Exhibitions in London to visit in July 2022

As we dodge the tennis balls and pray for the thunderstorms to carry away the pollen, here is a selection of ten excellent exhibits to fill your days.

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, Ladbrooke Grove

Adult: £9 | Reduced price: £7 | Children (7-16): £5

Visit the museum to see the temporary exhibits that will feature royal-themed products and packaging from the past 200 years. The focus will be on past jubilees and celebratory events such as the coronation of Queen Elizabeth, as well as a new display on contemporary limited edition packaging to celebrate her platinum jubilee.

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National Gallery, Trafalgar Square

Adults: £24 to £26 | Children: free | Members: Free

(also £10 entry after 5pm on Fridays)

This exhibition, one of the first to explore Raphael’s full career, examines his famous paintings and drawings as well as his work in architecture, poetry and design for sculpture, tapestry and prints.

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British Library, King’s Cross

Adults: £16 | Reductions: £14 to £16 | Children (12-17): £14 | Members & Children (

Explore five centuries of British news through broadsheets, blogs and objects from our own collection and take a close look at landmark stories. From reporting on Jack the Ripper to the Profumo affair. And from covering the Grenfell Tower fire to the war in Syria.

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Foundlings Museum, Bloomsbury

Adult: £9.50 | Reduced price: £7.50 | Children: free | NHS staff £4.75

Step into the world of superheroes in this first major exhibit to explore the depiction of foundlings, orphans, adoptees, and foster children in comic books, graphic novels, and sequential art from around the world.

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Fashion and Textile Museum, Bermondsey

Adults: £12.65 | Reduced price: £11.55 | Students: £10.45 | Children under 12: free

Featuring textiles from the Royal School of Needlework’s 5,000 piece archive, as well as examples from museums and collections across the UK, this in-depth retrospective will showcase the often surprising history of one of the arts organizations oldest and most revered appliques in the UK.

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Heath Robinson Museum, Pinner

Adults: £6.60 | Reduced price: £4 to £5.50 | Children/Students: Free

On the 150th anniversary of Heath Robinson’s birth, an exhibition of a selection of his cartoons representing the wide range of his subjects and covering his humorous output from 1905 to 1943.

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Guildhall Art Gallery, City of London

Adults: £8 | Reduced price: £6 | Children under 12: free

The exhibition will include paintings, drawings and sculptures that demonstrate the variety of inspirations and influences of artists from the 17th to the 19th century, including portraits of writers, actors, composers and musicians.

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National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

Adult: £10 | Children: £5 | U-25/student: £6.50

This major exhibition will feature the full set of 24 Venetian Views painted by Canaletto in the 1730s, and will reassess Canaletto at the height of his career, looking beyond the wide views for which he is famous to also examine closely the characteristics that give life to his Venice. .

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V&A Museum, South Kensington


Maurice Broomfield’s dramatic photographs captured factories and their workers in a time of rapid transition, depicting the remnants of the Industrial Revolution alongside emerging technologies.

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Museum of London, City of London


An exhibition paying homage to the music, people and places central to the grime scene and its roots in east London. From the basement of grime pioneer Jammer, the iconic birthplace of one of the UK music scene’s most important fighting platforms, to Roony ‘Risky’ Keefe’s films celebrating the grime history of Blacks and working-class ingenuity, this is your chance to explore the times, the music, and the people that brought local grime to the mainstream.

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