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Trafalgar Square to get a fifth lion next month

A red lion will be added to Trafalgar Square next month, as part of the London Design Festival.


Ranger’s House – the art collection you’ve probably never seen

At the top end of Greenwich Park, away from the tourists is a grand house, called a lodge, and inside is one of the UK's finest collections of art. And until last week, not the easiest or most obvious one to see.


Courtauld Gallery closing for two years

You have just a few weeks to visit the Courtauld Gallery before it closes for the next two years for a major refurbishment.


Scratched photos of asylum seekers in a church crypt

An exhibition of photos of people seeking asylum in the UK with their faces crudely scratched away.


London to get a new Science Gallery this September

A new science and art venue is opening later this year at London Bridge that aims to make scientific research accessible to visitor through installations and a programme of exhibitions and events.


Moaning about Monet at the National Gallery

It's quite something to put in an exhibition that before it opens garners more articles about the cost of the entry ticket. But that's the Money in Monet.


Huge panorama of London goes on sale

A recently rediscovered 20 foot long panorama of Westminster from 1815, showing the old Parliament building is up for sale this week.


When a WW2 tunnel full of salads meets modern art

What happens when an abandoned WW2 under Clapham is used to grow salads, and then gives over some of the space to modern art?


A Brit lost in a haze of American landscapes – Thomas Cole at the National Gallery

The National Gallery has given over space to a British born artist, who is best known for his sweeping, somewhat chocolate box landscapes of rural America.


Modern art decorates Regent Street

You might have noticed, if you are in the area, that a large number of banners looking rather odd have gone up in the West End. It's not a cryptic advert, but part of celebrations to mark the Royal Academy's 250th anniversary.


New artworks installed by Crossrail in the Elizabeth line stations

The fabrication and installation of five of the artworks being integrated into the new Elizabeth stations in central London is now underway, ahead of the opening of the railway this December.


London Underground has covered a tube station with fried eggs

The disused platform at Gloucester Road tube station has been covered in giant fried eggs -- because, art.


Banksy’s greatest hits coming to London

A large exhibition of works by the elusive street artist, Banksy will go in display in a posh Mayfair art gallery.


Japanese prints of London in 1866… are very Japanese

What happens when you're a Japan based woodblock printer who wants to sell prints of London, but have never visited the city? London ends up looking like Japan.


Sublime Victorian pottery fills the Guildhall

For the next few months, there's a chance to see a selection of works by one of the greatest Victorian potters, William De Morgan, inside the City of London Guildhall.