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London’s Alleys: Nottingham Court, WC2

This semi-convenient bypass for tourist central is rather modest for something named after the owner of Kensington Palace.


A Southbank exhibition of drag artists

An exhibition of photos of drag artists may cause you to expect lots of men in voluminous quantities of make up and attitude, but this is rather more nuanced.


When your website gets hacked

For any website manager, one of the most stressful moments in the job comes when the website gets hacked into. Even more so for smaller websites that don't have a team of experts who look after such things.


London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...


New images show the future of the Thames Embankment

Images of what the Thames Embankment will look like when the Super Sewer is completed have been released.


Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody to adorn Carnaby Street

A PR tie in that looks just a bit too much like Xmas decorations is to fill Carnaby Street with neon glowing lyrics from Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.


Tickets Alert: Crystal Palace’s Concocted Concrete Cretaceous Creations

Next weekend there will be a chance to get up close and personal with the Crystal Palace's infamous concrete dinosaurs.


Immortalized forever – a temporary exhibition

There's a temporary exhibition in an old industrial space that looks at how mankind seeks to create an eternal memory to the dead.


Put your own tube roundels in a frame

An online seller of minimalist logos in frames has secured a license to do the same to the London Underground roundels.


The block of flats named after a war hero

If you pass a rather nondescript block of flats in Richmond, you might be surprised to see a poppy wreath hanging on the wall.


The Blowing Stone

A strange and curious stone standing inside a fenced off area next to a small row of cottages in the countryside - this is the Blowing Stone.


British Museum reveals how Asia viewed Europe

Looking at how Europeans traded with Asia from the 18th century onwards, an exhibition shows how Asia viewed these strange foreigners in their homelands.


Working class heroes at the BFI

An exhibition at the BFI Southbank looks at the working class people who went onto stardom on the silver screen.


Visit Woking’s art-deco railway control room

The astonishing electrical control room at Woking will be open to the public as part of the Heritage Open Days at the weekend.


Tickets Alert: Tours of the House of Commons Library

To mark 200 years since the House of Commons Library appointed its first Librarian, and to celebrate Libraries Week, the Library is open for tours again on Saturday 13 October.