Exhibition: “Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear”. V&A, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL. The revealing story of underwear from the 18th century to modern times. More than 200 garments are featured from home-made “stays” to pieces by modern designers such as Stella Mccartney, Rigby & Peller and Paul Smith. To 12th March. Tel: 020 7942 2000.
Jorvik Viking Festival, various venues, York. As a prologue to the reopening of the worldfamous Jorvik Viking Centre on 8th April, the festival focuses on the end of Eric Bloodaxe’s reign. Visitors can join in the final campaign where Eric meets his death in combat and witness his spectacular flaming funeral pyre. A wide range of attractions include living history encampments, strongman and best beard competitions, have-a-go archery and sword fighting, talks, workshops and the famous march through the city streets on Saturday, 25th. To 26th. Details: www.jorvik-viking-festival.co.uk .
London Classic Car Show, Excel, London E16 1FR. Highlights of the show include a celebration of 70 years of Ferrari road cars, a chance to see cars up close in the paddock area, guest speakers in an open forum, display of car clubs showing affordable classics and the “Perfect 10” — the best examples of classic cars in 10 different body styles. To 26th. Tickets: 0844 871 8805; www. thelondonclassiccarshow.co.uk .
Exhibition: “Diana: Her Fashion Story”, Kensington Palace State Apartments, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX. Marking 20 years since her death this exhibition reveals Diana’s impact on fashion and popular culture. Iconic outfits such as the pale pink blouse she wore for her engagement photograph and the blue velvet gown worn when she danced with John Travolta at the White House will be on display. A temporary White Garden featuring narcissii, roses and a carpet of forget-me-nots will be created. To 24th February 2019. Tel: 0844 482 7777; www.hrp.org.uk .
Royal Shrovetide Football, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1EU. With goals three miles apart, played over two eight-hour periods and with very few rules — this is a unique football game. To 1st March. Tel: 01335 343666.