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The best exhibitions in London in 2022

London is home to some of the world’s best art galleries, with collections that span centuries housed in buildings that are often masterpieces in their own right – which in turn means exhibitions are world-class. From classical to contemporary works by era-defining artists and movement-making revolutionaries to high-tech immersive experiences with visual effects and virtual realities, these are the shows inspiring the next generation and helping the city’s creative scene to flourish. We update this piece weekly with everything you need to know about London’s best upcoming exhibitions so you can stay in-the-know about culture in the capital in 2022.

Hew Locke: The Procession, Tate Britain

Each year, a different artist takes over Tate Britain's imposing Duveen Galleries with a special commission that will stay on display for a year. The 2022 iteration is created by Hew Locke, a British, Brixton-based sculptor, who here displays some of his previous works including paintings of Queen Elizabeth II made as part of the 2005 Sovereign series. Indian and Indo-Caribbean culture, including Carnival culture, is referenced throughout, as are images that invoke the horrors of colonialism and slavery as well as the environmental crisis.  

AddressHew Locke: The Procession, Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG 
Dates: Until Sunday 22 January 2023
Price: Free