There’s always a wealth of things to do in London, from learning about science to the best liquid-lunch, this city has it all. But usually, it’s the events and exhibitions that are really sought after. Get in the know and be the first on the list with our guide to the coolest upcoming events in London.
#1 Pancake Day
Pancake Day is on Tuesday 17th February this year. There are races all over the city, including The Old Truman Brewery at Spitalfields and a long list of pancake restaurants in the area so you can gorge yourself in the name of celebrating Shrove Tuesday. It’s good to do something different once in a while, but it’s probably going to be hard on our waistlines.
When: February 17th
Where: All over the city
#2 Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
This is the UK’s largest ever exhibition of fashion photographer Guy Bourdin’s work. With over 100 works of late twentieth century fashion photography, featuring editorials he did for Paris Vogue in 1950 this is a fashionistas dream event.
When: 27 November 2014 – 15 March 2015
Where: Somerset House, Embankment Galleries, South Wing
Price: £9.00, £7.00 concessions
#3 School of Life: How to find a job you love
This course is designed to make you think about what you want to get out of your working life by looking into what shapes our career choices from personality to family background, it’s lead by writer and consultant David Baker, and is a good choice if you want to delve deep and think about how to develop as a person and how to get what you want from a career.
When: 24th February 2015
Where: The School of Life, 70 Marchmont Street, London WC1N 1AB
#4 London Fashion Week
What can we say about LFW? It’s the hottest event in London this month, featuring top designers and upcoming talent. From rubbing shoulders with celebrities and the blogging elite, to taking notes on trends or getting a goody bag – what’s not to love about LFW?
When: 20th – 24th February 2015
Where: Various Locations, kicks off at Somerset House
Price: Depends on package, tickets for Vodafone’s event London Fashion Weekend which include catwalk shows and goody bags can be bought here.
#5 Anja Niemi: Darlene & Me
For some breathtaking Norwegian talent, why not visit The Little Black Gallery and take a look at Anja Niemi’s ethereal exhibition Darlene & Me. Exploring themes of duality, personas and loneliness, these beautiful images tell a wonderful story that’s just begging to be seen.
When: 15th January 2014 – 10th March 2015
Where: The Little Black Gallery, 13A Park Walk SW10 0AJ
#6 Pop up Screens
If you’re looking for a unique late night movie experience featuring classic cinema and cocktails, Pop Up Screens have a surprise in store for you. Popping up in Notting Hill and offering screenings of The Big Lebowski, Anchorman, Cocktail, The Goonies and When Harry Met Sally with cocktails, nibbles and a sweet treat we don’t think we’ll be going back to traditional cinemas any time soon.
When: From 13th – 15th March
Where: 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2QA
Price: £22 or £14 for non-alcoholic cocktails
#7 Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty
Celebrating the work of the late designed Alexander McQueen in the largest retrospective collection of his work shown in Europe, this exhibition will present highlights from McQueen’s collection and the themes that motivated him into creating such unique and beautiful works of fashion.
When: 14th March – 2nd August
Where: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7
Price: £16 full price
Cover image from Anja Niemi’s Darlene & Me collection.