Ben Johnson's first solo exhibition of paintings at the Alan Cristea Gallery, London, took place in November 2010.
Coinciding with his exhibition at the Alan Cristea Gallery, Johnson exhibited in Room 1 at the National Gallery, London. Here he completed a view of London as seen from the roof of the National Gallery, looking out across Trafalgar Square. This vista has much in common with Canaletto's Stonemason's Yard which will be exhibited at the same time. Johnson completed a similar cityscape of Liverpool in 2008 which attracted over 200,000 visitors. It is now in the collection of Liverpool Museums but was lent to his exhibition at the National Gallery in December, along with a panorama of Zurich.