London Exhibitions you cannot miss this 2024

Words by
Sphere Editors

3rd January 2024

With a fresh year comes fresh exhibitions to explore. SPHERE have selected six London exhibitions that you cannot miss this 2024. From last chances to experience the high-definition marvels of BBC Earth to upcoming explorations of iconic figures and hauntingly beautiful charcoal portraits. 

Yoko Ono Music of the Mind - Tate Modern

London Exhibitions 2024 - Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono with Glass Hammer 1967 from Half-a-Wind Show

From activist projects to experimental music and banned films. The upcoming exhibition at Tate Modern, ‘Yoko Ono: Music of the Mind’, invites guests into seven decades of Ono’s rousing career. The exhibition is sure to give an imaginative and interactive perspective of the varied phases of Ono's life. Including an inside view into her best-known years in London between 1966 and 1971, where she met John Lennon.

Running 15th February to the 1st September 2024

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NAOMI - V&A South Kensington

London Exhibitions 2024 - Naomi Campbell


Naomi Campbell, Fashion Model

Strutting into the V&A South Kensington this Summer is NAOMI, an exhibition celebrating four decades of Naomi Campbell’s glamorous career. Sharing her life through the fashion that supported it, the exhibition promises iconic items from leading global designers from Versace to Alaïa. In addition to contributions from fashion industry legends. Including an imagery installation made up of work from renowned names such as Steven Meisel and Nick Knight – curated by none other than British Vogue’s Edward Enninful. After tickets for the V&A’s recent exhibition, Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto went in a flash. I would advise all fashion extraordinaries to keep their eyes peeled for when tickets go on sale.

Opens 22nd June 2024

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BBC Earth Experience - The Daikin Centre

London Exhibitions 2024 - BBC Earth

BBC Earth

Inside BBC Earth's immersive experience

Planned to have ended in July 2023, the BBC Earth Immersive Experience housed at The Daikin Centre has extended its stay until the end of January. Giving the lovers of wild shots and Attenborough voiceovers a final chance to surround themselves with the environments that draw them into their television on the daily. Whether that be gliding over ice with a waddle of Humboldt penguins or encasing themselves in the dramatic cinematography of natural phenomena.

Ends February 2024 

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Zineb Sedira: Dreams have no titles – Whitechapel Gallery

London Exhibitions 2024 - Zineb Sedira

Whitechapel Gallery

An installation from 'Dreams Have No Titles' at Whitechapel Gallery

There’s something about a film set, so untouched and put-together, that feels so fascinating to look at. Like a frozen image in time that surrounds you in the three-dimensional world. The deliberate placement of each object telling a story in itself. Zineb Sedira: Dreams Have No Titles, originally created for French Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022, is comprised of a series of immersive multi-media installations that resemble different film sets. From a recreation of Sedira’s own Brixton home living room to the ballroom from Ettore Scola’s ‘Le Bal’ (promised to be brought to life by tango dancers). The exhibition aims to blur boundaries between fiction and reality in what we are sure will be a spectacular visual showcase.

Running from the 15th February to the 12th May 2024

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Frank Auerbach: The Charcoal Heads - The Courtauld

London Exhibitions 2024 - Frank Auerbach
Frank Auerbach Self-Portrait 1958

For the first time ever as a comprehensive group, the large-scale charcoal portraits from Frank Auerbach will emblazon the walls of The Courtauld. Richly emotive and extraordinarily ghostly, the portraits will be displayed alongside paintings of the same sitters. Allowing guests to view Auerbach’s work with totality and how he differs between techniques from early days in his career.

Running from 9th February to the 27th May 2024

For those wanting to experience the chilling portraits at twilight hour with cocktail in hand, a session of The Courtauld Lates is taking place for the exhibition from 18:30 to 22:30 on the 9th February. 

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Alice Irwin: Chinwag - Pitzhanger

On the up-and-coming front, Alice Irwin’s first major London-based public exhibition brings shape and vibrancy to the palatial Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery in Ealing Green. A colourful array of print, drawing and sculpture awaits with Chinwag. Inspired by the history of Pitzhanger as the socially buzzing residence of Sir John Soane, the exhibition aims to represent the range of personalities in such social gatherings and the hierarchical evolution through an innovative range of materials.

An Artist’s Talk with Alice Irwin herself and Thomas Marks will be taking place on the 22nd February with a Curator’s Talk from Svetlana Panova on the 25th.

The general entry for the exhibition will open on the 24th January, book tickets here