The 34STYLE Guide To Winter in London
This winter, prepare to be wowed by London’s incredible events and exhibitions.
London really comes alive in autumn and winter. Eat, drink, be merry and keep cosy in your 34STYLE while enjoying a seriously exciting calendar of events, exhibitions and shows that are well worth braving the cold for. Here’s our guide to the greatest cultural highlights of the season.
Realise the work and legacy of influential couturier Cristobal Balenciaga. The exhibition features over 100 of his pieces along with works by his contemporary fashion designers and protégées. A must see for all fashion and art enthusiasts!
Victoria & Albert Museum; until 18th February 2018
Over 100 dancers and musicians bring The Nutcracker to life with incredible dancing, stunning sets and Tchaikovsky’s glorious score. This is a very special year too as The Royal Ballet celebrate Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet.
The Royal Opera House; 5th December 2017 – 10th January 2018
‘Opera: Passion, Power and Politics is devoted to a richly complex passage in European cultural history. Dramatically lit, boldly theatrical and graphically vivid.’ The Telegraph
The Victoria & Albert Museum together with the Royal Opera House have joined forces to create this groundbreaking exhibition which tells of the astonishing operatic history, from its origins in late-Renaissance Italy, right up to the present day.
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road; 30th September 2017 – 25th February 2018
Based on the classic book by Raymond Briggs we all know and love, this timeless story continues to surprise and delight audiences. A must-see festive family treat for all ages!
Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street; 23rd November – 31st December 2018
See Henri Matisse’s works of art in a new light at this remarkable exhibition which showcases his astonishing talent. You will also learn of personal objects which inspired some of the French artist’s most famous pieces of art.
Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly; until 12th November 2017
Rachel Whiteread, one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists is exhibiting at The Tate Britain. Showcasing works from her career which has spanned over three decades with new work not previously shown.
Tate Britain, Millbank; 12th September 2017 – 4th February 2018
Enjoy the perfect winter day out at Somerset House. Have fun with family and friends on arguably London’s most beautiful ice rink. New for this year are Skate Lates music nights throughout the season. Treat yourself at Fortnum’s Lodge with a mulled wine, maybe afterwards!
Somerset House; 15 Nov 2017 – 14 Jan 2018
Hailed as “the father of us all” by Matisse and Picasso, this exhibition marks the first display entirely dedicated to the portraits of Paul Cezanne, bringing together 50 of his portraits from collections all over the world, including works which have never been seen before in the UK.
National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin’s Place; 26th October 2017 – 11th February 2018