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London has two exhibitions which I do not intend to miss (once I’m seen them I add comments).

The first is currently on at the Museum of London, Docklands Frozen Thames: Frost Fair 1814 – this is a free exhibition which is on until 30th March:

“For Londoners, frost fairs were a once in a lifetime occasion, when the frozen Thames became a carnival and street market all rolled into one. This small display at the Museum of London Docklands includes a varied collection of original keepsakes from the 1814 frost fair, and important contemporary illustrations, including two etchings by satirical artist, George Cruikshank, and a print by George Thompson” – See more at: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/docklands/whats-on/exhibitions-displays/frozen-thames/#sthash.eL03Kooy.dpuf

Frost fair

Between 22nd March and 13th July the V&A are holding an exhibition about William Kent

“Experience the world of William Kent, the most prominent architect and designer in early Georgian Britain and explore how his versatility and artistic inventiveness set the style for his age when Britain defined itself as a new nation and developed an Italian-inspired style.”

The exhibition is free to members.  You can book tickets on line or by telephone for timed slots.  Example prices (booking fee is higher for phone bookings):

£9.00 Full, including donation* (+£1.20 booking fee per ticket)
£8.00 Senior citizens, including donation* (+£1.20 booking fee per ticket)
£8.00 Full (+£1.20 booking fee per ticket)
£7.00 Senior citizens (+£1.00 booking fee per ticket)
£6.00 Full-time students, 12-17 year olds, ES40 holders, disabled (+£1.00 booking fee per ticket)
£14.00 Family of 1 adult & 2 12-17 year olds (+£2.30 booking fee per family ticket)
£22.00 Family of 2 adults & 2 12-17 year olds (+£2.80 booking fee per family ticket)

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