Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

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Rare Roman London funeral remains discovered beneath Holborn Viaduct
Rare Roman London funeral remains discovered beneath Holborn Viaduct

Rare Roman London funeral remains discovered beneath Holborn Viaduct

An extraordinary discovery of Roman funeral remains has been uncovered in London, including possibly the first complete Roman funerary bed ever found in Britain.

Feb
05
Beyond Dickensian myths: St Pancras workhouse’s early history revealed in archaeological dig
Beyond Dickensian myths: St Pancras workhouse’s early history revealed in archaeological dig

Beyond Dickensian myths: St Pancras workhouse’s early history revealed in archaeological dig

The early history of a notorious London workhouse, whose putrid conditions may have inspired Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, has been uncovered by archaeologists who found that early conditions were far better than the later years.

Nov
15
2023
Roman London’s mausoleum and mosaics going on public display in Southwark
Roman London’s mausoleum and mosaics going on public display in Southwark

Roman London’s mausoleum and mosaics going on public display in Southwark

One of the UK's most important discoveries of Roman heritage in recent years is to go on public display in Southwark, close to where it was uncovered last year.

Oct
20
2023
Exceptional Roman Mausoleum discovered in South London
Exceptional Roman Mausoleum discovered in South London

Exceptional Roman Mausoleum discovered in South London

The most intact Roman mausoleum ever found in Britain has been discovered in south London, on a site that already revealed some of the largest Roman mosaics found in London for over 50 years.

Jun
13
2023
Rececently uncovered Roman Wall in the City of London given heritage protection
Rececently uncovered Roman Wall in the City of London given heritage protection

Rececently uncovered Roman Wall in the City of London given heritage protection

Three large sections of a previously unknown Roman wall discovered under the City of London in recent years have been designated as scheduled monuments in the National Heritage List for England.

May
03
2023
At the remains of the Elizabethan era Boar’s Head Playhouse
At the remains of the Elizabethan era Boar’s Head Playhouse

At the remains of the Elizabethan era Boar’s Head Playhouse

Just outside the walls of the old City of London there used to be a coaching inn that became a popular theatre, and you can now see echoes of the long lost theatre in a modern building on the site.

Apr
27
2023
200 year old fish found under the House of Lords
200 year old fish found under the House of Lords

200 year old fish found under the House of Lords

During surveys to prepare for the restoration of the Palace of Westminster, a 200-year old carved bone in the shape of a fish was discovered.

Apr
11
2023
HS2 archaeology exhibition opens in central London
HS2 archaeology exhibition opens in central London

HS2 archaeology exhibition opens in central London

The clearance of the burial site for Euston's new HS2 railway station is the topic of a new exhibition that's opened in Piccadilly.

Mar
21
2023
Medieval river wall may have been found underneath Parliament
Medieval river wall may have been found underneath Parliament

Medieval river wall may have been found underneath Parliament

What could be the remains of an original riverside medieval wall may have been discovered underneath the Houses of Parliament.

Nov
24
2022
Remarkable Roman mosaic discovered in Southwark
Remarkable Roman mosaic discovered in Southwark

Remarkable Roman mosaic discovered in Southwark

An incredibly well-preserved Roman mosaic that may have decorated a room in an important building has been discovered near London Bridge in Southwark.

Feb
22
2022
London’s Alleys: Arthur Street, EC4
London’s Alleys: Arthur Street, EC4

London’s Alleys: Arthur Street, EC4

This is a Roman era alley in the City that was discovered during the soon to be completed Bank tube station upgrade project.

Jan
24
2022
Call to help digitise Euston’s burial records
Call to help digitise Euston’s burial records

Call to help digitise Euston’s burial records

Archaeologists are looking for volunteers to help record nearly 58,000 burial records related to the recently excavated St James’s Burial Ground in Euston.

Aug
24
2021
New revelations about the “Spitalfields Roman woman”
New revelations about the “Spitalfields Roman woman”

New revelations about the “Spitalfields Roman woman”

A 30-year project to uncover the secrets buried beneath Spitalfields has finally come to a conclusion with new revelations about a Roman burial.

Dec
16
2020
Archeologists discover pottery from London’s earliest farmers
Archeologists discover pottery from London’s earliest farmers

Archeologists discover pottery from London’s earliest farmers

One of the most significant discoveries of Early Neolithic pottery ever uncovered in London has now been proven to be 5,500 years old

Apr
08
2020
Map of London’s buried archaeology
Map of London’s buried archaeology

Map of London’s buried archaeology

Another of those maps that will soak up a few hours randomly zooming around - a map of prehistoric to medieval archaeology under London.

Nov
27
2019
Revealing a lost Elizabethan theatre in East London
Revealing a lost Elizabethan theatre in East London

Revealing a lost Elizabethan theatre in East London

A shabby old 1960s office block and car park has been recently cleared away to reveal the remains of one of London's earliest and little known theatres that dates from Elizabethan times.

Oct
17
2019
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Boar’s Head Playhouse archaeological excavation
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Boar’s Head Playhouse archaeological excavation

Tickets Alert: Tours of the Boar’s Head Playhouse archaeological excavation

The remains of a Shakespearean-era playhouse in Whitechapel, the Boar’s Head is starting to be uncovered, and this weekend is a chance to have a look.

Sep
30
2019
Rare inscribed Roman stylus found in London goes on display
Rare inscribed Roman stylus found in London goes on display

Rare inscribed Roman stylus found in London goes on display

Found under the streets of London, a unique Roman stylus, with the most elaborate and expressive inscription of its kind has gone on display.

Aug
07
2019
Giant “Ice House” discovered under the streets of Marylebone
Giant “Ice House” discovered under the streets of Marylebone

Giant “Ice House” discovered under the streets of Marylebone

A long-lost Ice House has been uncovered during building works under the Regent's Crescent in Marylebone.

Dec
28
2018
The mystery of the London skeleton still wearing his boots
The mystery of the London skeleton still wearing his boots

The mystery of the London skeleton still wearing his boots

A skeleton, lying face-down deep in the Thames mud, still wearing a pair of thigh-high leather boots has been discovered by archaeologists in Bermondsey.

Dec
04
2018

Teeth of the parasitic Lamprey fish found in central London

Keratin ‘teeth’ belonging to the gruesome lamprey fish have been identified in London’s archaeological record for the first time.

Nov
02
2018
Museums by appointment: The London Roman Wall and Bastion
Museums by appointment: The London Roman Wall and Bastion

Museums by appointment: The London Roman Wall and Bastion

In a basement underneath Merrill Lynch's London office can be found an exceptionally well-preserved section of Roman Wall, and a Medieval Bastion, and they're both free to visit.

Sep
10
2018
Shoreditch’s Shakespearean theatre to be opened to the public
Shoreditch’s Shakespearean theatre to be opened to the public

Shoreditch’s Shakespearean theatre to be opened to the public

The remains of a Shakespearean theatre discovered under the streets of Shoreditch will be go on public display next year, as part of a new museum opening on the site.

Aug
29
2018
Shakespeare’s Shoreditch theatre found to have extra large stage
Shakespeare’s Shoreditch theatre found to have extra large stage

Shakespeare’s Shoreditch theatre found to have extra large stage

A Shakespearean theatre stage large enough to stage fight scenes is being uncovered in Shoreditch.

Jan
30
2018