London’s Best Summer exhibitions
Heading to London this summer? Then book a stay at self catering apartments London and take a look at some of the stunning special exhibitions on offer.
Children and adults like will adore the fascinating Robots exhibition at the Science Museum in Kensington. They have a longer history than you might expect, with simple mechanical versions dating back over 500 years such as a sixteenth century mechanical monk. Other delights include the wonderful working astronomical models and examples of the eighteenth century fad for automatons. Don’t miss the beautiful Silver Swan, which preens itself at 10.25 every day. Then there are the more familiar robots of the twentieth century, a look at electronic programming and the latest robot styles such as the Japanese Kodomoroid newsreader which has a prosthetic skin.
The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition is guaranteed to draw massive crowds. This is an annual event which has become part of the social scene. Thousands of art works are submitted for consideration every year by amateurs and well known artists. Around 1,000 eventually make it onto the walls of the Royal Academy. Whatever your taste, you can guarantee that there will be artworks to match as it is a totally eclectic collection involving everything from contemporary abstracts to portraits, landscapes and graphic art. In addition, there is a large selection for visitors from cheap to luxury Holiday Apartments London nearby.
Art of a more historical kind is on display at the Queens Gallery, Buckingham Palace where you can take in a superb exhibition relating to Canaletto and the Art of Venice. On display are works by Caneletto and his contemporaries such as Pietro Longhi and Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. Canaletto’s work does steal the show with stunning examples such as the Bacino di S.Marco on Ascension Day showing vessels on the canals with the atmospheric buildings behind.
Perhaps fashion is more to your taste? If you’re staying at Presidential Marylebone Mayfair then head over to Kensington Palace to discover just how one of fashion’s icons used fashion to champion causes of all kinds. Diana: Her Fashion Story highlights her skill at using clothes to attract attention and influence people in favour of a specific cause. The clothes on display include many of her most spectacular outfits from the 1980’s as well as her 1990’s working outfits.
Science Fiction has delighted people for the past century be it on film, art or in books. Into the Unknown: A journey through Science Fiction at the Barbican is guaranteed to captivate and amuse. The range of exhibits is extensive as it includes film concept art, models, art works and even original manuscripts by Jules Verne. Return to Godzilla, Stargate and Dark City, discovering just how they have affected our impressions of science fiction.