A leap year means many things. It only happens every four years and is traditionally known as the day a woman can propose (more commonly known for giving us an extra day!). This year it falls on a Saturday, so we’ve rounded up some great ways to spend your extra time.
Image: Tim Walker Exhibition
Tim Walker: Wonderful things
V&A Museum, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL
Nearest Tube: South Kensington
Opening hours: Saturday-Thursday: 10 am – 5.45 pm, Friday: 10 am – 10 pm
This exhibition is coming to a close on the 22nd March so we wanted to make sure you have the chance to still see it! Housed in the famous V&A Museum, this exhibition showcases the very inventive Tim Walker and his work through photographs and film, as well as the addition of ten new photographs inspired by V&A collections. There are even a few special installations that are a must-see. Getting lost in a museum is definitely a great way to spend your extra day.
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
Nearest Tube: Aldgate East
Opening Hours: Thursday 27th to Friday 28th: 6.30pm – 12am, Saturday 29th: 12pm – 5.30pm/6.30pm – 12am
The highly anticipated independent beer festival is finally here! With over 8000 members of the public expected to go, it is set to be a talking point for many. There will be over 150 of the world’s best brewers attending the three-day extravaganza where there will be a mixture of trade, sampling and partying. There will be street food as well as several pop-up stalls to wander around whilst you drink the bar dry…literally. Get your tickets here.
Image: The Orchids Festival
The Orchids Festival
Kew Gardens, Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AE
Nearest Tube: Victoria Gate
Opening Hours: Various ticket times
Celebrating Indonesia and its biodiversity across 17,000 islands, the orchids festival is back. In its 25th year, let yourself become fully immersed whilst wondering around the tropics. See how volcanoes and rainforests are brought to life as well as going behind-the-scenes and taking part in a variety of tours. Finally, if you want to make this an evening event, why not head to the gardens after hours and see it really come to life? Expect to listen to expert talks with a backdrop of Indonesian music and cuisine. Sounds perfect? Get your tickets here.
Image: Street Sightseeing
Walk around London’s prettiest streets
Various London location
Nearest Tube: Various London locations
Opening hours: All the time
One way to spend an extra day in London is to wander around the parts you have never seen before. Explore mews, lanes and crescents – and even get that perfect Instagram snap as the colours and architecture promise to be beautiful. We recommend starting at the Conduit Mews, near Paddington then venturing over to Chelsea and exploring Bywater street and all its colorful houses. Ennismore mews is located in Knightsbridge and is perfect for a spontaneous new profile pic. Once you have worked up an appetite from all this walking, head to Neal’s Yard for some stunning views and delicious food.