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Lunch like a Lord

Now that Parliament has closed down ahead of the General Election, there is an opportunity for us mere mortals to take lunch in the Peers’ Dining Room in the House of Lords.

The largest exhibition about the Magna Carta ever staged

The first thing you'll learn when visiting the British Library's new Magna Carta exhibition is that the image of a bearded medieval person in armour that dominates the adverts you have seen, is not of King John.

Military flypast over London on Friday

Look to the skies! This Friday lunchtime (13th March), there will be a military flypast over the centre of London.

Rare chance to photograph inside St Paul’s Cathedral

Although most churches permit photography, many cathedrals ban it -- including St Paul's, but that is about to change, for one evening only.

250 miniature lifeboats to sail down the Thames

On the eve of the Oxford-Cambridge boat race, some 250 miniature lifeboats will also sail along the final mile of the route.

Date announced for annual Imber Bus Rally

Fancy taking a trip in a heritage London bus through the middle of a military firing range?

Go forensic at the Wellcome Collection

Forensics, the mysterious solver of difficult to solve crimes that is the mainstay of many a crime novel and daytime TV series, is also now the topic of a new exhibition at the recently refurbished Wellcome Collection.

Free tours of Crossrail building sites announced

There will be a chance to go behind the scenes at a number of Crossrail building sites during the 6th-7th March, as part of the construction industry's Open Doors event.

Photography exhibition at Waterloo Station

A dog stands still in the wet sand watching as a man stops to adjust his coat against the wind. Lush undergrowth in the forest lit by the early morning sun. Quiet calm fields in the foggy morning.

Astonishing exhibition of Persian Maps in London

An exhibition that will have map geeks drooling has opened in central London, with an astonishing collection of antique maps of Persia.