London

Magnificent masterpieces by Donatello head to London's Victoria and Albert Museum

The first major UK exhibition dedicated to the radical Italian Renaissance master will also include important works from the museum's own collection

'Like being on display in a zoo': judges rule in favour of luxury flat owners living next to Tate Modern in battle over privacy

Landmark Supreme Court ruling finds Tate Modern's viewing platform as private nuisance to luxury flat owners it overlooks

World's only Vagina Museum closes its doors in East London and seeks new home

It is the second time in a year that the space, dedicated to the female reproductive system, has had to move

From a marble toilet roll to a giant Lego structure: Ai Weiwei's new London show looks at the value of objects

Exhibition at the Design Museum will include the artist's works drawing on the Covid-19 pandemic

Historic statues of Black Brits go back on show at Brixton Station—with a familiar new friend

After 36 years, artist Kevin Atherton unveils a new work modelled on one of his original muses, local resident Joy Battick

Show of unseen Paul McCartney photographs—taken at the height of Beatlemania—will help relaunch London’s National Portrait Gallery

Refurbished museum has also announced shows of female photographers Yevonde, Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron and will see the return of David Hockney

Lawnews

Police raid on East London multi-arts complex Antepavilion declared unlawful by High Court

Four people were arrested and released without charge in June 2021, but no information has been publicly provided about why the raid was carried out

Amid art fair cancellations in the city, London Art Fair opens with everything to prove

The fair's clear focus on Modern British art provides it with a niche that might help it weather Brexit's storm

Another London fair cancelled: Art & Antiques Fair Olympia pulls summer event over ‘escalating costs’ and ‘lack of dealer commitment’

With Masterpiece also out of the picture, the UK capital's fair landscape looks very different this year

Salamanders at Gloucester Road station and a new mural at Brixton tube—Art on the Underground 2023 programme revealed

Monster Chetwynd, Jem Perucchini and Zadie Xa will all unveil works around London’s transport hubs

London's National Portrait Gallery to reopen its doors in June 2023 after three-year closure

The refurbishment is backed by a raft of sponsors including British-American billionaire Leonard Blavatnik and international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills

Londonnews

East London art space Raven Row makes a comeback

Launched in 2009, the gallery took a five-year hiatus in 2017, but will return early next year with a TV archive show

Immersive David Hockney show will launch new interactive art space in London

The Lightroom project, due to open next year, is backed by Tate Modern sponsor Leonard Blavatnik

London operating theatre—the oldest in Europe—goes under the knife for major restoration

Victorian hospital will re-create the original skylight that aided innovative treatment of “working and deserving” women

Museum of London to close ahead of relocation to Smithfield Market

Institution will reopen in 2026, with Fabric its first "nightclub in residence"

London's Wellcome Collection accused of cultural vandalism after closing 'racist, sexist and ableist' display of artefacts

The institution asks “What’s a museum for?” as it shuts display devoted to objects amassed by its founder

London's National Portrait Gallery receives £10m donation from Leonard Blavatnik

First floor of London museum to be renamed the "Blavatnik Wing" and will display 100 years of portraiture across nine galleries

London gallery turns Premier League football match into an art installation

Mark Titchner's work was displayed at Tottenham Hotspur's stadium and broadcast to millions of fans

Historic London foundry that made Big Ben's bells could be saved from hotel development

The digital heritage preservation company Factum Foundation and conservation group Re-Form Heritage plan to buy the site and hold it in perpetuity as a working foundry

Mark Hallett appointed director of the Courtauld Institute of Art in London

He joins from Yale University's Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and will now oversee the next phase of the Courtauld's £57m redevelopment project

German Expressionist women who made an indelible mark on Modernism get a rare London showing

Royal Academy of Arts exhibition includes well known names such as Käthe Kollwitz, as well as equally accomplished, but less famous, artists like Marianne Werefkin

Brutal cuts to London arts organisations as national funds are moved away from capital

“We’ve had to make invidious choices”, says Arts Council England’s chair, Nicholas Serota, as funding portfolio for 2023-26 announced

Obituariesfeature

In memoriam: London art dealer and restaurateur Andrew Edmunds represented a special and vivid chapter in Soho’s history

The world expert on the prints of William Hogarth, James Gillray and Thomas Rowlandson was a great and colourful character

‘Everything has a price’: estate agent lists historic foundry that once cast Big Ben's bells

Latest chapter in troubled history of foundry sees it put up for rent—and possible sale

Digital Art Week comes to London with editions planned for Paris, Lisbon, New York, Miami, Seoul and Tokyo

Backed by crypto art denizens and web3 startups, the inaugural edition brings six free events to the capital