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Duke of Wellington’s dress uniforms go on display at Apsley House
Duke of Wellington’s dress uniforms go on display at Apsley House

Duke of Wellington’s dress uniforms go on display at Apsley House

The Duke of Wellington is famous for the vast number of portraits of him in his military uniforms, but the actual uniforms themselves were hardly ever seen in public - until now.

Mar
28
Charles Darwin’s unread copy of Marx’s Das Kapital restored for display
Charles Darwin’s unread copy of Marx’s Das Kapital restored for display

Charles Darwin’s unread copy of Marx’s Das Kapital restored for display

It's June 1873, and Karl Marx has decided to send a copy of his magnum opus, Das Kapital, to Charles Darwin, and 150 years later, that unread copy is going back on display at Charles Darwin's home.

Feb
23
From jazz to surgery: English Heritage’s Blue Plaques will celebrate a record number of women in 2024
From jazz to surgery: English Heritage’s Blue Plaques will celebrate a record number of women in 2024

From jazz to surgery: English Heritage’s Blue Plaques will celebrate a record number of women in 2024

For the first time in the history of the London Blue Plaques Scheme, which has been running for more than 150 years, more plaques will be unveiled to individual women in 2024 than in any previous year.

Jan
15
Original beauty unveiled as English Heritage removes Instagram-like filter from Kenwood House portrait
Original beauty unveiled as English Heritage removes Instagram-like filter from Kenwood House portrait

Original beauty unveiled as English Heritage removes Instagram-like filter from Kenwood House portrait

An aristocratic lady from the 17th century who was considered quite beautiful seems to have fallen from favour after she died, as someone had applied an "Instagram" filter to the painting to enhance her looks.

Nov
24
2023
Dare to Be Free: London’s 1000th blue plaque unveiled at Suffragist headquarters
Dare to Be Free: London’s 1000th blue plaque unveiled at Suffragist headquarters

Dare to Be Free: London’s 1000th blue plaque unveiled at Suffragist headquarters

London's 1000th official blue plaque was unveiled last week, in a location just off Strand in central London.

Sep
26
2023
Blue Plaque honours Tommy Flowers, the man behind Alan Turing’s computer revolution
Blue Plaque honours Tommy Flowers, the man behind Alan Turing’s computer revolution

Blue Plaque honours Tommy Flowers, the man behind Alan Turing’s computer revolution

Although Alan Turning gets justifiable fame for his WWII computer work, he needed help, and now a Blue Plaque has been installed to celebrate the electrical engineer who made it all possible, Tommy Flowers.

Sep
08
2023
London’s Blue Plaques to become a UK-wide scheme
London’s Blue Plaques to become a UK-wide scheme

London’s Blue Plaques to become a UK-wide scheme

For nearly 160 years, notable people have been recognised in London by a plaque on a building they were associated with, and now it's going nationwide.

Sep
06
2023
Marble Arch’s unseen interior may be opened up again
Marble Arch’s unseen interior may be opened up again

Marble Arch’s unseen interior may be opened up again

Marble Arch, the large stone edifice rather than the tube station is undergoing restoration at the moment, and its rarely seen interior could be opened up again afterwards.

Aug
09
2023
Pay a visit to Charles Darwin’s home at Down House
Pay a visit to Charles Darwin’s home at Down House

Pay a visit to Charles Darwin’s home at Down House

In 1842, Charles Darwin and his family moved to a large house on what is today the edges of Greater London, and today it's a museum to his legacy that's open to the public.

Mar
23
2023
Day trip from London – to Winchelsea for cellar tours and Camber Castle
Day trip from London – to Winchelsea for cellar tours and Camber Castle

Day trip from London – to Winchelsea for cellar tours and Camber Castle

Just over an hour from London is an ancient town with a remarkable series of subterranean spaces, and a large castle nearby, both of which comfortably fill a day out.

Aug
17
2022
Pain Relief in the Wellington Arch
Pain Relief in the Wellington Arch

Pain Relief in the Wellington Arch

The monumental arch at Hyde Park Corner isn't just something to walk past, you can go inside, and there's an art exhibition filling the upper floors at the moment.

Aug
02
2022
A Blue Plaque to remember the Match Girls’ Strike
A Blue Plaque to remember the Match Girls’ Strike

A Blue Plaque to remember the Match Girls’ Strike

One of the most important strikes in modern British history has been commemorated by English Heritage with a blue plaque at the site of the former Bryant and May match factory in East London.

Jul
08
2022
Marble Hill reopens after seven years of restoration work
Marble Hill reopens after seven years of restoration work

Marble Hill reopens after seven years of restoration work

Just under 300 years ago, one of the country's earliest Neo-Palladian villas was built next to the Thames, and now, following extensive restoration work, it's opening up to the public.

May
19
2022
A day trip to – Hadleigh Castle, Essex
A day trip to – Hadleigh Castle, Essex

A day trip to – Hadleigh Castle, Essex

Overlooking the Thames in Essex are the ruins of an ill-fated castle that was once a royal residence and was later immortalised by John Constable.

Nov
09
2021
A blue plaque unveiled for Diana, Princess of Wales
A blue plaque unveiled for Diana, Princess of Wales

A blue plaque unveiled for Diana, Princess of Wales

An English Heritage blue plaque has been unveiled today on the side of Coleherne Court on the Old Brompton Road, where Diana lived at the time of her engagement to the Prince of Wales 40 years ago, in 1981.

Sep
29
2021
A day trip to – Barnard Castle
A day trip to – Barnard Castle

A day trip to – Barnard Castle

A town of great antiquity with a large castle and famous museum, but also of recent notoriety has a lot more to see if you visit for more than an eye-test.

Sep
29
2021
A blue plaque for Muppets creator, Jim Henson
A blue plaque for Muppets creator, Jim Henson

A blue plaque for Muppets creator, Jim Henson

Hampstead has gained another Blue Plaque, this time for the Muppets creator, Jim Henson, who lived in the area from 1979 while working on The Muppet Show.

Sep
07
2021
Blue Plaque celebrates Sir Kenneth Clark of Civilisation TV series fame
Blue Plaque celebrates Sir Kenneth Clark of Civilisation TV series fame

Blue Plaque celebrates Sir Kenneth Clark of Civilisation TV series fame

A blue plaque has been unveiled to celebrate Sir Kenneth Clark, the art historian and broadcaster best known for the landmark 1969 TV series Civilisation.

Aug
20
2021
A day trip to – Audley End House and gardens
A day trip to – Audley End House and gardens

A day trip to – Audley End House and gardens

About an hour outside London is a grand house that would impress anyone, except its original builder, as what you see is missing two-thirds of the original house.

Jul
21
2021
Blue Plaque for one of Britain’s first black British medical consultants
Blue Plaque for one of Britain’s first black British medical consultants

Blue Plaque for one of Britain’s first black British medical consultants

One of Britain’s first black British consultants, the pioneering neurologist James Samuel Risien Russell has been commemorated with an English Heritage London blue plaque.

Jul
07
2021
English Heritage to start reopening from the end of March
English Heritage to start reopening from the end of March

English Heritage to start reopening from the end of March

English Heritage has announced plans to reopen over 60 historic sites from 29th March, with a number of them in London and the South-East.

Mar
15
2021
Eltham Palace gardens reopening to the public next month
Eltham Palace gardens reopening to the public next month

Eltham Palace gardens reopening to the public next month

The slow return to some semblance of normality continues with the partial reopening of Eltham Palace in south-east London next month

Jun
16
2020
Stonehenge streaming the Summer Solstice this weekend
Stonehenge streaming the Summer Solstice this weekend

Stonehenge streaming the Summer Solstice this weekend

Stonehenge will be silent this summer solstice for the first time in probably centuries, but anyone will be to watch the sunrise via the internet instead.

Jun
15
2020
Museum Meals: Eltham Palace
Museum Meals: Eltham Palace

Museum Meals: Eltham Palace

When visiting a posh home/old castle combo, it seems fitting to dine locally, in their back garden greenhouse.

Feb
12
2020