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Arts & Museums
Nicholas Logsdail established the Lisson Gallery in 1967 to provide a platform to emerging artists who tried to bring a revolution in the art scene. Then newbies like Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Carl Andre and others focused more on the concept of the work over its aesthetics. In the 1980, sculptors with similar ideology joined the scene. Building on this thought, the gallery currently includes works of artists who express intellectual and social message through contemporary art. Visit this gallery to get a glimpse of some unique works.
Despite having lovely canals, a wonderful array of local restaurants and unique one-off boutiques, Little Venice is one of those undiscovered and unspoiled neighborhoods of London. Fashion Gallery is shop-owner Susan Munceys shrine to all that's wacky and cute about fashion. An art gallery on the first floor showcases fashion related contemporary art, and there's a designer clothing boutique on the ground floor. If you like romantic dresses, paisley chiffon skirts, velvet, cashmere and the rest of the feminine repertoire, you must come here to see scrumptious pieces by Gharani Strok and Christa Davies, among others. Online ordering is available.
The Lord's Cricket Ground, home to the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), is revered by every cricket fan in the world. The museum located on the premises of the grounds records the glorious history of the MCC and houses a vast collection of artifacts from the world of cricket; game kit, gear, photos, busts and other items. A popular attraction here is The Ashes; an urn that was gifted to the England captain Ivo Bligh by the Australians in 1882.
In 1928 a young Scot named Alexander Fleming made a chance discovery which was to prove one of the most significant medical advances of the last century. Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum in the archives of St Mary's Hospital sits on the actual site of the laboratory where Fleming made his discovery of penicillin. It features an exhibition, a reconstruction of his working environment and a video which narrates the extraordinary story. Amazingly, the scientific community ignored Fleming's work for more than a decade before a group of chemists in Oxford came up with a way of purifying penicillin. Fleming's perseverance eventually earned him a Nobel prize, and the rest, as they say, is history.
This building was not always blessed with the famous address of the world's most celebrated detective, its number was changed to 221b in honor of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's creation. The rest of the museum is also very true to the fiction. You can sit in Holmes' armchair, fiddle with his scientific experiments, and examine memorabilia from his adventures. Dedicated entirely to Holmes, his fans will enjoy their money's worth.
Art Work Space offers all inclusive event space for events ranging from corporate launches, wedding reception, private parties, fashion shows to business meeting and luncheons. The 145 sq. mt. of venue space is equipped with a bar, and the venue also provides customized catering service depending on each event requirements.Call now for bookings and inquires.
The famous waxworks museum, started by Madame Tussaud in 1835, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in London, and usually has lines to match. With their fast-track booking system, visitors can bypass the line by a pre-booking a time slot for a small charge. Madame Tussaud learned her trade making death masks during the French Revolution, and those of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette are displayed beside the actual blade that beheaded them. There are wax models of the famous and the infamous from every walk of life, some of which are amazingly life-like. The Spirit of London exhibit is where memorabilia from London's past are on display. Opening times vary seasonally. Contact the museum at +44 871 894 300.
GV Art is a place to visit to view various creative artworks. This place is used to host various modern works of art that has gone beyond the traditional easel and paint. Visitors can take delight in some unique creations like Graphite an exhibit by a collective group of artists shows how the mineral can be used in various forms. Visitors can also participate in various workshops that focus on varied themes; poetry, ageing, cognitive disorders and motivational talks.
There's something about photography that's fascinated people since its inception. Whether its the voyeurism, the feeling of ownership, or the stopping of time, anyone who's fascinated by still images will love the Atlas Gallery. Atlas' large catalog includes artists from around the world, and spans from the beginnings of photography as an art form, all the way up to limited edition prints from contemporary artists. Check out their online gallery to take a peek at their wonderful collection. Call for additional information.
Located in the heart of the city, The Colomb Art Gallery has on display contemporary art by famed artists of the 20th Century. Paintings by John Haskins, Peter Wardle and Edward Hersey have at some point or the other graced the walls at the gallery.This art gallery also sells paintings of various well known British and international artists. Galleries like the Colomb have ensured that the neighborhood remains a popular destination for art lovers and tourists alike.
The Reel Poster Gallery is a chic modern gallery that specializes in vintage film posters from World War I era cinema to the 1980s. It also stocks posters from a few modern and cult films. Prices range hugely, for the likes of a Pulp Fiction poster to a rare original King Kong poster. Get an idea of what the gallery stores by checking out its comprehensive website. You can also order posters, books and catalogs online.
Lovers of music can peruse a wide variety of artifacts from the world of classical music at the Royal Academy of Music Museum. Managed by the Royal Academy of Music, this museum is a vast space spread across three stories. Along with traveling exhibits, the museum houses a permanent collection of displays. They include the 'Strings gallery' with more than 250 instruments including a violin from 1890, the 'Piano gallery' which records the history and advancement of the instrument and the 'Treasures of the Academy'. The museum conducts various workshops for visitors of various age groups. Visit this place of melodies and get enriched with classical music knowledge.