Enjoy some indoor attractions
Published on 15/11/2016 by Pinar
Come in from the cold and enjoy something fun indoors - from exhibitions to champagne teas - we’ve got something to warm your cockles!
National Portrait Gallery - Picasso Portraits
This major exhibition of over 80 works focuses on the artist’s portrayal of family, friends and lovers, and shows his range of innovative styles and methods including expressive painting from memory. There are portraits here from all periods of Picasso’s career from the realist paintings of his boyhood to his later ultra-spontaneous canvases. Some of the paintings are being shown in the UK for the first time.
Virgin Experience Days - Champagne Afternoon Tea at the Courthouse Hotel
Step inside the stylish Courthouse Hotel and treat yourself and a special someone to a champagne afternoon tea in The Carnaby restaurant. This Grade II-listed building was once a magistrate’s court and saw the trials of many famous people including Oscar Wilde and John Lennon. Tea will include savoury rolls and bagels, pastries, cakes, scones with clotted cream and preserves, tea and a glass of champagne.
V&A Museum - You Say You Want a Revolution?
The V&A’s major exhibition for the autumn season explores the defining movements of the late 1960s. Featuring 200 records from John Peel’s collection, the show is a lyrical journey through these five revolutionary years, from the fashion and pop of ‘Swinging London’ to the birth of festival culture and political activism.
Dr Johnson’s House
For a lovely cosy place to while away a chilly afternoon, try this atmospheric and charming 300-year-old townhouse, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys in the historic City of London. Samuel Johnson, the writer and wit, lived and worked here in the middle of the 18th century, compiling his great Dictionary of the English Language in the Garret. The displays make a real effort to convey what life was like for Johnson as he lived and worked in this 'difficult and noisy household’. There’s even a chance to try some Georgian fashion with a room of authentic adults and children’s costumes.
Fire! Fire! at the Museum of London
Impossible not to feel the heat at this interactive exhibition that marks the 350th anniversary of this infamous disaster. The display recreates Pudding Lane where the fire began and shows evidence of how it started and spread. You’ll get to look at rarely seen 17th century artefacts and hear lots of personal stories of Londoners who were there at the time.