Tuesday, 28 May 2019

A DAY IN LONDON



Every now and then myself and my mum take a day trip down to London to go to some galleries and exhibitions and just explore a bit. I'm actually not the biggest fan of London (I'm much more of a countryside kinda gal) but every now and then I like a short visit to the big city.

The main reason for this trip was because I wanted to go to the Dior exhibition at the V&A. The tickets for the Dior exhibition have actually sold out, despite it being open until September. But you can still go to this, and all the other exhibitions at the V&A if you become a member, which is what we did!


DIOR EXHIBITION, V&A

The Dior exhibition was honestly amazing, if you get the chance to go you should 100% take it! I learnt a lot about Christian Dior and the brand as a whole, and all the dresses and collections were presented so beautifully.



I loved the first Dior collection and how simple and classic the designs were. This first collection was so groundbreaking at the time and termed the 'new look' but it just seems so iconic looking back on it now.




The floral collections were beautiful and even the rooms and the way the dresses were displayed was so well thought through and designed. 









We also went to the Mary Quant exhibition which was really interesting, very 60s and I think my mum found this a lot more interesting than I did. And an exhibition about food and sustainability which was interesting but not quite as exciting as the others (we went through the whole exhibition in about 20 minutes).



TATE VIEWING PLATFORM

We were originally planning on seeing a couple of exhibitions in the Tate and then having dinner in the restaurant there, but they were actually closed in the evenings midweek. So we decided to look at the viewing platform at the top of the Tate before finding somewhere to eat. I didn't even realise you could go to the top of the building (its the 10th floor) and view London from the top.



We then went to a restaurant near the Southbank called Sama Bankside, it was a really quiet restaurant bar but the food was delicious and it was nice to go somewhere quiet after the business of London. After this we just headed back to the train station.




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