The Call In The Cavalry exhibition at the National Army Museum will look at the history of the 19th-century hussars, which have since amalgamated into the three units we have today: the King's Royal Hussars, Queen's Royal Hussars and Light Dragoons.
The original British regiments shared a lot of heritage with their 17th-century counterparts in Hungary -- even adopting many of their traditions. Their fast horses and flamboyant uniforms earned them nicknames like The Shiny Tenth and The Old Saucy Seventh.
Craig’s review of National Army Museum – “If there's one thing Britain is good at then it's fighting wars. Every country is good at something: for the Americans it's playing that girls game rounders (sorry, I mean baseball). For us it's winning wars. I think the reason we're so amazing at it is because we've been practising, practising, practising for a thousand years. That's why we have so many military muse… continued”
Alfred Munnings — Horse artist from World War I – 30 Nov 2018 to 3 Mar 2019 – World War I paintings by Sir Alfred Munnings created when he was part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force
Princess Diana — Her Fashion Story – 24 Feb 2017 to 17 Feb 2019 – Diana's Fashion Story at Kensington Palace is an exhibition of iconic dresses that show the evolution of her style
Poster Girls — A century of art and design – 13 Oct 2017 to 1 Jan 2019 – Poster Girls celebrates the work of female designers who worked for London Transport over the last 100 years
Superbugs — The Fight For Our Lives – 9 Nov 2017 to 10 Mar 2019 – Learn how scientists are fighting back against the bacteria that are growing increasingly resistant to antibiotics
Dream On — V&A Museum of Childhood – 10 Feb 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – The Dream On exhibition will be exploring the imaginary world that exists in our head between sleep and wakefulness
Fashioned from Nature – 21 Apr 2018 to 27 Jan 2019 – The V&A Museum will be exploring how some of the fabrics and dyes are sourced from nature to create the clothes we all wear
Victoria Revealed, at Kensington Palace – 24 May 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – Kensington Palace will be exploring the life of Queen Victoria, using objects and excerpts from her journals and letters
Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
If you enjoy National Army Museum then you might like to visit Guards’ Museum (walk it in 28 mins or catch the tube from Sloane Square to St Jamess Park) and Imperial War Museum (catch the train from Sloane Square to Lambeth North)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans