2FOR1 Offers in London
London's double the fun when you 2FOR1.
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.
Churchill War Rooms
Discover Winston Churchill’s secret underground HQ hidden beneath the streets of Westminster. Descend through the labyrinth of rooms and corridors where the Prime Minister and Britain’s war leaders plotted the route to victory, unchanged since the lights were switched off in 1945.
Uncover rare letters and stories from the men and women who worked with the Prime Minister and were sworn to secrecy about their day jobs. Get a deeper insight into Churchill’s mind during this tense time and learn about his fascinating personal life in the adjoining Churchill Museum.
Design Museum - Beazley Designs of the Year
Exhibition Dates: 12 September 2018 - 6 January 2019
Now in its eleventh year, Beazley Designs of the Year is the Design Museum's annual celebration of the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers in the world today.
The international awards and exhibition showcase design projects from the previous 12 months, across six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Product, Graphics, and Transport.
Design experts, practitioners and academics from across the world are asked by the Design Museum to suggest potential projects, from which the museum has selected 87 for nomination to display in the exhibition.
A specially selected jury will choose a winner for each category and an overall winner – to be announced in November 2018.
'From the brilliant to the brutal...a glimpse into what the world of tomorrow may look like' ★★★★ The Times
Design Museum - Home Futures
Exhibition Dates: 7 November 2018 - 24 March 2019
The ‘home of the future’ has long intrigued designers and popular culture alike. Immerse yourself in a series of dreamlike passages and rooms exploring yesterday’s visions of the future, as avant-garde speculations are displayed alongside contemporary objects and new commissions.
Discover more than 200 objects and experiences to trace the key social and technological aspirations that have driven change in the home. Historical notions of the mechanised home and the compact home are displayed alongside contemporary phenomena such as connected devices and the sharing economy.
Rare works on display will include original furniture from the Smithsons’ House of the Future (1956), footage from the General Motors Kitchen of Tomorrow (1956), and an original model of Total Furnishing Unit by Joe Colombo (1972).
The exhibition has been created in partnership with IKEA Museum.
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
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 MuseumDiscover more about Florence Nightingale and how she became the founder of modern nursing, helping wounded and sick soldiers during the Crimean War.
She became one of our greatest Victorians and a female icon during her own lifetime. Find out how she became The Lady With The Lamp and see an actual lamp that she used! And meet Athena, her pet owl. Follow her life from well-to-do Victorian lady to a famous campaigner on health reform.
Spanish Flu Exhibition: 21 September 2018 – 16 June 2019
Building on Florence Nightingale’s work during the Crimean war, WW1 ushered in a new era for nursing. Women from all walks of life were filled with a desire to serve their country. But in 1918, as WW1 approached its end, nothing could have prepared them for what was to come – the deadly Spanish Flu.
Infecting up to half of the world’s population, the death toll from this lethal pandemic far outstripped that of the war, with victims suffering from often terrifying and gruesome symptoms. A type of Avian Influenza, which is still a danger today, there was no cure for Spanish Flu, and doctors were at a loss to know how to prevent or treat it. Good nursing was the only thing that helped and therefore it was typically women that bore the brunt of trying to halt this deadly killer.
Journey back in time to a field hospital in 1918 and explore the experiences of those that lived and died during the deadliest pandemic in human history, and discover if a similarly devastating pandemic could happen again today.
Why not take the opportunity to come and visit?
See some 360 years of history of the Guards Regiments, from their beginnings to Afghanistan.
Find out about their famous fighting and ceremonial roles and their close association with the Sovereign.
The museum contains uniforms, weapons, badges, oil and watercolours and lots more, there is something for all to see.
We are closed for some state occasions and for some regimental services. Please check website before you travel to check we are open.