For tourists deciding to visit London for the winter, the city will never run out of opportunities to introduce its culture and arts. Others assume that winters in London is more like a downtime. The weather can get really cold and dark, but this weather will never limit tourists from exploring the city one street at time. In fact, there are events and tourist attractions that are best visited during wintertime in London. This city isn’t tagged as one of the most culturally-enriched and art-driven cities in the world for nothing. This reputation is evident in its passionate efforts in preserving many of its historic landmarks and artifacts. With over hundreds of art museums and galleries, preserved historical buildings, and magnificent architectural designs that can be seen in every street and every corner of London, no cold weather or winter season will keep any tourist from immersing into London’s world-renowned charm for its distinct art and culture.
It is November and the outdoors are getting cold, but it should not stop anyone from visiting amazing art exhibitions around London. The city is rich with visually interesting and historically valuable pieces of works, from the pillars of 20th century art to the modernists and surrealists of the present. Here are some of the notable art exhibitions currently ongoing until next year:
Random International artists have experimented inside the Barbican's Curve Gallery and constructed the Rain Room. It is basically a 100-square metre field that is set under continuous ‘rain-pour’. Interestingly, the falling water setup responds to human sounds and movements. This unique exhibition will run until 3rd of March 2013.
Another exhibition that is unlike the others is happening at the V&A. Ballgowns are exhibited highlighting the glory of garments. London's formal social attire beginning from the 50s to modern balls, parties, gatherings are displayed. It is an interesting exhibition about formal attires worn in an exhibition. View the collection when you can before 6th January 2013.
Another V&A outfit exhibition is an ode to Hollywood movies. The Hollywood costume show will feature some famous movie characters in their trademark outfits. Also, this event will feature the processes involved the design and creation of the feature Hollywood costumes, starting from the Golden Age of Hollywood to more recent blockbusters. The costume exhibition is open for guests until 27th January 2013.
The Royal Academy's Bronze gallery puts together a collection of bronze works. These artifacts have been recorded as old as 5,000 years. Most of fine pieces were brought from different places in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Guests may book online; exhibition is only open to the public until 9th December 2012.
As you can see, London will never run out of exciting activities and artistic exhibitions for the world to see. There will always be something going on somewhere in the city’s galleries and theaters all-year round. From walking tours to opera premieres, the city never failed to impress everyone who made their visit.