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New exhibition tells the story of East London’s “Old Flo”

Inspired by people sheltering in the wartime Underground, donated to the people of the East End, nearly sold by a corrupt Mayor and now on display in a heartland of bankers, a new exhibition has opened telling the story of Old Flo.


Early colour photographs of East London on display

An exhibition has opened of previously unseen photographs which depict Stepney, Mile End, Whitechapel, Spitalfields, Limehouse and the Thames riverside in the warm hues of Kodachrome film.


Lettering reflecting the personalities of the London Underground lines

Here's something for both tube and font geeks -- a series of 13 hand lettering illustrations that visually celebrates the 13 London Underground tube lines.


Pots with Attitude – Georgian satire at the British Museum

Satire, that great British tradition of puncturing the pomposity of the great and good is the topic of a new ceramics and print display at the British Museum.


Cheaper entry to Westminster Abbey during Lumiere London

During the Lumiere London festival of light around central London, one of the venues, Westminster Abbey will be opening its doors in the evening as well.


The photography of Anthony Crickmay at the V&A

Lurking in one of the corners of the V&A museum is a large exhibition devoted to a famous photographer of famous people -- Anthony Crickmay.


A riot of colour as the King of Bling struts his stuff

After decades of monochrome Puritanism, Britain exploded with colour and magnificence, and it's this period of artistic renaissance that's the topic of a new exhibition at the Queen's Gallery.


Limited edition Oyster card holders giveaway

On Monday morning, there will be a chance to get a limited-edition Oyster card holder, with the cover designed by the artist, Marc Camille Chaimowicz.


A glass room full of jewels at the V&A museum

There's a room in the VA& museum that was refurbished a shade under a decade ago, and banned photography -- but not any more.


Tate Britain goes Kitsch for Christmas

The suburban fight for the most over the top Christmas decorations has a new rival, in the central London figure of Tate Britain.


Student art goes on display in a train station

A train station near a famous art gallery has gained its own art display, courtesy of the local school.


One of London’s largest ever artworks installed at Paddington station

A giant work of art is being installed at the future Elizabeth line station in Paddington -- the huge glass roof which will be decorated with clouds.


The naked lady who drew the Moomins

An exhibition about the Moomins opens with a painting of a naked lady, and she's the real topic of the exhibition, not the cute Finnish cartoons.


See the poster girls of London Transport’s artistic heritage

A new exhibition has opened that celebrates the often unsung heroines of London Transport's poster heritage -- the female artists.


Death and Mortality at the Guildhall Art Gallery

There's an exhibition open at the moment about death and mortality. It opened a couple of months ago, and I've been struggling to think of something to say about it.


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