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Tickets Alert: Sonic Ray across the Thames
Tickets Alert: Sonic Ray across the Thames

Tickets Alert: Sonic Ray across the Thames

Take a boat ride across the Thames following a laser beam that's carrying music to the far shore.

Sep
01
2021
V&A acquires a fragment of Brutalist architecture
V&A acquires a fragment of Brutalist architecture

V&A acquires a fragment of Brutalist architecture

Ahead of its scandalous demolition, the V&A Museum has announced that it is acquiring a slab of the Brutalist housing estate, the Robin Hood Gardens, comprising both exterior facades and interiors of a maisonette flat.

Nov
10
2017
London’s lost bridge across the Thames at Blackwall
London’s lost bridge across the Thames at Blackwall

London’s lost bridge across the Thames at Blackwall

For nearly 1,700 years, the only bridge across the Thames was the famous London bridge, until Putney Bridge was constructed in 1726. Yet London very nearly had another bridge crossing the Thames, which may have been in fact constructed, at least in part before being abandoned.

Jun
30
2014

River fortifications in Elizabeathan times

A few months ago, when collecting leaflets in the (now closed) tourist board centre in Greenwich, I purchased a book of Docklands history, published by The Island History Trust – mainly as it had two maps which really caught my

Nov
04
2008