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Six Shows and Exhibitions Not to Miss in London this Summer

Summer is here and we are excited to fill our calendars with a range of shows and exhibitions in London. If you’re looking for something to do, rain or shine, check out our 6 shows and exhibitions not to miss in London this summer.

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains

Delve into an extraordinary and unique world of music, design and stage productions in this spectacular showcase of Pink Floyd’s audiovisual work from the 1960s through to the present day.

When: 13 May to 1 October

Where: Victoria and Albert Museum

Price: £20–£24

Summer Exhibition 2017

World-renowned and emerging artists come together at the Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition for one of the most significant dates in the art calendar. Expect a range of painting, printmaking, photography, film, sculpture and performance art for an inspiring day in London.

When: 13 June to 20 August

Where: Royal Academy of Arts

Price: £14–£15.50 per person (16+) or free (under 16)

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

Exploring the work of renowned fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga, the exhibition is a showcase of his pioneering craftmanship that has revolutionised the female silhouette and influenced haute couture from the 1950s to the present day.

When: 27 May 2017 to 18 February 2018

Where: Victoria and Albert Museum

Price: £12

Basquiat: Boom for Real

This is the first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of this pioneering prodigy of the New York art scene. Basquiat, a self-taught artist, burst onto the scenes in 1978 under the pseudonym SAMO©, and went on to become one of the most celebrated artists of his generation.

When: 21 September 2017 to 28 January 2018

Where: Barbican Centre

Price: £16 (18+) £10 (14-17) Free (Under 14s)

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

A brilliant day out for Harry Potter fans with the British Library’s new exhibition, this display will unveil rare books, manuscripts and magical objects to capture your imagination in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. You’ll learn the backstory of the wizardry world and see drafts and drawings from Bloomsbury Publishing and J.K. Rowling’s personal archives. A great exhibition for adults and kids alike.

When: 20 October 2017 to 28 February 2018

Where: The British Library

Price: £16 (18+) £8, (5–17 years) or free (under 5)

Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!

A major exhibition of new work, touching on masculinity, the current cultural landscape and popularity and art, this display by Grayson Perry is not to be missed. With the stunning, scenic backdrop of Hyde Park, this exhibition ticks many boxes for a great day out in London.

When: 8 June 2017 to 10 September 2017

Where: Serpentine Gallery

Price: Free

If you’re in London for the day, why not pop into one of our restaurants for a delicious lunch and a leisurely way to relax during a busy day of exhibitions?