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Victoria station marks the centenary of the arrival of the Unknown Warrior
Victoria station marks the centenary of the arrival of the Unknown Warrior

Victoria station marks the centenary of the arrival of the Unknown Warrior

A pop-up exhibition has opened at Victoria station to commemorate the anniversary of the arrival of the Unknown Warrior at the station a century ago.

Nov
10
2020
The forgotten story of Chinese aid for the British in WW1
The forgotten story of Chinese aid for the British in WW1

The forgotten story of Chinese aid for the British in WW1

One of the rarely told stories of WW1, how over 140,000 Chinese travelled to Europe to support the Allied forces is the subject of a fascinating exhibition at the Brunei Gallery in central London.

Oct
28
2020
London Transport Museum secures funding for war gallery
London Transport Museum secures funding for war gallery

London Transport Museum secures funding for war gallery

London Transport Museum has secured funding to develop a new gallery that will explore the role of London’s transport during the First and Second World Wars.

Jan
16
2019
WW2 bomb map and a Lord Mayor’s response to the Armistice
WW2 bomb map and a Lord Mayor’s response to the Armistice

WW2 bomb map and a Lord Mayor’s response to the Armistice

One of the many maps of bomb damaged London has gone on show in the City of London's heritage gallery, alongside a declaration about the end of WW1.

Jan
14
2019
Finding the Cyprus Street war memorial
Finding the Cyprus Street war memorial

Finding the Cyprus Street war memorial

On a rather fine-looking side street in Bethnal Green can be found a surprisingly impressive, and well-maintained war memorial to the dead of WW1.

Dec
26
2018
The day German U-Boats passed under Tower Bridge
The day German U-Boats passed under Tower Bridge

The day German U-Boats passed under Tower Bridge

One hundred years ago, four German submarines slipped through Tower Bridge and into the Port of London, heart of the city's cargo trade.

Dec
03
2018
For one week only – see 10,000 flames surround the Tower of London
For one week only – see 10,000 flames surround the Tower of London

For one week only – see 10,000 flames surround the Tower of London

For the remainder of this week, every evening, 10,000 individual flames will be lit within the moat of the Tower of London.

Nov
05
2018
The Crockett’s Leathercloth Works War Memorial
The Crockett’s Leathercloth Works War Memorial

The Crockett’s Leathercloth Works War Memorial

A majestic lion lays bestride a war memorial in a post-war housing estate, a memory of those who worked nearby and died far away.

Oct
28
2018
Tickets Alert: Flames to fill the Tower of London’s moat
Tickets Alert: Flames to fill the Tower of London’s moat

Tickets Alert: Flames to fill the Tower of London’s moat

The moat of the Tower of London will be filled with thousands of flames for one week only in an act of remembrance for the lives of the fallen during WW1.

Sep
22
2018
Enter a ballot to march past the Cenotaph on Armistice Day
Enter a ballot to march past the Cenotaph on Armistice Day

Enter a ballot to march past the Cenotaph on Armistice Day

On 11 November 2018, following the traditional service of remembrance at the Cenotaph, members of the public will also have a unique opportunity to take part in a procession past the Cenotaph,

Jul
30
2018
The shattered bodies of war at the Science Museum
The shattered bodies of war at the Science Museum

The shattered bodies of war at the Science Museum

An exhibition at the Science Museum looks at what happens when diplomacy fails, and war shatters people, in body and mind.

Sep
04
2017
Extraordinary WW1 exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery
Extraordinary WW1 exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery

Extraordinary WW1 exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery

A curiously powerful and moving collection of art created by school children, but inspired by memories of WW1, with a Flanders trench like pathway to navigate.

Jun
01
2017
The year schoolboys collected conkers for war
The year schoolboys collected conkers for war

The year schoolboys collected conkers for war

The schoolboy pastime of smashing conkers together was, for a short time, set aside as 100 years ago, the government ordered that all conkers be collected for the war effort.

May
29
2017
See the Doughboys in the City of London
See the Doughboys in the City of London

See the Doughboys in the City of London

A large scale exhibition is currently on at the Guildhall in the City of London remembering the battlefields of WW1 in France, and the contribution made by the "doughboys" to the European war.

Apr
16
2017
Just days to save the UK’s last WW1 submarine hunter from being scrapped
Just days to save the UK’s last WW1 submarine hunter from being scrapped

Just days to save the UK’s last WW1 submarine hunter from being scrapped

We have but a few days to prevent the last remaining submarine hunter of WW1 from being scrapped. HMS President has been moored by Blackfriars Bridge since 1922, as a training base and visitor centre.

Dec
04
2016
Exhibition looks at how WW1 supported independence activists
Exhibition looks at how WW1 supported independence activists

Exhibition looks at how WW1 supported independence activists

A modest, but historically fascinating view of an often unseen aspect of WW1 has gone on display in the sumptuous Maughan Library.

Dec
03
2016
Commemoration of the Unknown Warrior at Victoria Station
Commemoration of the Unknown Warrior at Victoria Station

Commemoration of the Unknown Warrior at Victoria Station

Yesterday evening, Victoria railway station saw a commemoration to the Unknown Warrior, whose body rested overnight in the station in 1920 prior to burial in Westminster Abbey.

Nov
11
2016
Extraordinary photos of WW1 battle fields
Extraordinary photos of WW1 battle fields

Extraordinary photos of WW1 battle fields

A series of almost too beautiful photos that show the long aftermath of war have gone on display in the Guildhall Yard in the City of London.

Jun
07
2016
Historic London Bus Heads to France for Somme Anniversary
Historic London Bus Heads to France for Somme Anniversary

Historic London Bus Heads to France for Somme Anniversary

A one-hundred year old London bus will be heading to France later this month, to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

May
15
2016
Bomb damage map on display
Bomb damage map on display

Bomb damage map on display

The newish, and smallish Heritage Gallery inside London's Guildhall has put out a display of WW1 and WW2 maps and photos.

Nov
15
2015
Women Working on the Railways During WW1
Women Working on the Railways During WW1

Women Working on the Railways During WW1

The role played by women working on the railways during World War I will be told in an exhibition at railway stations this summer.

Jul
22
2015
London’s civilian VC to be commemorated
London’s civilian VC to be commemorated

London’s civilian VC to be commemorated

On 4th July 2015, ship's Master Frederick Parslow, VC, Mercantile Marine, will be honoured with the unveiling of a commemorative paving stone on Islington Green, near to where he was born in 1856.

Jun
26
2015
100th anniversary of the first air-raid on London
100th anniversary of the first air-raid on London

100th anniversary of the first air-raid on London

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first air-raid over London, by a Zeppelin airship, and probably the first foreign enemy incursion into London for nearly 1,000 years.

May
31
2015
Freemasonry and the First World War
Freemasonry and the First World War

Freemasonry and the First World War

That secretive organisation that has a very large, very obvious building in central London that anyone can enter for a look around has put on a display about how their organisation was affected during WW1.

Feb
24
2015