London is always a fantastic place to visit if you are a culture vulture as there are so many excellent sights to see and exhibitions happening all over town. This summer looks set to be an exceptionally good season in terms of exhibitions as there are all kinds of intriguing, unique and exciting things happening all around the capital. Read on to find out about a few of the best summer exhibitions happening in London.

Tate Museum in London

Van Gogh & Britain at The Tate

Iconic painter Van Gogh’s work will be on show at The Tate until the 11th of August and this is a highly anticipated exhibition as it is the biggest collection of his work in the UK in over a decade. In addition to legendary pieces like Starry Night on the Rhone, this exhibition will also reveal how British art was a key source of inspiration for Van Gogh.

Christian Dior Designer of Dreams at the V&A
Christian Dior Designer of Dreams at the V&A. Photo courtesy of V&A

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at the V&A

The V&A is always home to spectacular exhibitions and this summer is no different. Running until the 1st of September, this exhibition will reveal the history and lasting cultural impact of one of the world’s most influential couturiers dating back to the 20th century.          

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing at the Queen’s Gallery
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing at the Queen’s Gallery. Photo courtesy of VisitLondon

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing at the Queen’s Gallery

This exhibition marks the 500th anniversary of the death of the iconic and highly influential artist Leonardo da Vinci. It will take place in the Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace so it will certainly be worth a trip to the capital for. The exhibition runs from the 24th of May through to the 13th of October and will be the largest exhibition of his work in over 65 years.

House Minalima
House Minalima. Photo courtesy of VisitLondon

Harry Potter Graphics at House of MinaLima

If you are a Harry Potter fan then you will certainly want to check out this exhibition a House of MinaLima which is an ongoing exhibition at the cool design studio in Soho. It is filled with artwork and props from the much-loved film series that were actually made at the studio.

Pigott Gallery

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

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth, Kensington Palace is housing two magnificent exhibitions from the 24th of May that will allow you to get a greater insight into her fascinating life. This exhibition allows you to marvel at the rooms where she spent her childhood before heading to the Pigott Gallery which looks at her private life, later years and legacy.

Enjoying the Exhibitions

As you can see, it looks set to be an amazing summer for art and culture lovers with so many fantastic exhibitions happening around the capital. In order to fully enjoy each exhibition and your day out in London, you will want to take your time with each one so a few trips will be the best approach. This can be made easy and affordable with season train tickets which can make travel simple and straightforward.

This summer will be an amazing season for art lovers in the capital and the above are just a few of the highlights to check out.