The Galleries of Modern London in the avant-garde Museum of London, trace the city’s history, from 1666 to the present day.
With a 20 million pound investment, the Galleries of Modern London showcase the city that will host the next Olympic Games in 2012.
Starting in 1666, with the rebuilding of London after the great fire that almost completely destroyed it, the exhibition then moves onto the Expo of 1851 and continues through the city’s history, from the World Wars to the years of Swingin’ London, from fashion to music.
The Galleries of Modern London bring together over 7,000 items, from royal carriages, legendary taxis and red telephone booths to collections of bowler hats and umbrellas, clothing, household items, flags and banners, a flamboyant, monumental Egyptian-style lift from 1929, Admiral Nelson’s sword and much more.
The exhibition is accompanied by multimedia screens and audio-visual aids that guide visitors along this fascinating journey through history and costumes.
Galleries of Modern London
London EC2 – UK
Tel. +44 20 7001 9844