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Dripping blood on display in Peckham – as Art

A warehouse in Peckham is filled with blood at the moment, pumping, dripping, splattered, filling a gallery with the life force of humanity.


See rare Brunel drawings of the Thames Tunnel

A set of drawings made nearly 200 years ago for the Thames Tunnel at Rotherhithe can been put up for sale by the descendants of the Brunels who designed the tunnel.


Today’s the 50th anniversary of the Marylebone Flyover

A large concrete and steel leviathan is marking the the 50th anniversary of slicing a community in half. The Marylebone Flyover was officially opened on this day in 1967.


Hear 140 years of Recorded Sound at the British Library

The British Library is not just a space for silent contemplation of worthy tomes, it's also a huge collection of audio recordings, and some are now on "display".


The Long Reign of Pseudo-Georgian Architecture

Neo Georgian, Faux Georgian, Mock-Georgian, there's probably more Not Really Georgian architecture around now than when the Georgian's reigned, so that home to architecture, RIBA is taking a wry look at this ever popular style.


London railway upgrades – a progress report

One of the periodic reports from TfL has been released with details of ongoing network upgrades across the networks it controls. If you've ever wondered what goes on when the lines are closed at weekends, this will inform you.


London’s Alleys – Three Cranes Walk, EC4

If you are taking a picturesque walk along the Thames, right in the heart of the City's office world can be found this very industrial section of pathway.


See the Paradigm outside St Pancras station

Head out of St Pancras station by the Thameslink exit, and facing you will be a monumental tower of weathered steel -- this is Paradigm by Conrad Shawcross.


70 years of celebrating concrete

A magazine starting publishing in 1947, and it's still going strong today, so there's an exhibition about its namesake - concrete.


150th anniversary of St Pancras Station

This month marks the 149th anniversary of the opening of St Pancras Station, and it also marks the start of a year of celebrations to mark its 150th birthday.


See ordinary animals as never seen before

There's a display of ordinary animals, mundane animals, commonplace animals, and you'll want to visit to see them, for they are in an unusual home.


Emergency exercise to take place outside MI5 Headquarters

There are to be two exercises carried out by the emergency services over the next few weeks - on the river outside MI5's head office.


The parish marker of a Rotherhithe church – in Stratford

If you wander along that broad avenue of Tesco Value Dubai that is post-Olympics Stratford High Street, you might spy a relic from the deep past.


London’s weekly railway news #221

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


Geffrye Museum to close in January

As part of a long standing, and at times, controversial, expansion plan, the Geffrye Museum will be closing its doors in a few months for nearly 2 years of rebuilding work.


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