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geffrye-teenagers-05 Teenage bedrooms infest the Museum of the Home

Down in the basement can be found a mock-up of a strange place, of unusual decorations and motifs, of rebellion and solitude, of the teenager.

museum-of-london-punk-05 Punk retrospective at the Museum of London

How to make a person feel old -- tell them that what they did as an act of youthful rebellion is now in a museum as a treasured artifact.

childhood-museum-boardgames-04 A memory of childhood boardgames on display

Boardgames are one of the rites of passage of aging, from simple games played a young children, through to drunken nights with friends after work. And any such product eventually ends up in a museum, with a display.

guards-museum An underground museum of military history

There's a basement behind a gated entrance in plain sight but hidden from view in central London which conceals a surprisingly large museum.

Google Street View Private fast lane for fast walking pedestrians at Waterloo

Part of a busy pedestrian route near Waterloo station is about to be partially sealed off -- for a PR stunt.

museum-of-london-03 Archaeological exhibition opens at Museum of London

An exhibition of some of the finds from one of the largest archaeological sites ever dug in London has gone on display in the Museum of London.

bank-of-england-museum-01 Bank of England revamps its Banknote Exhibition

A sizable museum sits inside the Bank of England, and they have recently refurbished a small corner to show off the history of the bank note.

7980422824_6b4f1fd2cd_o Visit an art-deco railway control room

It was missing when I did the first list, but the astonishing electrical control room at Woking will be open to the public as part of the Heritage Open Days next weekend.

broughton-castle-06 Ian Visits Broughton Castle

Roughly a 2.5 mile walk from Banbury town centre can be found an Elizabethan manor house which has been owned by the same family for around 650 years.

bentley-priory-museum-03 The Mansion, The Military, The Museum – Bentley Priory

Through a locked gate, down a road past more locked gates, and here on the edges of London is a grand building which played a very secretive role during WW2.

open-house-london Open House Weekend Bookings Start on Thursday

The bookings pages apparently open tomorrow (Thur 18th Aug) for next month's annual Open House Weekend.

14483075050_a09581cf11_b Watch a huge panorama of London go up in flames on the Thames

A series of events in the city to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London will culminate in a 120 metre long panorama of the ancient city being set alight while floating on the Thames.

barbican-library-zine-02 From Punk to Modern Day – the Zine Movement

The Barbican library has put on a display of "zines", those self-printed pamphlet style magazines that marked a certain sub-culture which still needed to promote and communicate.

20160731_121125 A triumvirate of Bushey

Three lovely places to visit should you fancy a visit to the small town of Bushey

stanmore-country-park-08 The hidden delights of Stanmore Country Park

It's difficult to imagine, but one of the best views of London, and a wonderful park to walk through are but a few minutes from the Jubilee line.

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