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The Swan mural on Max Bygrave’s old home
The Swan mural on Max Bygrave’s old home

The Swan mural on Max Bygrave’s old home

There is a mosaic mural of a swan in Rotherhithe that has an indirect link with the late entertainer, Max Bygraves.

Jan
09
2020
Last chance to see the Raphael cartoons for a long time
Last chance to see the Raphael cartoons for a long time

Last chance to see the Raphael cartoons for a long time

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, and oddly, the V&A has decided to close its Raphael Court for most of the year.

Jan
02
2020
Early porcelain head goes on display at the V&A
Early porcelain head goes on display at the V&A

Early porcelain head goes on display at the V&A

An exceptionally rare porcelain sculpture, made in London in the 1740s, and rediscovered in a French flea market has gone on display in the V&A.

Dec
23
2019
A memorial to the legend of Vincent Square
A memorial to the legend of Vincent Square

A memorial to the legend of Vincent Square

Two hundred years ago a huge plot of land was secured as an open park, by means of simply ploughing a deep ditch all around it.

Dec
18
2019
London Public Art: The Pimlico Priapus
London Public Art: The Pimlico Priapus

London Public Art: The Pimlico Priapus

In genteel Pimlico can be found a statue of the Greek god, Priapus, protector of gardens, fruit plants, livestock... and male genitals.

Dec
04
2019
An Italian drawing of the Great Fire of London for sale
An Italian drawing of the Great Fire of London for sale

An Italian drawing of the Great Fire of London for sale

A print made in Italy around a decade after the Great Fire of London is up for sale, and shows the conflagration at its height.

Nov
25
2019
Greenwich to get a full house of Queens
Greenwich to get a full house of Queens

Greenwich to get a full house of Queens

For the first time ever, three famous paintings of Queen Elizabeth I, the Armada Portraits, are going on display together in the same place, at Queen's House in Greenwich.

Nov
15
2019
Westminster tube station adds a splash of Africa to its roundels
Westminster tube station adds a splash of Africa to its roundels

Westminster tube station adds a splash of Africa to its roundels

Fresh from promoting a national newspaper, Westminster tube station's roundels have been given an artist makeover -- with an African theme.

Nov
14
2019
National Portrait Gallery to close for 3 years
National Portrait Gallery to close for 3 years

National Portrait Gallery to close for 3 years

A part of a major rebuilding project, the National Portrait Gallery has announced that it will be closing for three years, from the end of June 2020.

Nov
11
2019
London Public Art: Taxi
London Public Art: Taxi

London Public Art: Taxi

A weatherworn, and better for it bronze is frozen in time trying to hail a taxi cab next to London's Embankment.

Oct
23
2019
Have you met Heal’s bronze cat?
Have you met Heal’s bronze cat?

Have you met Heal’s bronze cat?

Sitting elegantly on a spiral staircase is a shop mascot, a famous cat that once turned the head of Dodie Smith, author of 101 Dalmatians.

Oct
16
2019
A stained glass phone box has appeared on Embankment
A stained glass phone box has appeared on Embankment

A stained glass phone box has appeared on Embankment

On the Embankment near Blackfriars is a normal looking phone box with a most delightful stained glass addition.

Oct
11
2019
The Wallace Collection to be allowed to lend its artwork at last
The Wallace Collection to be allowed to lend its artwork at last

The Wallace Collection to be allowed to lend its artwork at last

For the first time in over a century, one of central London's lesser known, but rather wonderful museums, the Wallace Collection is to be allowed to lend its collection of grand master paintings to other venues.

Oct
03
2019
The Regents Canal totem poles at Kingsland Road
The Regents Canal totem poles at Kingsland Road

The Regents Canal totem poles at Kingsland Road

If you go past a bridge over the Regents Canal on the Kingsland Road you might have noticed a series of odd-looking totem poles.

Sep
19
2019
There’ll be a Victoria line train outside Olympia next week
There’ll be a Victoria line train outside Olympia next week

There’ll be a Victoria line train outside Olympia next week

Olympia, which is on the District line (occasionally), will next week play host to a 1967 era Victoria line train.

Sep
12
2019
New art for new London Underground stations
New art for new London Underground stations

New art for new London Underground stations

The two new tube stations on the Northern line extension are getting new art installations especially designed for them.

Sep
06
2019

Rowland Emett’s fantastical railway saved for the nation

An eccentric railway sculpture by Rowland Emett has been saved for the nation and will be heading to the National Railway Museum in York.

Sep
04
2019
Victorian art for the modern world – De Morgan goes digital
Victorian art for the modern world – De Morgan goes digital

Victorian art for the modern world – De Morgan goes digital

Ever since the De Morgan museum in Wandsworth closed in 2014, it's been a bit difficult to see the collection, but soon it'll be a lot easier.

Aug
15
2019
London Underground posters – Special offer for ianVisits readers
London Underground posters – Special offer for ianVisits readers

London Underground posters – Special offer for ianVisits readers

Alongside the design of the stations, London Underground's posters heritage is justly world-famous.

Aug
12
2019
Walter Gilbert’s ornate mahogany doors at 32 Cornhill
Walter Gilbert’s ornate mahogany doors at 32 Cornhill

Walter Gilbert’s ornate mahogany doors at 32 Cornhill

There is a wooden door near Bank tube station that's worth paying a visit to at weekends, for only then can it be truly admired.

Aug
01
2019
Tickets Alert: Pennywise coming to Waterloo station’s tunnels
Tickets Alert: Pennywise coming to Waterloo station’s tunnels

Tickets Alert: Pennywise coming to Waterloo station’s tunnels

The tunnels under Waterloo station are set to be turned into an "immersive experience" based on the forthcoming sequel to IT.

Jul
30
2019
Marble and Mosaic – design tours of Westminster Cathedral
Marble and Mosaic – design tours of Westminster Cathedral

Marble and Mosaic – design tours of Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral is the building that's NOT Westminster Abbey, but IS the building with a stunning mosaic covered interior to see.

Jul
29
2019
William Morris and the Bauhaus are coming to London
William Morris and the Bauhaus are coming to London

William Morris and the Bauhaus are coming to London

The William Morris Gallery is aiming to put on the first-ever exhibition to explore Victorian William Morris and the modernist Bauhaus movement.

Jul
26
2019
The past and future of Thames Bridges
The past and future of Thames Bridges

The past and future of Thames Bridges

An exhibition is taking a look at the past paintings and the future illuminations of the bridges across the Thames.

Jul
17
2019