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Feeling Festive

Suffering from Christmas blues already? Fear not. #London, being a plethora of social and #cultural discovery, offers alternative showcases and #events for those who dread the commercial #holiday season. In essence, there is something for everyone.

Dread the predictable colour schemes of red, green and gold? Visit the Barbican Centre’s ‘Pop Art’ exhibition, displaying iconic works by the likes of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Peter Blake. Part #contemporary indie art house, part 70s disco and part 50s retro, you’re essentially wrapping up over half a century into one (albeit colourful) exposition space.

Prefer something more cutting and stylized? ‘Hello, My Name Is Paul Smith’ at the Design #Museum is a recreation of the fashion designer’s office, career path and more. Sure to inspire even the least creative and fashion forward of us, it’s quintessentially British, eccentric and heart-warming. Its depiction of the Nottingham lad’s #meteoric rise over the past fifty years is sure to make even the most cash-strapped Christmas shopper feel like a million pounds.

Not quite traditional enough? Need something festive without spending a dime? In that case, head to the V&A in South #Kensington. Its Christmas tree installation this year was created by Helen and Colin David from English Eccentric, the textile giant. An indulgent tower of lush reds and velvets, the tree is sure to warm even the coldest of Christmas spirits.

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