Sunday 29 November 2020

Guided walking tour of Chiswick House Gardens

 A fabulous guided walking tour led by a Blue Badge Guide historian on the history of English Gardens in a Christmas spirit.

About this Event

Discover the Gardens of Chiswick house, Palladian masterpiece of William Kent and the Earl of Burlington. Learn about the changes in gardening fashions in England during the last 500 years. To keep us in Xmas spirit, you will learn about some particular ( some long lost) English Christmas traditions.

Saturday 28 November 2020

St James's London - St James's London


The Spirit of Christmas has officially returned to central London, with Spirits soaring above the rooftops of St James’s once more. With winter well and truly here, now is the time to consider the best gifts for your family and friends.  Read on for our recommendations, as well as a few ideas on how to while away the time.
The Spirit of Christmas 

If you’re local to London, why not take the time to enjoy a long winter’s walk.  You can follow our walking guides to navigate you to and from the heart of the capital city – a worthwhile trip to see our illuminated Spirits in person. For those a little further afield, we’ll be sharing lots of cheer on our social channels – so stay tuned for seasonal spirit in abundance.
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Gifts for Grown Ups

Satisfy even the choosiest of relatives with a special gift from one of St James’s boutiques. Whether a discerning drinkers’ hamper from Berry Bros. & Rudd, or luxurious winter warmers from ASSOS will win their hearts, there is something for everyone to enjoy in our gift guide below.

Get inspired here

Paw-fect Pet Presents

You might have welcomed a new four-legged friend into your home of late, or have a beloved old pal hoping for a well-deserved treat. We’ve created an edit of the very best treats – from the likes of Farlows and Fortnum & Mason - to pamper your ‘good dog’.

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Great Gifts for Children

The excitement of little ones is what truly makes Christmas special. We’ve chosen gifts that are guaranteed to put a smile on their face – and probably yours – whatever their age. From Dover Street Market to Waterstones, there’s something to suit everyone.

Explore our gift guide here
Central London Direct to Your Doorstep

Whilst we might not have our store doors open quite yet, there’s still plenty going on behind the scenes in your central London neighbourhood. Take the time to browse our brands and their gift edits online, or perhaps order a special dining experience direct to your door from one of our leading London restaurants.
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The National Gallery - Reopening next week - book now


The National Gallery
Credit Suisse: Partner of the National Gallery
Detail from Claude Monet, ‘Snow Scene at Argenteuil’, 1875 © The National Gallery, London

Counting down the days...

The Gallery reopens on Wednesday 2 December and there’s something for everyone to enjoy over the coming weeks.

Catch our five-star exhibitions before they close in the new year. Plus, step into an art-inspired winter wonderland with a special visitor ready to spread some festive cheer. We can’t wait to welcome you back…

All tickets need to be booked online, in advance  

Detail from Artemisia Gentileschi, 'Self Portrait as a Lute Player', about 1615-18. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT Charles H. Schwartz Endowment Fund 2014.4.1 ©️ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Extended hours for 'Artemisia'

Extra time slots are now available morning and evening, giving you even more chances to come face-to-face with Artemisia.

9am to 9pm
Closes 24 January 2021

Detail from Titian, 'Rape of Europa', 1562 ©️ Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

'Titian: Love, Desire, Death'

There's still time to experience this unmissable exhibition reuniting Titian's mythological masterpieces. 

10am to 6pm, Fridays 9pm
Closes 17 January 2021

Father Christmas © The National Gallery Company, London

A family Christmas experience

Father Christmas is making a special appearance at the Gallery! Come see him with the family and step into an art-inspired winter wonderland.

Various dates in December

Inside 'Titian: Love, Desire, Death' © The National Gallery, London

See two five-star shows for free

Become a Member to see both Titian and Artemisia for free, plus enjoy benefits like exclusive online events and features. 

Save £10 when you pay by Direct Debit.

Detail from Artemisia Gentileschi, 'Judith and her Maidservant', about 1615-17. Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence (398) © Gabinetto fotografico delle Gallerie degli Uffizi

Not quite ready to visit?

If you're not able to visit in person, experience 'Artemisia' on demand in a new 30-minute film tour of the whole exhibition, led by its Curator Letizia Treves.

Free for Members

V&A - We're reopening soon 🎉


Natural History Museum - Whale hellooo again! We're reopening