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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An architecture tour with a difference next month, as a Routmaster bus offers a tour around the City of London focusing on preparations for the Elizabeth line.

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Join historian Philip Walker to explore the Arab Revolt of 1916-18.
 11:30am to 12:30pm
 
 Chelsea
2018-08-17
2018-08-17

 Lawrence of Arabia, the Arab Revolt and the forgotten few who shaped it

Sign and lettering expo featuring an exhibition, live demonstrations, screenings and tours.
 11am to 6pm
 
 Southwark
2018-08-17
2018-08-17

Letterheads 2018: London Calling

£5.50
Join Lee Valley Regional Park staff and the Essex Bat Group for an evening dedicated to these fascinating animals.
 7:30pm to 10pm
 
 Waltham Abbey
2018-08-17
2018-08-17

Go Batty

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Ten exhibitions open today - Closing Soon

£6

(Friday, 17th 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)

2018-08-17

A Curious Turn: Moving, Mechanical Sculpture

£10
Hundreds of genuine Spice Girls stage costumes on display beside thousands of items of memorabilia and merchandise. (Closing soon Mon, 20th Aug)

2018-08-17

SPICEUP - An Exhibition About The Spice Girls

Free

(Friday, 17th Aug - 9:30am to 9pm)
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)

2018-08-17

Inside North Korea

Free

(Friday, 17th 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)

2018-08-17

Print! Tearing It Up

Free

(Friday, 17th Aug - 10am to 6pm)
A display of some of street artist Banksy's early works. (Closing soon Sat, 25th Aug)

2018-08-17
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)

2018-08-17

The Return of the Past: Postmodernism in British Architecture

£14

(Friday, 17th Aug - 9:30am to 6pm)
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)

2018-08-17

The voyages of Captain James Cook

£19.99

(Friday, 17th 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)

2018-08-17

Sea Creatures

£3

(Friday, 17th Aug - 11am to 4:30pm)
The story of the Titanic disaster through artefacts including stories from local people, who have a connection to the ship (Closing soon Fri, 31st Aug)

2018-08-17

Titanic -  Honour and Glory

£9.80

(Friday, 17th Aug - 9:30am to 5pm)
Discover the history of Bridge House Estates, the organisation that oversaw the entire construction of Tower Bridge over a century ago and continues to maintain it to this day.

2018-08-17

The Historic Bridge House Estates

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