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Cultural things to do in London this June

Last updated on June 2nd, 2022Want to know what’s on in London this month? Get your June diaries out and get planning with my guide to some of the best cultural things to do in London this June including exhibitions, theatre, events, opera and music.  I’ve also rounded up some free things to do in…

NOVA X, Central Saint Martins

NOVA X Exhibition at Central Saint Martins

Last updated on November 9th, 2021London is buzzing with all things London Design Festival this week, and part of the offering includes NOVA X, an exhibition at Central Saint Martins which celebrates the past winners of the coveted MullenLowe NOVA Awards – from 2011 to the present. NOVA X showcases some 29 Central Saint Martins…

MullenLowe NOVA Awards 2021

Last updated on September 21st, 2021Remember that balloon dress that had tongues wagging all over the design world in 2019? The latex brainchild of Fredrik Tjærandsen, it was the overall winner of the MullenLowe NOVA Awards for Fresh Creative Talent, a 10-year partnership between Central Saint Martins and global marketing communications network MullenLowe Group. In…

Gold and Glory Hampton Court Palace

Gold and Glory at Hampton Court Palace

Last updated on March 29th, 2022Hampton Court Palace is re-opening its exalted doors with Gold and Glory, an exhibition celebrating the legendary coming together of Henry VIII and Francois I at the Field of Cloth of Gold. The exhibition showcases the extraordinary savoir-faire of Tudor England and Valois France with a priceless and astonishing collection…

London’s alternative museums: 22 quirky & unusual museums you absolutely must see when you visit London

Last updated on September 21st, 2021Let’s go and discover some alternative museums in London: 22 must-see unusual, off-beat, historical and secret museums everyone should visit at least once in London You’ve done the Tower of London, the British Museum, Madame Tussauds and Westminster Abbey. But there’s so much more to London than our superstar tourist…

What’s on in London after lockdown 2021

Last updated on September 22nd, 2021As London prepares to ease out of lockdown, museums, galleries and music venues are starting to come out of hibernation, and across our theatres, the lights will soon flicker back on. Here is a glimpse of what’s on in London after lockdown 2021, including some of the best art exhibitions,…

Technicolour Dickens

Technicolour Dickens at the Charles Dickens Museum

Last updated on October 28th, 2020Think you know your Dickens? He’s poised, sombre, a mass of Victorian beard and he looks a little worn out, right?  But you’ll be thinking your Dickens again after touring Technicolour Dickens, a new exhibition at the Charles Dickens Museum which brings him full throttle into the glossy age of…

Must-see Art for Kids in London

Last updated on May 5th, 2021It’s all very well dragging the kids to London’s big-name museums, but which galleries and museums will your children actually like? And once you’re there, which painting, sculpture or object will they really appreciate? London is one giant artscape, and with most of it free, it’s hard to decide where…

London Art Week

A Guide to London Art Week 2019

Last updated on December 2nd, 2019London Art Week, a six-day festival where art adrenaline courses through the veins of St James’s and Mayfair, kicks off on Sunday, December 1. Galleries and auction houses across both areas throw open their arty doors to the public with 32 exhibitions dedicated to pre-contemporary art. There’s also a range…

Lost Dress of Elizabeth I, Bacton Altar Cloth, Rainbow Portrait

The Lost Dress of Elizabeth I – Hampton Court Palace

Last updated on August 17th, 2020There are some royal portraits that just take your breath away. The ‘Armada Portrait’ of Elizabeth I at the Queen’s House in Greenwich is one of them. Thomas Sully’s ‘Queen Victoria’ at the Wallace Collection is another, and let’s not forget ‘Queen Elizabeth II, Lightness of Being’ by Chris Levine….

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