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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.

De­sign Mu­seum

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.

Gef­frye Mu­seum

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.

Jewish Mu­seum

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.

Queen’s House

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.

Sci­ence Mu­seum

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.

Som­er­set House

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.

Twin­ings Mu­seum

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 Col­lec­tion

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.

Es­torick Col­lec­tion

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.

Saatchi Gallery

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.

Ser­pen­tine Gallery

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.

Tate Bri­tain

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.

Tate Mod­ern

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.

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