Ocean Liners: Speed & Style takes you on a romantic and remarkable age of ocean travel. Experience a unique journey through the design stories of the world's greatest ocean liners, including the Titanic, Normandie, the Queen Mary and the Canberra, and find out how these impressive vessels helped shape the modern world.
The exhibition explores the design and cultural impact of the ocean liner on an international scale and explores all aspects of ship design from ground-breaking engineering, architecture and interiors to the fashion and lifestyle aboard. Ocean Liners: Speed & Style showcases over 250 objects, including paintings, sculpture, and ship models, alongside objects from shipyards, wall panels, furniture, fashion, textiles, photographs, posters and film.
As part of your experience you are invited to enjoy 2 ocean liner inspired cocktails at The Gore. The hotel is brimming with Victorian eccentricity, The Gore represents a piece of British history. Since it opened in 1892, it has been celebrated as one of London’s most enchanting hotels.
The cocktails are inspired by four ships The Titanic, The Normandie, The Queen Mary and The Canberra - each of the cocktails hails its namesake with a mix of perfectly suited liquors. Travel back in time and sail the seven seas while sipping on four entirely unique cocktails; including:
The Titanic: Completed in 1912, The Titanic was designed by Liverpool-based company, White Star Line, to revolutionise luxury and bring the five star hotel experience to the seas. The cocktail honours the ship’s roots consisting of Liverpool Gin, Mozart dark chocolate liquor and a hint of vanilla liquor.
The Queen Mary: Launched by Queen Mary in 1934, the iconic liner boasted a sense of grandeur and a first class experience. To pay homage to the ship’s legacy of glamour, the cocktail is made with hand-crafted gin topped with a splash of Tattinger Rose Champagne and served in a glass from the 1930’s.
The Normandie: As the French rival to The Queen Mary in the 1930’s, SS Normandie was known for it’s lavish interiors and art deco style. As a tribute to the ships golden days and French origin, The Normadie is made with Grand Marnier and Cherry liquor and will also be served in an antique glass from the 1930’s.
The Canberra: Built in Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Canberra was the archetype of the modern ocean liner showcasing a contemporary design yet holding close some classical touches. To highlight the ship’s uniqueness yet stay humble to it’s Irish routes, the cocktail consists of West Cork Irish Whiskey, an imported Argentinian Malbec and finished with fresh lemon. The drink will be served in a 1900’s vintage glass.
Ocean Liners: Speed & Style is on at the Victoria and Albert Museum until 17th June. For more information about the exhibition, click here.
For more information of The Gore, click here.
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