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Giant model of a 1960s tower block

A small exhibition has opened, with a gigantic model of a 1960s era tower block.


Embroidered Tales and Woven Dreams

A feast of colour and decoration awaits at an exhibition of traditional embroidered textiles from the lands of the Indus, Afghanistan, the Near East and Central Asia


The Rise of the Robots at the Science Museum

A display of mechanical marvels opens at the Science Museum and leaves the viewer with mixed emotions about the blurring boundary between man and machine.


See a compendium of craftsmanship in central London

Behind a closed door in an anonymous house on a posh garden square lies a prodigious display of modern craftsmanship.


Take a tour inside a drained canal lock

Over this weekend, there's a chance to go down to the bottom of one of London's canal locks, while it is being drained for maintenance works.


Return to the View from the Shard

Just over four years ago, a bright morning had me up at the top of the Shard for a look. Time to go back for another look.


Ticket Alert: Behind the scenes tours of building sites

The semi-annual Open Doors event is back, offering a peek behind the hoardings that cover up building sites.


Gun Salutes in London during 2017

Big guns go bang bang several times each year in London, at the Tower of London and in the Royal Parks.


There will be fun at the British Library with Victorian Entertainments

Roll up, roll up, be amazed and astonished, magic to astound, entertainments to delight, all the fun of the Victorian music hall and stage.


The early American film star who made it good in London

There's a space at the BFI which hosts small exhibitions to actors past, and at the moment, it's devoted to one of the movie world's earliest African-American stars, who was almost as well known for his socialist views.


400 years of Christmas traditions on display

The Geffrye Museum has, as is now traditional for them, decorated its collection of historic rooms as if they are set for Christmas.


Magically Marvelous Mechanical Maths

As the world miniaturises and computerises, the Science Museum has opened a new gallery that delights in the massive mechanics of mathematics.


Just like that – V&A acquires Tommy Cooper’s Fez

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) recently acquired one of Tommy Cooper's famous fezzes, and it has just gone on display.


Landscape photos on display at Waterloo station

A display of the winners of the annual Landscape Photographer of the Year competition have gone on display, in Waterloo railway station.


Catching the Tower Bridge free ferry

It was supposed to happen last weekend, but didn't. It was supposed to happen yesterday, but didn't. It is supposed to happen next weekend, but wont.


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