Last week I went to Somerset House to see Pretty In Pink on a large screen outdoors. I’m a huge fan of John Hughes/Molly Ringwald partnerships, so as soon as I got wind of the Pretty In Pink showing as part of Film 4’s summer screening, I immediately snapped up a ticket.
Pretty In Pink is about as cool 80s as you can get. Yeah, ok, ‘cool 80s’ sounds like an oxymoron, but this film is every hipsters dream. Not only because the way the ‘cool’ students dress – with blazers, bowties, coloured waistcoats and raybans – but the soundtrack makes it like the (500) Days of Summer of its time. And don’t get me started on the scene where Jon Cryer pretends to be Otis Redding and starts miming and dancing to ‘Try a Little Tenderness’.
Mr Brainwash exhibition entrance, in the Old Sorting Office
Art modified with the modern
Mr Brainwash opened his first ever solo UK exhibition in London on Sunday 5th August.
Whilst walking from Holborn I came across the exhibition unexpectedly, which was drawing mass crowds in from TCR area.
For tourists, the exhibition has a very British feel with pictures of the Queen, the Olympics, Union Jacks, painted model horses, iconic photos of Kate Moss made into pop art and a model London black cab.
Image from info barrel
This may be your first year in London as a student or it may be your third, but by now you must know the streets to avoid for tourists and the places that get so busy and boring that you can’t bear to face them. Let’s be honest, Oxford Street and Covent Garden will never be as great as the first time you went. But sometimes the tourist attractions can look so appealing, especially if they’re free! So here are Those London Students’ pick of the top 10 free things you can do in London.