With the last few winter months proving to be a washout, why not plan a visit to the Capital this spring and summer and treat yourself with the ‘Great Weekend Deals’ package at London Bridge Hotel. Rates start from £99 for an overnight stay with free internet access and add a full buffet breakfast for only £10 when booking in advance. For full details of the package and to make bookings visit: www.londonbridgehotel.com/offers/offer-details/amazing-london-bridge-weekends
Here is their top pick:
Josef Frank Patterns–Furniture–Painting at the Fashion and Textile Musume, until 7th May: Explore the work of designer and artist Josef Frank (1885-1967) in the first-ever UK exhibition of his textiles. The Austrian-born architect moved to Sweden in 1933, where he developed his colourful brand of modernism, working with Estrid Ericson on furniture, glassware, lighting and interior design ideas. Together they redefined what is regarded as Swedish Modern. This exhibition in association with Millesgården, Stockholm highlights Frank’s vibrant fabric designs for Svenskt Tenn alongside a number of his previously unknown watercolours.
David Hockney – Retrospective at the Tate Britain, until 29th May: This exhibition gathers together an extensive selection of David Hockney’s most famous works celebrating his achievements in painting, drawing, print, photography and video across six decades.
Photo Credit: Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy 1968 / Private Collection / @ David Hockney
Alchemy 2016 at Southbank Centre – 19th – 29th May: Each year, Alchemy fills Southbank Centre with a vibrant array of performances, workshops and exhibitions – and a delicious food market. The festival celebrates the rich cultural relationship between the UK and the Indian subcontinent, and explores the creative influences generated by our shared history. In 2016, the seventh Alchemy brings artists, performers and contributors from around the world together to collaborate, in order to showcase the best of dance, music, theatre, design, fashion, comedy and literature from the UK and South Asia.
Photo Credit: Royal Festival Hall across Thames. Copyright Morley von Sternberg
RHS Chelsea Flower Show – 23rd – 27th May: Over 500 exhibitors will already be making plans and tending to their most prized plants in preparation for the 2017 Chelsea Flower Show, which has taken place annually (apart from a few gaps during the two world wars) for over 100 years now.
Greenwich and Docklands Festival – 23rd June – 8th July: The Greenwich and Docklands International Festival returns with a mixture of theatre, dance and spectacle – all for free! It brings the best UK and international performers to streets, parks and public spaces in and around Greenwich.
Photo Credit: The House – photo by Steve Eggleton
Wimbledon – 3rd – 16th July: Always guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seats, the Wimbledon Championships or simply Wimbledon is the oldest lawn tennis tournament in the world and widely considered the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in London, since 1877. Who will take the cup home this year?
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