AboutLondon Laura – December 2023 Newsletter
Did you try any of my suggestions from last month’s newsletter? I really enjoyed David Hockney – Drawing From Life at the National Portrait Gallery. I saw the exhibition in 2020 before lockdown and loved it then and love it even more now.
I also saw Holbein at The Tudor Court at the Queen’s Gallery which has more than 50 works by Hans Holbein the Younger from the Royal Collection, including drawings, paintings, and miniatures.
And I went to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland so the festive season is in full swing. I’ll be going back soon to see the Cirque Berserk circus show.
Little Compton Street
Have you heard about this street under Charing Cross Road? I can dispel the myths and tell you what it is and how to see it.
Also on Charing Cross Road, there’s this amazing immersive video experience that changes throughout the day. Let me tell you more…
Where can you see outfits worn by Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor, Cher, Lady Gaga and more? I was in awe of Prince’s shoes! Diva at the V&A is a fun exhibition as you get location-sensitive headphones so the right music plays as you look at each outfit.
What’s Planned This Month?
Obviously, Christmas is the biggie for December so enjoy the lights up everywhere. The Covent Garden Christmas tree is lovely and, whatever the real weather, the snow is back on the hour from 12pm to 9pm daily.
Coalescence is at the Painted Hall in Greenwich from 9 December. It’s made from over 2,500 pieces of coal – the amount consumed by a single 200W light bulb in a year.
Take a walk around the City of London to see the Snowman Trail. It’s free to see so good for all the family. There are twelve Snowman sculptures to find and they’ll stay until 5 January 2024.
The Ever After Garden is back in Grosvenor Square. You are invited to write a note to someone you miss who was taken too soon by cancer. The note is tied to an illuminated white rose and the ‘garden’ looks magical in the evening. It’s a reflective spot for those you miss at this time of year with the funds raised going to the Royal Marsden Cancer Society. The garden is open until 19 December.
There is loads of festive stuff going on in London so you could choose ice skating, a Christmas lights walk or singing carols in Trafalgar Square. Whatever you do, I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.