Last weekend marked the start of bank holiday season, providing even more opportunities to explore London at leisure. With the sun finally making an appearance, our Capital is a great place to plan a full day of exploration. That’s why we’ve prepared our round-up of the very best exhibitions taking place in Bloomsbury this month, which can all be discovered by foot.
• For the first time the story of ancient Egypt’s two lost cities is told in British Museum’s blockbuster exhibition Sunken Cities. Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus, submerged under the sea for over a thousand years, have recently been rediscovered revealing an explosive new body of evidence. From 19th May – 27th November, £16.50 entry fee
• To celebrate its 175th anniversary, the London Library located in Store Street’s neighbouring Senate House will be hosting Words in the Square this weekend; a special three-day literary celebration. Sixteen separate events will offer personal insights on the creative process, as well as tours of the library’s Victorian reading room. From 6th- 8th May, Prices vary
• Discovering Catherine Dickens, a newly launched exhibition hosted by Charles Dickens Museum, aims to debunk a series of myths surrounding the life of Charles Dickens’ wife. Guests will have the chance to see a combination of rarely-seen exhibits, including many personal items and letters, to offer insight into this complex figure. Until 20th November, £9 entry fee
• Cartoon Museum’s Doctor Who: The Target Book Artwork features over 30 pieces of original covers, including those of the new reissues. This is the first time that these iconic artworks have been publicly exhibited, so if you are a fan of the classic sci-fi character, this exhibition is a must. Until 15th May, Free entry
• Ever wondered how heavy an elephant tusk is or how sharp a shark’s tooth is? If so, make sure you don’t miss Explore Zoology, UCL’s family event of specimen-based activities. You will definitely be inspired to ask questions to their enthusiastic museum educators and be amazed at the natural world. On 7th May, Free entry
And if you find yourself hungry when walking from exhibition to exhibition, stop for lunch at one of Store Street’s amazing eateries by Senate House – check out what’s on offer here