I am getting excited about the upcoming weekend, as we have tickets to see Florence and the Machine playing at Hammersmith Apollo. I am also excited about Sunday and not having to visit Caterham station to make the commute up to London, as it will have been ten days on the trot by then. However, seeing as though I will be in the vicinity anyway on Friday and with half a day free, I decided that it would be a good idea to catch up with some of my favourite art galleries. As fate would have it, both the V&A and the Tate Modern are having late openers this weekend.
The V&A is my favourite London gallery, always inspiring. They are currently offering two exhibitions that are tempting me in particular – Grace Kelly: Style Icon (17th April – 26th September, £4 for students, £6 for adults) and Quilts 1700 – 2010 (20th March – 4th July, £6 students, £10 adults). They will open these exhibitions until last admissions at 2045 on Friday, closing at 2100. The rest of the gallery will open select areas until midnight (dependent on staff levels) Call on Friday morning to find out, if you are hoping to see something specific (0207 942 2000).
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The Tate Modern celebrates 10 years this weekend, with a festival from the 14th to the 16th of May. On Friday and Saturday, the gallery will be open until midnight. The celebrations will involve film and music and over 70 international art collectives as well as a Birthday Procession.