Advent Calendar - Day 5

The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it's of London's old railway stations.…

Catching the Tower Bridge free ferry

It was supposed to happen last weekend, but didn't. It was supposed to happen yesterday, but didn't. It is supposed to happen next weekend, but wont.…

Just days to save the UK's last WW1 submarine hunter from being scrapped

We have but a few days to prevent the last remaining submarine hunter of WW1 from being scrapped. HMS President has been moored by Blackfriars Bridge since 1922…

Advent Calendar - Day 4

The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it's of London's old railway stations.…

What's on in London Today

Free   (6pm-7pm)
This paper will demonstrate the way in which racism never left Britain, rather historically, culturally and politically, racism has been a central defining feature of the British state. ( )
2016-12-05
In this Turing Lecture, the UK’s National Statistician, John Pullinger, will explain how data is helping us make better decisions about out futures, ( )
2016-12-05

Photo of Turing Lecture: Stats, Decision Making and Privacy

£5   (7pm-8pm)
Take a journey through the history of Christmas carols with author and ex-chorister, Alexandra Coughlan, and James Jolly, editor of Gramophone magazine.
2016-12-05
£3   (7:30pm-12am)
Richard will be explaining the science behind the stunts and showing some amazing optical illusions. ( )
2016-12-05
A panel examines how the Great Fire changed laws, building regulations and led to the development of some of the investigation techniques that we know today. ( )
2016-12-05

Photo of Out of the ashes: forensics, insurance and the law

This book describes how the 150 residents and others who work under high pressure in this small space to give visitor satisfaction and preserve the heritage in this world famous, unique tourist attraction. ( )
2016-12-05

Photo of Book Signing Event For My New Book- Poppies, Pomp and People

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

An eclectic exhibition of recent photos on the theme of 'Money and Power' offering a fresh contemporary perspective within the City. (Ending Soon Tue, 6th Dec)

2016-12-05

Photo of Money and Power

Free  
Am exhibition focusing on Merchant Navy VCs from the First World War. (Ending Soon Mon, 12th Dec)

2016-12-05
Discover the story of the razing and rebuilding of the Royal College of Physicians in the heart of the city after the firestorm engulfed it. (Ending Soon Fri, 16th Dec)

2016-12-05

Photo of 'To fetch out the fire': reviving London, 1666

The exhibition focuses on the local area and on display is one of the original, hand-coloured ‘poverty maps’ of Holborn. (Ending Soon Sat, 17th Dec)

2016-12-05

Photo of Charles Booth's London: Mapping Victorian Lives

An Artist’s View of Crossrail, by Julie Leonard (Ends on Thu, 22nd Dec)

2016-12-05

Photo of  Above and Below the Line

The Annual Christmas Installation will see the period house decorated as if for a traditional Georgian Christmas. (Ends on Fri, 6th Jan)

2016-12-05

Photo of Christmas at Dennis Severs' House

£6  
A wide selection of Heath Robinson’s humorous drawings from both World Wars. (Ends on Sun, 8th Jan)

2016-12-05
Free  
The original diary of one of the 17th century's leading scientists is on display for the first time. (Ends on Thu, 12th Jan)

2016-12-05
Explore the influence of one of art’s most infamous and revolutionary figures. (Ends on Sun, 15th Jan)

2016-12-05

Photo of Beyond Caravaggio

Explore the impact of telegraphy on the artistic imagination and wider social consciousness in the 19th century. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Jan)

2016-12-05

Photo of Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy

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Regular Events on Today

(typically repeat each week)

£6  
Hear how a Victorian sailors' pub went from music hall to Methodist Mission and was forgotten before becoming the venue it is today ( )
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Walking Tours of London

£10  
We poke around in forgotten corners of 'the real London' just over the river. We make some extraordinary 'finds'. ( )
£10  
This walk is the distillation of a brilliant guide's many years' experience probing the hidden places and forgotten nooks of the city. ( )