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


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.