Two 19th century pumps in the countryside

It would be impressive to be out in the middle of the countryside and find one 19th century water pump, but two within a mile of each other is exceptional.

Japanese prints of London in 1866… are very Japanese

What happens when you're a Japan based woodblock printer who wants to sell prints of London, but have never visited the city? London ends up looking like Japan.

Tube, Tram and Rail upgrades approved by TfL

Two tube stations, a train station, and a bit of tram track have all been given funding for upgrade works to commence.

A calendar of London’s outdoor cinema screens for 2018

This is almost certainly not a complete list of all the outdoor film screenings taking place in London this summer, but it's probably not far off.

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Top events in London today

Free

(Wednesday, 23rd May - 10am to 5pm)
30th annual competition to celebrate the best in pewter making - one day exhibition of the winning entries.  ()
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Pewter Live 2018

Free

(Wednesday, 23rd May - 6pm to 7pm)
A discussion on tooth decay and medical ethics  ()
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 Left to Rot

Free

(Wednesday, 23rd May - 12pm to 12:50pm)
Philip looks at some of the most fantastical and futurist buildings of their time and considers the reasons they were not built.  ()
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£6.50

(Wednesday, 23rd May - 6:15pm to 8:15pm)
An event celebrating the progress in improving London's public realm.   ()
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(Wednesday, 23rd May - 2pm to 3pm)
In this talk, Michael Gandy looks at how to trace Quakers in your family and how to learn more about the lives they led.  ()
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My Ancestor was a Quaker

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Professor Wilson will examine the causes, conduct and consequences of the Thirty Years’ War, Europe’s most destructive conflict prior to the two 20th-century world wars.  ()
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This lecture will use examples of how the public may be misled and consider the implications of such misunderstanding.   ()
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Ten exhibitions open today - Closing Soon

Free

(Wednesday, 23rd May - 11am to 6pm)
An exhibition of new work by Belfast-based street artist and printmaker Leo Boyd. (Closing soon Sat, 26th May)

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Welcome to the Simulation

£13.50
Touching on themes of countercultures, subcultures and minorities of all kinds, the show features the work of 20 photographers from the 1950s to the present day. (Closing soon Sun, 27th May)

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 Another Kind of Life Photography on the Margins

Free

(Wednesday, 23rd May - 10am to 6pm)
Explore still life through the lens of Tacita Dean, one of the genre's leading contemporary practitioners  (Closing soon Mon, 28th May)

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Tacita Dean: Still Life

Free
Learn about global efforts made after the Holocaust to find Zuzana Knobloch and millions of others like her. (Closing soon Wed, 30th May)

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Fate Unknown: The Search for the Missing after the Holocaust

Free

(Wednesday, 23rd May - 10am to 6pm)
This exhibition commemorates the centenary of this momentous battle and the huge medical and human impact of wounding during and beyond the First World War. (Closing soon Thu, 31st May)

2018-05-23

Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care

Free
Photographs have been selected to illustrate the impact, diversity and quality of work by AOP members since 1968. (Closing soon Fri, 1st Jun)

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AOP50: 50 Years of the Association of Photographers

Free

(Wednesday, 23rd May - 1pm to 5pm)
The works are inspired by their exploration of both the content of the papyrus stories and the conservation and collections care of papyrus materials in museums. (Closing soon Sat, 2nd Jun)

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Free

(Wednesday, 23rd May - 8am to 5pm)
A typography based exhibition featuring new works from 6 artists who have a long connection with letters in various forms and colours.

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Just Type

Free

(Wednesday, 23rd May - 11am to 7pm)
This group exhibition brings together artworks by seven international artists that address how our world might look and feel in the future.

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Adapt to Survive: Notes from the Future

Free

(Wednesday, 23rd May - 10am to 5pm)
What would the past have been like in the Middle Ages if the future had happened before?

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Walking tours of London today

£10  
Hear about the history of the area and how it was transformed to host the world-famous London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  ()
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£12  
Join Pete on his fascinating walking tour taking in the sights and sounds of Brick Lane and the lesser known streets of this vibrant community.  ()
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