SEE ANCIENT ART HERE: British Museum
Even if you’re not an expert on Greek mythology, you’re bound to have heard of the legend of Troy. This ancient city, which has sparked debate for thousands of years, is now the centre of an exhibition at the British Museum. You can see a range of different artworks from ancient sculptures and paintings to more contemporary designs and even archaeological findings to support the claim that Troy did indeed exist. An incredible display for a fascinating story.
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3DG; until 8th March
FOR FESTIVE CHEER HEAD HERE: CHRISTMAS IN THE EAST COURT
The East Court at Alexandra Palace has been transformed into a mixture of entertainment and food for visitors to roam around and enjoy the magnificence of the grand Victorian architecture. Attractions including carol performances, crafts events, ice skating and an array of festive foodie treats are on offer for all to enjoy.
Alexandra Palace Way, Haringey N22 7AY; 7th Dec–15th Dec, 2019
TRY SOMETHING NEW HERE: Great Scotland Yard Hotel
Opening this week in Westminster’s old police HQ, Great Scotland Yard hotel features a restaurant set up by the people behind The Dairy. The new restaurant, aptly named The Yard and with its own in-house butchery and bakery, brings diners the best of British produce in a menu of seasonal dishes. If the food at The Dairy is anything to go by, this ought to be worth a visit. If you fancy staying the night, there are 152 bedrooms as well as two alternatively themed bars, 40 Elephants and Sibin.
3-5 Great Scotland Yard, Westminster, SW1A 2HN