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Historic lifeboat returns to London as RNLI marks its 200th anniversary
Historic lifeboat returns to London as RNLI marks its 200th anniversary

Historic lifeboat returns to London as RNLI marks its 200th anniversary

Two plaques celebrating the RNLI's 200th anniversary and the lifeboats and people who use them were unveiled in London this week, along with a visit by a historic lifeboat.

May
22
The City of London’s Leadenhall Market is to open at weekends
The City of London’s Leadenhall Market is to open at weekends

The City of London’s Leadenhall Market is to open at weekends

Situated in the heart of the City of London, Leadenhall Market is usually closed at the weekends, but for a couple of months, it will be open as a craft fair marketplace.

May
17
Demolition of the old Museum of London will go ahead
Demolition of the old Museum of London will go ahead

Demolition of the old Museum of London will go ahead

The old Museum of London site on London Wall will be demolished after the government decided not to call in the planning application for review.

May
17
Moorgate’s shabby lawn to be revamped with bust of the poet John Keats
Moorgate’s shabby lawn to be revamped with bust of the poet John Keats

Moorgate’s shabby lawn to be revamped with bust of the poet John Keats

The rather neglected lawn next to Moorgate tube station is to get a makeover, to be replaced with a number of raised planted beds, and a bust of John Keats to commemorate the poet's birthplace and work.

May
14
Tickets Alert: Take sheep across Southwark Bridge
Tickets Alert: Take sheep across Southwark Bridge

Tickets Alert: Take sheep across Southwark Bridge

If you’re a Freeman (or freewoman) of the City of London, you can exercise your ancient right to take sheep across one of London’s bridges this coming September.

May
13
The City of London’s Moorfields Highwalk has reopened
The City of London’s Moorfields Highwalk has reopened

The City of London’s Moorfields Highwalk has reopened

Another section of the City of London's elevated walkways -- the pedways -- has come back into use after being rebuilt for a new office building.

Apr
24
Demolition of the old Museum of London approved — but also delayed
Demolition of the old Museum of London approved — but also delayed

Demolition of the old Museum of London approved — but also delayed

The City of London has approved plans to demolish the former Museum of London building and neighbouring Bastion House, but the Communities Secretary Michael Gove has also called the plans in for review.

Apr
17
Visit the church of St Martin Within Ludgate
Visit the church of St Martin Within Ludgate

Visit the church of St Martin Within Ludgate

This is an unusually designed church close to St Paul's Cathedral, which has probably existed for around 900 years, although naturally, the current building is much younger

Apr
17
London’s Alleys: Cavendish Court, EC2/EC3
London’s Alleys: Cavendish Court, EC2/EC3

London’s Alleys: Cavendish Court, EC2/EC3

This is a narrow winding alley close to Liverpool Street station that's been here in some shape or form since Tudor times.

Apr
15
Monthly tours of the City of London’s Guildhall
Monthly tours of the City of London’s Guildhall

Monthly tours of the City of London’s Guildhall

Once a month, it’s possible to go on a guided tour of the City of London’s ancient and impressive Guildhall building.

Apr
12
Finding the Lost Churches of the City of London
Finding the Lost Churches of the City of London

Finding the Lost Churches of the City of London

If you wander around some of the churches in the City of London, you might spy a small pack of what looks like old cigarette cards -- showing images of lost churches.

Apr
05
London’s Public Art: Rupert Spira’s stoneware panels
London’s Public Art: Rupert Spira’s stoneware panels

London’s Public Art: Rupert Spira’s stoneware panels

This is one of those very well-hidden works of public art that you either pass regularly because you walk down the small side street they're on or will never ever see.

Apr
04
London’s Alleys: Miniver Place, EC4
London’s Alleys: Miniver Place, EC4

London’s Alleys: Miniver Place, EC4

This is a very short alley just to the south of Mansion House tube station that was recently refurbished but also sealed off.

Feb
26
New museum to show archaeology from the Abbey of St Clare
New museum to show archaeology from the Abbey of St Clare

New museum to show archaeology from the Abbey of St Clare

Archaeological remains from the medieval Abbey of St Clare could be displayed in a new permanent museum space as part of a redevelopment of the post-war office block on the site.

Feb
09
London’s Alleys: Rose and Crown Court, EC2
London’s Alleys: Rose and Crown Court, EC2

London’s Alleys: Rose and Crown Court, EC2

This is an alley close to St Paul's Cathedral that owes its origins to a long lost churchyard.

Jan
29
London’s Alleys: Cree Church Buildings, EC3
London’s Alleys: Cree Church Buildings, EC3

London’s Alleys: Cree Church Buildings, EC3

This covered passage near Aldgate leads to a courtyard that was once a garden for the neighbouring church, St Katherine Cree.

Jan
22
London’s Alleys: White Horse Yard, EC2
London’s Alleys: White Horse Yard, EC2

London’s Alleys: White Horse Yard, EC2

This is an alley in the heart of the City that likely has been around since the Great Fire of London, but seems to have left barely an echo in the historical records.

Jan
08
London’s Alleys: Well Court, EC4
London’s Alleys: Well Court, EC4

London’s Alleys: Well Court, EC4

This is an alley near Bank in the City of London with two very different appearances because until recently, it was two separate alleys.

Dec
18
2023
Plans shown off to redevelop the old Museum of London
Plans shown off to redevelop the old Museum of London

Plans shown off to redevelop the old Museum of London

The site of the old Museum of London is set to be redeveloped into offices, and a new ground plaza will replace the roundabout after the formal planning application was submitted.

Dec
12
2023
Revised plans shown off for London’s future tallest skyscraper
Revised plans shown off for London’s future tallest skyscraper

Revised plans shown off for London’s future tallest skyscraper

Revised plans have been shown for what will become London's tallest skyscraper, with a new 11th-floor public garden and retaining the top-floor viewing gallery.

Nov
28
2023
London’s Alleys: John Milton Passage, EC4
London’s Alleys: John Milton Passage, EC4

London’s Alleys: John Milton Passage, EC4

This is a short modern passage near St Paul's Cathedral, obviously named after the English poet, John Milton, most famous for his 1667 epic, Paradise Lost.

Nov
20
2023
Finsbury Circus Gardens are to close for a year
Finsbury Circus Gardens are to close for a year

Finsbury Circus Gardens are to close for a year

The City of London's oldest and largest public park, Finsbury Circus Gardens, will close to the public later this month and won't open again until late next year.

Nov
10
2023
There’s been an overnight rehearsal for the Lord Mayor’s Show
There’s been an overnight rehearsal for the Lord Mayor’s Show

There’s been an overnight rehearsal for the Lord Mayor’s Show

Early this morning, while the City slept, a golden coach was pulled through the streets of London as they rehearsed the Lord Mayor's Show ahead of the main event this Saturday.

Nov
08
2023
City of London unveils its vision for 2030s skyscraper skyline
City of London unveils its vision for 2030s skyscraper skyline

City of London unveils its vision for 2030s skyscraper skyline

The ever changing skyline of the City of London will look very different by the end of the decade, as the City has released a vision of what the Square Mile will look like in 2030.

Nov
06
2023