• Sam

London Exhibitions: My Inspiration Wishlist

Updated: Mar 7, 2020

One of the many, many things I love about living in London is that there is always so much to do, see and be inspired by! Going to an exhibition is one of my absolute favourite things. From design and illustration to fashion and art, anything creative and fascinating is going to inspire me.

I thought I’d share six exhibitions with you that I’m definitely going to be exploring in the next few months:

Tim Walker: Wonderful Things @ The V&A

Tim Walker is an incredible photographer. Known for being super-creative and producing vibrant images you can’t help but smile at, this immersive exhibition looks at his creative process too and I can’t wait to see it!

Prada. Front and Back @ Design Museum

This is the first UK exhibition celebrating the all-encompassing-amazingness that is Miuccia Prada and her fashion brand. I’m so excited to get a glimpse into her world, see stunning pieces of fashion history from her collections and discover more about what makes Prada tick.

Image © Victoria and Albert Museum Website

Bags: Inside Out @ The V&A

This exhibition is basically an excuse to spend an afternoon looking at some of the most beautiful bags ever made! And who doesn't want to do that? It also delves into the detailed craftsmanship involved in making them, which I find really interesting as I used to work for Mulberry in my retail days and got to go to the factory and see a Bayswater in the making. Really appreciate how much work goes into it.

Andy Warhol @ Tate Modern

A legend and icon, Andy Warhol is an artist whose work is instantly recognisable. This opportunity to see his art in real life again is one I am not going to pass up!

Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser @ The V&A

You may have noticed that this is my third listing for the Victoria & Albert Museum - it’s my favourite London museum. Not only is the building stunning, but the exhibitions are always so inspiring. Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser is no exception; described as a theatrical show about the 157 year history of this classic tale.

David Hockney: Drawing from Life @ National Portrait Gallery

Seeing David Hockney’s portraits are high on my list, it's always so enjoyable spending a few hours just chilling out, wandering around and taking in the beauty of a master painter.

I’m going to be reviewing all these exhibitions once I’ve seen them to give you a real insight into them and sharing my inspo too!

Are there any London exhibitions I should add to my list? Let me know!

Oh, and if you fancy a great coffee after some culture, have a little look at my Top 10 London cafes here.

Sam x