Where London - - Museums & Galleries -

T: Tele­phone num­ber. Sta­tion: inc Un­der­ground (’tube‘) sta­tions, rail­way and Dock­lands Light Rail­way. Please check for full list­ings and online dis­counts. Ref­er­ences at the end of list­ings (A1; B5 etc.) re­fer to co­or­di­nates on the map on p. 80-81.

Ar­se­nal Sta­dium Tours & Mu­seum

Self-guided au­dio tours in­side the play­ers’ chang­ing rooms and tun­nel, or a Le­gends Tour led by ex-Ar­se­nal play­ers. Both in­clude a visit to the mu­seum. Please check for open­ing days and times. Self-guided: adult £20; child £10; Le­gends: adult from £40; child from £20.75. Mu­seum only: adult £8; child £5.­se­nal. com/tours. Emi­rates Sta­dium, N5 1BU. T: 020-7619 5000. Off map. Sta­tion: Ar­se­nal.

Bank of Eng­land Mu­seum

Story of the bank from its foun­da­tion in 1694 to to­day, with books, sil­ver, paint­ings, coins and Ro­man gold bars. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; closed bank hol­i­days. Ad­mis­sion free. www.bankofeng­land.­seum. Thread­nee­dle St, EC2R 8AH. T: 020-7601 5545. D10. Sta­tion: Bank.

Bri­tish Mu­seum, The

Un­ri­valled col­lec­tion of an­tiq­ui­ties from around the world with ex­hibits such as mum­mies.

From 10 Sep: The Asahi Shim­bun Dis­play Manga Now: Three Gen­er­a­tions. See works by three cel­e­brated Ja­panese manga (car­toon) artists.

From 10 Sep: Draw­ing in Sil­ver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns. How the artis­tic medium of met­al­point inspired gen­er­a­tions of artists. SatThu 10am-5.30pm; Fri 10am- 8.30pm. Ad­mis­sion free; charges for spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions. www.bri­tish mu­ Gt. Rus­sell St, WC1B 3DG. T: 0207323 8299. D7/8. Sta­tion: Rus­sell Square.

Charles Dick­ens Mu­seum

For­mer home of the pop­u­lar Vic­to­rian nov­el­ist Charles Dick­ens, where he resided be­tween 1837 and 1839, which dis­plays his per­sonal pos­ses­sions. Mon-Sun 10am-5pm. Adult £8; child £4. www.dick­ens mu­ 48 Doughty St, WC1N 2LX. T: 0207405 2127. C8. Sta­tion: Rus­sell Square.

Chelsea FC Sta­dium Mu­seum & Tours

Guided tours of the dress­ing room, play­ers’ tun­nel and press room, plus the mu­seum. Get your photo taken with the Premier League tro­phy. Le­gends Tours on se­lected dates. Daily, please check for times and match-day clo­sures. Tour and mu­seum: adult £20; child £13. Mu­seum only: adult £11; child £9. Stam­ford Bridge, SW6 1HS. T: 0871-984 1955. Off map. Sta­tion: Ful­ham Broad­way.

Churchill War Rooms

Per­ma­nent dis­play Un­der­cover: Life in Churchill’s Bunker re­veals what wartime life was like in the Cab­i­net War Rooms. Daily 9.30am- 6pm. Adult £18; child £9. Clive Steps, King Charles St, SW1A 2AQ. T: 020-7930 6961. F7. Sta­tion: Westminster.

De­sign Mu­seum

World-lead­ing mu­seum on de­sign. Daily 10am5.45pm. Adult £13; child £6.50.­sign mu­ 28 Shad Thames, But­ler’s Wharf, SE1 2YD. T: 020-7403 6933. E11. Sta­tion: Tower Hill.

Dr. John­son’s House

18th-cen­tury house where Dr Sa­muel John­son com­piled his first English dic­tionary. Mon-Sat 11am-5.30pm. Adult £4.50; child £1.50. www.dr john­son­ 17 Gough Sq, EC4A 3DE. T: 020-7353 3745. Sta­tion: Tem­ple.

Gef­frye Mu­seum

English in­te­ri­ors from 1600 to the present day. Tue-Sun & bank hol­i­days, 10am-5pm. Ad­mis­sion free, charges for spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions. www.gef­frye­mu­ 136 Kings­land Rd, E2 8EA. T: 020-7739 9893. Off map. Sta­tion: Hox­ton.

Guards Mu­seum, The

History, sto­ries and her­itage of the five reg­i­ments of the Foot Guards which watch over the Royal Palaces. Daily 10am- 4pm. Adult £6; child free. www.the­guardsmu­ Welling­ton Bar­racks, Bird­cage Walk, SW1E 6HQ. T: 020-7414 3271. D5. Sta­tion: St. James’s Park/ Westminster.

Jewish Mu­seum

Doc­u­ment­ing Jewish history and cul­ture in the UK from the Nor­man con­quest of 1066 to to­day, in­clud­ing the pow­er­ful Holo­caust Gallery. Sun-Thur 10am-5pm; Fri 10am-2pm. Closed Sat and Jewish fes­ti­vals. Adult £ 7.50; child £3.50. www.jew­ish­mu­ Ray­mond Bur­ton House, 129-131 Al­bert St, NW1 7NB. T: 020-7284 7384. Off map. Sta­tion: Cam­den Town.

Lon­don Trans­port Mu­seum

Ex­plor­ing the city’s trans­port net­work with won­der­ful dis­plays of his­toric buses, trains and art­work from the ar­chives. Mon-Thur & Sat-Sun 10am- 6pm; Fri 11am- 6pm. Adult £16; child free.­mu­ Covent Gdn Pi­azza, WC2E 7BB. T: 020-7379 6344. E8.

Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

Mu­seum of Lon­don

The world’s largest ur­ban history mu­seum, in­clud­ing the im­pres­sive Gal­leries of Mod­ern Lon­don, tells the story of the UK’s cap­i­tal city from pre­his­toric times to the present day. Daily 10am- 6pm. Ad­mis­sion free; charges for spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions.­se­u­moflon­don. 150 Lon­don Wall, EC2Y 5HN. T: 020-7001 9844. D10. Sta­tion: Bar­bican.

Mu­seum of Lon­don Dock­lands

History of the Thames, from Ro­man set­tle­ment to Dock­lands’ re­gen­er­a­tion. Daily 10am- 6pm. Ad­mis­sion free, charges for spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions.­se­u­moflon­­lands/. No. 1 Ware­house, West In­dia Quay, Ca­nary Wharf, E14 4AL. T: 020-7001 9844. Off map. Sta­tion: Ca­nary Wharf. DLR: West In­dia Quay.

Na­tional Mar­itime Mu­seum

Spread over sev­eral sites, in­clud­ing the Mar­itime Gal­leries, and the £35m Sammy Ofer Wing, which in­cludes the new per­ma­nent col­lec­tion Voy­agers: Bri­tons and the Sea, and the in­ter­ac­tive Com­pass Lounge with spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions. Mon-Sun 10am-5pm. Ad­mis­sion free; charges for events and ex­hi­bi­tions. Rom­ney Rd, Green­wich, SE10 9NF. T: 020-8858 4422. Off map. Sta­tion: Green­wich/Cutty Sark.

Nat­u­ral History Mu­seum

Mu­seum with di­nosaur skele­tons, fos­sils, and many more amaz­ing ex­hibits. To 13 Sep: Coral Reefs: Se­cret Cities of the Sea. Meet in­hab­i­tants of coral reefs.

To 13 Sep: Sen­sa­tional But­ter­flies. Flut­ter­ing Beau­ties. Daily 10am-5.50pm. Ad­mis­sion free; charges for spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions. www.nhm. Cromwell Rd, SW7 5BD. T: 020-7942 5000. Sta­tion: South Kens­ing­ton.

Science Mu­seum

Huge mu­seum ded­i­cated to science and tech­nol­ogy with per­ma­nent and chang­ing ex­hi­bi­tions. From 18 Sep: Cos­mo­nauts: Birth of the Space Age (p. 37). Daily 10am- 6pm. Ad­mis­sion free; charges for spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions. mu­ Ex­hi­bi­tion Rd, SW7 2DD. T: 0870-870 4868. F4. Sta­tion: South Kens­ing­ton.

Sir John Soane’s Mu­seum

Soane’s for­mer Re­gency home houses Hog­a­rth paint­ings and an­tiq­ui­ties. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm; can­dlelit open­ing 1 Sep, 6pm-9pm. Ad­mis­sion free. 13 Lin­coln’s Inn Fields, WC2A 3BP. T: 020-7405 2107. D8. Sta­tion: Hol­born.

Twin­ings Mu­seum

The home of Twin­ings since 1706, with a taste of its 300-year history at the com­pany’s in-store mu­seum. Mon-Fri 9.30am-7.30pm; Sat 10am5pm; Sun 10.30am- 4.30pm. Ad­mis­sion free. www.twin­ 216 Strand, WC2R 1AP. T: 020-7353 3511. D9. Sta­tion: Tem­ple.

V&A Mu­seum of Child­hood

Na­tional col­lec­tion of child­hood ob­jects dat­ing back to the 16th cen­tury. Daily 10am-5.45pm. Ad­mis­sion free.­se­u­mofchild­ uk. Cam­bridge Heath Rd, E2 9PA. T: 020-8983 5200. Off map. Sta­tion: Beth­nal Green.

Vic­to­ria and Al­bert Mu­seum

Su­perb col­lec­tion of global dec­o­ra­tive arts span­ning 3,000 years. To 31 Jan 2016: Shoes: Plea­sure and Pain. Ex­treme footwear ex­hi­bi­tion.

To 27 Sep: What is Lux­ury? Un­usual ob­jects cre­ated by highly skilled artists and de­sign­ers. Daily 10am-5.45pm. Ad­mis­sion free; charges for spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions. www.vam. Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL. T: 020-7942 2000. F4/5. Sta­tion: South Kens­ing­ton.

Wal­lace Col­lec­tion

The for­mer Wal­lace fam­ily home dis­plays their beau­ti­ful col­lec­tion of Ro­coco art and fur­nish­ings. Daily 10am-5pm. Ad­mis­sion free. www.wal­lace col­lec­ Hert­ford House, Manch­ester Sq, W1U 3BN. T: 020-7563 9500. D6. Sta­tion: Bond St.

Well­come Col­lec­tion

More than 1,500 arte­facts re­lat­ing to the body.

To 20 Sep: The In­sti­tute of Sex­ol­ogy: Un­dress Your Mind. Erot­ica, film and pho­tog­ra­phy. Suit­able for ages 14+. Tue-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am6pm; Thur 10am-10pm; Sun 11am- 6pm. Ad­mis­sion free. www.well­comecol­lec­ 183 Eus­ton Rd, NW1 2BE. T: 020-7611 2222. C7. Sta­tion: Eus­ton.

Wim­ble­don Lawn Ten­nis Mu­seum & Tours

Thou­sands of ex­hibits, tro­phies and in­ter­ac­tive con­soles telling the story of the tour­na­ment, plus an im­pres­sive col­lec­tion of kit and arte­facts from key play­ers such as Ser­ena Wil­liams. Daily 10am-5pm. Mu­seum and tour: adult £24; child £15. Mu­seum only: adult £13; child £8. www.wim­ble­don. com/mu­seum. All Eng­land Lawn Ten­nis Club, Church Rd, SW19 5AE. T: 020-8946 6131. Off map. Sta­tion: South­fields/ Toot­ing Bd­way, then bus 493.

Bar­bican Art Gallery

Multi-arts venue. To 29 Nov: The Bar­bican Ex­hi­bi­tion: Build­ing a Land­mark. Ex­plore the es­tate’s con­struc­tion from the mid-1950s to 1982 (foyer). Mon-Sat 9am-11pm; Sun noon-11pm. www. bar­ Bar­bican Cen­tre, Silk St, EC2Y 8DS. T: 020-7638 4141. D10. Sta­tion: Bar­bican.

Cour­tauld Gallery, The

Highly re­spected Euro­pean art col­lec­tion. To 20 Sep: Un­fin­ished. Ex­hi­bi­tion of paint­ings in­clud­ing com­plete works by artists from the Re­nais­sance to early 20th cen­tury. Daily 10am- 6pm. Adult £8.50; child free. www.cour­ Som­er­set House, Strand, WC2R 0RN. T: 020-7848 2526. E8. Sta­tion: Em­bank­ment.

Es­torick Col­lec­tion

Bi­jou gallery spe­cial­is­ing in mod­ern Ital­ian art. Wed-Sat 11am- 6pm; Sun noon-5pm. Adult £5; child free.­torick­col­lec­ 39a Canon­bury Sq, N1 2AN. T: 020-7704 9522. Off map. Sta­tion: High­bury & Is­ling­ton.

Guild­hall Art Gallery

Paint­ings col­lected by the City of Lon­don in­clud­ing the 17th cen­tury, plus the Ro­man Am­phithe­atre. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun noon- 4pm. Ad­mis­sion free.­oflon­ Guild­hall Yard, off Gre­sham St, EC2V 5AE. T: 020-7332 3700. D10. Sta­tion: St. Paul’s/Bank.

ICA (In­sti­tute of Con­tem­po­rary Arts)

Gal­leries, book shop, bar and cine­mas. Tue-Wed & Fri-Sun 11am- 6pm; Thur 11am-9pm. Ad­mis­sion free. The Mall, SW1Y 5AH. T: 020-7930 3647. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

Na­tional Gallery

One of the world’s great gal­leries, with per­ma­ment ex­hi­bi­tions by mas­ters from Monet to Da Vinci.

To 6 Sep: Sound­scapes. Mu­si­cians and sound artists bring paint­ings to life through com­po­si­tions. Sat-Thur 10am- 6pm; Fri 10am-9pm. Ad­mis­sion free; charges for spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions.­tion­al­ Trafal­gar Sq, WC2N 5DN. T: 020-7747 2885. E7. Sta­tion: Char­ing Cross.

Na­tional Por­trait Gallery

The 150-year-old gallery dis­plays the Bri­tish peo­ple in paint­ings, draw­ings and pho­to­graphs. To 18 Oct: Au­drey Hep­burn: Por­traits of an Icon. Pho­to­graphic ex­hi­bi­tion de­pict­ing the fa­mous ac­tress. Sat-Wed 10am- 6pm; Thur & Fri 10am-9pm. Ad­mis­sion free; charges for spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions. St. Martin’s Pl, WC2H 0HE. T: 0207312 2463. E7. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square.

Pho­tog­ra­phers’ Gallery

Lon­don’s largest gallery de­voted to pho­tog­ra­phy. Ad­mis­sion free. www.thep­ho­tog­ra­phers­gallery. 16-18 Ramil­lies St, W1F 7LW. T: 020-7087 9300. D7. Sta­tion: Ox­ford Cir­cus.

Queen’s Gallery, The

More than 500 years of trea­sures from the Royal Col­lec­tion. To 11 Oct: Paint­ing Par­adise: The Art of the Gar­den. The chang­ing char­ac­ter of the gar­den. Daily 10am-5.30pm. Adult £10; child £5.20. www. roy­al­col­lec­ Buck­ing­ham Palace, SW1A 1AA. T: 020-7766 7300. F7. Sta­tion: Green Park.

Royal Academy of Arts

18th-cen­tury apart­ments hous­ing the RA Col­lec­tion works in all media and ex­hibits.

To 27 Sep: Joseph Cor­nell: Wanderlust. Ret­ro­spec­tive fea­tures fa­mous shadow boxes. Sat-Thur 10am- 6pm; Fri 10am-10pm. Ad­mis­sion free, charges for spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions. www.roy­ala­ 6 Burling­ton Gdns, Pic­cadilly, W1J 0BD. T: 020-7300 8000. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus/Green Park.

Saatchi Gallery

Ground­break­ing con­tem­po­rary art in a stun­ningly ren­o­vated Ge­or­gian build­ing. Daily 10am- 6pm. Ad­mis­sion free. Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, SW3 4RY. T: 020-7811 3070. G5. Sta­tion: Sloane Square.

Ser­pen­tine Gallery

A re­spected arts space dis­play­ing mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary work. To 18 Oct: Ser­pen­tine Pav­il­ion. Colour­ful multi-pur­pose struc­ture. Tue-Sun 10am6pm. Ad­mis­sion free. www.ser­pen­tine­gal­leries. org. Kens­ing­ton Gdns, W2 3XA. T: 020-7402 6075. E4. Sta­tion: South Kens­ing­ton.

Ser­pen­tine Sackler Gallery

An arts space with chang­ing con­tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions. Tue-Sun 10am- 6pm. Ad­mis­sion free. www.ser­pen­tine­ West Car­riage Drive, Kens­ing­ton Gdns, W2 2AR. T: 020-7402 6075. E4. Sta­tion: South Kens­ing­ton.

Tate Bri­tain

The na­tion’s lead­ing col­lec­tion of Bri­tish art. To 25 Oct: Bar­bara Hep­worth: Sculp­ture for a Mod­ern World. Ret­ro­spec­tive of the artist’s work. Daily 10am- 6pm. Ad­mis­sion free; charges for spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions. Mill­bank, SW1P 4RG. T: 020-7887 8888. G8. Sta­tion: Pim­lico.

Tate Mod­ern

Mod­ern art in a for­mer power sta­tion.

From 17 Sep: The World Goes Pop. A global per­spec­tive (p. 36). Sun-Thur 10am- 6pm; Fri & Sat 10am-10pm. Ad­mis­sion free; charges for spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions. Bank­side, SE1 9TG. T: 020-7887 8888. E9. Sta­tion: South­wark.

Whitechapel Gallery

In­flu­en­tial East End gallery, show­cas­ing a range of con­tem­po­rary art. Tue-Sun 11am- 6pm; Thur 11am-9pm. Ad­mis­sion free. 77-82 Whitechapel High St, E1 7QX. T: 020-7522 7888. Off map. Sta­tion: Aldgate East.


Whether it’s Jude Law or Lau­rence Olivier, ev­ery ac­tor wants to put their stamp on Ham­let. Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch (above) is star­ring in the play at the Bar­bican Cen­tre. Tick­ets are sold out, but 30 are avail­able to queue for each day.


The Fox fam­ily is an act­ing dy­nasty, so it’s fit­ting that James Fox is star­ring with his son Jack Fox in Dear Lupin (to 19 Sep) at the Apollo Theatre. His film and TV ap­pear­ances in­clude A Pas­sage to In­dia and Pa­triot Games.


Af­ter play­ing the clipped and fussy Her­cule Poirot for 25 years, it’s un­der­stand­able that David Suchet might have been look­ing for a bit of a change. The Shake­spearean ac­tor’s por­trayal of Lady Brack­nell in The Im­por­tance of Be­ing Earnest (to 7 Nov) at the Vaude­ville Theatre is a stroke of cast­ing ge­nius.

T: Tele­phone num­ber. Sta­tion: inc Un­der­ground (’tube‘), rail­way and Dock­lands Light Rail­way. Ref­er­ences at the end of list­ings (A1; B5 etc.) re­fer to co­or­di­nates on the map on p. 80-81. Please check for com­plete list­ings. TKTS booth has dis­counted tick­ets for West End shows (Le­ices­ter Sq Gdns, WC2H 0AP)

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