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A Winter Gallery HOP!

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Explore galleries around the London's West End after dusk on Friday 10 December. Discover the art of Scandi cooking, a festive show, art outdoors and more in this Winter Edition of the West End Gallery HOP!

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The Art of Scandi Cooking

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Dine where the Nordic and quintessentially London collide. Aquavit London comprises of food designed with a Scandi edge, defined by clean flavours and elegant presentation. This is clean-living, flavoursome food served in interiors that epitomise cutting-edge Scandinavian design.

Find out more about the Art of Scandi Cooking in our conversation with Head Chef at Aquavit, Jonas Karlsson.

A Theatrical Beginning

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Start your day at the HOP! with a touch of festive magic as Christmas classic, The Nutcracker returns to the West End. Brought to the stage by the English National Ballet the traditional story is brought to life through dance on the elegant stage at the London Coliseum this December. Over 100 dancers and musicians bring the festive tale of the Nutcracker to life through exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s popular score played live.

Set in Edwardian London on a sparkling Christmas Eve, Clara receives an enchanted Nutcracker as a present. Be drawn into the magical world where they Clara meets a handsome stranger and battles with the Mouse King. As the air grows colder, Clara and her valiant Nutcracker take a hot air balloon ride across London to the glistening Land of Snow where a puppet theatre comes to life with dancers from around the world.

Winter West End Gallery HOP!

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Following the successes of the West End Gallery HOP! Autumn edition, the gallery hop continues with galleries across St James's, Mayfair, Soho and Marylebone staying open until 8pm on the evening of Friday 10 December spotlighting new and exciting exhibitions and a selection of brand new participants to the HOP! Enjoy an explorative evening of art across 35 galleries throughout the West End, be sure to Hop to HOP! this winter.

Explore galleries after dark, with a cultural fix before indulging in festive activities. With a focus on modern and contemporary art for the Winter Edition of the West End Gallery HOP! be sure to explore galleries you may not have had the chance to before.

Hop on to a tour to see West End galleries through a series different lenses on one of Mayfair Art Weekend's selection of guided tours. Check out the galleries involved, book your tour and download the map here.

Experience Art Outdoors

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At 20:21, shortly after the Winter West End Gallery HOP! has drawn to a close CIRCA presents VideoVirus a powerful new film by AA Bronson and General Idea.

Reimagining their historic Imagevirus for a global audience, the artwork comes to life in a hypnotic video animation that virally transmits their activist message across billboards in London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Milan, New York, Seoul & Tokyo.

Throughout December, CIRCA has partnered with UNAIDS and Terrence Higgins Trust to mark 40 years since the disease was first recorded in 1981. A new work by AA Bronson, the sole surviving member of the General Idea art group, draws inspiration from the viral intentions of Imagevirus, which in the mid-1980s spread consciousness of the epidemic by reappropriating Robert Indiana's famous LOVE logo, virally transmitting the AIDS symbol through cities in the form of paintings, sculptures, videos, posters, and exhibitions.

Evenings at 20:21 | 1 - 31 December

A Dramatic Finish

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Finish your day with a stay at St Martins Lane London, a dramatic and daring evolution on English luxury. Conceived as a surrealist wonderland by designer Philippe Starck, St Martins Lane London possesses warm sophistication and tongue-in-cheek British flair, the hotel brings an air of excitement to St Martins Lane. From the relaxing ambience of The Den, to the secret and playful surroundings of Blind Spot London, wake up feeling invigorated in a light and airy room, right in the heart of London’s theatre district.