Saturday, 30 June 2012

Royal Parks- The Squirrels are so Friendly in Regents Park.


Thames Cable Car Views








Friday, 29 June 2012


A Midsummer Night's Dream at Open Air



Forbidden love at the heart of a gypsy community brings danger on a midsummer’s night. As the lovers escape, mischief and sensual seduction ensue in a confusion of worlds real and unreal. Featuring the Open Air Theatre’s celebrated fusion of original music, movement and unique setting, this big fat gypsy telling of Shakespeare’s comedic tale is set to be one of the theatrical highlights of the year.


BBC - Things To Do: Under Attack! Bugs and Bombers

BBC - Things To Do: Under Attack! Bugs and Bombers: "SAT 30 JUN
Under Attack! Bugs and Bombers
Royal Air Force Museum, London
Run by: Royal Air Force Museum

An activity for younger children specially created for National Insect Week."
Calliphora
London View - Lioness chasing a Lesser Kudu, Grosvenor Gardens.
Lower and Upper Grosvenor Gardens do not open until 10:00 am and close at 6:00 pm or dusk if that is earlier. Used mainly by office workers as somewhere to have their lunch.
The gardens which are formed by two triangular areas were named after the Grosvenor family who were great landowners in central London.
Lower Grosvenor Gardens was originally laid out in the french style and has the 1930's statue of Mashal Foch at the entrance. Within the garden are two ornate shell covered buildings.
Upper Grosvenor Garden was re-landscaped and opened to the public for the first time in 2000. In the centre of the garden is a life-sized sculpture of a Lioness chasing a Lesser Kudu. The sculpture was commissioned by the Duke of Westminster from the sculptor Jonathan Kenworthy.





Location map for Lower and Upper Grosvenor Gardens



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What's On at The V&A Museum London


Aquatics Centre for the London 2012 Olympic Games, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, completed 2011; shown in Legacy mode © Zaha Hadid Architects
Aquatics Centre for the London 2012 Olympic Games, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, completed 2011; shown in Legacy mode © Zaha Hadid Architects 
British Design 1948-2012:
Innovation in the Modern Age

Until 12 August 
Sponsored by Ernst and Young

"The @V_and_A never disappoints. #britishdesign" @MsHGolightly 
Celebrating the best of British post-war art and design from the 1948 ‘Austerity Games’ to the present day, the exhibition highlights significant moments in the history of British design. It tells the story of British design in all its forms, featuring much-loved and iconic objects.
Don't miss our major summer exhibition - book now!
Untitled, Giles Deacon and Jeremy Deller
Untitled, Giles Deacon and Jeremy Deller 
Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion
6 July – 29 July

Leading British fashion designers and visual artists collaborate in a ground-breaking series of works commissioned as part of the London 2012 Festival. See the project on display this month in the Museum!

Featuring:
Giles Deacon + Jeremy Deller
Hussein Chalayan + Gavin Turk
Jonathan Saunders + Jess Flood Paddock
Mary Katrantzou + Mark Titchner
Matthew Williamson + Mat Collishaw
Nicholas Kirkwood + Simon Periton
Paul Smith + Charming Baker
Peter Pilotto + Francis Uprichard
Stephen Jones + Cerith Wyn 

Project conceived by the BFC/Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation
Admission free
Find out more
Vents, St. Pauls, London, UK 2002 © David Balhuizen
Vents, St. Pauls, London, UK 2002 © David Balhuizen 
Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary
Until 30 September 
Sponsored by Ernst and Young

This is the first major solo exhibition of the work of Heatherwick Studio, one of the most inventive and experimental British design studios practising today.
Check out our new Heatherwick video to give you a taste of the exhibition!
"This is one of the most #pleasing things I've ever seen: Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary @V_and_A" ‏@zoejcraig

Part of the London 2012 Festival
Book tickets
Silk dress with net apron, S/S 2009, Designed by Roksanda Illincic, Image courtesy of Christopher Moore, Catwalking.com
Silk dress with net apron, S/S 2009, Designed by Roksanda Illincic, Image courtesy of Christopher Moore, Catwalking.com 
Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950
Until 6 January 2013 
Sponsored by Coutts
The Porter Gallery

"Great to see @V_and_A championing British designers in #ballgowns exhibition" @RebeccaPocock
Celebrate the opening of our renovated Fashion gallery with an exhibition of beautiful ballgowns, red carpet evening dresses and catwalk showstoppers.
Look out for our BALLGOWN OF THE WEEK on Facebook and Twitter!
Book tickets
The Philharmonia Orchestra © Ben Ealovega
The Philharmonia Orchestra © Ben Ealovega
British Music with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Friday 13 July, 19.00-20.45
Evening concert

The Philharmonia Orchestra is one of the world’s greatest orchestras. In celebration of our British Design Season, the Orchestra’s Chamber Ensemble will return to the Museum, by special arrangement, for an evening of chamber music highlighting the works of British composers.
£20 (including wine reception with musicians)
To book please call 020 7942 2277 or emailmembershipevents@vam.ac.uk

Celebrate London at the V&A Shop

This summer all eyes will be on London as a fantastic period of sport and excitement ignites the capital. Celebrate with us and our range of limited edition prints by Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious, Peter Blake, and cutting edge contemporary makers as well as fun accents for the home or your clothes, all depicting different aspects of London.

Take a different view of London 

Nigerian Folk meets Jazz
Friday 6 July, 20.00 – 21.30
Live Music in the V&A Café

Join us for a concert by Femi Temowo and hear pieces from his latest album ‘Orin Meta’. Guitarist, composer and producer Temowo is renowned for his slick and melodic sound which has earned him a place beside many great musicians and artists. On this occasion he will connect to his West African roots and bring together traditional sounds with elements of jazz.
Free, drop-in
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Summer Exhibitions

Pieter Hugo, Yakubu Al Hasan, Agbogbloshie Market, Accra, Ghana 2009 © Pieter Hugo
Pieter Hugo, Yakubu Al Hasan, Agbogbloshie Market, Accra, Ghana 2009 © Pieter Hugo
The Photographers’ Gallery
13 July – 9 September
Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012, featuring the work of Pieter Hugo, Rinko Kawauchi, John Stezaker and Christopher Williams; and Contemporary Japanese Photobook, a reading room of rare Japanese photobooks to enjoy.
www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk 
Yoko Ono: TO THE LIGHT

Installation view, Yoko Ono: TO THE LIGHT (19 June - 9 September 2012) © 2012 Jerry Hardman-Jones
Installation view, Yoko Ono: TO THE LIGHT (19 June - 9 September 2012) © 2012 Jerry Hardman-Jones 
Serpentine Gallery
19 June – 9 September
TO THE LIGHT, a major exhibition of the work of celebrated artist Yoko Ono, reflects upon the enormous impact that she has made on contemporary art, exploring her influential role across a wide range of media.
www.serpentinegallery.org 
Coming up this month at the V&A
Summer School
Try something new or develop your skills on one of our fascinating seminars and workshops throughout July. Create stunning designs using hand stitch, work with inspirational photographers, and learn about fashion greats.
Telephone Call, Naomi Ryder
Telephone Call, Naomi Ryder 
Sir Terence Conran
Tuesday 3 July, 19.00-20.00Evening talk


Join designer, businessman and restauranteur, Sir Terence Conran as he discusses his inspirational career.

£9, £6 concessions

London BUS TOUR HOP ON HOP OFF



London BUS TOUR HOP ON HOP OFF - 48 HOUR TICKET.Great Value Adult £27  Child £15  Family £79 


London Bus Tours Hop on Hop Off


  • Hop on hop off service with over 44 stops (valid for 48 hours)
  • FREE walking tours (worth £10)
  • FREE Boat ride (worth £5.50)
  • View such iconic structures as Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and more!
  • See celebrated areas of London including Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly
  • Enjoy the insights and fascinating facts with a live or audio guided tour
  • Departs every 15-20 minutes*
  • Audio guides available in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
  • Departs: Daily
  • Starts: 9:00am until 4:30pm
    Departure point: You can join the tour from any of our 44 stops. Each of our stops will be clearly signposted Golden Tours Hop on Hop Off/London Tour Bus.
    The Supreme London bus tour
    Explore imperious London in all its grandeur on this ultimate tour. This exceptional value hop on hop off tour is difficult to surpass. This tour encompasses world renowned attractions such as the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe and spectacular Westminster Abbey, as well as, of course, the inimitable Buckingham Palace. You will also see the most eminent regions of London, such as distinguished Marble Arch, Park Lane, world celebrated Trafalgar Square and vibrant Piccadilly.
    Free Walking Tours - Special bonusWhy not follow in the footsteps of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge or take in the places where the Fab Four worked and played in London. The walking tour you decide to go on will surely captivate you, with it being an experience to truly remember.
    Choose from:
    • The Diamond Jubilee Walking Tour
    • The Beatles London Walking Tour
    Free River Boat Ride
    Take to the water on an enthralling River Thames boat ride and enjoy unique sweeping perspectives over London’s attractions and landmarks, for an altogether different London sightseeing experience. Please see the map for the River Boat Ride Timetable.
    Route Map   London Tourist Bus Map
    London Tourist Bus Route Map

















All Tours

If you prefer to explore London at your leisure, then the Open Top Bus Tours will be the perfect choice for your visit to London. Enjoy London on the Three Hours Panoramic Tour, Hop on Hop Off or why not see London By Night on the open top bus tour?  There is something for everyone. Save your precious time and purchase your Attraction Tickets in advance or choose from one of our many Money Saving Packages for a truely fabulous day out in London! 

London Panorama - 3 Hour Open Top Bus Tour

Duration:  Approx. 3 HoursThis incredible value low cost open top bus tour will not fail to leave you enraptured by London. Discover all the most extraordinary attractions London has to offer, and marvel at magnificent landmarks. You will pass such extraordinary structures as Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral. This one loop bus tour will last three hours and is accompanied by the insights and anecdotes of an expert guide (NOTE: you cannot hop on and hop off on this tour).more info »

Hop on Hop off Bus Tour - 24 Hour Ticket

Duration:  24 HoursThe ultimate day tour of London. This extensive hop on hop off bus tour is sure to fulfill your every wish. Immerse yourself in the innumerable renowned structures and world celebrated attractions London has to offer. Hop off, delving into specific attractions in greater depth, before hopping on again at your leisure and convenience. Your tour will encompass such astounding landmarks as the Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral. If this were not enough, you will also be able to embark upon a...more info »
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Hop on Hop off Bus Tour - 48 Hour Ticket

Duration:  48 HoursThe ultimate day tour of London. This extensive hop on hop off bus tour is sure to fulfill your every wish. Immerse yourself in the innumerable renowned structures and world celebrated attractions London has to offer. Hop off, delving into specific attractions in greater depth, before hopping on again at your leisure and convenience. Your tour encompasses such iconic structures as Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and many more. If this were not enough, you ...more info »

London by Night Open Top Bus Tour

Duration:  Approx. 1 hour 45 minsThe twinkling lights of Oxford Street are just one of countless attractions on our atmospheric London night tour. Marvel at the brightly illuminated Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral, and grab a photo opportunity at the breathtaking Tower of London.more info »
London by night

Hop on Hop off Bus Tour - 48Hour Ticket + 2 Day London Pass

Duration:  48 Hours
The ultimate day tour of London. This extensive hop on hop off bus tour is sure to fulfill your every wish. Immerse yourself in the innumerable renowned structures and world celebrated attractions London has to offer. Hop off, delving into specific attractions in greater depth, before hopping on again at your leisure and convenience. Your tour encompasses such iconic structures as Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and many more. If this were not enough, you ...more info »

3 Hour Open Top Bus Tour + EDF Energy London Eye


This incredible value low cost open top bus tour will not fail to leave you enraptured by London. Discover all the most extraordinary attractions London has to offer, and marvel at magnificent landmarks. You will pass such extraordinary structures as Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral. This one loop bus tour will last three hours and is accompanied by the insights and anecdotes of an expert guide (NOTE: you cannot hop on and hop off on this tour).more info »

3 Hour Open Top Bus Tour + Madame Tussauds

Duration:  Approx. 3 Hours
This incredible value low cost open top bus tour will not fail to leave you enraptured by London. Discover all the most extraordinary attractions London has to offer, and marvel at magnificent landmarks. You will pass such extraordinary structures as Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral. This one loop bus tour will last three hours and is accompanied by the insights and anecdotes of an expert guide (NOTE: you cannot hop on and hop off on this tour).more info »

Hop on Hop off Bus Tour - 24 Hour Ticket + Tower of London

Duration:  24 Hours
The ultimate day tour of London. This extensive hop on hop off bus tour is sure to fulfill your every wish. Immerse yourself in the innumerable renowned structures and world celebrated attractions London has to offer. Hop off, delving into specific attractions in greater depth, before hopping on again at your leisure and convenience. Your tour will encompass such astounding landmarks as the Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral. If this were not enough, you will also be able to embark upon a...more info »

3 Hour Open Top Bus Tour + Madame Tussauds + EDF Energy London Eye

Duration:  Approx. 3 Hours
This incredible value low cost open top bus tour will not fail to leave you enraptured by London. Discover all the most extraordinary attractions London has to offer, and marvel at magnificent landmarks. You will pass such extraordinary structures as Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral. This one loop bus tour will last three hours and is accompanied by the insights and anecdotes of an expert guide (NOTE: you cannot hop on and hop off on this tour).more info »

3 Hour Open Top Bus Tour + Tower of London

Duration:  Approx. 3 Hours
This incredible value low cost open top bus tour will not fail to leave you enraptured by London. Discover all the most extraordinary attractions London has to offer, and marvel at magnificent landmarks. You will pass such extraordinary structures as Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral. This one loop bus tour will last three hours and is accompanied by the insights and anecdotes of an expert guide (NOTE: you cannot hop on and hop off on this tour).more info »