So you’ve seen Serena wallop Venus at Wimbledon or asked for your money back because of Minaj’s tardiness, but what else are you doing with your time? Eventraveler is back with it’s continuing summer in London series and this time we’re going after the art lovers; the design freaks who are tired of where to eat and want to know, ‘what’s on in London other than food?’ So here’s a round up of some of the best art and design London has to offer this summer and your little ones are more than welcome.
Savage Beauty at the V&A (14th March – 2nd August):
Savage Beauty is hands down, my favorite costume exhibition of all time- I managed to catch it all the way back in 2011 when it was first showcased at the glorious MET. I remember catching my breath through the entirety of the show, gasping at Dress No 13 and just gazing at my favorite McQueen creation, The Horn of Plenty, a dress no one but Maleficent, my favorite Disney character, could get away with. I credit McQueen for getting me interested in fashion, before him, my idea of clothing was resigned to DVF wraps and a little black dress. No thank you, I say now. Give me more.
While you’re there, you can also catch the Shoes: Pleasure & Pain, which runs from the 13th of June to the 31st of January. This is not for those who share articles on how high heels lead to back pain, please spare me your boredom. The exhibition explores the history of footwear ranging from pure gold leaf sandals to the Two Toothed Geta from 1920’s Japan.
Sculpture lovers should head to see a retrospective of Barbara Hepworth at Tate Britain. While it’s a shame her work has been boxed into transparent glass cubicles that remind you of an old neurotic Parsi home, it is nevertheless a comprehensive collection of her work including her large scale monolithic bronzes of the 1960’s. A must see for a lover of modern sculpture. Click here for more details on the Tate website.
Don’t miss: The haunting Ophelia by Sir John Everett Millais, The Weeping Woman by Picasso, my most favorite – The Lady of Shallot by John William Waterhouse, Lobster Telephone by Dali and everything by William Turner.
Natural History Museum:
Perfect for photographers and children alike, we have the Wildlife Photographer of the year showcasing some of the best of the world’s wildlife photographers. Kids will love David Attenborough’s First Life virtual reality experience where you dive into Earth’s ancient oceans – See more on the NHM website.
Feel free to buy Reshma a magnet if you’re passing by the Savage Beauty exhibition …