Exhibitions and Openings to Visit in London this November

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Now that the colder months are creeping in and the weather has started to become a tad gloomier, it is time to start thinking about some fun activities to do in London that are indoors. From art exhibitions to immersive experiences and light shows, there are a ton of different spectacles to enjoy around London this November.

1. The Van Gogh Exhibit: The Immersive Experience


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The Van Gogh Exhibit began touring the world in 2017, first opening in London in July of 2021, and has been immensely popular ever since. This 360° exhibition showcases some of Vincent van Gogh’s most famous paintings in a modern and futuristic way. Tickets begin at £25.40 for adults and £16.40 for children, making this educational experience quite reasonably priced. The projectors and sound show combine, allowing visitors to dive into world-famous paintings like Sunflowers and The Starry Night!

Until 15 January 2023, 106 Commercial Street, E1 6LZ

2. Jurassic World Exhibition

The Jurassic World Exhibition can be found in the ExCel Centre at the Royal Victoria Dock. The attraction involves boarding an ‘aeroplane’ to Jurassic Island before walking through the park and laboratory, even coming face-to-face with life sized dinosaurs! The Jurassic World Exhibition is hosted by actors who will guide you through the dinosaur-filled park, making the experience as realistic as possible. Although this exhibition is well-suited to children, it’s enjoyable for people of all ages – especially enthusiasts of the original films.

Until 15 January 2023, ExCel London, Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1XL

3. Syon Park’s Enchanted Woodland

From the 11th of November, Syon Park will be illuminated in twinkling neon lights for the annual light show and Enchanted Woodland trail. Tickets to the Syon Park Enchanted Woodland range from £10 to £15 for those over the age of 16, and cost £7.50 for children between three and 15 (depending on the day that you choose to attend). Lanterns and lights are hung from the trees of Syon Park, guiding customers through this atmospheric and beautiful trail, and making for great photo opportunities! 

From £7.50, 11-27 November (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only), Syon Park, TW8 8JF

4. Klimt: The Immersive Experience


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If you’re in search of a breathtaking immersive exhibition, consider Klimt. This exhibition showcases some of the best-loved works of Gustav Klimt via projections, allowing visitors to step into his dazzling and decorative paintings including The Kiss. The Klimt experience is being held in The Boiler House on Brick Lane and is finishing on the 28th of November, making this a must-see this month. 

From £13.90, until 27 November, The Boiler House, 152 Brick Lane, E1 6RU

5. LuYang NetiNeti, Zabludowicz Collection

The LuYang NetiNeti was designed and created by the well-known Chinese artist LuYang and opened its doors to Londoners on the 22nd of September. This vibrant exhibition displays LuYang’s CGI avatar DOKU, in addition to a room transformed into a retro arcade where visitors can play video game recreations of the artist’s past projects. Beverages are provided by the gin brand Half Hitch, and tacos, popcorn and candyfloss are also available! 

Free entry, until 12 February 2023, Zabludowicz Collection, 176 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 3PT

6. The Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition

The Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition opened in Covent Garden on the 12th of July and is scheduled to end in December. If you’re a fan of this well-loved franchise, this is definitely a bucket list activity! Tickets are £14 for children and £20 for adults, making this an affordable alternative to the world-famous Harry Potter World at Warner Bros Studios. At the Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition, visitors will be guided through a range of exclusive behind-the-scenes photographs and are permitted access to the Butterbeer bar!

From £14, until 31 December, London Film Museum, 45 Wellington Street, WC2E 7BN

7. Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature

Situated in Kensington is the Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature exhibition, which showcases some of the beloved children’s author’s best-loved work, in addition to taking visitors through some of the magical conservation areas that inspired her famous books and characters. Children under the age of 12 are given free access to this charming exhibition and adult tickets cost between £9 and £14.

From £9, until 8 January 2023, The Victoria and Albert Museum, SW7 2RL

8. Japanese Light Festival 


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The Japan Light Festival will take place over the weekend of the 26th and 27th of November and will illuminate Covent Garden as well as a variety of other locations around London. The Japanese Light Festival will see some of London’s nooks draped in mesmerising glowing lanterns, cherry blossom trees, and strip lights! Additionally, many of the Japanese restaurants in London will be offering discounts and special menus to celebrate the festival.

26 & 27 November, Covent Garden 

9. Comfort Fest 


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This winter, IKEA has teamed up with Time Out to create Comfort Fest, which will see a range of cosy events take place throughout November in IKEA stores across London. You could learn how to ferment kimchi, build your own terrarium, enjoy some stand-up comedy, and even watch a screening of Ratatouille, all from the comfort of IKEA furniture! 

From £10, 9-30 November, IKEA Greenwich, Croydon, Wembey and Lakeside

10. Londoners Underground: Private Worlds in Public Places


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Held in the Barbican Library, this exhibition displays a range of artwork that is centred around capturing the diversity of London. The pieces showcased within this exhibition all portray people on the tube and were accumulated over five years.

Free entry, until 23 November, Barbican Centre, EC2Y 8DS