Did you know that for the last few years Tate has been building an extension to the already unfathomable-y huge, needs-a-whole-day-to-visit, Tate Modern? I had no idea until the press launch and the 360 degree view crept into my Instagram feed a few weeks ago. From what I was seeing, just the building itself gave reason enough to put it on the London to-do list. Switch House, named after the part of the original Bankside Powerstation that the new…

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Before it closes on 13 December 2015. With less than three weeks to go, it feels like I should be consumed by Christmas right now. I’m slowly getting there and expect by the end of this week I’ll be singing Christmas songs and feeling jolly. But before I get completely lost in the festivities (I have a few posts planned!), lose all perspective (the missing cellotape or scissors will no doubt at some point signify the…

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Open House London very nearly got missed again this year. It had been on my radar for a whole month but one way or another I completely forgot about it until the Friday before. Luckily, with help from blogging friends on Twitter (thanks Lisa, Emma, Jessi and Carla!) and enough determination to see me through a karaoke hangover, I finally managed to squeeze the annual event into my weekend. If you can’t resist visiting places…

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The National Portrait Gallery was my very first blog review back in January 2012 (you can read it here if you like *cringes slightly*). I can’t believe how far the blog and I have come since then close on four years later! At the time I had no idea what I was doing, I took a photo with an iPad like the tourist I really was (and still am in many ways). I had read somewhere…

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The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition opened last month, reaching its 247th year with 100s of (and now over 1,000) pieces of art having being displayed each year since 1769. I’ve been lucky enough to attend the opening night for the last 5 years (thanks to work), and this year was by far my favourite year.   The Summer Exhibition is an annual open exhibition where artists from around the world can submit entries…

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