Photo: Polar Pas de Deux by Eilo Elvinger/The Natural History Museum

At London Perfect, we’re excited about the glut of new exhibitions underway this season. Our artful London Perfect apartments are just a wander from the biggest (and best) museums: there’s really no need to trek too far to see the latest art installation. We round-up some of the best displays on offer, including the much-awaited debut of Harry Potter: A History of Magic.

For devoted Harry Potter fans, we’d suggest our Harry Potter Film Locations Tour too – adding a dash of magic in time for Halloween.

Read on for more of our picks at London’s mighty museums.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Photo: Courtesy of The British Library

Last week, Harry Potter: A History of Magic opened at the British Library and it has been one of the most highly-anticipated exhibitions in the UK this year. With Harry Potter celebrating its 20th birthday, original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and illustrator Jim Kay are on display for the very first time. Alongside this, the library’s collection of manuscripts, rare books, and objects, tell a truly magical story.

Don’t miss out on our exclusive Harry Potter Film Locations Tour, which takes in some of the marvelous set locations, ensuring the ultimate Harry Potter fix!

Harry Potter: A History of Magic; running through 28th February 2018.  

Opera: Passion, Power, and Politics

Photo: Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times

The Times is calling this recent exhibition at London’s V&A “spectacular.” Travel through 400 years of fascinating opera history, beginning in the Italian Renaissance, and culminating across the 20th and 21st centuries. Choose one of our beautiful residences conveniently located near the Victoria and Albert Museum for the best address.

Opera: Passion, Power, and Politicsrunning through 25th February 2018.

Illuminating India

Photo: Courtesy of Galerie Thomas Zander

London’s Science Museum is celebrating India’s vast contributions to science, technology, and mathematics with its season of exhibitions and events. This includes the amazing section 500 Years of Science and Innovation and Photography 1857-2017. Visitors can also enjoy dance performances, film screenings, and conversations with experts commemorating 70 years of independence.

Illuminating Indiarunning through 21st March 2018.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017

Photo: Crab Surprise by Justin Gilligan/The Natural History Museum

Photographers will rejoice at this latest Natural History Museum exhibit. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 installation is now open; the winner was announced last Wednesday – Memorial to a Species by Brent Stirton. Visitors can see the whole array of winning photographs, selected from a whopping 50,000. The display is the perfect inspiration for budding photographers or artists.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017; running through 28th May 2018.


Photo: Courtesy of Tate Modern

Although not appreciated in his time, Modigliani has become an internationally renowned artist, and this fall, the Tate Modern will display his unique, groundbreaking paintings. His art comprises some of the most iconic pieces of the 20th century. A visit to the Tate Modern with its sleek interiors is a treat for any art aficionado.

Modigliani; from 23rd November 2017 through 2nd April 2018.

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

Photo: Abby Traylor-Smith/The National Portrait Gallery

Visiting the National Portrait Gallery is always an engrossing experience. The bonus? It’s never quite as crowded as other London museums. The eagerly-awaited Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize won’t disappoint dedicated art lovers, it has earned a reputation for creative excellence, and it certainly delivers. 

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017running through 8th February 2018.

For your next visit to London, our friendly reservations team are on hand to help you select one of our gorgeous family vacation rentals, close to the museums. We can also help with shopping, itineraries, tours, dining reservations, and customized private experiences. Contact us today for more information.

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