Things to do in London

Here we keep a carefully collated list of events happening in and around London

Canary Wharf

Winter Lights at Canary Wharf

Returning to Canary Wharf for its sixth year, the award-winning Winter Lights features a dazzling array of installations and interactive art, showcasing light art and creative creations by some of the most innovative artists across the globe working in the field today.

Southbank

Andy Warhol at Tate Modern

Exploring the extraordinary life and work of the pop art superstar, this major retrospective is the first Warhol exhibition to take place at Tate Modern for almost 20 years. As well as his iconic pop images of Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola and Campbell’s soup cans, it includes works never seen before in the UK. Twenty-five works from his Ladies and Gentlemen series – portraits of black and Latinx drag queens and trans women – are shown for the first time in 30 years. Visitors can also play with his floating Silver Clouds and experience the psychedelic multimedia environment of the Exploding Plastic Inevitable.

South Kensington

Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser at the V&A

The V&A’s landmark 2020 exhibition is Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser, celebrating one of the most iconic, imaginative and inspiring stories of all time. Offering an immersive and mind-bending journey down the rabbit hole, this fantastical exhibition will explore Alice in Wonderland’s origins, adaptations and reinventions over 158 years, complete with over 300 objects spanning film, performance, fashion, art, music and photography. Highlights include Lewis Carroll’s original handwritten manuscript, illustrations by John Tenniel, Ralph Steadman and Disney, stage costumes, fashion from Iris van Herpen and photography from Tim Walker and Annie Leibovitz.