London is a world leader in many different areas and art is no different. Here are five spaces art lovers should strive to see during a visit to the British capital.
Housed in a former power station, the Tate Modern plays host to cutting edge contemporary art from around the world. Its huge Turbine Hall affords artists a space like few others in the world, and a new extension is set to open mid 2016.
Institute of Contemporary Arts
A stalwart of the contemporary art scene, the ICA is located just a short walk from Trafalgar Square. Alongside exhibitions from Betty Woodman and Art into Society – Society into Art, the space also has regular music nights from promoters like Just Jam.
Royal Academy of Art
As you might expect, the Royal Academy has a great record of bringing hugely important artists to London. Fresh off the back of the hugely successful Ai Weiwei show at the end of 2015, the Academy is now displaying works from various artists such as Monet and Matisse as part of the Painting the Modern Garden show.
The Photographer’s Gallery
For those who prefer photography over other artistic mediums, the Photographer’s Gallery is a must-see. In the coming months, the gallery will be showing work by Saul Leiter, Rosangela Renno and Wolf Suschitzky.
This Chelsea space is renowned for exhibiting work by up-and-coming artists in its beautiful building, which is always free to enter. From Jan. 13–March 9, the gallery will be showing works by Mequitta Ahuja, Marie Angeletti and Mia Feuer, among others, as part of the Champagne Life exhibition.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
North America offers many scenic and historic train rides. These train rides delight and inspire travelers because it gives them a new way to experience the world. Thousands of people take these trains every year and this type of travel is only gaining more followers. The North American train system is still years behind European and Asian countries, but they get the job done. Taking a train is also a great way to add an extra adventure to a trip or destination. It’s not just going from one place to another but getting to view everything in between as well.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.