London is a hotbed for artistic exhibitions and ground-breaking new art shows, so it’s the perfect place for a city break for anyone that’s a fan of the arts.
But if you’ve only got a limited amount of time to enjoy everything that’s coming to London this spring, here’s a list of four exhibitions and shows that you won’t want to miss. Make sure you add them to your itinerary when you next stay at our hotels near London Paddington.
Edvard Munch: love and angst
The British Museum (11th April – 21st July 2019)
The largest exhibition of Munch’s prints in the UK for 45 years, love and angst focuses upon Munch’s prints and will examine his unparalleled ability to depict raw human emotion through his work. The British Museum is sure to be a popular venue for visitors staying at hotels near Paddington London, so make sure you make this a stop on your art tour during your stay.
Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on Nature
Kew Gardens (13th April – 27th October 2019)
For some outdoor art, visit Kew Gardens to discover 32 pieces from the world’s most celebrated contemporary glass artist, Chihuly.
A wonderful London attraction at any time of the year, Kew Gardens is especially beautiful during the spring and summer months and makes a great outdoor gallery space.
Once you’ve seen all of the art on display, just hop on the Tube back to our hotel to enjoy an afternoon tea near Paddington and rest those tired legs for a while.
Sea Star: Sean Scully
The National Gallery (13th April – 11th August 2019)
Fans of Sean Scully can view his latest collection of work inspired by the National Gallery Collection and Joseph Mallord William Turner’s ‘The Evening Star’ up until mid-August 2019.
A wonderful way to pass a few hours, it’s a great place to visit later in the afternoon once you’ve enjoyed an afternoon tea near Paddington as the crowds tend to have all but disappeared and you’ll be able to get up close to this impressive collection of new artwork.
The British Museum (23rd May – 26th August 2019)
If you’ve not already booked your hotels near London Paddington, you might want to visit the city of London in May as an unusual and unique collection of a new art form is landing in the capital this month.
Manga is a visual narrative art form hailing from Japan that has become a global phenomenon as it allows the artist to tell stories with themes from gender to adventure, in real or imagined worlds.
In this exhibition at the British Museum, visitors can explore Manga and appreciate how art and storytelling collide in an exhibition that’s suitable for all ages.
The British Museum is easy to reach from Paddington too, and you’ll reach your destination in as little as twenty minutes via Tube from Lancaster Gate Station.