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Open House London tickets released this week

Details about which buildings will be opened to the public for Open House London weekend will be published later this week.


The V&A Museum’s new entrance

A few weeks ago, and a decade or so later than originally planned, the V&A finally opened its new Exhibition Road entrance.


Huge underground space to be dug under West London farmland

A large plot of farmland near Heathrow Airport is to be turned into a vast subterranean city, with a public park on the top.


A smarter city with not so smart ideas on display

A display of rather offbeat ideas to help improve the public realm in the eastern side of the City of London has opened near the Guildhall.


Where’s the largest mirror’d pavilion in the Dulwich Village?

A cluster of mirrors and chain mail has arrived in the garden outside the Dulwich Picture Gallery, in the venue's first ever events pavilion.


London’s other “garden bridge”

While the Thames garden bridge gets all the attention, why not pay a visit to a garden bridge that works, that lacks security guards, and rather than protests, when opened was lauded and applauded.


Going inside the Kilmorey Mausoleum

Hidden behind a high wall, and a small locked door can be found one of the UK's finest examples of an Egyptian-style mausoleum, and it is occasionally open to the public.


Tickets Alert: Three Tube Architecture Tours

Following on from the (sold out) Modernist tours, here are three more London Underground architecture tours that have gone on sale today.


Supermaterials on display at the Building Centre

In a land dominated by brick and steel and concrete, what will the homes and offices of the future be made from?


Have you noticed the unusual stone benches outside Euston Station?

Thousands of people sit on them with barely a glance, but outside Euston station are four works of geological art, hidden in plain sight as a set of benches.


85th Anniversary of Victoria Coach Station

An art-deco icon, the imposing Victoria Coach Station marks its 85th anniversary this year, with a huge birthday party.


A nostalgic look at the “office of the future” – 1960s style

A series of films by the Rank Organisation presents a glossy exciting look at modern life, in this case, the Shell Centre in London -- the office of the future.


The world’s largest Lego bridge goes on display in London

With a length of 34 metres, a massive suspension bridge made from Lego bricks has gone on display in London.


The man who helped design London

A Scottish architect influenced by European ideals, who made his fame and fortune in London, and was nearly bankrupted by it, whose archive was sold for a pittance after his death.


The Camden Bench

Four years ago a new form of street furniture started to appear in London, the Camden Bench, a specially commissioned piece of amorphous concrete designed to deter anti-social behaviour.


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