Whenever we have friends, clients or colleagues coming to London we are asked to recommend the latest exhibitions. As easy as that can seem, we are always unsure where to recommend.
We have finally created a list of where we think are places worth a visit this Summer:
1) Design Museum
Stanley Kubrick Exhibition, until 15 September 2019
224-238 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6AG
Stanley Kubrick is without question one of the greatest film directors. His masterpieces include Eyes Wide Shut and Clockwork Orange.
The exhibition goes through the life of this meticulous genius, exploring his unique command of the creative design process of film-making, from storytelling to film direction to editing.
2) Victoria & Albert Museum
Queen Victoria & Prince Albert’s Bicentenary, from 24 June to 26 August 2019
Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL
Being the birth anniversary of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, this collection presents a new exhibition of jewellery, featuring the impressive sapphire and diamond crown of Queen Victoria.
3) Brand Museum
Your Favourite Brand, from 16 May to 31 September 2019
111-117 Lancaster Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 1QT
What is your favourite brand? Our lives and loyalties to brands are shaped by the memories and experiences we’ve all had over the years. This museum invites you to share these memories and find out just how much we all have in common.
4) White Cube
144-152, Bermondsey St, Bermondsey, London SE1 3TQ
White Cube presents an exhibition by Harland Miller. Featuring new paintings, drawings and prints, it foregrounds the exploration of text, image and the language of painting within Miller’s work.
5) Fashion and Retail Museum
Weavers of the Clouds: Textile Arts of Peru, from 21 June to 8 September 2019
83 Bermondsey St, Bermondsey, London SE1 3XF
With many artists of all shapes looking for inspiration in Peru, this is a very exciting time to examine the history and future of the Peruvian arts.
6) Tate Modern
Natalia Goncharova, from 6 June to 8 September 2019
Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Tate Modern presents the first retrospective of Natalia Goncharova held in the UK. The exhibition will explore her various sources and inspirations.
7) Science Museum
Top Secret: from Ciphers to Cyber Security, from 10 July to 23 February 2020
Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD
This show explores over a century’s worth of communications intelligence through handwritten documents, declassified files and previously unseen artifacts.
Uncover spy-craft from 1960’s Cold War spy and challenge your friends and family to become codebreakers in the interactive puzzle zone.
8) Lisson Gallery
Painters Reply:Experimental Painting in the 1970s and now, from 27 June to 9 August 2019
67 Lisson St, Marylebone, London NW1 5DA
The exhibition brings together a diverse group of original artists such as Joan Snyder, Dona Nelson, Polly Apfelbaum, Lynda Benglis, Sadie Benning, Roy Colmer, Matt Connors and many others.
9) National Portrait Gallery
Cindy Sherman, from 27 June to 15 September 2019
St. Martin’s Pl, Charing Cross, London WC2H 0HE
This major new retrospective will explore the development of Sherman’s work from the mid-1970s to the present day, and will feature around 150 works from international public and private collections, as well as new work never before displayed in a public gallery.
Urban Impulses: Latin American Photography From 1959 To 2016, from 14 June to 6 October 2019
16-18 Ramillies St, Soho, London W1F 7LW
Featuring the work of over seventy photographers and artists, such as Alberto Korda, Graciela Iturbide and Sergio Larrain, Urban Impulses embraces half a century of Latin American photography, from 1959 to 2016.