London lifestyle & travels with kids and babies
Hurray for the sunshine and new London liberties and a warm welcome to June 2021 edition of Cultured Kids! London is buzzing with exhibitions, museums, theatres and opera re-opening, restaurants and terraces!
Week-ends in London are back to hectic and fun and here are my kids list of favourites in no particular order: (i) Heather Phillipson at Tate Britain: audacious and very topical, expansive and immersive with its multimedia, sculpture, music, poetry and digital (free but you need to pre-book, on until January 2022); (ii) Magritte met lobsters and Andy Wharhol with Philip Colbert’s Lobsteropolis at Saatchi Galleries (ended June 6th ) and (iii) The Art in the Age of Now at Fulham Townhall (free but you need to pre-book, extended to June 20th): grand and derelict, 100 local artists present in here thought provoking and surreally beautiful installations, feels like Berlin came to London.
The 8 years olds though were not impressed with Zanele Muholi at Tate Modern (ended May 31st)- on this one just the adults have appreciated the brutal questioning and material for thought. V&A and Science Museum are thankfully back on the menu (pre-book your slots!). Opera Holland Park is also back in the hood and we are counting down to Traviata! A tradition for years and what a blessing to have Opera Holland Park back for the summer!
A marathon of terraces and celebrations, including Dorchester rooftop, Heston Bluementhal, Pantechnicon, Sushi Samba Covent Garden, Sake No Hana, The Ned and Adam Handling – no efforts have been spared in supporting our favourite restaurants with and without kids.
What else have we been up to recently ? English vineyards have been also on our lists, past springs we were wandering at Chateaux hotels in France, in 2021 we are discovering the best of organic sparklings and roses and so far, so good, kids loved their run around in the vineyards and us our tasting sessions.
With sunshine and half term we loved our long glorious week-end enjoying glorious East Head National Trust pristine coast, got our culture fix with Arundel Castle and sailing around Chichester, swimming included.
We loved reading all the articles linked on May #CulturedKids , connecting with you all and getting to read about your spring. My lovely partners in crime Vyki Museum Mum and Megan at Truly Madly Kids favourites have been Best places to visit in Stratford-upon-Avon by Curious Pixie and Wild West Coast of Jutland, Denmark by Oregon Girl Around the World. Many congrats!
How is June treating you and what are your plans for summer? We are still dreaming about travel, the Mediteranean and keeping a close eye on that Green list !
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
It is so great that London is reopening. We missed all the free museum slots for half term, but did manage the Royal Observatory and snacked on either side of the Meridian line. Looking forward to being more organised next time.
Great to hear about the Royal Observatory for half term and yes planning and booking now is the name of the game! We are all thrilled to have so much choice, as Vyki was saying the other day, after famine we got a feast! And with sunshine, London became overnight again our dream city 🙂
Thank you so much for featuring my Denmark piece! Always love joining in with Cultured Kids! Cheers from Copenhagen.
Our pleasure Erin and thanks so much for the Danish summer dreams! It may be as close as we get to Ebeltoft this year X