15 September – 20 January
Renzo Piano, Royal of Academy of Arts
Renzo Piano changed the London skyline forever when he designed the Shard, a 95-story skyscraper by the South Bank of the river Thames. A new exhibition at the historic Royal Academy reveals how Piano came to build some of the world’s most iconic buildings, from his Genoese heritage to his phenomenal rise to success.
London Restaurant Festival
London in autumn is a foodie’s dream. Restaurants all over town revel in the fresh produce that the harvest season brings, and each year sees a host of new additions to the city’s gastronomic map. Spearheading the capital’s food frenzy is the London Restaurant Festival, now in its 10th year, which features some 60 events, including restaurant-hopping tours and talks by Michelin-starred chefs.