Comfort Hotel Finchley
3 Leisure Way, High Road
London, EN N12 0QZ
Phone: (44) 208 446-6644
Fax: (44) 208 446-5444
3 Leisure Way, High Road, London, EN, GB, N12 0QZ
- Phone: (44) 208 446-6644
- Fax: (44) 208 446-5444
Arts & Museums
At the RAF Museum, you'll be treated to a dramatic retelling of the story of the Air Force - and the history of flight in Britain and around the world. You'll see real planes, jets and bombers, as well as engines, weapons and other vehicles integral to any serious war. You'll see uniforms, medals and other awards, photo galleries and informational archives. The museum also lets out its premises for private events. See website for complete visitor details.
The Bow House Gallery is one of the nicest art galleries in Barnet and welcomes visitors with its lighthearted and cheery ambiance. It possesses an impressive permanent collection of sculptures that are interesting and unusual. The gallery which is housed inside the cellar of an old house owned by John Brown is also a great place for artists to meet and network with fellow-artists.
If you're on the lookout for something different, then it might be worth checking out this Russian art specialist in North London. Like many other companies who have recently started selling directly to the public, this unique gallery is only open for free viewing on Sunday. On the ground floor is a huge stock of Oriental rugs imported directly from the East, and hand-knotted rugs from the former USSR are a specialty. The upstairs art gallery offers a range of framed and unframed oil paintings, and Russian art is best represented with key names from the 19th century to modern day.
The Camden Arts Centre is a venue for modern visual art, and is involved with promoting work by young artists, be it photographic, sculpture or paintings. True to its Camden name, this center's three galleries hold very cool, contemporary exhibitions throughout the year. The shows are usually a few weeks long, changing as artists residencies change.
Queens Crescent Arts Space is a contemporary arts space that displays the works of several emerging and established artists. The gallery has showcased the creations of Heather Blockey, a photographer who has captured billboards and other spaces and created a collection from these. The gallery hosts new exhibitions from time to time, and is a part of the Queens Crescent Practice, an art space.
The Freud Museum occupies the former home of Sigmund Freud and his family. The focus of the museum is Freud's library and study, preserved just as it was during his lifetime, including his remarkable collection of Greek, Egyptian, Roman and Oriental antiques. In all the museum holds almost 2000 artifacts, including the desk where Freud used. Undoubtedly the most famous piece of furniture in the entire collection is Freud's couch, on which his patients reclined while revealing their innermost hopes and fears. The museum's central function is to celebrate the lives and works of Sigmund and his youngest daughter Anna Freud, but it is also being developed as a cultural and research center for psychoanalysis. The education service organizes seminars, conferences and special visits to the museum. The shop offers plenty of books on Freud himself, as well as a wide range of books on contemporary psychoanalysis.
Annroy, located at Grafton Road, is an official exhibition center of Rankin, a famous photographer. The eye-catching building reflects the contemporary outlook of the exhibits quite well. A visit to the place will definitely be an enriching experience for photography enthusiasts. For details on the schedules of exhibition please visit their website.
Based in London, The Noble Sage Art Gallery is an Asian art exhibition center. It showcases Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan modern contemporary art. The art pieces exhibited in the gallery are sculpture, paper works, paintings, etc. The gallery was inaugurated in 2006 by Jana Manuelpillai and features about 40 artists. If you like their artwork, you can purchase selected items from their website. Log on to know more.
Just as interesting as its name is the description of Flaxon Ptootch; it is a unique blend of a hair salon and an art gallery. Walk in for a haircut during the day, and come back for the art exhibitions at night featuring some fantastic contemporary artworks. The second Thursday of the month is reserved for art shows, live music and cocktails. If you're in the vicinity of Kentish Town, you must give this rare mixture a try.
The Political Cartoon Gallery displays a wonderful range of political cartoons and caricatures. It is the only place of its sort in the world. It covers the whole history of political cartooning from its onset till the present. It also has short term exhibitions concentrating on specific topics and hosts the political cartoon-of-the-year awards. They have plenty of original cartoons for sale and can search their database for specific cartoons. There are also books and coffee mugs on sale, alongside a small cafe. The low entrance fee is refundable on the purchase of an item on display.
Since its opening, both children and adults alike have been enjoying courses in dance, visual art and music at the Islington Arts Factory (IAF). The IAF has also been an important showcase for exhibitions, of emerging, professional and student artists over the years. Along with art studios, three art galleries and a dark room, the IAF also has its own cafe for hungry visitors and participants. Call for additional information.
SoundFjord as the name alludes is a venue dedicated to promote sound arts. This gallery, founded in 2009, is one of the few places in the city offering a research unit and a gallery committed to acoustics. The exhibitions held here are a musical delight; Duncan Whitley's Cante y Rezo (Song and Prayer) explores the Latin hymns and Song Ming Ang's You and I seeks to understand cultural differences and the influence of music on people. Visitors can also attend workshops that can offer deeper insight into the sound system. Check the website for further details.