What to see
Stanley Kubrick, The Design Museum
This exhibition on the iconic director of The Shining opened to rave reviews last week. Get a glimpse into how Kubrick conjured up the visual landscapes of his films through the set design and his revolutionary use of lighting and new camera technologies. Relive iconic scenes from The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Explore Kubrick’s special relationship with England and particularly London, as his primary film location and source of inspiration.
Where to eat
The light-filled restaurant in the museum’s atrium has the air of sitting down to afternoon tea at Claridges and is the perfect spot for lunch. Nestled between Oxford Street and Marylebone High Street, it’s incredibly central and yet you’d be amazed how many Londoners don’t know it exists.
Pop in on the Henry Moore exhibition while you are there and enjoy the stunning surrounds of this Georgian mansion.
Where to drink
The Little Yellow Door takes boutique drinking to a new level. Sit down for film-themed cocktails in a wonderfully retro living room a stone’s throw away from Portobello Road.
Alternatively, up-size your bar space in Covent Garden in Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals which brings a touch of Victoriana to the London bar scene. Try the Orange Blossom bourbon or, if you’re brave, the chilli infused tequila.