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5 new attractions coming to London this year

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3 January 2018 | Location

A host of new attractions are opening in the capital this year. To help you find out what's on in London, here are our top 5 suggestions to visit in 2018.

Hayward Gallery

The newly-refurbished Hayward Gallery reopens in January following a 2-year renovation.

The Southbank venue’s iconic 68 pyramid rooflights have been restored to let natural light flood into the upper galleries for the first time.

Visitors will be able to enjoy the venue’s bright new look for the first time on January 25th, when a retrospective of German photographer Andreas Gursky opens to the public.

Tube: Waterloo (0.2 miles)



Michelin-starred Spanish chef Quique Dacosta will open his first UK restaurant in Fitzrovia this year.

Located in The Plaza on Oxford Street, InPaella will serve up authentic plates of the classic one-pot rice dish.

Run in partnership with the team behind the Spanish tapas chain Iberica, this will be the first in a string of InPaella restaurants opening up across the globe.

Tube: Oxford Circus (0.1 mile)


Fotografiska London

Opening in Whitechapel in late 2018, Fotografiska London will be the capital’s largest permanent space dedicated to photography.

The new venue will be run by the Swedish Fotografiska organisation, whose Stockholm gallery has hosted exhibitions by renowned photographers Annie Leibovitz, Helmut Newton and David LaChapelle.

Covering 89,000sq ft, the venue will comprise 7 exhibition spaces, 2 restaurants, a cinema, café and bar.

Tube: Aldgate East (489ft)



Prosecco House

London’s first permanent bar dedicated to prosecco will open its doors in February.

Located at One Tower Bridge, Prosecco House will offer a selection of more than 20 varieties of the fizzy wine, as well as prosecco-based cocktails including spritzes and bellinis.

The Italian-themed venue, which will be decked out in plush marble, will also serve coffee, cicchetti, meats and cheese.

Tube: London Bridge (0.6 miles)


Picasso Exhibition

The first ever solo Pablo Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern will take place in 2018.

Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy will provide a month-by-month journey through the Spanish artist’s ‘year of wonders’.

Running from 8th March to 9th September, the exhibition will feature more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings, as well as family photos giving a rare glimpse into the personal life of the 20th Century’s most influential artist.

Tube: Southwark (0.4 miles)


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