Fantastic Feats: The Building of London

Next year, the City of London is planning a range of events, based around notable anniversaries in the "building of London".

Tickets Alert: Three-day east London history festival

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Earlsfield station’s railway bridges getting a heritage makeover

The two shabby railway bridges right outside Earlsfield station in South London are to get a Victorian heritage inspired revamp.

The night tube delivers bigger boost than expected to London’s economy

The night tube launched on 19th August 2016, three years after it was announced by Boris Johnson, and the expected boost to the London economy is now thought to be higher than originally expected.

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Top events in London today

The cemetery runs guided history and heritage walks every month throughout the summer.

Tour the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium

Sign and lettering expo featuring an exhibition, live demonstrations, screenings and tours.
 11am to 4pm

Letterheads 2018: London Calling

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Ten exhibitions open today - Closing Soon


(Sunday, 19th Aug - 11am to 4pm)
A display of automata from the leading makers of the last 40 years, ranging from the humorous to the macabre and from the playful to the satirical. (Closing soon Sun, 19th Aug)


A Curious Turn: Moving, Mechanical Sculpture

Hundreds of genuine Spice Girls stage costumes on display beside thousands of items of memorabilia and merchandise. (Closing soon Mon, 20th Aug)


SPICEUP - An Exhibition About The Spice Girls


(Sunday, 19th Aug - 11:30am to 6pm)
This collection of photographs taken in 2015 by architecture and design critic Oliver Wainwright offers the opportunity to step into one of the most restricted and enigmatic places on the planet Inside North Korea. (Closing soon Tue, 21st Aug)


Inside North Korea


(Sunday, 19th Aug - All Day)
This exhibition charts the evolution of polemic and progressive print publications and celebrates the current diverse industry of innovative independent magazines.  (Closing soon Wed, 22nd Aug)


Print! Tearing It Up

The exhibition focuses on the early, 'radical moment' of Postmodernism, which it reveals to be one of the most inventive periods in British architectural history (Closing soon Sun, 26th Aug)


The Return of the Past: Postmodernism in British Architecture


(Sunday, 19th Aug - 11am to 5pm)
This exhibition tells the story of Captain James Cook’s three world-changing voyages through original documents, many of which were produced by the artists, scientists and sailors on board the ships. (Closing soon Tue, 28th Aug)


The voyages of Captain James Cook


(Sunday, 19th Aug - 10am to 6pm)
Using a plastination process that keeps the specimens perfectly preserved, the exhibition reveals not only what lies beneath the waves, but also beneath fur, skin and scales. (Closing soon Thu, 30th Aug)


Sea Creatures


(Sunday, 19th Aug - 11am to 6pm)
This exhibition concentrates on the last (and often bitter) years of the long campaign of the struggle for women's right to vote from 1908 - 1914. (Closing soon Fri, 31st Aug)


At Last! Votes for Women


(Sunday, 19th Aug - 12:30pm to 3pm)
This exhibition features photos drawn from a collection of around 9000 B&W photos taken in the 1960s. (Closing soon Sat, 1st Sep)


Archetypes and Archives


(Sunday, 19th Aug - 12pm to 5pm)
This mini exhibition aims to narrate the stories of the children who populated Hamstead. (Closing soon Sun, 2nd Sep)


Girls and Boys Come Out to Play

 More Exhibitions   Theatre Plays 

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular events on today

(usually repeat most weeks)

Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London

Walking tours of London today

A 90-minute walking tour as you explore the Barbican and discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate.  ()
Explore London with one of our fantastic Doctor Who guides on this 2 ½ hour walking tour.  ()
Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.  ()