Major Victoria tube station upgrade opens to the public

Earlier today, a major upgrade to Victoria tube station was completed, when an entire new entrance and set of escalators was opened to the public.…

Revealing the Roman Walbrook river under London

The Museum of London has opened a new display which shows off finds from the lost Walbrook valley and beyond and represents over 170 years of excavation in Lond…

A new museum for London opens this month

Under planning for some years, a new museum is opening near to the Barbican later this month.…

Camden tube station upgrade moves forward

A public consultation is opening to show off plans for a major upgrade of Camden tube station.…

What's on in London Today

Free   (6pm-8pm)
This lecture examines the use of smartphones and social media by young Syrian refugees. ( )
Free   (1:15pm-1:55pm)
Dr Amelie Saintonge shows how by observing galaxies across cosmic time, we can deduce which mechanisms are key in driving their evolution.
A talk about weird and wonderful world of Black Holes - their turbulent history, their seemingly impossible structure, and the secrets they might hold in the search for a unifying Theory of Everything. ( )

Photo of Mass Interaction 002: The Beauty of Black Holes

£3   (7:30pm-12am)
Jon Newman, author of the recently published River Effra, South London’s secret spine, is the guest speaker at this monthly lecture by the Norwood Society. ( )
£14   (7pm-8:30pm)
Author Jo Marchant will present evidence that our subjective thoughts, emotions and beliefs can have very real benefits for our health. ( )

Photo of Cure

£10   (6:30pm-9pm)
Banned for decades, Island of Lost Souls is a delirious delight, a cautionary tale of undisciplined science. ( )
Roger Hermiston will tell the story of the political and military leaders who steered Britain through its darkest hour, ( )

Photo of Churchill, Attlee and the Generals

Free   (6pm-8pm)
A screening of the pilot episode of 1970s television series Wonder Woman. ( )


Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Explore the impact of telegraphy on the artistic imagination and wider social consciousness in the 19th century. (Ending Soon Sun, 22nd Jan)


Photo of Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy

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. (Ends on 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. (Ends on 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)


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Regular Events on Today

(typically repeat each week)

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. ( )