Fulham Palace Winter Wonders

Our own Palace in Fulham, formerly the summer residence of the Bishops of London, comes to life during the Advent and Christmas season. Enjoy a concert, take a guided tour or simply enjoy a lovely coffee and indulgent home made cake after a frosty afternoon walk around Putney Bridge, the boat houses and the glorious arboretum of the Fulham Palace grounds. Enjoy a carol concert, take an historic walk with a guide, or enjoy the permanent exhibition. Various wreath-making classes available in December as well. More here

Sir Simon Rattle ignites the LSO as new conductor

London is full of great music. Enjoy an evening with the London Symphony Orchestra at The Barbican (City of London). Fresh from his many years in Berlin, Sir Simon Rattle is doing more than just conducting another symphony. He is igniting new forces in all directions for the finest symphonic music ever. Order tickets for an evening during your stay with us at our luxe London B&B!

Flags and all; Jasper Johns at the RA, London

Big, Bold, Audacious; this is the strong art of American Jasper Johns. Lots to observe and learn here about flags, targets, numbers and other icons used by Johns in his large canvases inspired by the American landscape of the 1960s to this day. See https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/jasper-johns

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Wonderful art and cafes to unwind: The Royal Academy of Arts on Piccadily is a must for seasoned globe trotters

Sargent Watercolours at Dulwich Picture Gallery

It's a quick 3 stops for Victoria to the leafy suburb of Dulwich, where London's first public picture gallery opened long ago. Until next month you can take in a fabulous exhibit of watercolours by John Singer Sargent. "Delicious," in the words of the co-curator, Richard Ormond, who is the great nephew of Sargent and an art historian in his own right. Have lunch at Rocca before or afterwards. The village atmosphere of Dulwich will remind you of Chatham, Cape Cod.

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