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Modigliani: A Unique Artistic Voice

Until 28 June The Estorick Collection is the UK’s only museum dedicated to modern Italian art. The majority of its collection is the legacy of writer Eric Estorick and his textile designer wife Salome (inventor of the stretch lace). Although the core of the collection is futurist works it also includes some figurative pieces from […]

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Camden Market

What is commonly known as Camden Market both by visitors and Londoners alike, is in fact a collection of adjourning markets that together form one of the city’s top tourist attractions. Open every day from 10 am it welcomes thousands of visitors every weekend. It began in the 1970’s as a craft market and still […]

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Broadway Market

Although the original market is one of the oldest in London its success is due to the launch of the Saturday market by Hackney Council in 2004. Selling food from different parts of the world as well as clothing and decorative objects from local designers Broadway Market has become a highly popular spot for trendy […]

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Barbican Centre

Despite being voted the ugliest building in London in 2003, this is a Grade II listed building and one of the greatest examples of Brutalist architecture in the world. The centre has been modernised since its opening in 1982 and now includes many decorative features. Apart from being home to the world famous London Symphony […]

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Eric Ravilious: Composition

Until the 31 August Dulwich Picture Gallery is holding its first major exhibition of watercolours of the British artist Eric Ravilious. Mostly known for his designs for the porcelain manufacturer Wedgwood, he painted watercolours depicting the English countryside and harbours. At the outbreak of the Second World War he became one of the first official […]

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Bethlem: Museum of the Mind

Free! Bethlem Royal Hospital founded in 1247 was the first institution in the UK to specialise in the treatment of the mentally ill. After various locations in London the hospital moved to its current location in 1930 and the Museum of the Mind opened in February 2015. Of particular interest  are the statues of ‘Raving […]

Bermondsey Antiques Market
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Bermondsey Antiques Market

Situated in the London Borough of Southwark close to London Bridge and Borough Station, Bermondsey Antiques Market specialises in antique china, silver and glassware as well as furniture. It is a great place for bargain hunting. Open 6am to 2pm every Friday and an early arrival is recommended. Bermondsey Antiques Market Bermondsey Square London SE1 […]

Horniman Museum
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The Horniman Museum

Founded in 1901 by tea magnate Frederick J Horniman the Horniman Museum specialises in anthropology, musical instruments and natural history. It provides an excellent outing for families with its book zone, new aquarium, collection of stuffed animals and objects from around the world. The Arts and Crafts style building is surrounded by 16 acres of […]

Painting Paradise
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Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden

Until the 11 October 2015 This exhibition explores what happens when art and nature collide. Exhibits including paintings from Brueghel the Elder, Ricci and Schalch, a gold and porcelain orange blossom headdress given to Queen Victoria by Prince Albert, and a piece by Faberge depicting a bleeding heart made of precious materials. The Queen’s Gallery […]

Magna Carta
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Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy

Until the 1 September 2015 See the world’s most famous documents in one place. The British Library has brought together two out of the four existing copies of the Magna Carta – Thomas Jefferson’s handwritten copy of the Declaration of Independence and the US Bill of Rights. The documents are accompanied by paintings and royal […]

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Beefeater Distillery Tour

Discover how London Dry Gin is made in one of the city’s best kept secrets. Beefeater Gin has been distilled in south London since 1908 and moved to its current location in 1958. The tour explores the history of gin in London and how it became one of the world’s favourite drinks. A complimentary gin […]

Joshua Reynolds
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Joshua Reynolds: Experiments in Paint

Free! Until the 7 June 2015 Discover a previously unseen side of the greatest portraitist of the eighteenth century. The Wallace Collection exhibits its own collection of Reynolds’ works, with loans from around the world. It presents x-rays of the pieces together with archives. The aim of the show is to demonstrate how the artist […]

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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

From the 13 June – 31 January 2016 To explore the role of footwear as a status symbol the V&A has assembled over 200 pairs of historical and modern shoes. The show includes pieces dating back to Ancient Egypt and follows the development of status symbol footwear until to the present day. What a great […]

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Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album

Until the 25 May 2015 Explore the imagination of Francisco Goya (1746-1828) with this exhibition that reunites drawings from the private albums of the artist never intended to be seen by the public. Goya suffered a near fatal illness which made him almost completely deaf and struggling to cope with ‘old’ age. The images grant […]