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A Middle-Earth style map of London
A Middle-Earth style map of London

A Middle-Earth style map of London

One does not simply walk into Morden...

May
11
Rare opportunity to see conservation in action in Greenwich’s ORNC Chapel
Rare opportunity to see conservation in action in Greenwich’s ORNC Chapel

Rare opportunity to see conservation in action in Greenwich’s ORNC Chapel

The Chapel in Greenwich's Old Royal Naval College contains the last major painting by Benjamin West to survive in its original location, and this summer, the public will be able to watch a restoration project on the massive altar painting.

May
03
Strawberry Hill House campaigning to bring Horace home
Strawberry Hill House campaigning to bring Horace home

Strawberry Hill House campaigning to bring Horace home

Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham, created by Horace Walpole in the 18th century, is in a race to raise enough money to purchase a rare and highly significant portrait of Horace Walpole as a child, painted by William Hogarth.

Apr
04
Soho’s Harry Potter emporium – the House of MinaLima
Soho’s Harry Potter emporium – the House of MinaLima

Soho’s Harry Potter emporium – the House of MinaLima

The two artists that were heavily responsible for the graphic style of the Harry Potter movies have a shop in Soho, and it's a Harry Potter world come alive.

Jan
28
A light display to celebrate the opening of the Northern line extension
A light display to celebrate the opening of the Northern line extension

A light display to celebrate the opening of the Northern line extension

Later this month there will be a light installation will project route of the Nothern line extension into the sky and illuminate the stations and buildings along the way with visual projections.

Oct
14
2021
Glowing monsters appearing in Croydon this weekend
Glowing monsters appearing in Croydon this weekend

Glowing monsters appearing in Croydon this weekend

Large street art monsters have appeared across Croydon town centre as part of an evening walking trail taking in eight locations.

Sep
29
2021
Heraldry photography competition
Heraldry photography competition

Heraldry photography competition

The annual photography competition by the Heraldry Society is open for entries seeking photos of anything to do with coats of arms, crests and shields -- of which London is replete.

Sep
16
2021
Railway art exhibition at Waterloo station until Monday
Railway art exhibition at Waterloo station until Monday

Railway art exhibition at Waterloo station until Monday

Network Rail has launched an exhibition showcasing work from art students that celebrates the return of rail travel.

Jul
29
2021
Theatre displays fill empty shop windows
Theatre displays fill empty shop windows

Theatre displays fill empty shop windows

A number of shop windows in Central London have been turned into art galleries showing off work by students at several of London's theatre arts schools.

Jul
06
2021
Tower Bridge to be covered in a thousand photos of Londoners this Sunday
Tower Bridge to be covered in a thousand photos of Londoners this Sunday

Tower Bridge to be covered in a thousand photos of Londoners this Sunday

This coming Sunday will see Tower Bridge covered in nearly 1,000 photos of Londoners taken by the French artist, JR, who also happens to have an exhibition in London at the moment.

Jun
09
2021
Art galleries across London to open for an Art Weekend
Art galleries across London to open for an Art Weekend

Art galleries across London to open for an Art Weekend

Next weekend, over 130 art galleries across London will take part in the first-ever London Gallery Weekend.

May
28
2021
Cromwell Place – South Kensington’s art dealer collective
Cromwell Place – South Kensington’s art dealer collective

Cromwell Place – South Kensington’s art dealer collective

A South Kensington building that looks like a posh hotel is in fact a collection of art galleries -- and it's freely open to the public.

May
25
2021
Life-size elephant sculptures in London
Life-size elephant sculptures in London

Life-size elephant sculptures in London

A herd of life-sized sculptures of elephants have arrived in London, and are on display ahead of being sold for charity.

May
21
2021
Call for artists to decorate Vauxhall’s railway arches
Call for artists to decorate Vauxhall’s railway arches

Call for artists to decorate Vauxhall’s railway arches

A line of railway arches around Vauxhall station are to be redecorated, with the designs coming from an open competition.

May
04
2021
Lockdown Stories in St James
Lockdown Stories in St James

Lockdown Stories in St James

There's an open-air art gallery just around the corner from Piccadilly Circus, and at the moment, it's filled with portraits of people who have told their stories of lockdown life.

Apr
28
2021
See some theatre inspired displays in Fortnum’s windows
See some theatre inspired displays in Fortnum’s windows

See some theatre inspired displays in Fortnum’s windows

The posh food emporium in Piccadilly, Fortnum and Mason has filled its shop windows not with goods for sale, but models created by theatre set designers.

Apr
16
2021
West End galleries to have syncronised late night opening evening
West End galleries to have syncronised late night opening evening

West End galleries to have syncronised late night opening evening

London’s West End galleries are having a collective late night opening to encourage people back to the area after the lockdown relaxes.

Apr
14
2021
Crossrail’s longest artwork is being installed
Crossrail’s longest artwork is being installed

Crossrail’s longest artwork is being installed

At nearly 2km long one of the longest artworks in the UK is currently being installed in East London by Crossrail.

Apr
13
2021
Outdoor photography gallery opening just off Oxford Street
Outdoor photography gallery opening just off Oxford Street

Outdoor photography gallery opening just off Oxford Street

A ‘Photography Quarter’ is being created just off Oxford Street, and near to the Photography Gallery.

Apr
08
2021
Clerkenwell toilets hoardings turned into “art”
Clerkenwell toilets hoardings turned into “art”

Clerkenwell toilets hoardings turned into “art”

A couple of years ago, a screen of black wooden hoardings surrounded a disused toilet on Clerkenwell Green, and recently they became an ironic art installation.

Apr
08
2021
The Regent’s Canal sharks have moved to Islington
The Regent’s Canal sharks have moved to Islington

The Regent’s Canal sharks have moved to Islington

Some sharks that have been hanging around the Regents Canal in Hackney have swum up the canal a bit and can now be found in the City Road Basin, in Islington.

Apr
05
2021
Oxford Street shop to be covered in light based art display
Oxford Street shop to be covered in light based art display

Oxford Street shop to be covered in light based art display

A light display is set to cover a large Oxford Street shop later this month as shoppers are allowed back into town once more.

Apr
01
2021
Art exhibition coming to Fulham’s derelict Town Hall
Art exhibition coming to Fulham’s derelict Town Hall

Art exhibition coming to Fulham’s derelict Town Hall

Fulham Town Hall, which has lain empty for over a decade will be opened to the public in May as the derelict interior is turned into a temporary art gallery.

Mar
24
2021
Outdoor exhibition opens around Kentish Town
Outdoor exhibition opens around Kentish Town

Outdoor exhibition opens around Kentish Town

To mark the one-year anniversary of the pandemic lockdown, an outdoor exhibition is opening in Camden, and it's outdoors because we're still in lockdown.

Mar
22
2021