1970s Britain, much like today, in the midst of a financial crisis, a wave of strikes and a three-day working week, Euro-scepticism and international troubles: ABBA were a breath of fresh air, dominating the airwaves with their upbeat anthems channelling positivity and optimism. If like us, the muggy weather and negativity in the news has left you feeling like you have a distinct lack of Hygge in your life, then we have the perfect antidote.
We were treated to a tiny group going around the exhibition, where you are transported back to the 1970s, from ABBA’s first time in Britain, through the ages, right up until now. We were led not only by an amazing guide, but by the brilliantly written narration by Jarvis Cocker. (He didn’t write it but he certainly speaks it well).
It’s a difficult exhibition to explain, it’s sure as hell immersive, and it is incredibly fun, through nine rooms exploring the music, lyrics and lives of one of the world’s most unforgettable bands.
Get close to never-before-seen items from the band’s archive including personal notes, memorabilia and iconic costumes. Chart their rise to fame and lasting legacy; from their early pop explosion onto the British music scene, to chart-topping international stardom. And do it before July 29th! Book your tickets to the exhibition here.
If you’re looking for something to do beforehabf then bookatable has loads of amazing deals on for places in the area at amazing prices, and Southbank has lots of cheerful chain restaurants the whole way along too! If you’re looking for drinks then we’ve got you covered with our Waterloo bars post!
Let us know if you go and without any spoilers what your favourite item on show was!