Left image: Pablo Picasso, Le Rêve (The Dream), 1932, Private collection, © Succession Picasso / DACS London, 2017
Right image: Present day manufacturing details, image courtesy of Ferrari
We are spoilt for choice in London for galleries and museums – many of which are free to enter.
This year, London’s leading galleries are hosting several world-class art exhibitions including the Tate Modern’s Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy (8 March-9 September: tickets from £22 per adult /children under 12 free) which looks at a single year in which artistic, personal and political problems were held in potentially explosive balance by the revered artist.
Similarly exciting is the Monet & Architecture Exhibition at The National Gallery (9 April-29 July: tickets from £17 pp) – the first purely Monet exhibition to be held in the UK for almost 20 years.
For something completely different, The Museum of Happiness in Camden is a non-profit organisation that provides an experiential adventure, where people of all ages and backgrounds can learn more about the essence of happiness and wellbeing. Courses are held throughout the year and are based on topics such as mindfulness, resilience and stress management.
Finally, the Design Museum’s current exhibition Ferrari: Under the Skin (running until 15 April) explores the 70-year history of the iconic car brand with some rare cars and fascinating Ferrari memorabilia on display.
Stay at one of three London-based Pride of Britain Hotels: The Arch London near Marylebone (from £246 per room on a room only basis); The Capital in Knightsbridge (from £300 per room on a room only basis) or The Goring in Belgravia (from £505 per room on a room only basis).