Visit London Blog » palace http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 22 May 2015 17:44:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 What’s On This Weekend. 26-28 July 2013 http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/07/whats-on-this-weekend-26-28-july-2013/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/07/whats-on-this-weekend-26-28-july-2013/#comments Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:11:47 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=34664

Remember this time last year when London hosted the 2012 Olympic Games? Well, the city is no less spectacular one year later – read on to find out why.

Open East Festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Marking the one-year anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic Games, this festival of street food, local brewing, international music, theatre and family fun is sure to get you back in the party spirit. Foodies can not only browse stands from local food producers and watch top chefs demonstrate their skills in the Real Food Chef Theatre, but also enjoy a locally brewed beer at the Ten Mile Beer Festival, which features ales from Battersea, Hackney and Greenwich. Meanwhile the music stages will feature a huge range of international acts, while leading artists, circus performers, BMX riders and theatrical performers will astound audiences with performances all over the park. Don’t miss Sacrilege, the life-sized bouncy castle version of Stonehenge by Jeremy Deller! Tickets are £9.50 for adults. 27-28 Jul

Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games at the Olympic Park

Celebrate the first anniversary of the London 2012 Games with three days of world-class althletics. The first two days will see Olympic champions, including Usain Bolt, return to the stadium for the British Athletics Grand Prix, while Sunday is reserved for 2012’s Paralympic stars. Tickets start from £43. 26-28 Jul

Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

What better year to visit the iconic Buckingham Palace than 2013, the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s coronation? You’ll see The Queen’s Coronation 1953 exhibition, as well as priceless historic items from the Royal Collection, including clothing, jewellery, art, sculpture and furniture. Tickets are £19 for adults. Until 29 Sep

The New Fourth Plinth Sculpture, Trafalgar Square

Unveiled this Thursday, the Hahn / Cock sculpture by artist Katharina Fritsch will be an unmistakeable addition to Trafalgar Square. The renowned German artist’s 15ft high blue chicken will replace the current sculpture of a boy on a rocking horse, which has been in place on the fourth plinth for a year. Commissioned by the Mayor of London as part of the UK’s most high profile contemporary art prize, the sculpture will remain in place for 18 months – check it out and let us know what you think in the comments!

Grey Goose Edible Art Class

From lickable life drawing to edible painting-by-numbers, this expert class will guide you through an introduction to art and edible expression using all the senses. Master the art of chocolate model-making or try your hand at edible life drawing, and indulge your creative side in a night of sensory fun with specially created Grey Goose cocktails. Visit the website for ticket prices and more details. 27 Jul

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Discover Greenwich Opens in the Old Royal Naval College http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/03/discover-greenwich-opens-in-the-old-royal-naval-college/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/03/discover-greenwich-opens-in-the-old-royal-naval-college/#comments Mon, 22 Mar 2010 19:57:49 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=7491

This morning I headed down to a sneak preview of Greenwich’s newest visitor attraction. Discover Greenwich is a fantastic mix of museum, exhibition, education centre, tourist information centre, café, and brewery.

Its different titbits of information, entertainment, interaction and refreshments reflect the diversity of Greenwich itself perfectly.

As a destination, Greenwich is also a potentially confusing mix of Tudor palace, old hospital, art gallery, observatory, architectural treasure and naval college. What the new exhibition-and-more at Discover Greenwich does so well is bring all the different bits of this amazing heritage site together into one manageable room.

I really liked the way traditional ways of displaying attraction information were mixed with interactive objects to twist, build, play with, doodle, watch, listen to, take away, and try on! Discover Greenwich is certainly a classy opener to one of the world’s heritage sites, and a great way to introduce all the different aspects of Greenwich in one space.

Once you’ve tasted a particularly tempting piece of Greenwich’s diverse platter of historical, architectural and cultural offerings, you can head out into Maritime Greenwich and explore your selected morsel further.

Or, if you’re particularly interested in Greenwich’s gastronomical past, there’s the fantastic Old Brewery, run by the Meantime Brewing Company, promising an “astonishing range of beers”. The experimental micro-brewery is going to create historical and modern beers, including recreations of recipes drunk at the time of Henry VIII, and avant-garde beers, such as Mojito Pilsners and Juniper Pale Ales. Like the sound of those!

Discover Greenwich opens to visitors on 23 March. Check out more images from Discover Greenwich on flickr. Give us your feedback in the comments below!

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