Olympic cauldron designer exhibition closes soon

Visitors enjoying luxury accommodation in London have until the end of the month to see the work of Thomas Heatherwick at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Seen as one of the country’s leading designers, Heatherwick and his studio team were behind the recent metal cauldrons used at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Described by Sir Terence Conran as “the Leonardo da Vinci of our times”, Heatherwick has also been involved in a number of key designs for the capital including the new London bus.

The replacement for the famous Routemaster bus has been developed to ensure that it can cope with large numbers of passengers and has three doors as well as a special platform to help people board the vehicle in rush hour.

Visitors to the exhibition will also be able to see a model of the famous London 2012 cauldron as well as details of the inspiration for the design.

Admission to the Victoria & Albert exhibition costs £7 for adults and £6 for concessions. There is a late night opening at the museum on Fridays until 9.30pm and the other six days of the week it is open from 10am to 5.30pm.

The museum is also selling a book to accompany the exhibition, which closes on September 30th, entitled Thomas Heatherwick: Making by Thomas Heatherwick and Maisie Rowe.

Heatherwick is also conducting a special one-off tour of the exhibition on September 20th at 8.30am. Tickets for the morning event cost £25 for adults and include breakfast.

The Victoria & Albert museum is a short walk from South Kensington London Underground station, which is on the Piccadilly, Circle and District Lines and is also close to the Knightsbridge London Underground station on the Piccadilly Line.

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