured makeover for Crossrail Place footbridge

The airport-style footbridge at Canary Wharf connecting to the future Elizabeth line station has been given a brightly coloured makeover.

Margart Calvert – a retropective and a new railway design
Margart Calvert – a retropective and a new railway design

The work of the iconic designers of post-war Britain is the topic of a new exhibition, not just looking back at her work, but forward as she has designed a new font to be used by Network Rail.

The V&A’s Raphael Court is to reopen soon
The V&A’s Raphael Court is to reopen soon

During the lockdown, the huge Raphael Cartoons which are on display in a dedicated gallery within the V&A were given a rare refurbishment.