Mandela: The Official Exhibition

He will be remembered as an anti-apartheid prisoner who became the father of modern South Africa. But this exhibition shows another side of Nelson Mandela – his status as a family man and fashion icon.

 

The show next year, supported by his relatives, will bring some of his belongings to London including his favourite coat, trademark coloured shirts and a traditional headdress.

 

His grandson Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela said the exhibition in Waterloo would “talk to the traditional family man” he knew as Madiba. He said: “Madiba always prided himself on his clothes, from the early days … in traditional attire to the suit he wore when he stood in the dock … we are trying to give that to the world to gain an understanding of how much he was drawn to fashion and how he presented himself.” He said they chose London as “we don’t forget those people who stood side by side with us”.

 

Mr Mandela, who spent 27 years in jail, was elected president of South Africa in 1994. He died in 2013 at 95. The exhibition runs at 26 Leake Street from February 8 to June 2, 2019.

 

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Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

Kensington
This modern 4 star hotel is located just a few minutes’ walk from Gloucester Road tube station, providing an excellent base from which to explore the delights of London. Each of the well-sized rooms offer TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities and the hotel has its own on-site traditional pub ‘The Tavern.’ The hotel is also close to the picturesque Kensington Gardens, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum, as well as the luxury shopping area of Knightsbridge, home to the world famous Harrods.

Holiday Inn London Kensington High Street

London
Located in a quiet spot, yet just a few minutes’ walk from the shops and restaurants of High Street Kensington the hotel has recently re-branded to become a Holiday Inn, offering redesigned modern guest bedrooms a lovely private garden plus Health Club and Spa which has a wonderful 18 metre length swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, treatment rooms and fully equipped gymnasium. The Boulevard Restaurant has an extensive choice of modern European cuisine along with a fantastic breakfast selection. Whilst the lounge bar offers great value afternoon teas as well as a range of mouth-watering cocktails. The hotel is ideally placed for groups visiting the Royal Albert Hall and so makes an excellent choice for this package.

Novotel London Greenwich

Greenwich, London
Located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, bedrooms are spacious, contemporary in design and adaptable, the Novotel room is truly a place for living. The hotel has a bar, restaurant, fitness centre and offers good access for dropping off and collecting passengers.

Novotel London West

London
A contemporary hotel located just a few minutes from three of London’s main tube lines, it is the perfect location for this leisure package. The public areas are spacious and comfortable, with a choice of two restaurants and a bar. This 4-star hotel offers a great selection of family rooms to sleep up to two adults and two children, along with safe play areas and balanced menus. There is also on-site coach parking available at the hotel (additional charges apply).

The Tower Hotel

London
AAA+ Central Location Fantastic Touring Location
Come rain or shine, the beautifully hypnotic sight of Tower Bridge never fails to impress. During the warm summer months, the Lawn Bar and Brasserie Restaurant at The Tower Hotel provide the perfect outdoor settings to enjoy these fabulous views, whilst, when the colder months arrive, the Brasserie offers an alternative indoor dining choice with floor-to-ceiling windows ensuring that none of that outside magic is lost. With its bedrooms designed to reflect the individual architecture, styles and character of their historic surroundings, every room at the hotel offers great comfort and facilities. All bedrooms are non-smoking, and complimentary fast BT Wi-Fi comes as standard. Many of the rooms have breathtaking views of The Thames, St Katherine's Dock or the historic Tower of London. There is ease of access too, which makes dropping off and collecting passengers a lot less stressful. Coach parking is off-site and chargeable.

Waldorf Hilton

Aldwych, London
A symbol of English heritage, The Waldorf Hilton, London is steeped in Edwardian tradition. The fabulous West End location leaves London at your fingertips with many of the city's most exciting attractions within walking distance or just a quick tube ride away. From spectacular dining to stylish rooms and suites, the hotel combines old-world charm with a modern touch, creating London experiences to write home about.
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