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Find a giant rusty nail in the City of London
Find a giant rusty nail in the City of London

Find a giant rusty nail in the City of London

It's also something I must have walked past hundreds of times without noticing, as it's remarkably easy to assume is just part of the building it's next to - until you look up.

Apr
12
2023
National Gallery puts Cavallino’s Saint Bartholomew on public display
National Gallery puts Cavallino’s Saint Bartholomew on public display

National Gallery puts Cavallino’s Saint Bartholomew on public display

A painting that has rarely been seen in public will go on display next week as part of the National Gallery's permanent collection.

Apr
07
2023
Find a work of art inside King’s Cross tube station
Find a work of art inside King’s Cross tube station

Find a work of art inside King’s Cross tube station

Two very large, but also so very easy to miss, works of art are passed by thousands of people every day inside King's Cross tube station.

Apr
05
2023
Reimagined vintage tube posters celebrate London’s live art and culture
Reimagined vintage tube posters celebrate London’s live art and culture

Reimagined vintage tube posters celebrate London’s live art and culture

A series of historic tube posters promoting travel in London have been reimagined and will be appearing in tube stations next week.

Apr
05
2023
Peckham Rye station’s amazing “waiting room” to open to the public
Peckham Rye station’s amazing “waiting room” to open to the public

Peckham Rye station’s amazing “waiting room” to open to the public

A large atmospherically derelict room inside Peckham Rye station will open to the public in May, as it's used for an art installation.

Mar
06
2023
London’s public art: Circadian – Marble Arch Place
London’s public art: Circadian – Marble Arch Place

London’s public art: Circadian – Marble Arch Place

Just around the corner from Marble Arch can be found a giant perforated steel flower. It's called Circadian and is by the Hertfordshire-based artist, Lee Simmons

Feb
23
2023
Gilbert & George opening a free gallery in Spitalfields
Gilbert & George opening a free gallery in Spitalfields

Gilbert & George opening a free gallery in Spitalfields

The artist duo, Gilbert & George are opening their own free gallery and museum in Spitalfields, that'll both house their own collection and put on free exhibitions of other people's art as well.

Feb
21
2023
See Darth Vader fishing in the City of London
See Darth Vader fishing in the City of London

See Darth Vader fishing in the City of London

If you pop into the Royal Exchange in the City of London at the moment, you can see Darth Vader sitting on a ledge and had ditched his lightsabre for a glowing fishing rod -- this is Darth Fisher.

Feb
20
2023
A statue for the peace campaigner, Brian Haw
A statue for the peace campaigner, Brian Haw

A statue for the peace campaigner, Brian Haw

Brian Haw, the peace campaigner who set up a long running encampment outside the Houses of Parliament is to be immortalised with a statue.

Feb
15
2023
Giant “soap bubbles” filling the base of the Leadenhall skyscraper
Giant “soap bubbles” filling the base of the Leadenhall skyscraper

Giant “soap bubbles” filling the base of the Leadenhall skyscraper

Giant bubbles of fun are filling the space at the bottom of the Cheesegrater - aka the Leadenhall Building - in the City at the moment. It's art, but it's so much fun as well.

Jan
23
2023
London’s Public Art: Unity by Ivan Klapez
London’s Public Art: Unity by Ivan Klapez

London’s Public Art: Unity by Ivan Klapez

Two bronze figures are dancing in an alcove near the Barbican, in a place that's both public, but also not that well known.

Jan
04
2023
London’s Public Art: Geology Rebuilt 2022
London’s Public Art: Geology Rebuilt 2022

London’s Public Art: Geology Rebuilt 2022

On a side street around the back of the rebuilt Tottenham Court Road tube station buildings is a new piece of art, that without wanting to be too unkind, does look rather like giant discarded chewing gum.

Dec
29
2022
IlluminoCity – two winter lights displays in the City
IlluminoCity – two winter lights displays in the City

IlluminoCity – two winter lights displays in the City

Two displays not far from Liverpool Street station are clusters of glowing geometric shapes by the artist's studio, HYBYCOZO.

Dec
22
2022
Matthew Flinders and Trim the cat – statue outside Euston Station
Matthew Flinders and Trim the cat – statue outside Euston Station

Matthew Flinders and Trim the cat – statue outside Euston Station

Outside Euston station is a statue of a man bending over a map while his cat looks the other way. This is a newish addition to the area, having arrived in 2014, on the bicentenary of the subject's death.

Dec
21
2022
The Bourne Valley Wharf pavilion
The Bourne Valley Wharf pavilion

The Bourne Valley Wharf pavilion

What looks like an old water tank next to the Thames is actually a raised garden, that just happens to be in what looks like an old water tank, but is in fact a modern water tank clad in copper painted steel panels.

Dec
15
2022
New public art behind the Elizabeth line’s Bond Street station
New public art behind the Elizabeth line’s Bond Street station

New public art behind the Elizabeth line’s Bond Street station

If you look around the back of the Hanover Square entrance to the Elizabeth line's Bond Street station, you'll spy a large work of public art hanging on the wall.

Dec
07
2022
St. Pancras station’s Christmas Tree is a tower of buildings
St. Pancras station’s Christmas Tree is a tower of buildings

St. Pancras station’s Christmas Tree is a tower of buildings

Each year, St Pancras station commissions an artist to produce a Christmas tree, and this years is better than most, being a city cluster of London's landmark buildings.

Dec
02
2022
Look out for a spacecraft in St Pancras International station
Look out for a spacecraft in St Pancras International station

Look out for a spacecraft in St Pancras International station

St Pancras International station currently has a large spacecraft hovering over the entrance to the London Underground -- and it's art.

Oct
10
2022
A new sculpture has appeared on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth
A new sculpture has appeared on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth

A new sculpture has appeared on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth

A new piece of contemporary art has appeared on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth, and reinterprets a famous photograph of a Baptist preacher and a European missionary.

Sep
28
2022
London’s Public Art: Selene
London’s Public Art: Selene

London’s Public Art: Selene

On a side street off Soho Square, you can find a sculpture of Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon and of magic sitting on the front of a hotel.

Sep
20
2022
Find the moved John F Kennedy Memorial
Find the moved John F Kennedy Memorial

Find the moved John F Kennedy Memorial

If you walk along Marylebone Road near Great Portland Street, you might spy a plinth with a memorial to John F Kennedy, but the memorial is missing.

Sep
14
2022
Your chance to walk inside a hot air balloon
Your chance to walk inside a hot air balloon

Your chance to walk inside a hot air balloon

Early this morning, an art-covered hot air balloon lifted into the skies over Thamesmead and will do so over several evenings this week -- and before it takes off people will be able to walk around the inside of the balloon.

Aug
15
2022
Arty hot air balloon to fly over Thamesmead
Arty hot air balloon to fly over Thamesmead

Arty hot air balloon to fly over Thamesmead

As part of an art event, a 25-metre tall hot air balloon will fly over Thamesmead in southeast London over the next couple of months

Aug
10
2022
Last chance to see Trafalgar Square’s giant ice cream
Last chance to see Trafalgar Square’s giant ice cream

Last chance to see Trafalgar Square’s giant ice cream

The next commission of public art for Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth will be unveiled soon, so there are just a few days left to see the current occupant, a giant ice cream.

Aug
09
2022