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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:

Greenwich – Armada Portraits ends 31/8/20

Saatchi Gallery –  Tutankhamun ends 3/5/20

National Gallery – Raphael and His Circle ends 14/6/20, Titian Poesie 16/3-14/6/20, Artemisia 4/4-26/7/20

National Portrait Gallery – David Hockney ends 28/6/20

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

Royal Academy – Picasso ends 13/4/20, Marina Abramovic 26/9-8/12/20

Tate Britain – British Baroque ends 19/4/20, Aubrey Beardsley 4/3-25/5/20, Lynette Yiadon-Boakye 20/5-31/8/20

Tate Modern – Dora Maar ends 15/3/20, Kara Walker ends 5/4/20, Steve McQueen ends 11/5/20, Andy Warhol 12/3- 6/9/20, Dora Maurer ends 5/7/20, Kusama 11/5-9/5/21

V&A – Cars ends 19/4/20, Filthy Lucre: Whistler’s Peacock Room Re-imagined ends 3/5/20 , Kimono:Kyoto to Catwalk ends 21/6/20, Bags 25/4 – 3/1/21, Renaissance Water Colours 16/5-20/9/20

British Museum –  Tantra 23/4/-26/7/20, Arctic 28/5-23/8/20  

“Off piste” Ideas:

Benjamin Franklin House – need to book

Estorick Collection – Futurist Tullio Crau ends 11/4/20

Serpentine Gallery – Cao Fei Eternal Wave 4/3-17/5/20

Temple of Mithras – free, but need to book

Whitechapel Gallery – Radical Figures ends 10/5/20

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

Two Temple Place – Textile collecting ends 19/4/20

Textile Museum – 50 years of Designers Guild ends 14/6/20

Elephant West – art gallery in White City

Camden Arts Centre

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 – 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

Nice Bars, Cafés and Restaurants

Coming soon…

Restaurant Gold – 95-97 Portobello Road

7 Saints – 7 All Saints Road