Monday, 12 January 2015
Museum of London - London Tweed and Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Exhibition at the Museum of London
If you value how you spend your time, why not head over to the Museum of London, situated between the Barbican and St Paul's Cathedral, and near our old East End stomping ground, which has a Sherlock Holmes exhibition on until April.
This dynamic museum is holding a series of tie-in events, including an all-nighter called Sleeping with Sherlock. You get to stay over at the museum, eat, drink and participate in activities and whatnot.
'Should be interesting', I mused. 'Elementary', said he.
I must applaud the related items in the museum shop too. They have Sherlock's Derek Rose dressing gowns and countless bowlers hats. This can only be encouraged.
The museum's own London Tweed is inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Produced at the Lovat mill in Hawick, Scotland, the grey and yellow colour palette of the tweed was influenced by colours referred to in Doyle's original Sherlock stories and the museum's own tweed archive. The museum has an extensive fashion and textiles collection.
That's the very proud-looking museum director Timothy Long holding a bolt of the cloth at the top. Methinks he was going to whip that over to Savile Row for a measuring sharpish.
Speaking of which, Savile Row tailors Norton & Sons, headed by Patrick Grant, recently collaborated with the museum to create a suit in the tweed for Tinie Tempah (below). The suit is destined for the museum's collection.