HMS President

Take a winter’s walk along the Southbank to the Oxo Tower and prepare to be  dazzled.

HMS President (1918), one of only three remaining WW1 warships, has received a makeover by artist Tobias Rehberger in homage to the Dazzle Ships of the First World War.

The Ship will be docked on Victoria Embankment until January 2016.

Website: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions
Location: Best view is from Oxo Tower on Southbank


Imperial War Museum – London

If you want to learn something new today, then visit The Imperial War Museum.

From Spitfires to espionage, The Great War to The Gulf War. First hand testimonies from men, women and children who lived through the wars as well as an insight into the political landscape of the time leading up to war.

The IWM is not as big as Natural History Museum, for example, but more than can be take in in one lunch break. You could wander around in an hour looking at the major artefacts or I would plan 3 trips covering one floor at a time.

Why not buy an excellent  guide book for £5 and plan your trips? The proceeds go to the museum.

Imperial War Museum
Location:Lambeth Rd, London SE1 6HZ
Cost: Free

Currently there’s an additional exhibition of photographs taken by war photographer Lee Miller – A Woman’s War. The cost of this is £10, or free for members.