Today was a very active day! All started at 1pm when I met a friend at Sloane Square to visit Saatchi Gallery. Then we’ve walked all along Chelsea’s Kings Road then via South Kensington we reach Kensington Gardens where we have a picnic all the afternoon. From there, we get to Notting Hill via Queensway. Later at 6.30pm, we get back to South Kensington’s Museums. We started with Victoria and Albert where a Late Friday is taking place, then we end up at Natural History Museum with similar event, music performances and special activities. All tired, we get to Starbucks for a coffee. Continue reading for details…
1pm: Sloane Square; I meet my friend there to walk together to Saatchi Gallery. I’ve been there several times and I really like this place with all special exhibitions and nice art pieces. The exhibition includes themes such as Paper, New Order: British Art Today and Red Never Follows presented by Hugo Boss. My favourite exhibition was from Hugo named Red Never Follows as it is very interactive and involves the viewer participation.
Around 2.30pm, we head towards Hyde Park or let’s say Kensington Gardens where we stay for a little while to chat, have a drink, lunch and rest! Following this quiet time, we get our bus to Notting Hill Gate where we have an early dinner from a nice pizzeria. We wanted to see more of Notting Hill, walk around the streets especially Portobello Road famous for its market but we didn’t have enough time as the museum Late night starts at 6.30pm in V&A.
As every last friday of every month (except december), V&A Museum opens from 6.30pm until 10pm. As described on their website “Friday Late is the original contemporary late night event: Live performances, cutting-edge fashion, debates, one-off displays and installations, special guests, bar and food, guest DJs, late-night exhibition opening.” I’ve been there once in the May edition with a special night with “Russia” as theme. This month, the theme is “The World of Minecraft”, activities proposed were mainly for children and fans of this game so they were able to wait long hours to get into the workshops. We couldn’t wait long so we have been to another museum. Same at Natural History Museum, nothing really special just nice live performances on the main entrance and the usual daily exhibition.
To finish a nice day, we take a coffee at Starbucks South Kensington and I realise I’ve been just hanging out in the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea today, I got to know better my neighbourhood and enjoy life in Chelsea. Stay tuned, I’ll soon be in a city near you!