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JOIN ONE OF MY UPCOMING OPEN TOURS

My monthly Open Tours are a fun and easy way to explore London’s art and architecture, with a wide choice of venues from the V&A to up-and-coming design districts.

From £15 per person

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16 May V&A Exquisite Jewels

The famous gallery at the V&A is probably the best place in the world for fabulous jewellery.

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We will see beautiful pieces such as the ‘Armada Jewel’ possibly a gift from Elizabeth I, Cartier’s ‘Tutti-Frutti’ bandeau bought by Lady Mountbatten and learn about some illustrious owners like the Marchioness of Londonderry seen/depicted in a painting outside the gallery literally bedecked in gem stones, some of which are on display.

Maybe followed by an expresso in the V&A Members’ Room designed by Carmody Groarke and with a view of Amanda Levete Architects Exhibition Road entrance, entirely covered in porcelain tiles.

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V&A Exquisite Jewels

6 Jun Albertopolis - Prince Albert's vision

Prince Albert had a grand vision for the area of South Kensington. The idea was that it would be a centre for culture and education. The 1851 Great Exhibition was held in a gigantic, purpose-built, glass palace erected in Hyde Park kick-started the project. It was a huge success

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and raised enough money for the foundations of Victoria & Albert Museum, then followed Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall and many other monuments. Sadly Prince Albert died very young, but he will be forever remembered with the beautiful memorial commissioned by Queen Victoria. In 2019 the bicentenary of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, both born in 1819, is celebrated. We will commemorate their birthdays with a walk  starting in the Victoria & Albert Museum and ending in Hyde Park.

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Albertopolis - Prince Albert's vision