Conran columns: Tips for a great London weekend

As we said, we love London. Every Friday morning we recommend some good stuff to see and do throughout the capital this weekend.

Situated as we are a mere 1 minute walk from the Thames the river plays it’s part in our daily working lives whether by providing a relaxing outlook on a sunny lunchtime or making us late because the bridge is up and we are stuck in traffic on Tower Bridge Road.

American artist Bill Fontana’s new exhibition at Somerset House takes you on a journey down river through the medium of sound. Over several months, Fontana collected hundreds of hours of audio and video from above and below the surface of the Thames, from Richmond to remote locations in the Estuary, to reveal the hidden stories and sound-worlds of the river in a brand new public artwork.

Find out more about it here.

Until 31 May, 10.00-18.00

Also in exhibitions we cannot help mentioning the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year award at The Design Museum, always great value and hugely interesting.

Some of us were lucky enough to be among the first people to see the eventual winner of ‘Design of the Year’ award, the Folding Plug by Min-Kyu Choi back in May last year when CONRAN sponsored the private view of the final show at The Royal College of Art. The plug certainly caused a stir on the night and it’s great to see the work getting the credit it deserves. Go and see it and other breakthrough designs like it at The Design Museum until 31 October

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