Tickets Alert: Three-day east London history festival

There's a three-day festival of history taking place in Whitechapel in October, and tickets are very cheap for the event.

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.

Tickets Alert: Sir Peter Hendy’s City of London Routemaster Bus Tour

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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Top events in London today

Sign and lettering expo featuring an exhibition, live demonstrations, screenings and tours.
 11am to 6pm
 
 Southwark
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2018-08-18

Letterheads 2018: London Calling

A note that the very distinctive A4 class steam locomotive will be hauling a train out of Paddington in the morning, and returning in the evening.
 All Day
 
2018-08-18
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Steam train passing through West London

A hands-on workshop where you will learn how to turn your outdoor space into a botanical cocktail garden.
 9am to 12pm
 
 Whitechapel
2018-08-18
2018-08-18

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Ten exhibitions open today - Closing Soon

£6

(Saturday, 18th 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)

2018-08-18

A Curious Turn: Moving, Mechanical Sculpture

£10

(Saturday, 18th Aug - All Day)
Hundreds of genuine Spice Girls stage costumes on display beside thousands of items of memorabilia and merchandise. (Closing soon Mon, 20th Aug)

2018-08-18

SPICEUP - An Exhibition About The Spice Girls

Free

(Saturday, 18th 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)

2018-08-18

Inside North Korea

Free

(Saturday, 18th 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)

2018-08-18

Print! Tearing It Up

Free

(Saturday, 18th Aug - 10am to 6pm)
A display of some of street artist Banksy's early works. (Closing soon Sat, 25th Aug)

2018-08-18
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)

2018-08-18

The Return of the Past: Postmodernism in British Architecture

£14

(Saturday, 18th Aug - 9:30am 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)

2018-08-18

The voyages of Captain James Cook

£19.99

(Saturday, 18th 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)

2018-08-18

Sea Creatures

£3

(Saturday, 18th 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)

2018-08-18

Titanic -  Honour and Glory

Free

(Saturday, 18th Aug - 9:30am to 3:45pm)
This exhibition features photos drawn from a collection of around 9000 B&W photos taken in the 1960s. (Closing soon Sat, 1st Sep)

2018-08-18

Archetypes and Archives

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Exhibitions opening soon


 

Regular events on today

(usually repeat most weeks)

£9  
Weekend openings of one of London's largest visible Roman ruins, currently in the basement of an otherwise unremarkable office block.
2018-08-18
Free  
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
2018-08-18
£10  
2018-08-18
 

Walking tours of London today

£12  
From watergates, palaces and hotels to medieval cloisters, churches and Parisian boulevards, this walk explores the multifarious landscape of the northern shore between Charing Cross and St Brides to reveal London's great Middle City through its best kept architectural secrets and spectacular sleeping giants.  ()
2018-08-18
£12.50  
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.  ()
2018-08-18
£12  
Uncover some of the locations from the James Bond films, including the latest 007 film adventure.  ()
2018-08-18
£12  
Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden   ()
2018-08-18
£12  
Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.  ()
2018-08-18
£12  
This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.  ()
2018-08-18