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Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950The fashion gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum has been revamped and will be opening with the exhibition Ballgowns: Sixty Years of British Glamour. Events such as the recent Royal Wedding prove how a nation can become fixated on one item; a dress. This event will be showcasing and celebrating some famous ball gowns worn by celebrities including Princess Diana, Kate Moss and Elizabeth Hurley over the past sixty years. With designers Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen and Gareth Pugh all having their creations displayed, this will be both a revival of fashion history and the opportunity to see these fashion masterpieces up close and personal.

 

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The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. Today it houses over 4 million items spanning centuries and hundreds of cultures. The stunning collection covers European, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Islamic artefacts ranging from ceramics, glass, metalwork and sculpture to costume, armour, weaponry and furniture. More about Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

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Reviving the '90s TV show Gladiators comes to Merchant Square for one day only, challenging ...More

 
Best Things to do in London for an Adventure
Best Things to do in London for an Adventure
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Kidult thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline ...More

 
Luxury Hotels in London
Luxury Hotels in London
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From historical grandeur to cutting edge contemporary, London is home to some of the ...More

 
Best Activities for Children in London
Best Activities for Children in London
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Children bouncing off the ceiling? Little ones got ...More

 
Best Small Museums in London
Best Small Museums in London
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London's collection of small museums devoted to the ...More

 
Best Beaches in London
Best Beaches in London
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There's no need to leave town when you're in search of sand, feel the ...More

 
Best Places for Street Food in London
Best Places for Street Food in London
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London's street food scene has really taken ...More

 
 
 
 
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