From sexology to skating, there’s more to November than orange leaves and pink skies
Moya Maxwell, chair of Unique Venues of London, offers her pick of the best things to do across the capital.
5th November 2014
Remember, remember to find a great place to view the fireworks this year. The capital is packed with plenty of vantage points from Pimlico to Primrose Hill. With prominent locations all the way along the Thames – like the National Theatre, Tate Modern and Tower Bridge – you can be sure to find somewhere to watch one of the many colourful displays going up across the capital. To find your nearest display click here.
11th November 2014
Held annually with Fortnum and Mason, the ice rink in the courtyard of Somerset House has become one of London’s most iconic winter experiences. During the day visitors can skate in the splendour of Somerset House’s neo-classical courtyard, while at night the rink plays host to a collection of cool festival and exclusive club nights. For more information and to book tickets click here.
Royal Academy of Arts
Opens 13th November 2014
This special retrospective spans the career of British pop artist Allen Jones from his beginnings in the 1960s to the present day. Aside from his renowned ‘furniture’ works, visitors will be able to immerse themselves in an exhibition which fuses painterly tradition with the iconography of city life, theatre and advertising. For more information and to book tickets click here.
Various venues across London
14th – 23rd November
The capital’s largest pan-city music festival takes place every November, bringing together an incredible range of talented musicians from across the world. Highlights for 2014 include performances from bass legend Marcus Miller and guitar maestro John McLaughlin at The Southbank Centre – and late night jazz evenings at the Royal Albert Hall. For more information and to book tickets click here.
Opens 20th November
This distinctly ‘naughty’ exhibition will explore the most publically discussed of private acts in the first UK exhibition to bring together the pioneers of the study of sex. From sex machines to Samoan jewellery, the exhibition will uncover how sexologists have shaped our ever-evolving attitudes towards sexual behaviour and identity. For more information and to book tickets click here.