5 Exhibitions to see in London right now:

London is home to some of the world’s finest art galleries, from the National Gallery, to the Tate Modern, to the street art found round every corner, this city offers artistic creations to tantalise even the most un-interested minds. Here are 5 of the best to get started with:

The Wallace Collection:

Hertford House, London. Home to the Wallace Collection

Hertford House, London. Home to the Wallace Collection

Housed in Hertford House, Manchester Square in London, the Wallace Collection is one of London’s best under-the-radar galleries, featuring of a world famous collection of high profile French 18th Century fine art, furniture and porcelain among other collections, it’s impossible not to lose yourself amongst almost 5,500 objects. To add to this, e

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Quentin Blake at the House of Illustration

From 'Quentin Blake's Magical Tales' by John Yeoman (Pavilion Books, 2010) - 2

From ‘Quentin Blake’s Magical Tales’ by John Yeoman (Pavilion Books, 2010) – 2

If you’re looking for a hit of nostalgia, the permanent Quentin Blake Gallery is sure to satisfy you. Curated by Quentin Blake himself, the first exhibition in the new permanent Gallery is Seven Kinds Of Magic, with illustrations from his own books, including those of Roald Dahl and Russell Hoban. A perfect exhibition for illustration enthusiasts of any age.

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The Crypt Gallery

The Crypt Gallery, London

The Crypt Gallery, London

The Crypt of St Pancras Parish Church started as a burial ground in 1822, and is the final resting place to 557 people. Later used as a air raid shelter, the Crypt now shares the work of 21st century artists from across the globe, from William Lindley to Dennison and Doy. Perfect for those who might find the traditional museum too boring.

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Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers at The Barbican Centre

Photograph: Raymond Depardon / Magnum Photos

Photograph: Raymond Depardon / Magnum Photos

The Barbican is offering a wonderful collection of photography, curated by iconic British photographer Martin Parr. ‘Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers’ does exactly what it says on the tin, with a collection of over 250 photographs, the exhibition in un-miss able.

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Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear at the V&A Museum

Undressed: A brief History of Underwear. V&A

Undressed: A brief History of Underwear. V&A

An exhibition that dissects and analyses the form and uses of underwear through the ages, how it has been effected by the changing fashions, gender equality, sexuality and morality. From the infamous corset, contorting its wearer into the desired shape, to the fifties ‘pointies’ to the bras and thongs of today, immerse yourself in a journey of lingerie/

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