Top Things to do in London this Summer

Anthony McCall Solid Light

When: 27 June 2024 – 27 April 2025
Where: Tate Modern

"Solid Light" showcases Anthony McCall's immersive light installations where visitors' movements animate three-dimensional forms in a space filled with light and mist, transforming them into living sculptures of light and shadow. This exhibition highlights McCall's blend of sculpture, cinema, and drawing, notably through his pioneering 1973 work, "Line Describing a Cone," which expanded the scope of sculptural art.

Fragile Beauty: Photographs from the Sir Elton John and David Furnish Collection

When: Opens May 18th
Where: V&A

Hosted by the V&A, this exhibition displays an exquisite private photography collection, exploring themes such as fashion, celebrity, and the male body. An unparalleled selection of the world's leading photographers, telling the story of modern and contemporary photography.

Beyond Fashion

When: 31 May – 8 September 2024
Where: Saatchi Gallery

Beyond Fashion showcases the work of acclaimed fashion photographers from around the world. The works demonstrate how fashion photography has moved past the simple presentation of product lines to reflect on the reality of our lives, explore our aspirations and push the boundaries of creativity. Includes works by Nick Knight, Peter Lindbergh, Viviane Sassen, Paolo Roversi, Miles Aldridge, and Ellen von Unwerth – as well as an exciting new generation of fashion photographers.

Soufiane Ababri

When: 13 Mar – 30 Jun 2024
Where: Barbican, The Curve

Moroccan artist Soufiane Ababri’s new commission, 'Their mouths were full of bumblebees but it was me who was pollinated', explores questions of desire, queerness, and diaspora. With drawings exploring diasporic queer experience and queer nightlife as a space for collective and personal emancipation, the show is an act of reclamation that subverts architecture, language, and histories.

Perfect Show for Rachel

When: 24 May – 9 Jun 2024
Where: Barbican

Step into Rachel's world as this ★★★★★ (Guardian) show returns following a sold-out run. Discover how a learning-disabled artist has the power to lead the creation of her ‘Perfect Show’.

Much Ado About Nothing

When: 25 April - 24 August 2024
Where: The Globe

Welcome to a luxurious paradise in the Globe Theatre this summer as love in its many forms is celebrated in Shakespeare’s timeless comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. After years of war, an idyllic Italian town is finally back in bloom. But young lovers Claudio and Hero, and sparring singletons Beatrice and Benedick, soon discover that all is not as it seems in their beautiful surroundings as they become entangled in a series of mischievous games, pranks and plots.

West End Live 2024

When: 22 – 23 June 2024
Where: Trafalgar Square

West End Live is a free weekend of musical theatre live in Trafalgar Square. It showcases free performances from top West End musicals. In 2023, they had over 48 performances and 11 hours of free musical theatre!


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