Cassandra's Autumn/Winter London Checklist


1. Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature at the V&A Museum

Discover Potter's life as a scientist and conservationist, exploring the places and animals that inspired her most beloved characters. On now until Sunday 8th January 2023.

2. William Kentridge, Royal Academy of Arts

Enter a new, immersive world by the multi-sensory artist and global creative powerhouse William Kentridge, in the Royal Academy of Arts major autumn exhibition. From 24th September to 11th December 2022.

3. The Ey Exhibition Cezanne, Tate Modern

The EY Exhibition: Cezanne brings together over 80 carefully selected works from collections in Europe, Asia, North and South America, giving UK audiences their first opportunity in over 25 years to explore the breadth of Cezanne's career. Featuring key examples of his iconic still life paintings, Proven├žale landscapes, portraits and bather scenes, the exhibition includes over 20 works never seen in the UK before. From 5th October to 12th March.

4. Hieroglyphs unlocking ancient Egypt: British Museum

Marking 200 years since the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs, this major exhibition takes you through the trials and hard work that preceded, and the revelations that followed, this ground-breaking moment. From October 13th to 19th February 2023.

5. Lucian Freud: New Perspectives

The exhibition presents the paintings of one of Britain's finest figurative painters, Lucian Freud (1922-2011). It spans a lifetime of work, charting how Freud's painting changed during 70 years of practice - from his early and intimate works to his well-known, large-scale canvasses and his monumental naked portraits. From now until 22nd January 2023.

6. Richard Mosse - Broken Spectre, 180 the Strand

Taking you deep in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, the immersive video installation is the result of three years filming in the world's largest rainforest. Seeking to overcome the inherent challenges of representing climate change, this is Mosse's most ambitious project to date. From now until 18th December 2022.


1. Aida, Royal Opera House

Love and duty collide and nations clash in Verdi's political drama, starring Francesco Meli, SeokJong Baek and Angel Blue and conducted by Mark Elder. From 1st May to 1st June 2023.

2. Othello by William Shakespeare, The National Theatre

An extraordinary new production of Shakespeare's most enduring tragedy, directed by Clint Dyer.

Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide. From 23rd November to 21st January 2023.


1. Vardo, Duke of York Square

Enjoy a lovely brunch and luxury dining experience at Vardo, the new nomadic all day dining concept from the team behind Caravan Restaurants.

2. The Cadogan Arms

With a food offering focused on provenance, seasonality and traceability, the Cadogan Arms celebrate the very best of British produce alongside carefully selected wines, bespoke beers and classic cocktails, reimagining 'the humble pub' with a public house of which Chelsea, and London, can be proud.

3. Chicama

Chicama is a seafood restaurant in Chelsea with a menu inspired by the coastal food of Peru and the bold-flavours of Peruvian cuisine.

4. Villa Mamas London

Taste traditional Bahraini and Gulf dishes with a twist. A fusion of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Persian cuisines.

5. Mezcalito, Chelsea

Low-key restaurant with a terrace specializing in tacos, burritos & other Mexican cuisine classics.

6. Ottolenghi

In Chelsea on Pavilion Road, Ottolenghi is known for their signature white corian counters and abundant displays of salads and cakes which continue to feature for a distinctly Ottolenghi experience.

7. The Chelsea Pig

Upmarket gastropub dishing up brasserie-style bar food, with an oak-panelled upstairs dining room.

8. The Bluebird, Chelsea

Bluebird is a local neighbourhood restaurant, situated on the King's Road. A modern European restaurant and bar with outside terraces and lounge. Bluebird is a stylish establishment in the heart of Chelsea.

9. No. Fifty Cheyne

Bright modern Proven├žal brasserie with sky blue banquettes and upstairs salon with river views.

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