Gilbert & George’s No Galleries London Gallery Weekend.
All things start with a good lunch at St John Bread & Wine, Spitalfields. Farokh, the Parsi Head Chef, is a dear friend of ours - he and the St John team cook the most delicious food. Then a short stop for a drink in The Golden Heart Pub, Spitalfields. Sandra, the Landlady is another dear friend - she's a true Spitalfields icon, and her pub is iconic in the world of Arts.
Fortified, we go to where else but The Gilbert & George Centre on Heneage Street, from which we can hear the bells of Christ Church, Spitalfields, an Anglican church built between 1714 and 1729 to a design by Nicholas Hawksmoor - one of our favourite architects. The Church has a great cafe in the crypt - ideal to stop by for a cup of tea and cake.
End the day with a visit to Bunhill Fields - notable for containing the graves of Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe, John Bunyon, the author of The Pilgrim's Progress - the most famous probably least-read book in the world, and William Blake - a favourite artist.