2FOR1 Offers in London
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Looking for ways to keep busy this spring? Hop on a Greater Anglia train to London and you can claim over 150 fantastic offers! If you’re in need of a little inspiration, you’ll find plenty of offers to choose from.
Barbican Centre - Modern Couples: Art Intimacy and the Avant-garde
Exhibition Dates: 10 October 2018 - 27 January 2019
What do we mean by a ‘couple’ today? With society’s changing approach to marriage, partnerships, family, parenthood and gender, this major exhibition is the first to showcase creative individuals who came together in intimate relationships to work across photography, sculpture, architecture, poetry, music and dance. In so doing, they forged new kinds of art and ways of living, while challenging gender stereotypes.
British Museum - The BP exhibition I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of AssyriaExhibition Dates: 8 November 2018 – 24 February 2019
This major exhibition tells the story of King Ashurbanipal of Assyria (r. 668–c. 627 BC) through the British Museum’s unparalleled collection of Assyrian treasures. At the time of his reign Ashurbanipal was the most powerful man on earth. He described himself in inscriptions as ‘king of the world’, and his rule from the city of Nineveh (now in northern Iraq) marked the high point of the Assyrian empire. Step into Ashurbanipal’s world through displays that evoke the splendour of his palace, with its spectacular palace reliefs and exotic gardens. Marvel at the workings of Ashurbanipal’s great library, the first in the world to be created with the ambition of housing all knowledge in the world. Come face to face with one of history’s greatest forgotten kings.
Supported by BPLogistics partner IAG Cargo.
British Museum - The Citi exhibition I object: Ian Hislop's search for dissentExhibition Dates: 6 September 2018 - 20 January 2019
History, as somebody wise once said, is just one damned thing after another. But is it really? Who decides what is ‘history’?
Traditionally, the answer is ‘the winners’. But this exhibition sets out to investigate what the other people had to say – the downtrodden, the forgotten, the protestors. They left their marks on objects, just as the official view has and these dissenting objects are also to be found in the British Museum’s collection. You just need to know where to look...
Private Eye Editor Ian Hislop has been rummaging around in the British Museum's stores and on his search he’s hand-picked a range of intriguing objects that explore the idea of dissent, subversion and satire. This history in 100(ish) objects shows that people have always challenged and undermined orthodox views in order to enable change. Ultimately, the exhibition will show that questioning authority, registering protest and generally objecting are an integral part of what makes us human.
Charles Dickens MuseumOf the various London homes Charles Dickens occupied during his literary career, only one remains today; 48 Doughty Street.
This was the author's first house, and Dickens lived here with his family for nearly three years. These were the years that changed his life profoundly. During that time he finished the Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist, wrote Nicholas Nickleby and several other shorter books and continued his work as an investigative journalist and social reform campaigner.
Churchill War Rooms
History was made in Churchill War Rooms. It was here shrouded in secrecy beneath the streets of Westminster that Winston Churchill and his inner circle wrestled with the decisions that shaped the Second World War. Preserved untouched for the nation, there is no better place to immerse yourself in the inspiring reality of those darkest hours.
Design Museum - Azzedine Alaïa: The CouturierExhibition Dates: 10 May - 7 October 2018
Conceived and co-curated with Monsieur Alaïa before his death in November 2017, the exhibition charts his incredible journey from sculptor to couturier, his nonconformist nature and his infectious energy for fashion, friendship and the female body.
Alaïa personally constructed each garment by hand and his collaborative approach earned him an esteemed client list, including Greta Garbo, Grace Jones, Michelle Obama and Rihanna.
Rather than a retrospective, the show interlaces stories of his life and career alongside over 60 personally selected garments, ranging from the rare to the iconic and spanning the early 1980s to his most recent collection in 2017.
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
Internationally known for its collection of modern Italian art based around a core of Futurist works as well as figurative painting and sculpture from 1895 to the 1950's, including works by Giorgio Morandi and Amedeo Modigliani.
The Estorick Collection is housed in a listed Georgian town house in Islington’s beautiful Canonbury Square.
Fashion and Textile Museum
*Offer not valid 7 - 24 May 2018*
The Fashion and Textile Museum is a cutting edge centre for contemporary fashion and textiles in London. Founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes, the centre showcases a programme of changing exhibitions exploring elements of fashion and textiles as well as running a wide variety of creative courses and workshops for children, students and businesses.
Situated in the heart of fashionable Bermondsey Village, in a fantastic building designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, the museum aims not just to display items relating to fashion and textile design, but to offer inspiration to a new generation of creatives.
Now redeveloped and operated by Newham College, the museum is a hub of learning, ideas and networking for the fashion and textiles industry.
The Museum does not have a permanent display, but offers an exciting program of focused temporary exhibitions and displays throughout the year, which allows the museum to showcase a rich variety of contemporary fashion and textile items.
Florence Nightingale MuseumThe Florence Nightingale Museum celebrates the life and work of the world’s most famous nurse.
Located on the banks of the River Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament, the museum attracts visitors from all over the world who want to learn more about the Lady with the Lamp and her Victorian world.
We also examine Florence’s legacy, her influence on nursing today and the continuing relevance of her work.
The Florence Nightingale Museum runs a busy learning programme for schools and families activities, as well as a lively events programme with regular afternoon and event talks.
Freud Museum London
*Offer not valid 27 August*
It's said that the 20th century person was born on Freud's couch.
Visit London's most intriguing historic house museum: the final home of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, who came here in 1938 after fleeing Nazi-occupied Vienna. Here, among the book-lined shelves, find the original psychoanalytic couch on which Freud's patients told him their dreams and memories. The house also contains Freud's amazing collection of Classical and Oriental antiquities. Almost 2,000 tomes fill cabinets and are arranged on every surface, including on the desk where Freud wrote until the early hours of the morning.
The museum is also filled with memories of his daughter, Anna, a pioneer of child psychoanalysis.
House tours and exhibitions are free with admission. Visit, take in the current exhibition and browse for clever and quirky gifts in the shop.