Make the most of your visit to London, avoid ‘conference fatigue’ and get chatting to other delegates by visiting one of the many museums and galleries that London has to offer.
Museums and Galleries
General admission to the main exhibition spaces is usually free and there is plenty to see, but there is often a charge for special exhibitions.
The Victoria and Albert Museum: http://www.vam.ac.uk/
Free special exhibition @ V&A: Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/b/britain-creates-2012-fashion-art-collusion/
Special exhibition (charge) @ V&A Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/ballgowns/
Tate Britain and Tate Modern: http://www.tate.org.uk/
Damien Hirst at Tate Modern (charge): http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/damien-hirst
Edvard Munch - the Modern Eye at Tate Modern (charge): http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/edvard-munch-modern-eye
National Portrait Gallery: http://www.npg.org.uk/
BP Portrait Award 2012 (free): http://www.npg.org.uk/index.php?id=9112
Special exhibition National Portrait Gallery (charge) The Queen Art & Image: http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/the-queen/the-queen-art-image.php
National Gallery: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/
British Museum: http://www.britishmuseum.org/
Design Museum: http://designmuseum.org/
Natural History Museum: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/
Science Museum: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/
Royal Academy: http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/
Museum of London: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/
Imperial War Museum: http://www.iwm.org.uk/
Prospective social event: Designing 007 - Fifty Years of Bond Style @ The Barbican
If anyone is interested in visiting the Fifty Years of Bond Style exhibition, please let us know via Twitter @EUPOP2012 and we’ll look at the possibility of a group booking (hopefully with a discounted admission too).
For details see: http://www.barbican.org.uk/bond/
Are you wanting to do some research whilst you are in London?
British Library: http://www.bl.uk/
British Film Institute (reading rooms -day passes available): http://www.bfi.org.uk/filmtvinfo/library/
Free live music
National Theatre Foyer
'Enjoy free concerts in the 'Djanogly Concert Pitch' Monday to Saturday evenings (pre-performance) and at lunch time on Saturdays and some Sundays. Feel free to hum along, tap your toes or just sit back and listen to a lively mix of music from around the world… from cool jazz to upbeat ethnic and much, much more.
Mondays to Fridays at 5.45pm, Saturdays at 1pm & 5.45pm and Sundays at 1pm’ http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/1821/music/foyer-music.html
Late Shift at the National Portrait Gallery every Thurs and Friday until 9pm: http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/lateshift/late_shift_home.php#
Lunch time piano recital at St Martin in the Field (1pm Friday): http://enterprise.smitf.org/jserv/concerts/view.jsp?id=4188&command=concert
Live music bars: http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/pubs_bars/live-music-bars
Recommend / suggest a place to visit
Let us know via Twitter @EUPOP2012 if there are any other exhibitions, museums, events, venues or galleries that you want to visit whilst you are in London at EUPOP2012 and we’ll see who else fancies coming along. We will also see if we can organise group discounts on special exhibitions wherever possible.
Stay in touch and plan your EUPOP2012 meet ups via Twitter
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