Planning on spending just one day in London? Don’t worry, we have the right activities for you!
It’s not a very long time, but you’ll be able to see a lot of London’s highlights even in such a short space of time. That is why today we are giving you a guide to be a tourist in London just for a day! Let’s keep in mind all the design events happening this month and let’s give you a true design lover in London experience!
Buckingham Palace Summer Opening
Every summer London’s most famous house opens for tours with an accompanying exhibition. Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms, but only 19 of them, the State Rooms, are open to the public. These are the grand spaces, where the Queen hosts receptions and entertains guests. You won’t bump into any royals – the palace opens for ten weeks only when the Queen is away – but you will get to wander around the Throne Room and ogle the Ballroom’s glittery chandeliers.
A visit to the State Rooms usually takes up to two and a half hours. Be prepared for airport-style security and don’t expect to get away with taking any selfies; cameras are banned inside the State Rooms. Food and drink is a no-no, too, but there is a café, so you’ll be able to tell people you’ve taken tea at Buckingham Palace.
📍 St James’s Park | 📅 Until Sep 30, 2018
Time Out 50: 50 Years, 50 Covers
You won’t believe it, but Time Out is 50 this year. Now, to celebrate their big birthday, they’ve teamed up with the Museum of Brands in Ladbroke Grove to put together an exhibition of our best ever magazine covers. The original print issues on display date right back to that very first magazine in 1968, through the radical ’70s and glitzy ’80s and ’90s and through to the present day.
Check out cover stars like David Bowie, Elton John, and Joanna Lumley, as well as legendary Time Out designer Pearce Marchbank and other talented staff designers. It’s a brilliant and bizarre journey through 50 years of design celebration, pop culture and city life. Don’t miss out!
📍 Ladbroke Grove | 📅 Until Mar 03 2019
Visit 100% Design
First staged in 1995, 100% Design is the commercial cornerstone event of the London Design Festival. Attracting more than 27,000 visitors across 4 days, the show takes place at one of London’s most iconic venues, Olympia London. Visitors to the award-winning show include architects, designers, specifiers, retailers, developers and more looking to source products for their latest projects as well as inspiring new design not seen anywhere else.
Featuring an unrivaled talks programme, bespoke installations and a curated selection of world-leading international brands, 100% Design is the dedicated meeting place for business and design in London.
📍 Olympia London | 📅 19-22 Sept 2018
HarvestFest at Skylight
If you thought Harvest Festival meant arranging nearly expired canned goods in a basket and singing hymns about cauliflowers, get ready for your mind to be blown. Skylight – the rooftop playground at Tobacco Dock – is putting on its first autumnal-themed shindig. For HarvestFest, they’ll be bringing out the blankets, turning on the heaters and creating lots of warm rooftop nooks and crannies to hang out on as the nights get chillier.
Across three floors there’ll be Haybale Skittles and Pumpkin Draughts to play with, live entertainment, warming street food and a cocktail menu filled with harvest ingredients including apples, blackberries, pears and warming autumnal spices. If you want to go all out, there’ll also be beer and cider.
📍 Wapping | 📅 Sep 27 2018-Oct 27 2018
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