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Annika’s Top Tips

A selection of events and items of interest.  I haven’t done all of them, but they sound inspiring, please check dates, opening times etc beforehand.

Blockbuster Ideas:

Somerset House – Acute Art’s Koo Jeong A’s augmented reality ice cube, Density, the immersive exhibition called 24/7 ends 23/02/20

Saatchi Gallery –  Tutankhamun ends 3/5/20

Hayward Gallery – Bridget Riley ends 26/1/2020

Barbican – Into the Night: Cabarets & Clubs in Modern Art ends 19/1/20

National Gallery – Gaugin ends 26/1/20, Leonardo ends 9/1/20, Titian Poesie starts 16/3/20

National Portrait Gallery – Pre-Raphaelite Sisters ends 26/1/20

Queen’s Gallery – George IV ends 3/11/20

Royal Academy – Lucian Freud ends 26/1/20, Eco-Visionaries ends 23/2/20

Tate Britain – William Blake ends 2/2/20, Year 3 ends 3/5/20

Tate Modern – Olafur Eliasson ends 5/1/20, Dora Maar ends 15/3/20, Kara Walker ends 5/4/20, Andy Warhol from 12/3/20 ends 6/9/20

V&A – Mary Quant ends 16/2/20, Tim Walker ends 8/3/20, Cars ends 19/4/20

British Museum – Inspired by the East ends 26/1/20, Troy ends 8/3/20, Rembrandt drawing 350 year Anniversary of his Death  

“Off piste” Ideas:


OXO Tower – Riverside Gallery, DAZZLE London, jewellery artist Cristina Zani from 1/12 ends 5/1/20

Cliveden – Nancy Astor Vigour, vitality and check anniversary to December

Ham House – Candlelit Christmas 1/12-6/1/20

Apsley House – Christmas carols 6/12

Osterley – Rise of a Banking Family ends 23/2/20

Kew Gardens – Refurbished Temperate House

The Garden at 120 Fenchurch Street – public skygarden in the City, need to book

Elephant West – art gallery in White City

Camden Arts Centre, Victoria Miro with Kusama from 2/10

V&A – Gallery talks on Thursdays at 1pm, Conservation Studio tours – 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 11am, book via Contact Centre ext.2000

Westminster Abbey – new upstairs Queen’s Gallery and David Hockney stained glass window

Soane Museum – Hogarth ends 5/1/20 Wed-Sun guided tours upstairs at 1.15, 2pm prepare for queue, candlelight evening events, Hogarth

Somerset House – studio tours every 3rd Saturday week of month at 12.15, 13.15, 14.15, 15.15

London Walks – Hampstead Spies 3rd Sunday of the month

Southside House – Candle lit tours, classic English afternoon tea

Charterhouse – tour with Brothers