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The past and future of Thames Bridges

An exhibition is taking a look at the past paintings and the future illuminations of the bridges across the Thames.


Tickets Alert: A virtual flight though the history of flight

In 1919 two small aircraft firms were set up in the UK and through many mergers became British Airways, which is now marking its centenary with a vision of flight in another century hence.


The Museum of the Moon at the Natural History Museum

Deep within the Natural History Museum is a huge cavernous space filled with a giant floating replica of the moon.


Rowland Emett’s fantastical railway to go on display

There's a rare chance to see a whimsical train built by Rowland Emett before it is sold at an auction.


London Underground unveils a Johnston font memorial

A memorial to the genius who designed London Underground's famous font just over a century ago has been unveiled.


Postcards as art and politics at the British Museum

At a time when art seems to be getting ever larger and less able to fit into private homes, there's an exhibition of the opposite end of the spectrum, of postcards as art.


Centre Point Tower letters to be sold off

Long a landmark over London, the glowing 1960s letters from the top of the Centre Point tower are up for sale – to raise money for a homeless charity. The tower became controversial when it was left empty for several


Tickets Alert: Emerge – a night time arts thingamajig

Over two nights in September, the newly created Emerge Festival will see a "creative kaleidoscope" of events take over 11 London Boroughs.


London Underground’s 30th tube map cover now available

Last week you might have noticed the pocket sized tube maps handed out in tube stations changed — with a new cover design. Art on the Underground’s 30th tube map cover commission is by former Turner prize winning French artist


The Typographic Dante at the Southbank

A selection of images is on display at the moment made with a variety of “obsolete” printing technologies and representing the various stages of Dante’s journey into hell. This is Barrie Tullett’s “The Typographic Dante,” an exhibition showcasing the artist’s


Future tube posters go on display

One hundred posters has gone on display at the Transport Museum, and one of them could go on to become an official tube poster.


Photos of 1980s-90s London theatre go on display

Towards the end of the Cold War, a Czech photographer came to London, and his photos are now on display in the V&A museum.


An unexpected corridor in the V&A Museum

A long wood lined corridor that's not on the map contains a rather charming gallery of actors and other artistic sorts.


Queen Victoria’s sapphire and diamond coronet goes on display

In this the 200th anniversary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the V&A museum has put Queen Victoria’s famous coronet on display after it was saved from being sold overseas.


V&A puts Elton John into Room 101

Room 101 in the V&A has been refurbished and is now half of a space given over to the museum's photography collection.