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    • FUN LONDON

      GEORGIAN GAMES
      2nd - 9th April 2013
      Children can  take part in 18th century games that no doubt delighted young people on Craven Street in years past, including quoits, marbles, stringed cat’s cradles, and cup-and-ball. The museum itself is rich in history and the world's only remaining Franklin home. Between 1757 and 1775, Dr Benjamin Franklin – scientist, diplomat, philosopher, inventor, Founding Father of the United States lived behind its doors; Today it is dynamic museum and educational facility.
      Find out more about Benjamin Franklin House

      NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
      16th - 18th May 2013
      Explore arts, history and heritage after dark at museums across London. Packed with special events, from treasure trails to pyjama parties, Museums at Night is an exciting opportunity to explore culture as a huge range of London museums take part in this nationwide initiative, giving you the chance to discover new exhibitions and engage in a range of fun activities.
      Find out more about Museums at Night

       PLAY TIME
      The V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green is an extraordinary celebration to all things Fun. With a permanent collection of toys dating back to over a hundred years, not only does it offer an intriguing history of play, you might also find yourself going down memory lane with its’ comprehensive chronology of twentieth century toys. Plus, there are always events, storytelling and workshops going on. Yippee!
      Visit the V&A Museum of Childhood website
       
      TO MARKET, TO MARKET
      Portobello Market is just one of so many flea markets in London. Visit it on a Friday morning and head for the flyover section (underneath Westway moterway) for the best fashion finds. If antiques are more your thing, Alfie’s Antique Market in Lisson Grove is simply glorious. Amble through the aisles and we defy you not to find something to treasure. Our concierge can point you in just the right direction.

      DESIGN & MAKE
      Head to the Design Museum on the banks of the River Thames, before it moves to its new home in Kensington. This fascinating destination is home to a diverse collection that includes bicycles, home furnishings and fashion, telling the story behind their creation and opening our eyes to the importance of design. The museum also offers a series of fun family-orientated ‘Design & Make’ workshops and activity days.
      Find out more on the Design Museum
       
      CONCERTS WITH HEART
      Curated by Noel Gallagher, the Teenage Cancer Trust is hosting a week-long series of fundraising concerts next month in the magnificent setting of the Royal Albert Hall - just up the road from The Berkeley on Kensington Gore. The stellar line-up includes Paul Weller, Damon Albarn, Rizzle Kicks and Ryan Adams, so take your pick and make a night of it by booking dinner beforehand in one of the five dining spaces in this iconic venue.
      Read more here

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