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New exhibitions are opening in London all the time. This is our choice of the best of the latest.


British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG T: 020 7323 8181
Focusing on the core period of the Viking Age from the late 8th Century to the early 11th Century, this is the first major exhibition on Vikings at the British Museum for over 30 years.  It features many new archaeological discoveries and objects never seen before in the UK, alongside important Viking Age artefacts from the British Museum's own collection and elsewhere in Britain and Ireland. 
Until 22nd June

Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG T: 020 7887 8888
This compelling retrospective charts the evolution of the artist widely considered to be the father of British pop art. The exhibition encompasses the full scope of Hamilton's work, from his early exhibition designs of the 1950s to his final paintings of 2011, lending the viewer an invaluable insight into his relationship with design, painting, photography and television.
Until 26th May

National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE T: 020 7306 0055
With over 250 works personally selected and printed by David Bailey, this is one of the gallery's most significant photography exhibitions to date. The images are presented thematically across a series of contrasting rooms and will illustrate the extraordinary range of subjects that he has captured throughout his career: actors, writers, musicians, filmmakers, designers, models, artists and people encountered on his travels.
Until 1st June 2014

The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN T: 020 7747 2885
This exhibition offers the unique opportunity to witness the reunion of two of Vincent van Gogh's iconic 'Sunflower' paintings - shown together in London for the first time in 65 years. The display will also include the results of recent scientific research into the two paintings, which have revealed new insights into how van Gogh painted his 'Sunflowers' and what materials he used, resulting in a deeper understanding of the making and meaning of these works of art, and of their relationship to each other.
Until 27th April 2014

Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, W8 4PX T: 020 3166 6000
The exhibition showcases exquisite dresses worn by Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Princess Diana, alongside exclusive video footage and photography documenting the diversity of royal fashion in the 20th century. Highlights from the collection of 21 couture gowns include the purple Dior evening gown worn for The Queen's Silver Jubilee celebrations and the ballerina-length blue dance dress by Jacques Azagury worn by Princess Diana. 
Until Summer 2015