New entrance and redevelopment for Hackney Wick station

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New entrance proposed for Stratford tube station

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Northern line extension to Battersea tunneling to start soon

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What's on in London Today

Free   (2pm-3pm)
This talk offers a light-hearted exploration of contemporary attitudes towards the Royal Navy and the British sailor, using the postcard artwork of Donald McGill; the “King of the Saucy Seaside Postcard”. ( )

Photo of Donald's navy

£6.60   (7:30pm-12am)
The cabaret-style night for all those who love museums is back for more museum-y fun!  ( )
£8   (7pm-9pm)
An evening of audio cinema as we explore the sounds of ponds with Helen Greaves (UCL Geography) and sound artist Action Pyramid. ( )
£7   (7:30pm-12am)
A talk about one of the top comedians of the 20th century, Max Wall. ( )

Photo of Max Wall and Me!

Former Prime Minister Sir John Major will be talking about the history of the Victorian music halls. ( )

Photo of My Old Man: Sir John Major in Conversation

Free   (6:30pm-12am)
A panel discussion about whether campus campaigns against The Sun, Daily Mail and Express are justified ( )


Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

A hypnotic light display based on Islamic geometry in the main foyer of the Barbican. (Ending Soon Wed, 25th Jan)


Photo of Zarah Hussain: Numina

The exhibition showcases the intricate handmade archives, indexes and scrapbooks painstakingly recorded by filmgoers and cinema obsessives, (Ending Soon Fri, 27th Jan)


Photo of Museum of the Everyday: Cinephilia and Collecting

A rare display of the British Museum’s collection of shadow theatre puppets from Southeast Asia. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Jan)


Photo of Shadow puppet theatre from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand

The artwork used for the print elements in the Harry Potter movies displayed by the original artists. (Ending Soon Sat, 4th Feb)


Photo of Harry Potter film artwork exhibition

This major exhibition of over 80 works focuses on the artist’s portrayal of family, friends and lovers. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th Feb)


Photo of Picasso Portraits

This exhibition looks at the popular seasonal pastime of ice skating which, in London, dates back to at least the 12th century. (Ends on Wed, 8th Feb)


Photo of Skating on Ice

An art and light installation made from materials recycled from a 2015 sculpture. (Ends on Fri, 10th Feb)


Photo of Mise-en-abyme

Celebrate some of the most popular entertainments of Victorian times (Ends on Sun, 12th Feb)


Photo of  Victorian Entertainments: There Will Be Fun

This exhibition raises important questions about historical examples of forced migration and Britain’s response in the past. (Ends on Fri, 17th Feb)

An exhibition of Soho's seedy adult art and film by the street artist, Shuby. (Ends on Sat, 18th Feb)


Photo of This Is The Spot

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Regular Events on Today

(typically repeat each week)

A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. ( )
Weekly tours of the inside of the home of the Lord Mayor of London.
A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus. ( )

Walking Tours of London

Stephen Turner, the artist who occupied an egg-shaped wooden vessel for three years, opens his first exhibition about the project. ( )
London's waking nightmare of murder... He came silently out of the midnight shadows of August 31, 1888. ( )