1. Enjoy a smorgasbord of art at the Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Mall Galleries on The Mall. The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) is one of London’s leading artistic and cultural centres, where you can see cutting edge art, hear the latest bands and enjoy avant-garde classic films. The Mall Galleries next door is one of the city’s coolest art venues and major contemporary art showcases.
Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, SW1Y 5AH (020-7930 3647, ica.org.uk) and Mall Galleries, 7 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, SW1Y 5BD (020-7930 6844, mallgalleries.org.uk). Charing Cross tube, free.
2. Refresh yourself at the ICA bar and café, tucked away inside London’s coolest cultural centre. In keeping with the hip ICA, it’s a modern, arty and effortlessly relaxed spot which has become something of a destination venue for the city’s creative and fashion types in recent years.
ICA Bar & Café (020-7930 8619, peytonandbyrne.co.uk/ica-bar).