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 - 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.
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 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.
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.
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.