London’s Alleys: Hat and Mitre Court, EC1

One of the joys of London are the alleys with wonderful names, and this is perfect example of one that can be found near Clerkenwell.

Oliver Cromwell’s funeral banner goes on sale

One of only four surviving banners that formed part of the Royal Regalia used at the funeral of Oliver Cromwell in November 1658, is to be put up for sale next week.

See inside Crossrail’s Farringdon Station

An almost modest ticket hall conceals a marvel deeper underground as Crossrail gave the public their first chance to see the massive platforms that will soon throng with paying passengers.

Modern art decorates Regent Street

You might have noticed, if you are in the area, that a large number of banners looking rather odd have gone up in the West End. It's not a cryptic advert, but part of celebrations to mark the Royal Academy's 250th anniversary.

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Top events in London today

Free

(Monday, 18th Jun - 5:30pm to 7:30pm)
Are you brave enough to meet Matron? Experience what it was like to be a Victorian nursing student in 1900.  ()
2018-06-18
2018-06-18

“Please Matron!” Hospital Hygiene in 1901

What is the legacy of photographs as documents of war crimes? Upcoming talk by David Shneer aims to examine their legacy both as a piece of history and as images of haunting beauty.   ()
2018-06-18
2018-06-18

Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust

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Ten exhibitions open today - Closing Soon

Free

(Monday, 18th Jun - 9:30am to 5:30pm)
Work by photographer Jill Furmanovsky, looking at the past and present of the iconic studios. (Closing soon Wed, 27th Jun)

2018-06-18
Free

(Monday, 18th Jun - 10am to 5pm)
A display of the Greenwich section of a 1:1500 scale wooden model of London as it was in 1840 (Closing soon Sat, 30th Jun)

2018-06-18

LFA - London 1840

£12.50

(Monday, 18th Jun - 10am to 5:50pm)
Explore the world's best nature photography, highlighting the incredible range of life on Earth. (Closing soon Sun, 1st Jul)

2018-06-18

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

This exhibition places William Harvey where he truly belongs: at the heart of the history of medicine, science and our modern understanding of the human body and life itself.

2018-06-18

Ceaseless motion: William Harvey’s experiments in circulation

£17

(Monday, 18th Jun - 10am to 5:50pm)
Discover how ancient Greek sculpture inspired Rodin to set a radical new direction for modern art.

2018-06-18
Free

(Monday, 18th Jun - All Day)
Discover the links between the British Library and Karl Marx and his daughter Eleanor, through original documents from their work in the British Museum Reading Room

2018-06-18

 Karl and Eleanor Marx

£12

(Monday, 18th Jun - 10am to 6pm)
Discover how graphic design has played a pivotal role in dictating and reacting to the major political moments of our times.

2018-06-18
£14.50

(Monday, 18th Jun - All Day)
This mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul – the first in London – explores the artist’s extensive investigation into the body and its relationship to architectural space.

2018-06-18

Lee Bul

Free

(Monday, 18th Jun - All Day)
This exhibition charts the evolution of polemic and progressive print publications and celebrates the current diverse industry of innovative independent magazines.

2018-06-18

Print! Tearing It Up

£14

(Monday, 18th Jun - 9:30am to 8pm)
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.

2018-06-18

The voyages of Captain James Cook

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Walking tours of London today

Free  
A guided walk to discover how Suffragettes used iconic locations in the City to further their cause.  ()
2018-06-18
Free  
Walking tour of the City, taking in stories of forgotten women workers, medieval business owners, famous queens, and 20th-century heroines.
2018-06-18
£12  
Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden   ()
2018-06-18