The best thing is that many of the exhibitions on offer in the capital are entirely FREE, and sure to captivate your imagination. Explore this unforgettable capital. Following are merely a few of the displays you simply must see on a London tour:
The Chelsea Flower Show
The Chelsea Flower Show is an exceptionally renowned event; it is one of the most celebrated gardening shows in the world, welcoming over 157,000 visitors over the course of just five days. It has also been designated ‘the Great Spring Show’, a commemoration of the very best horticulture around. Visit and your senses will undoubtedly be ensnared. Explore the exquisite show gardens designed by acclaimed names and marvel at the floral marquee centrepiece.
David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
Running until 9 April 2012, you must ensure you visit this vibrant and enticing exhibition of the works of Hockney. Be awed by his paintings memorialising the Yorkshire landscape in vivid hues. Hockney’s works demand your attention: they cannot be ignored. His swimming pool paintings are instantly recognisable. Marvel at the works of this esteemed modern artisit.
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir stands as a great symbol of London’s multiculturalism. It can readily be argued that this temple in fact serves as the most significant Indian museum in the whole of the capital. Ancient Indian artefacts are on display, and encompass over 8,500 years of sacred religious history.
The Household Cavalry Museum Archive is based in Windsor
The Household Cavalry Museum opened in 2007. Visiting offers a wholly unique experience: take an enthralling and rarely-seen ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour around this museum. You will be fascinated by the work that goes into the traditional observances and functional role of the Household Cavalry Regiments.
If the Household Cavalry Museum piques your interest, visit the Household Cavalry Museum Archive, based in Windsor. Take a Windsor tour and you are sure to become charmed by this quaint city.
Sir John Soane Museum
Sir John Soane was one of England’s supreme architects. Soane designed his own house on Lincoln’s Inn Fields. This structure is idiosyncratic; he furnished it innovatively and very creatively. Enticing and unanticipated artefacts abound in each and every room of this labyrinthine house, and the walls of the Hogarth room can even be opened up. Certainly far from the usual museum experience.
Visit London and you will not fail to be awed by the sheer number of museums and galleries worth exploring.