One of the best things about London as far as I’m concerned is the number of amazing free museums and galleries. Places like the the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Wellcome Collection and the Horniman Museum don’t cost a thing to get into if you want to see their permanent collections. They also often have a changing series of temporary exhibitions as well. Some of these are free to visit as well, while others come with a heftier price tag, and whether you like space, fashion, art, history, photography, travel, politics, or any number of other things, there is undoubtedly something awesome going on in a museum somewhere in London that will interest you. Over the years, I’ve been several of these temporary exhibitions and so this is my guide to what’s going on in London’s museums and galleries and the kinds of thing you can find. I’ll try and remember to update it as often as possible.
2016 marks the 100 year anniversary of Vogue magazine and, to celebrate, British Vogue and the National Portrait Gallery has launched an exhibition consisting of nearly 300 prints from Vogue’s archive. I was in two minds whether to go as the price tag of £17 was quite steep (£10-£12 would have been better) but since I used to be slightly obsessed with Vogue back when I was 16 (I still have piles of magazines that I can’t bring myself to throw out – I couldn’t even bear to tear them up and put the pictures on my wall or in my scrapbook) I figured it would be worth it – spoiler: it was.
Depending on how much you’ve explored this site, you may have noticed a couple of things. Firstly, I studied Classical Civilisation (i.e. Ancient Greek and Roman history), which I’ve mentioned on multiple occasions, and, secondly, I’m off to Athens in a few weeks, as the countdown timer at the bottom of the page indicates. Basically, I really love ancient history but it’s been a while since I’ve done anything ancient-y. That was until I booked my Athens trip and I figured it was time to delve back in. Now London might not be full of Ancient Greek things (unless you’re going to the British Museum, which I have many times), but it does several Roman things to explore.