Arsenal Stadium Tours & Museum
Football fans can enjoy a self-guided audio tour for a sneak peek inside the players’ changing rooms, tunnel and Physio Room, or a Legends Tour led by ex-Arsenal players. Self-guided tours Mon-Sat 9.30am-6pm; Sun 10am-4pm; Legends Tour from 11am (check for dates). Museum open Mon-Sat 10.30am- 6.30pm; Sun 10.30am-4.30pm; check for occasional closures. Self-guided: adult £20; child £10. Legends adult from £40; child from £20.75. Museum only adult £10; child £7. www.arsenal.com/ tours. Emirates Stadium, Hornsey Rd, N5 1BU. T: 020-7619 5000. Off map. Station: Arsenal.
Bank of England Museum
Explore the story of the Bank of England from its 1694 foundation to the present day, and find lots of fun activities for kids. The Banknote Gallery features historic notes. Capturing the City: Photography at the Bank of England. The bank since the Victorian era. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; closed bank hols. Admission free. www.bankofengland.co.uk/ museum. Threadneedle St, EC2R 8AH. T: 020-7601 5545. D10. Station: Bank.
Benjamin Franklin House
Charming 18th-century townhouse, the last home of Franklin, offering architectural tours and historical shows. Please check for days and times. Shows adult £8; under 16s free. Mon guided tours adult £6; under 16s free. www.benjamin franklinhouse.org. 36 Craven St, WC2N 5NF. T: 020-7925 1405. E8. Station: Charing Cross.
The British Museum
Unrivalled collection of antiquities, plus the Queen Elizabeth II Great Court. Huge permanent displays and treasures from Egypt, Europe and India.
To 18 Jun: The American Dream: Pop to the Present. Timely art exhibition tracing 60 years of a superpower, including works by Andy Warhol. To 13 Aug: Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave. Prints from the final 30 years of Hokusai’s career. To 15 Oct: Desire, Love, Identity: Exploring LGBTQ Histories. A look at LGBTQ culture and history. SatThur 10am-5.30pm; Fri 10am-8.30pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.british museum.org. Great Russell St, WC1B 3DG. T: 020-7323 8299. D7/8. Station: Tottenham Court Road/Russell Square.
The Cartoon Museum
Dedicated to British cartoons, caricature and comic art from the 18th century to today. To 24 Jul: The Inking Woman. An exhibition of British female cartoon and comic artists. Mon-Sat 10.30am5.30pm; Sun noon-5.30pm. Adult £ 7; child free. www.cartoonmuseum.org. 35 Little Russell St, WC1A 2HH. T: 020-7580 8155. D8. Station: Holborn.
Charles Dickens Museum
The former home of Victorian novelist Dickens, where he wrote classics including Oliver Twist. To 22 Nov: A Dickens Whodunnit: Solving the Mystery of Edwin Drood. Exhibition on Dickens’ final, unfinished novel. Dickensian Walks on selected Weds & Suns 11.30am. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Adult £9; child £4. www.dickensmuseum.com. 48 Doughty St, WC1N 2LX. T: 020-7405 2127. C8. Station: Russell Square.
Chelsea FC Stadium Museum & Tours
Interactive tour of Chelsea’s ground Stamford Bridge, home of the 2017 Premier League champions. Also monthly tours led by past stars of the game (from £70). Tours daily, every 30 minutes 10am-3pm. Museum open daily 9.30am-5pm. Please check for occasional closures. Adult £22 (museum only £11); child £15 (£9). www.chelseafc. com/tours. Stamford Bridge, SW6 1HS. T: 0871-984 1955. Off map. Station: Fulham Broadway.
Churchill War Rooms
Fortified basement where Sir Winston Churchill worked during World War II. You can explore the underground bunker and discover what life was like for the prime minister in the Cabinet War Rooms during the war. Daily 9.30am- 6pm. Adult £17.25; child £8.60; under fives free. www.iwm.org.uk. Clive Steps, King Charles St, SW1A 2AQ. T: 0207930 6961. F7. Station: Westminster.
Clink Prison Museum
This former prison dating back to 1144 houses an exhibition about London’s penal past and instruments of torture. It’s said to be haunted by the ghosts of former occupants; check for Haunted Happenings events. Mon-Fri 10am- 6pm; Sat-Sun 10am-7.30pm. Adult £7.50; child £5.50. www.clink. co.uk. 1 Clink St, SE1 9DG. T: 020-7403 0900. E10. Station: London Bridge.
This is one of the world’s leading museums of contemporary design, located in leafy Kensington.
To 4 Jun: Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution. Exhibition exploring six unbuilt architectural landmarks in Moscow following the Russian Revolution. To 15 Oct: California. Documenting the journey from 1960s counterculture to Silicon Valley’s tech culture. Daily 10am- 6pm (last entry 5pm). Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.designmuseum.org. 224-238 Kensington High St, W8 6AG. T: 020-3862 5900. Off map. Station: High Street Kensington.
The Fan Museum
Unusual museum dedicated to the art of the fan with pieces from the 12th century up to today.
From 23 Jun: “In Celebration” – Uneasy Dreamers. A new play about four authors spending a day at a 1920s villa on the French/Italian coast. Please check for ticket prices. Tue-Sat 11am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm. Adult £4; child £3; under sevens free. www.thefanmuseum.org.uk. 12 Crooms Hill, SE10 8ER. T: 020-8305 1441. Off map. Station: Cutty Sark.
Fashion and Textile Museum
Highlighting contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery from 1947 to the present day. To 1 Oct: The World of Anna Sui. Looking at the American designer and her rock’n’roll style. Tue-Sat 11am- 6pm; Thur until 8pm; Sun 11am5pm. Adult £9.90; child free. www.ftmlondon.org. 83 Bermondsey St, SE1 3XF. T: 020-7407 8664. F11. Station: London Bridge.
Florence Nightingale Museum
Museum dedicated to the work of the pioneering 19th-century British nurse and health reformer, known as ‘The Lady with the Lamp’. Daily 10am-5pm. Adult £7.50; child £3.80. www.florence-nightingale. co.uk. 2 Lambeth Palace Rd, SE1 7EW. T: 020-7620 0374. F8. Station: Waterloo/ Westminster.
The Foundling Museum
Britain’s original home for abandoned children was founded in 1739 by Thomas Coram, William Hogarth and George Frideric Handel. Please check for exhibitions and events. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm. Adult £8.25; child free. www.foundling museum.org.uk. 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AZ. T: 020-7841 3600. C8. Station: Russell Square.
Eighteenth-century almshouses with rooms recreating English interiors from 1600 to today.
To 4 Jun: Teenage Bedrooms: ‘Like a House Inside of a House’. See inside the homes of 26 London teenagers and explore the significance of these contemporary rooms. Restored Almshouse Tours (check for dates). Tue-Sun & bank hols 10am-5pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.geffrye-museum.org.uk. 136 Kingsland Rd, E2 8EA. T: 020-7739 9893. Off map. Station: Hoxton.
The Guards Museum
The history, stories and regimental heritage of the five regiments of the Foot Guards. Daily 10am-4pm. Adult £6; child free. www.theguardsmuseum.com. Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, SW1E 6HQ. T: 020-7414 3271. D5. Station: Westminster.
Horniman Museum & Gardens
Collection based upon the adventuring Victorian tea trader, Frederick John Horniman, including a wonderful aquarium and huge gardens. To 29 Oct: The Robot Zoo. Amazing animals are recreated in robot form to reveal their inner workings. Daily 10.30am-5.30pm. Admission free; charges for aquarium and special exhibitions. www.horniman.ac.uk. 100 London Rd, SE23 3PQ. T: 020-8699 1872. Off map. Station: Forest Hill.
House of Illustration
The UK’s only public gallery dedicated solely to illustration, founded by Sir Quentin Blake. To 1 Oct: Quentin Blake: The Life of Birds. Showing Blake’s expressive drawings for the original book. Adult £7.50; child £4. Tue-Sun 10am- 6pm. www.houseofillustration.org.uk. 2 Granary Square, N1C 4BH. T: 020-3696 2020. Off map. Station: King’s Cross St Pancras.
Household Cavalry Museum
Original 18th-century stables where troopers work with their horses. It’s now a living museum that goes behind the scenes of ceremonial duties and roles of the Household Cavalry Regiments. Changing the Queen’s Life Guard daily on Horse Guards Parade at 11am, Sun 10am, plus inspection at 4pm. Daily 10am- 6pm. Adult £7; child £5. www.householdcavalrymuseum.co.uk. Horse Guards, Whitehall, SW1A 2AX. T: 020-7930 3070. E7/8. Station: Westminster/Embankment.
Imperial War Museum
Huge displays of conflicts, particularly those that involve Britain and the Commonwealth, plus the powerful Holocaust Exhibition. To 28 Aug: People Power: Fighting for Peace. Explore how peace movements have influenced perceptions of war and conflict. To 28 Aug: Edmund Clark: War of Terror. Depicting the measures taken by states to protect their citizens, and how those methods of control affect the world. Daily 10am- 6pm. Admission free; charges for some special exhibitions. www.iwm. org.uk. Lambeth Rd, SE1 6HZ. T: 020-7416 5000. E5. Station: Lambeth North/ Waterloo.
Documenting Jewish history and culture in the UK from 1066 to today, including a lifelike representation of the Jewish East End. To 24 Sep: Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait. Discover the woman behind the music. Sat-Thur 10am-5pm; Fri 10am-2pm. Adult £7.50; child £3.50. www.jewishmuseum.org.uk. Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert St, NW1 7NB. T: 020-7284 7384. Off map. Station: Camden Town.
Leighton House Museum
The restored former home of Frederic, Lord Leighton is a now museum of his life and work. Permanent collections include paintings, drawings and sculptures. Don’t miss the stunning two-storey Arab Hall adorned with mosaic tiles. Wed-Mon 10am-5.30pm. Adult £9; concessions £7; child free. www.rbkc.gov.uk. 12 Holland Park, W14 8LZ. T: 0207602 3316. Off map. Station: Kensington Olympia.
London Film Museum
Bond in Motion is the official exhibition of James Bond vehicles that feature in the renowned film series. It is the largest display of its kind ever staged in London. It also features the Cars of Spectre, the first UK exhibition of items from the film. Mon-Fri & Sun 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-7pm. Adult £15; child £10. www.londonfilmmuseum.com. 45 Wellington St, WC2E 7BN. T: 020-7202 7042. E8. Station: Covent Garden.
London Transport Museum
Explore London’s transport system, with highlights including iconic red buses, the world’s first Underground steam train and the padded cell – a train carriage dating back to the 1890s. Permanent gallery London by Design reveals how London has become a world leader in transport design. To 3 Sep: Sounds of the City. The best 100 entries from the Prize for Illustration 2017, looking at the sounds in otherwise quiet spaces in UK cities. Mon-Thur & Sat-Sun 10am- 6pm; Fri 11am6pm. Adult £17.50; child free. www.ltmuseum.co.uk. Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E 7BB. T: 020-7379 6344. E8. Station: Covent Garden.
Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising
Museum giving a fascinating insight into how everyday lives have changed over the past 200 years through the evolution of consumer brands. Exhibits include toys, magazines, newspapers, technology, travel, fashion and design. The ‘Time Tunnel’ transports visitors through wars and coronations, the coming of cinema, radio and television and the dramatic rise of branding.
To 25 Jun: Women in Advertising. Talks, events and a specially commissioned film about gender roles in advertising. Tue-Sat 10am- 6pm; Sun 11am-5pm. Adult £9; child £5. www.museumofbrands.com. 111-117 Lancaster Rd, W11 1QT. T: 020-7243 9611. Off map. Station: Ladbroke Grove.
Museum of London
The world’s largest urban history museum, with the Galleries of Modern London telling the story of the capital from 1666 to present day.
To 25 Jun: Revealing the Past. A display of local archaeological artefacts, as seen by the museum’s conservation team. Daily 10am- 6pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.museumoflondon.org.uk. 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN. T: 020-7001 9844. D10. Station: Barbican.
Museum of London Docklands
The intriguing history of the meandering River Thames, from its time as a Roman thoroughfare to the regeneration of the Docklands. Displays including London, Sugar & Slavery, charting the history of the transatlantic slave trade and its links to the city. The Many East Ends gallery explores the culture and history of the area through the eyes of its many inhabitants. To 3 Sep: Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail. The range of archaeological objects unearthed by Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project. Daily 10am- 6pm. Admission free, charges for special exhibitions. www.museumoflondon.org.uk/ docklands. No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, E14 4AL. T: 020-7001 9844. Off map. Station: Canary Wharf/ West India Quay.
National Maritime Museum
The world’s largest maritime museum, spread over several sites, was originally part of a 19th-century school for seafarers’ children. Includes a vast collection of maps, artwork and memorabilia including the Maritime Galleries, plus The Great Map, a huge interactive world map revealing stories from maritime history. The £35m Sammy Ofer Wing holds special exhibitions. Check for regular family fun days. Daily 10am-5pm. Admission free; charges for events and exhibitions. www.rmg.co.uk. Romney Rd, SE10 9NF. T: 020-8858 4422. Off map. Station: Greenwich/Cutty Sark.
Natural History Museum
Vast museum housing an astounding selection of family-friendly collections, with exhibits ranging from the Images of Nature gallery to dinosaur skeletons and fossils. To 10 Sep: Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Annual exhibition illustrating the abundance and vulnerability of life on our planet. To 17 Sep: Sensational Butterflies. Escape into the tropical butterfly house in the museum grounds and get up close to these incredible creatures. Daily 10am-5.50pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.nhm.ac.uk. Cromwell Rd, SW7 5BD. T: 020-7942 5000. F4. Station: South Kensington.
This 17th-century house, an architectural masterpiece by Inigo Jones, boasts 22 lavish rooms displaying a stunning fine art collection, including works by Great Masters such as Gainsborough and Hogarth. Daily 10am-5pm; closed bank hols. Admission free. www.rmg.co.uk/queens-house. Queen’s House, Romney Rd, SE10 9NF. T: 020-8858 4422. Off map. Station: Cutty Sark.
Royal Air Force Museum
National aviation museum focusing on the Royal Air Force, through its people and collections, with more than 100 outstanding aircraft on show, plus photographs and films. Daily 10am- 6pm. Admission free. www.rafmuseum.org.uk. Grahame Park Way, NW9 5LL. T: 020-8205 2266. Off map. Station: Colindale.
A huge museum dedicated to science, technology and medical achievements, plus an IMAX 3D cinema. Permanent galleries include Information Age, with rare exhibits including the BBC’s first radio transmitter 2LO. The display Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care commemorates the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, and the huge medical and human impact of wounding during and beyond World War I. Mathematics: The Winton Gallery. Exciting gallery devoted to the colourful world of maths. The Garden is a fun interactive area for young children.
To 25 Jun: Voyages. Photographers Anderson & Low turn their camera on the museum’s collection of maritime models. To 3 Sep: Robots. Explore the 500-year-old story of humanoid robots and the quest to understand what it means to be human. Daily 10am- 6pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.science museum.org.uk. Exhibition Rd, SW7 2DD. T: 0870870 4868. F4. Station: South Kensington.
Sherlock Holmes Museum
This famous address is dedicated to the famous fictional detective and kept exactly as described in the author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s thrilling stories, written between 1881 and 1904. Daily 9.30am- 6pm. Adult £15; child £10. www.sherlock-holmes.co.uk. 221b Baker St, NW1 6XE. T: 020-7224 3688. A3. Station: Baker Street.
Sir John Soane’s Museum
The architect Soane left his glorious former home, a Regency townhouse, to the nation in 1837 as a public museum. It now houses his personal collection of his own architectural drawings, Hogarth cartoons and antiquities. Museum tours daily; times vary. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm. Closed bank hols. Candlelight opening 6 Jun, 6pm-9pm. Admission free. www.soane.org. 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A 3BP. T: 020-7405 2107. D8. Station: Holborn.
This Thameside neo-classical 18th-century building houses the famous Courtauld Gallery, Embankment Galleries, cafés and fountains.
To 11 Jun: Mat Collishaw: Thresholds. A display of a virtual-reality artwork, which recreates an 1839 photography exhibition.
From 21 Jun: Perfume. Major exhibition that journeys through iconic and contemporary scents, through 10 perfumes and their creators, and the development of the industry (p. 38). Galleries daily 10am- 6pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.somersethouse.org.uk. Strand, WC2R 1LA. T: 020-7845 4600. E8. Temple.
The home of Twinings since 1706, where visitors can get a taste of its 300-year-old history at the company’s tiny in-store museum, with tea-tasting sessions. See vintage teapots and caddies, plus old photos of the Twining family. Mon-Fri 9.30am7.30pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 10.30am- 4.30pm. Admission free. www.twinings.co.uk. 216 Strand, WC2R 1AP. T: 020-7353 3511. D9. Station: Temple.
V& A Museum of Childhood
Charming museum with a national collection of childhood objects dating back to the 16th century. To 21 Jan 2018: Searching for Ghosts. A glimpse into the lives and experiences of east Londoners.
From 10 Jun: Seen but Not Heard. Fascinating photographic portraits looking at the transition from primary to secondary school. Daily 10am5.45pm. Admission free. www.vam.ac.uk/moc. Cambridge Heath Rd, E2 9PA. T: 020- 8983 5200. Off map. Station: Bethnal Green.
Victoria and Albert Museum
This outstanding collection of fine and applied arts spanning 3,000 years includes paintings, photographs and illustrations from around the world. To 1 Oct: Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains. Spectacular audio-visual journey through the music of the rock band. To 18 Feb 2018: Balenciago: Shaping Fashion. Exhibition about the revered designer Cristóbal Balenciaga and his unique vision of female beauty plus use of textiles. Daily 10am-5.45pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.vam.ac.uk. Cromwell Rd, SW7 2RL. T: 020-7942 2000. F4/5. Station: South Kensington.
The Wallace Collection
The former Wallace family home displays a beautiful collection of Rococo art and furnishings. Paintings include Frank Hals’ Laughing Cavalier. Daily 10am5pm. Admission free. www.wallacecollection.org. Hertford House, Manchester Square, W1U 3BN. T: 020-7563 9500. D6. Station: Bond Street.
Wellcome Trust’s public venue, housing more than 1,500 fascinating artefacts relating to health and the body including historic medical implements. Tue-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-6pm; Thur 10am-10pm; Sun 11am-6pm. Admission free. www.wellcomecollection.org. 183 Euston Rd, NW1 2BE. T: 020-7611 2222. C7. Station: Euston.
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum & Tours
At the venue of the famous sporting championships, the museum showcases original trophies, art and tennis kits from current and past champions. Behind-the-scenes tours reveal the secrets of the tournament. To 1 Sep: On Air: Wimbledon and the BBC 1927-2017. A fascinating exhibition to celebrate 90 years of BBC coverage of the Championships, with vintage equipment, posters and programmes. Daily 10am-5.30pm. Museum adult £13; child £8. Museum & Tour adult £24; child £15. One free child to every full-price adult. www.wimbledon.com/museum. All England Lawn Tennis Club, Church Rd, SW19 5AE. T: 020-8946 6131. Off map. Station: Southfields then bus 493 or a 12-minute walk.
GALLERIES Barbican Art Gallery
Multi-arts venue with two exhibition spaces: the Barbican Art Gallery and The Curve.
To 25 Jun: The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945. Focusing on Japanese domestic architecture. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. Gallery Sat-Wed 10am- 6pm; Thur-Fri 10am-9pm. www.barbican.org.uk. Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8DS. T: 020-7638 4141. D10. Station: Barbican.
The Courtauld Gallery
Important European art collection, plus temporary exhibitions, housed in Somerset House. To 24 Sep: Bloomsbury Art & Design. A wide-ranging selection of early 20th-century creative pieces by the famous Bloomsbury Group. Daily 10am-6pm. Adult £7; child free. www.courtauld.ac.uk. Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 0RN. T: 020-7848 2526. E8. Station: Embankment.
Dulwich Picture Gallery
England’s first public art gallery, founded in 1811, holds one of the finest collections of Old Masters.
From 21 Jun: Sargent: The Watercolours. Beautiful scenes of Europe by John Singer Sargent, in contrast to his usual portraits as an established painter of high society. Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm; closed bank hols. Adult £7; child free; charges for special exhibitions. www.dulwichpicture gallery.org.uk. Gallery Rd, SE21 7AD. T: 020-8693 5354. Off map. Station: West Dulwich/North Dulwich.
Charming gallery specialising in modern Italian art.
To 25 Jun: Giacomo Balla: Designing the Future. A career-spanning retrospective of one of Italian Futurism’s most important artists. Wed-Sat 11am- 6pm; Sun noon-5pm. Adult £6.50; child free. www.estorickcollection.com. 39a Canonbury Square, N1 2AN. T: 020-7704 9522. Off map. Station: Highbury & Islington.
Guildhall Art Gallery
Paintings collected by the City of London since the 17th century, including historic events and royalty. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun noon-4pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.cityof london.gov.uk. Guildhall Yard, off Gresham St, EC2V 5AE. T: 020-7332 3700. D10. Station: St Paul’s.
The National Gallery
One of the world’s great galleries, with works by great masters from Monet to Leonardo da Vinci.
From 14 Jun: Giovanni da Rimini – An Early 14th-century Masterpiece Unveiled. Awe-inspiring Renaissance paintings. To 28 Aug: Chris Ofilli: Weaving Magic. Handwoven tapestries by the Turner Prizewinner. Sat-Thur 10am- 6pm; Fri 10am-9pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.nationalgallery.org.uk. Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN. T: 020-7747 2885. E7. Station: Charing Cross.
National Portrait Gallery
One of the nation’s prominent galleries, depicting British people in paintings, drawings and photos, from royalty to famous faces from popular culture.
To 18 Jun: Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends. Powerful exhibition of portraits by the one of Britain’s leading artists, who died in March.
From 22 Jun: BP Portrait Award. The finalists of this prestigious competition. Sat-Wed 10am6pm; Thur & Fri 10am-9pm (regular Fri eve events). Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.npg.org.uk. St Martin’s Place, WC2H 0HE. T: 020-7312 2463. Station: Leicester Square.
The Photographers’ Gallery
London’s largest gallery devoted to photography.
To 11 Jun: Deutsche Börse. Images from the photography competition. Mon-Sat 10am6pm; Thur 10am-8pm; Sun 11.30am-6pm. Admission free before noon, then £4. www.the photographers gallery.org.uk. 16-18 Ramillies St, W1F 7LW. T: 0207087 9300. D7. Station: Oxford Circus.
The Queen’s Gallery
More than 500 years of treasures from the Royal Collection displayed at Buckingham Palace. To 12 Nov: Canaletto & the Art of Venice. Paintings depicting 18th-century Venice, with Canaletto’s greatest works. Daily 10am-5.30pm. Adult £10.30; child £5.30. www.royalcollection.org.uk. Buckingham Palace, SW1A 1AA. T: 0303-123 7301. F7. Station: Green Park/Hyde Park Corner.
Royal Academy of Arts
Eighteenth-century apartments with RA Collection works in all media, including architecture.
To 25 Jun: Anthony Green RA. The Life and Death of Miss Dupont. Exhibition of paintings includes a life-size figure of his mother.
From 13 Jun: Summer Exhibition. Impressive annual show (p. 40). Daily 10am- 6pm; Fri 10am10pm; check for regular special events. Admission free, charges for special exhibitions. www.royal academy.org.uk. 6 Burlington Gardens, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD. T: 020-7300 8000. E7. Station: Green Park.
Groundbreaking contemporary art in a renovated Georgian building. Daily 10am- 6pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.saatchigallery.co.uk. Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, SW3 4RY. T: 020-7811 3070. G5. Station: Sloane Square.
A respected arts space in Kensington Gardens displaying modern and contemporary work.
From 8 Jun: Grayson Perry. New works by the British artist, with themes including gender (p. 36).
From 8 Jun: Serpentine Pavilion. Diébédo Francis Kéré’s structure (p. 36). Tue-Sun 10am- 6pm. Admission free. www.serpentinegalleries.org. Kensington Gardens, W2 3XA. T: 020-7402 6075. E4. Station: South Kensington.
Serpentine Sackler Gallery
This arts space was designed by Dame Zaha Hadid.
From 8 Jun: Arthur Jafa. Showcasing the US cinematographer’s works (p. 36). Tue-Sun 10am6pm. Admission free. www.serpentinegallery.org. West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, W2 2AR. T: 020-7402 6075. E4. Station: South Kensington.
The nation’s leading collection of British art from 1500 until today, including the world’s largest collection of works by Turner. To 1 Oct: Queer British Art 1861-1967. Marking the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality. Daily 10am- 6pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.tate.org.uk. Millbank, SW1P 4RG. T: 020-7887 8888. G8. Station: Pimlico.
Huge world-class permanent collection of international modern art in the transformed Bankside Power Station, plus installations in The Tanks.
From 13 Jun: Fahrelnissa Zeid. Kaleidoscopic paintings by the Turkish avant-garde artist. SunThur 10am-6pm; Fri & Sat 10am-10pm. Check for free tours. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.tate.org.uk. Bankside, SE1 9TG. T: 020-7887 8888. Station: Southwark.