In our dreams, a London summer is spent dancing on rooftops, picnicking in parks and gliding through the waters of the Serpentine. In reality, we all know blue skies and sun are never guaranteed and it’s wise to have at hand a few plans that involve a roof over your head. Come rain or shine, don’t miss the best art exhibitions across London this summer…

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Signature skulls, bespoke mannequins, innovative sound and lighting, this much-anticipated, much-discussed retrospective is an intense spectacle of creative genius. Haunting and grotesque in parts, bejewelled and beautiful in others, the exhibition is as impressive as the exhibited.

Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World

It’s no coincidence that Tate rhymes with great, given that the Tate Britain houses the most iconic British artists – from Hockney to Freud to Turner to Constab… you get the picture (or painting). Now it’s Barbara Hepworth’s time to shine in this retrospective exhibition that highlights her huge contribution to avant-garde art.

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon

For a woman who needs no introduction, this photographic exhibition of the actress and fashion icon’s life includes personal family photographs, recognisable vintage magazine covers and film stills. Her beauty may be timeless but the exhibition won’t be – so don’t miss it.

The Ey Exhibition: Sonia Delauney

There could not be a more appropriate season to bear witness to the vibrancy of Sonia Delauney’s colour popping artwork. Here, colour is the ultimate expression of her talent; resilience and boldness showcase this modern woman’s inspiring life as an artist and designer.

Raw Footage

Raw Footage is where fashion editorial meets fine art photography, focusing on the theme of celebrity and displaying the much-celebrated works of Mario Testino, Simon Emmett and Vincent Peters to name a few. It’s no secret that fashion can lead to fantasy; this exhibition looks at how.

Artist Artisan: Maison Mais Non

Introducing an exhibition that is hosted in London’s first true fashion gallery, featuring designs, photos and videos by this year’s Graduates of Central St Martin’s and artisans. A match made in heaven with results conveniently close to home.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon

The Ey Exhibition: Sonia Delauney

Raw Footage

Artist Artisan: Maison Mais Non

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