5 Fascinating exhibitions coming to London this summer


There is always plenty happening in London to keep visitors busy, and this summer looks to be filled with an assortment of exciting events and exhibitions. If you’re thinking of travelling to the capital during the warmer months, then taking advantage of some of our great hotel deals in Lancaster Gate will give you the opportunity to experience the unique art and culture that London has to offer. Choosing a central location means that you’ll never be more than a Tube journey away from the events you want to see.

We’ve put together a collection of interesting exhibits that are easily accessible from Lancaster Gate. These various installments will be popping up throughout the city during the summer, so be sure to take advantage and make your trip one to remember.

Sleeping Beauty

Italian performance artist, Franko B is set to reveal his new piece of work this summer, which has already generated quite a lot of interest. The London-based artist gained notability for his early works based on the mutilation of his own body. In recent years Franko has branched out into other art forms and digital mediums. The new piece to be revealed is a marble sculpture featuring a Middle Eastern refugee child laid with his clothes awry. It will be displayed at the Freud Museum, with the exhibition running until 16 July.

Queer British Art

This exhibition looks at the history of Britain with regards to LGBT identities. Marking the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality, this politically motivated installment will run until 1 October. The work featured consists of a variety of artistic mediums such as paintings, photography and film. This is a great opportunity to learn more about how the LGBT community has progressed throughout history. The exhibit looks at iconic historical figures and events that have shaped the way in which the country views homosexuality, through the medium of art and design. Visitors can look forward to seeing this for free at the Tate Britain museum in Millbank.

Pink Floyd

The global prog-rock phenomenon Pink Floyd is offering fans the chance to take an audio-visual journey into their world of psychedelic artistry. The exhibition will feature custom album art as well as a collection of over 350 artefacts and architectural pieces. This is a unique installment and will give fans of the band a chance to see some never seen before artistic material. Visitors can view the exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum until 1 October.


The history of the Golden State is rich with technological innovation and social liberation. The California exhibition aims to showcase this through artistic expression in the form of contemporary art pieces. Visitors will be taken on a journey of exploration through the history of California’s technological innovations, starting in the 60s. See how California’s generation of developers has had a big influence on the way the world operates. For anyone looking for something different, this insightful display of art and history is well worth visiting. The installment will be on show at the Design Museum, London until 15 October.

The Japanese House

This exhibition is a fascinating display of unique Japanese architecture. The history of Japan’s domestic architecture is full of experimental designs, which have been incorporated into this installment. The unique structures are sure to amaze visitors with imaginative and seemingly impossible architectural design. The Barbican, London will house this must-see exhibit until 25 June. Anyone passionate about structural design, or interested in seeing some strangely intriguing buildings, will not want to miss out on this.