London

London café inspired by Van Gogh seeks funding to expand its programme for vulnerable adults

Restaurant builds on the artist’s legacy by coaching people with mental health issues, disabilities and learning difficulties

Christie's 20th and 21st century evening sales in London represent a 32% decrease from 2022

Two-part sale spanning Impressionism to the ultra-contemporary had few headline lots—but Brexit is not to blame, auction house specialists maintain

London to get free, permanent David Bowie display as Victoria and Albert Museum acquires archive

Costumes, albums, lyrics and videos from 80,000-strong collection will go on show at the V&A East Storehouse from 2025

Booksreview

A medieval tale of the jester, the priory and the hospital: book uncovers church's history for 900th anniversary

As Saint Bartholomew the Great celebrates nine centuries, a new volume explores how the church has, against the odds, remained at London’s heart

Turkey-Syria earthquake: the race to save damaged heritage sites

Plus, Alice Neel's largest UK show and a dazzling turn-of-the-century blanket

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack and Aimee Dawson
Sponsored byChristie's

Manchester, Mumbai, the moon: Jitish Kallat's huge spiral installation in London connects climate change and the cosmos

Indian artist has staged his first UK public commission in Somerset House's Neo-Classical courtyard

LGBTQnews

Drag queen event at Tate Britain sparks protests between trans-rights activists and right-wing groups

Aida H Dee’s storytelling event disrupted by fighting outside London museum

London artists face eviction from studios of ten years

Landlords have given the community of 25 artists and small businesses one week to leave

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