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.
*2FOR1 offer not valid on Bank Holidays or event days*
Be amazed by the glittering interiors of the grandest address in the capital, once known as 'Number 1 London'. This beautiful Georgian building was the London home of the first Duke of Wellington and has changed very little since his great victory at Waterloo in 1815.
Revel in one of the finest art collections in London, with paintings by Velazquez and Rubens, as well as a wonderful collection of silver and porcelain.
Barbican Centre - Into the Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art
Exhibition Dates: 4 October 2019 - 19 January 2020
2FOR1 Admission: Weekday £15, Weekend £17
2FOR1 Offer not valid 18 – 19 January 2020
This landmark exhibition is an exhilarating journey into the world’s most iconic cabarets, cafés and clubs in modern art through the lens of pioneering artists. Explore the electrifying history of cabarets, cafés and clubs in modern art across the world, from London to New York, Paris, Mexico City, Berlin, Vienna, and Ibadan. Discover over 200 works of art, many rarely seen in the UK, as well as life-size recreations of avant-garde spaces animated by live performances.
Spanning the 1880s to the 1960s, Into the Night celebrates the creativity of the spaces in which artists, performers, designers, musicians and writers congregated to push the boundaries of artistic expression.
The exhibition offers insight into the immersive Cabaret Fledermaus in turn-of-the-century Vienna; the heady atmosphere of Berlin clubs in Weimar Germany; the pulsating energy of the jazz scene in Harlem, New York; the vibrant context of the Mbari clubs in 1960s Nigeria and more.
Image credit: Erna Schmidt-Caroll, 'Chansonette (Singer)', c. 1928. Private collection. © Estate Erna Schmidt-Caroll
Barbican Centre - Lee Krasner: Living Colour
Exhibition Dates: 30 May - 1 September 2019
2FOR1 offer not valid 31 August - 1 September
2FOR1 Admission: Weekday £15, Weekend £17
Lee Krasner is a key figure in American art, whose energetic works reflect the spirit of possibility in post-war New York.
This exhibition celebrates the work and life of Lee Krasner (1908–1984), a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism. The first major presentation of her work in Europe for more than 50 years, Lee Krasner: Living Colour tells the story of a formidable artist, whose importance has too often been eclipsed by her marriage to Jackson Pollock. Discover Krasner’s spirit for invention – from striking early self-portraits to her acclaimed ‘Little Image’ paintings from the 1940s, from collages comprised of torn-up earlier work to a selection of her most impressive large-scale abstract paintings.
Explore nearly 100 works, many of which are being presented for the first time in the UK.
Image credit: Detail from Lee Krasner, Desert Moon, 1955. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. © 2018, Digital Image Museum Associates/ LACMA/Art Resource NY/ Scala, Florence.
Benjamin Franklin House**2FOR1 offer is not available Monday - Tuesday**
The House’s main visitor offer, the Historical Experience show provides, a unique experience, using the historic rooms that Franklin inhabited as a stage: blending live performance, sound, lighting and visual projection to tell the rich story of Franklin’s London years in his own words. The main character, Polly Hewson, daughter of Franklin’s landlady who became a ‘second daughter’ to Franklin, accompanies visitors through the House, as they experience a sense of the complexity of the man and the times in which he lived: food, health, botany, and daily living; social and personal relationships; scientific work and musical inventions; political tensions, triumphs and woes and a hurried return to America in the face of the looming War of Independence.
British Library - Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion
Exhibition Dates: 7 June – 8 September 2019
See inside the mind of one of the world’s greatest artists. For the first time in the UK, the British Library brings together highlights from three of Leonardo da Vinci’s extraordinary notebooks to explore his fascination with motion, which he considered to be 'the cause of all life'.
Marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death, this unique exhibition showcases pages from one of the British Library’s finest treasures, the Codex Arundel, alongside the Codex Forster from the V&A and a selection of sheets from the Codex Leicester, widely considered to be one of Leonardo’s most important scientific notebooks and on display in this country for the first time since it was purchased by Bill Gates. The pages are written in Leonardo’s distinctive mirror writing and packed with intricate drawings and diagrams. They illustrate how his detailed studies of natural phenomena – and in particular of water – influenced his work as both an artist and an inventor and informed his ability to portray human movement in the artistic masterpieces for which he is known today.
Image credit: British Library
British Museum - The Citi exhibition Manga
Exhibition Dates: 23 May - 26 August 2019
Enter a graphic world where art and storytelling collide in the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan. Manga is a visual narrative art form that has become a multimedia global phenomenon, telling stories with themes from gender to adventure, in real or imagined worlds. Immersive and playful, the exhibition will explore manga’s global appeal and cultural crossover, showcasing original Japanese manga and its influence across the globe, from anime to ‘cosplay’ dressing up. This influential art form entertains, inspires and challenges – and is brought to life like never before in this ground-breaking exhibition.
Supported by Citi Logistics partner IAG Cargo
Noda Satoru, Golden Kamuy, 2014 onwards. © Satoru Noda/SHUEISHA.
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.
Dulwich Picture Gallery
2FOR1 on Permanent Collection
Dulwich Picture Gallery is the World’s first purpose-built public art gallery, founded in 1811 and designed by Regency architect Sir John Soane. It houses one of the finest collections of Old Masters in England. The Gallery’s permanent collection is complemented by its diverse and critically acclaimed year-round temporary exhibitions.
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.