Welcome to a brand new Feature on the Phoenix Remix! One thing we really enjoy writing about is Travel and we have decided to expand on the writing we are doing about the topic! Whilst we are still keeping in the tradition of making our Tuesday Lunchtime articles inspired by a book it is also going to welcome Travel Tuesdays!
I have lived in London the majority of my life and it is a city that I have always been fascinated by because it doesn’t matter how many time you visit, you see something new.
Our brand new article is inspired by questions from a book called London Journal by Paperchase and each week we will look at different areas and topics about London! So, I hope you enjoy and lets kick things off!
London Quote of the Week
It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them. The walls of London may be battered, but the spirit of the Londoner stands resolute and undismayed.George VI
This Weeks Topic: Exhibits
If there is one thing that the Capital of the United Kingdom can do and that is exhibitions. It is rich with a variety of different styles that happen over the year and sometimes they are advertised left right and centre so you can’t escape them and then there are other ones that are just as good that are really under promoted. So today I thought I would talk about some of the interesting ones that I have been to.
This was an exhibition that my friend invited me along to that was based in a random building in central London – it wasn’t a museum and that was great as it really fitted the style of the the exhibition. It was an exhibition that was full of really interesting street style art where graffiti and the most simplest ideas took the center stage. It was a really great exhibition and so fun to see.
Vivienne Westwood, V&A
If there is one thing that the Victoria and Albert Museum is great for and that is fashion exhibitions. I have been to many of them over the years but on that sticks to my mind is the Vivenne Westwood exhibition, it was set out in such a clever way and really kept you engaged with the fashion that was on display. There was so much to see and allowed you to see a lot of her designs up close and personal.
Sherlock Holmes, The Museum Of London
When I went and saw this exhibition I wasn’t the biggest Sherlock fan – I had seen the BBC show but I hadn’t read the books. Now that I have read the books I really wish that the exhibition was still there as it was so good. It was set out in such a great way and it was massive. There was so many artifacts on display and was informative and also very education whilst being interactive. A few years later I came across the exhibitions book at the Docklands museum and bought it, which was such a great read.
Winston Churchhill Britain At War Museum
This museum sadly shut down years ago but out of all of the war exhibitions available in London I used to find this one the most interesting as it had a unique way of displaying things to the public. One of the exhibitions that will always stand out to me is the last part of this museum where you had to walk through an actual air raid – it was so loud and felt so real as a kid it used to scare me and I always had to put my hands over my ears to feel safe. Whilst it used to scare me it also stood out so that is why I think it was a good exhibition.
Elvis Presley, The 02 Arena
This was an exhibition that was celebrating the life of one of the worlds greatest music legends. It had a lot of items in it from his home as well as his life in the army as well as his music career. Out of a lot of the exhibitions that I have been to, this one was very expensive and whilst it was good it was very small.