Don’t often write about a venue but I can’t recommend a visit to the Estorick Collection in Islington enough.
Nestled behind an brick wall, the newly extended and renovared building houses a magical collection of Italian Futurist art, collected by Mr and Mrs Estorick. If you want to see Balla, Carra, Russolo and others from this period, this is the place to visit.
Regular exhibitions compliment the collection and, at the moment, War in the Italian Sunshine is hosted there. Paintings and drawings by Sydney Carline of his time as a WW1 reconnaissance pilot give a completely different slant on war art as we know it.
The cafe serves Italian coffee too!