Things to do In London
Want to know what current exhibitions are on at the moment without having to visit each museums individual page? No problem, I will list them here for your convenience.
These are a selection of current exhibitions. Some museums may have several temporary exhibitions showing at the same time.
Natural History Museum
National Maritime Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum
Museum of London
London Transport Museum
Museum of Garden History
Museum of Childhood
Bank of England Museum
The Foundling Museum
Daniel Weil - Until 25th August 2014
Ancient Lives - Until 30 November 2014
Mind Maps - Until 26th October 2014
Mammoths - until 7th September 2014
Artists At Sea - Until February 2015
The Olympic Cauldron - New Permanent Exhibition
Goodbye Piccadilly - Until 8th March 2015
For King and Country - Until 10/08/14
Bridge - Until 2nd November 2014
Extremes - Until 2nd November 2014
Useful + Beautiful - Until 25/08/14
Daydreams and Diaries - Until 2/11/14
Seduced - Until 28th September 2014
Never Again - Until 19th Oct 2014
Curiosities from the vaults - Until 11/7/14
Progress - Until 7th Sept 2014
Outbreak 1914! Royal Fusiliers Go to War
The Fusilier Museum, 4-31 August 2014
This special exhibition commemorates the important role The Royal Fusiliers played during the First World War. Uncover heroic stories from the Front and explore the unique experiences of 'Pals Battalions' who significantly contributed to the regiment in 1914.
Many museums also special events each month to go along with thier current exhibitions.
To download This months events click each Museums link Below
Many of London's top museums hold late night openings once a month.
These are great opportunities to see the museum in the evening when the crowds are much less. It also gives you the opportunity to sample some of the special events the museums also put on during the late night openings.
Check out my guide to which musuems are open and when with my Late Night Museum Guide.
January - The days are short and winter is firmly in place but the city is far from dull and lifeless. January is traditionally the time to grab yourself a bargain in the winter sales. So the streets are full of bargain hunters and the shops certainly put on a show to make the most of the sales.
January is also the time for he The London Art Fair. Over a 100 art galleries take part in this show and it is a spectacular place to pick up some original art.
February - During this dark cold month London puts on its glad rags and helps to celebrate the Chinese New Year. With street carnivals and events taking part in China town.
London also celebrates Pancake day also known as shrove Tuesday by eating lots of the sweet and savoury varieties and also holding a pancake tossing race. Lots of fun to brighten up this Winter month.
March - Spring begins to peek through the clouds and the many trees within the city begin to blossom. To welcome it, London likes to put on some early garden festivals. The famous Kew Gardens holds its annual spring festival.
St Patrick's day is also celebrated with lots of green beer and parties in the streets and pubs. Come join in the fun.
April - This is the month when a lot of venues which have closed over the winter re-open. As such it is when the visitors start to arrive in the city with all the new things to do In london.
The London Marathon is also held in April. This is a great spectacle and many people line the streets all along the 26 mile race. There are various street parties along the route and is a great day out for all the family.
May - Spring is well and truly here and as such the city really does come alive.
The famous Chelsea flower show is held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital which is the home for the famous red coated Chelsea pensioners. It a great show which really does herald the start of summer in Britain
June - June is the beginning of the real tourist season in London. The weather is usually warm and sunny with the odd shower.
Lots of new exhibitions and festivals take place with lots for visitors to see. A few highlights are the Trooping of the colour and the Royal Academy Summer Art exhibition. A great time to be n the city,
July - Summer is in full swing and there are many things to do in London. Many festivals are held including the Gay pride festival which is a cornucopia of exuberance and color.
For those who prefer their music to be a little more refined, there is "The Proms". Classical music set in the fabulous Royal Albert Hall.
August - The schools have broken up for the summer holidays and everyone begins to think about vacations and fun.
The weather is usually the best at this time of year in London and so street festivals are a plenty. The biggest and perhaps best is The Notting Hill Carnival. This is where the Caribbean comes to London. Very loud, very crowded but also very exciting.
September- As summer draws to a close, London puts on one last big spurt of energy and hosts some great entertainment. Amongst this is the splendid Mayor's Thames festival the crazy Gorilla run and the Greenwich comedy festival.
There is also a great opportunity to visit some amazing buildings not normally open to the public during the Open House weekend. This is well worth attending as I have visited some extraordinary places otherwise closed to me.
October - October sees the clocks go back an hour and as such the nights are getting longer and the weather is turning colder. This is a good time to start to visit some of London's inside entertainment. London Theatre land is second to none and if Films are your thing October sees the London Film festival.
With Halloween happening during the month expect many spooky themed events taking place around London. Don't forget to bring your garlic.
November - We celebrate Guy Fawkes night on the 5th November which is essentially a good excuse to light some fireworks and have a party.
Many venues will be holding firework parties around town, with major displays at primrose hill and Crystal palace.
December - London lights up as the nights get colder and darker and to celebrate the Christmas season. A giant Christmas tree arrives in Trafalgar Square and fabulous lights and decorations line the central shopping areas.
London is far from gloomy and as long as you can brave the cold and possible snow you will find lots of Things to do in London during this month.Home > Whats On