Monthly Archives: April 2013

‘Most glamorous festival in London’ returns for 2013

This weekend, the Southbank Centre plays host to the second annual Vogue Festival – offering two days worth of special events that should prove unmissable for any self-respecting fashionista. Vogue is one of the world's most famous and longest-running fashion … Continue reading

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The Courtauld Gallery’s Becoming Picasso wraps up next month

Born in Andalusia, Spain in 1881 and spending most of his adult life in France, Pablo Picasso already enjoyed a towering reputation as one of the 20th century's most brilliant artists by the time of his death in 1973. Since … Continue reading

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More reasons to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum at the British Museum

The British Museum is one of the largest, most famous museums in the world, with a permanent collection of around eight million items and a programme of internationally important exhibitions running year-round. This spring and summer, one such highlight is … Continue reading

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Celebrate ’30,000 species we can feast on’ at Kew Gardens this summer

From May through November this year, visitors to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew will be treated to a totally unique, extraordinary new festival. They'll be able to take to the Palm House Pond in a fruit-shaped vessel, enter a … Continue reading

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One week left to see Ansel Adams at the National Maritime Museum

Over the course of a successful and prolific career that lasted over six decades, Ansel Adams produced some of the world's most iconic landscape photography and earned renown as one of the art form's foremost American practitioners. Since November of … Continue reading

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London’s Garden Museum prepares for the Spring Plants and Gardens Fair

The Garden Museum is one of London's finest venues for visitors wishing to learn about all things horticultural, and its permanent collections offer a fascinating glimpse into "the uniquely British love affair with gardens". Established in 1977 and housed in … Continue reading

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London’s Wellcome Collection asks ‘Who’s the Pest?’

Today (April 18th) sees the beginning of what promises to be a truly unique series of entomological events at the Wellcome Collection. Featuring a densely packed programme of weird and wonderful happenings, "Who's the Pest?" invites the public to explore … Continue reading

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Huguenots of Spitalfields festival concludes this weekend

This month, visitors to the Spitalfields area of east London have had the opportunity to learn all about the fascinating history of the place, thanks to the Huguenots of Spitalfields festival – a one-off event to celebrate the huge impact … Continue reading

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Experiencing Five Star Comfort: the Park Lane London

Catering people with its one hundred and twenty seven rooms, and located in the Mayfair area, the Park Lane London is a great five star hotel in London, the capital of England. The exact location of the Park Lane London … Continue reading

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Last chance to see Tate Britain’s Kurt Schwitters exhibition

Kurt Schwitters was a German artist who fled the Nazi regime in 1940 and ultimately settled in Britain. A hero of the European avant-garde who flirted with dada and surrealism, he spent the last seven years of his life living … Continue reading

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Explore the world of coffee in London next week

Over the last few years, London's vibrant coffee scene has gone from strength to strength – with some of the world's best baristas, micro-roasteries and independent coffee shops to be found in the capital. Celebrating the UK's ongoing love affair … Continue reading

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Celebrate the bard’s birthday at Shakespeare’s Globe this weekend

April 26th is William Shakespeare's birthday, and in celebration the Globe will be holding a whole day's worth of family-friendly events this Sunday (April 21st). This year the Globe is taking inspiration from Prospero, protagonist of The Tempest and fondly … Continue reading

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