If you fancy a trip to Mars, the Design Museum in London will take you there! Their current exhibition ‘Moving to Mars’ has an extraordinary wall projection of the Mars surface where you can immerse yourself in the red planet. Here I am… Continue reading
Did you see my first part of London Christmas Lights? Check it out here. Ready for some more?
The most impressive sight in London during Christmas is surely the Churchill Arms pub in Kensington where 22,000 lights and 80 trees make this a must see. Every year they seem to add more – can you imagine the electricity bill! Continue reading
I love London at any time but at Christmas the lights make it magical and cheer up the long winter evenings. Here’s a trip around some of them for you to enjoy with me. We have a wonderful mix of old favourites where areas have gone with the same lovely lights as in previous years and those who have gone for a new look.
Scandals with the royals are nothing new and the George IV exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery gives us a peek into his life showing us his good points and what made him popular and a figure of fun. He was famous and unpopular because of his extravagant lifestyle, his womanising and drinking but his collecting habit has left us with an extraordinary legacy, some of which is on display in this exhibition. Continue reading
There’s rare and there is the only surviving item! Elizabeth 1 is such a famous part of our history that I assumed we had many examples of her gowns tucked away in the royal collections. But it seems that is not the case and her finery has been lost in the centuries since her death in 1603, until something happened! The Bacton Altar cloth, which has just gone on display in Hampton Court Palace, may just be the missing piece of history.
As the seasons change, it’s time to excite ourselves with all the fun stuff happening in London during the last months of the year. Here is my latest seasonal what’s on newsletter sent to subscribers 4 times a year and if you’d like them to drop into your inbox send me a quick email and nothing else will be sent to you! ([email protected]) Continue reading
There’s moon stuff everywhere as we mark 50 years since humans first stepped on its surface. I’ve watched the documentaries and read the articles so it was time to head on one of the top exhibitions in London celebrating this moment. The National Maritime Museum’s The Moon caught my eye for its claim to be ‘the UK’s biggest exhibition dedicated to our celestial neighbour’! Continue reading
Cindy Sherman’s major show at the National Portrait Gallery looks back at her long career at the peak of world photography. She is most well known for taking pictures of herself but this is not a world of selfies as she creates a wide range of personas using herself as the model, many of which are unrecognisable as the same person. This show covers her 40 year career with examples from each of her major series of work. Continue reading
Here’s the newsletter which goes out to my subscribers giving them loads of information about what’s on in London. Summer 2019 is going to be a fun time judging by all the amazing events and shows on. Enjoy… Continue reading
The annual opening of the Serpentine Pavilion is a real sign that we are properly into the London summer, even if the weather is not always as warm as we’d like.
Each year a new architect is chosen to bring their vision of a temporary pavilion to the site next to the original Serpentine Gallery. This competition has been going since 2000 when the first winner was Zaha Hadid and it has grown into a showcase for emerging talent from around the world. Continue reading