The Year of London

With the Olympic Games, WorldPride, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Swinging City is rolling out the red carpet, and we’re all invited.

BY Matthew Breen

May 18 2012 7:00 AM ET

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The new extension at the Tate Modern, above.


Visitors have dozens of art options, including the British Museum (, Tate Modern and Tate Britain (, and the National Portrait Gallery (, all of which have large free exhibitions and special ones that require a ticket purchase. The Royal Academy of Arts ( in Piccadilly isn’t free but has rotating exhibits of modern and classical works.