Last week Jane’s London blogger Jane Parker let us hear about her five favourite London secrets, choosing mostly places that are stunning with a bit of help from nature. This week sculptor and founder of Alternative Miss World Andrew Logan (below) rounds up some occurrences of man-made beauty to celebrate today’s release of his latest film ‘The British Guide to Showing Off‘. Andrew is currently working on a public art commission for a new public library and leisure centre in Clapham, which we are all invited to contribute to.
Patisserie Lila may not be the main draw of Borough Market, but it’s a great reason to go back. It’s full of delicious cakes, decadent tarts and mouth-watering slices, plus the lovely Lila is the most wonderful of hosts.
Fulham Palace Gardens are always magical, but currently house Peter Logan’s sculptures in among the trees, making them extra special. The year-long exhibition is already on display so make sure you put aside a crisp autumn day to enjoy them before they’re gone.
Sir John Soane’s Museum (pictured above) holds a vast collection of knick-knacks from history squeezed together into the home of the architect Sir John Soane, who died in 1837. He designed the building himself and collected the exhibits in it, establishing the museum for the benefit of ‘students and amateurs’ so that his untrustworthy sons couldn’t get their hands on it.
Bodywise in Bethnal Green is the perfect place to get some well-needed calm away from the hustle and bustle of central London, providing yoga, healing and many other activities. They are faced with closure due to rising costs, but if you show your support they should make it past Christmas.
Andrew Logan’s Gallery (Melior Place, SE1 3SZ) is the place to visit to get a glimpse into Andrew’s world of reflections and to purchase something if they take your fancy.