Visit London Blog » bmw Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:06:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Criss-Cross London on a Culture Trail Fri, 03 Aug 2012 09:00:06 +0000

If you’re bamboozled by the huge quantity of cultural events this summer, then try following one of the weekend Culture Trails for a fantastic cross-section of the Olympic City’s best events.

Sacrilege by Jeremy DellerThis Saturday (4 August), the East to West London Trail takes you from Jeremy Deller’s bouncy Stonehenge in the newly re-opened Burgess Park to Portuguese acrobatics at the National Theatre. One the way you can take in the BMW Art Car Collection, Titian at the National Gallery and the penultimate day of the Exhibition Roadshow in South Kensington.

To guide you on your way, download the free London Official City Guide app for Android and iPhone which has details of this Saturday’s events and route. Or you can download and print a PDF at

Upcoming Culture Trails on the 12 August and 18 August explore East and West London respectively.

Have you followed one of the Culture Trails? Let us know if you made it round the whole route!

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Warhol to Koons: East London hosts BMW Art Cars Sat, 21 Jul 2012 10:06:49 +0000 BMW Art Car

BMW Art Car. Image courtesy London Media Centre/London & Partners

From today a car park in East London hosts a unique collection of artworks. BMWs have been transformed by some of the world’s most celebrated artists including David Hockney, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Don’t miss this fantastic, free exhibition – perfect for lovers of art and automobiles.

For the past 35 years, BMW has commissioned contemporary artists to decorate its cars. Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Jeff Koons, Frank Stella, Jenny Holzer, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Sandro Chia and Matazo Kayama are among the artists involved.

Jeff Koons shares his enthusiasm about the project: “These race cars are like life, they are powerful and there is a lot of energy. You can participate with it, add to it and let yourself transcend with its energy.”

The BMW Art Cars are on display for two weeks only from 21 July until 4 August in the multi-storey car park on Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch ( described by organisers the ICA as a “brutalist landmark”). The exhibition is part of the London 2012 Festival.

Which artist would you choose to decorate the car of your dreams?

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