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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.


You can now stand inside Trajan’s Column

Ever since it was built in 1873, there's been a tantalizing door inside the V&A Museum that normally locked, and only very occasionally opened -- but now is open all the time.


Odd video art in the Barbican

There's a video screen that shows changing shapes in a sort of 1980s home computer version of the 2001 Space Odyssey scene.


A “steampunk” exhibition by a Victorian eccentric

An exhibition is opening soon showing off rediscovered and restored photographic work of one the 19th century's strangest characters, Samuel Heracles Gascoigne-Simpson.


Tickets Alert: London’s crafts shown off for a week in May

London Craft Week returns in a few weeks time, as London's craftsmen and craftswomen show off what can be done when not relying on factory made goods.


Controversy over restoration of Waterloo Station poem

In 1999, an artist was commissioned to help improve a subway leading from Waterloo Station. In 2019 the same artist protested about efforts to restore the art.


Tickets Alert: Tours of Carters heritage steam funfair

This summer there will be a chance to discover fairground art through the decades and hear the history of the vintage Carters Steam Fair.


Salvador Dalí’s champagne lamps go on display

The V&A says that it has acquired one of the most important examples of modern lighting ever designed in the UK, a joint creation of artist Salvador Dalí and his most important British patron, Edward James.


Admire these illustrations of London Underground tube stations

The illustrations span the entirety of the London Underground network, from Cockfosters to Clapham South, and from Barking to Baker Street.


Rediscovered portrait of Dickens to go on display for one week in April

A "lost" portrait of Charles Dickens, recently re-discovered after 174 years, will go on public display for one week this April in the Charles Dickens Museum.


Tickets Alert: Take a virtual flight to the moon

Antony Gormley and Dr. Priyamvada Natarajan’s virtual reality collaboration, uses data collected by NASA to map a real and interactive journey, leaving Earth to pass through atmosphere, stratosphere, the asteroid belt, and into outer space.


Find the Woodford Stones

In the 1950s, a set of stone reliefs were added to a building so high up that hardly anyone could see them. But now anyone can see them.


A glowing greenhouse of distorted stained glass

If you're wandering around the streets near Edgware Road one evening, you might spy a glowing confection on a side street and wander over for a better look.