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Top art exhibitions in London

Don't miss out on the best London art exhibitions. From immersive installations to retrospective collections, see what's on and catch some of the best art in the capital with our top picks below.

Victoria: A Royal Childhood and Victoria: Woman and Crown at Kensington Palace

Painting of a young Queen Victoria in a white dress as part of Victoria 2019 exhibition at Kensington Palace
Drahonet’s Queen Victoria, when a Girl, 1832. Credit: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019. Image courtesy of Royal Collection Trust.
Mark the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth by visiting Victoria: A Royal Childhood and Victoria: Woman and Crown at Kensington Palace. Step back in time as you explore the rooms where Victoria spent her formative years. Then make your way to the Pigott Gallery, to look at the private woman behind the public monarch, as well as her later life and legacy. Book nowOngoing

Lee Krasner: Living Colour at the Barbican

Bright orange and pink abstract painting by Lee Krasner as part of Lee Krasner: Living Colour exhibition at the Barbican
Lee Krasner's Icarus, 1964, oil on canvas, private collection. Credit: Diego Flores / The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Image courtesy of Kasmin Gallery, New York.
Discover Lee Krasner’s spirit for invention and creativity, from striking early self-portraits to her most impressive large-scale abstract paintings, at the first major presentation of her work in Europe for more than 50 years. Lee Krasner: Living Colour at the Barbican tells the story of a pioneer of abstract expressionism, whose importance was too often eclipsed by her marriage to Jackson Pollock. Until 1 Sep

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at the V&A

Photograph of Princess Margaret wearing a white Dior gown as part of the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition at the V&A
Princess Margaret in a Dior dress, photographed by Cecil Beaton, 1951. Credit: Cecil Beaton. Image courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Chart the history and impact of one of the most influential couturiers of the 20th century at Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at the V&A. Spanning 1947 to the present day, the much-talked-about exhibition also explores Dior’s relationship with Britain and the enduring influence of the fashion house. Until 1 Sep

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Drawing of mortars firing into a fortress as part of Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Leonardo da Vinci's Mortars firing into a fortress, c.1503-4, black chalk, pen and ink, wash. Credit: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018. Image courtesy of the Royal Collection Trust.
Get an unparalleled insight into the workings of Leonardo da Vinci's mind and his many interests, from architecture to anatomy. Marking the 500th anniversary of his death, Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace brings together more than 200 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings – the largest exhibition of Leonardo's work in more than 65 years. Until 13 Oct

Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life at Tate Modern

Person walking through a spiral installation as part of Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life exhibition at Tate Modern
Olafur Eliasson's Your spiral view installation, 2002, stainless steel, mirror, steel. Credit: Jens Ziehe, Boros Collection, Berlin. Copyright: Olafur Eliasson. Image courtesy of Tate Modern.
Experience the immersive world of Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson, whose thought-provoking installations play with the way we perceive the world. In 2018, he attracted thousands of visitors to Tate Modern by bringing chunks of melting glacier ice next to the Thames as a pertinent reminder of global warming. This summer, he's back with a major survey of his career so far: Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life. Until 5 Jan

Harry Potter Graphics at House of MinaLima

An envelope for an acceptance letter into Hogwarts, addressed to Harry Potter.
House of MinaLima: Harry Potter and Hogwarts acceptance letter. Image courtesy of the House of MinaLima.
Head to the House of MinaLima in London’s West End and surround yourself with props and artworks from the Harry Potter films. See original wizardry items, graphics and objects by Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, the designers behind the Harry Potter movie artworks. Ongoing