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Tickets Alert: Behind the scenes tours of the Hackney Empire

This coming Friday (28th Sept) there's a chance to go behind the curtain at the Hackney Empire for a behind the scenes look at the recent changes to the famous entertainment venue.


Cardboard models of English Cathedrals

These are rather delightful, an expanding range of models of some of England's Cathedrals, Abbeys and Minsters, all made in card.


Tickets Alert: Behind the scene tours of Bloomsbury’s Principal hotel

As part of the Bloomsbury Festival, there's a chance to take in a behind the scenes tour of the grand hotel that dominates the area, the Principal London.


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.


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.


Concrete Reality – Denys Lasdun and the National Theatre

If you head to the top floor of the National Theatre at the Southbank, then behind two anonymous wooden doors, is a corridor filled with concrete heaven -- an exhibition about how the National Theatre was born out of concrete.


Sarastro’s floral facade

A restaurant in central London almost as famous for its toilets as it is for its lavish interior -- but also has this overflowing greenery outside.


One Kemble Street – the “CAA Building”

If the Centrepoint tower had curves, then One Kemble Street is what it would look like -- a pillar of repeating concrete shapes slightly hidden from casual view.


Tickets Alert: Sir Peter Hendy’s City of London Routemaster Bus Tour

An architecture tour with a difference next month, as a Routmaster bus offers a tour around the City of London focusing on preparations for the Elizabeth line.


Crossrail’s Farringdon site being turned into offices

The building site next to Farringdon Station is to be turned into an office block once Crossrail vacate it later this year.


Inside North Korea… inside Foyles

Inside that Mecca to reading can be found a glimpse behind the curtain of one of the world's most repressive regimes.


Tickets Alert: Tours of Lambeth Palace Library

This is a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes at Lambeth Palace Library, along with the Great Hall, and parts of the Palace building itself.


New skyscraper to sit next to Leadenhall Market

Leadenhall in the City isn't exactly short of a skyscraper, or five, and now one is planned that will sit right next to the famous Victorian market building.


Disappear Here – Playing with your perspectives at RIBA

The display space inside architectural head office for RIBA has been given over to to the notion of perspective.


Kew Garden’s remarkable concrete bridge

It doesn't look like much, but the train station at Kew Gardens has a remarkable survivor of early reinforced concrete -- and most people have no idea that the shabby looking footbridge is it.