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War! What is it Good for? Exhibitions! That’s What!

Such is the theme of a display at the Museum of Childhood that asks in that hang-wringing angst way that this particular museum is particularly skilled at -- should children play at war?


Quirky Posters depicting London’s Mysteries

A rather fun exhibition has opened inside London's Transport Museum where artists have taken curiosities of London as their theme for a possible future poster design


Charles Darwin’s head to be eaten by a colony of ants

A series of sculptures created using robotics, live insects and crochet are being put on display in a new exhibition based around Charles Darwin's face.


Art in Peckham’s old Holdrons Department Store

There used to be an outpost of Selfridges in Peckham, back in the days when Peckham was seen as a destination shopping street.


Chance to go inside a disused tube station

Of the closed tube stations that litter the London Underground, two top the list of stations that people want to visit.


Date for this year’s Imberbus Event announced

As you may recall, last year I spent a delightful day riding in a collection of London heritage buses to visit an abandoned village in the middle of the Salisbury military training grounds.


Chance to help clean a rusting WW2 German bomber

Anyone with an interest in military history, or probably history in general will be aware that last year the RAF Museum recovered the only known intact Dornier Do 17 bomber that had managed to crash land upside down just off the coast of Kent.


A chance to abseil down the Broadgate Tower

Another of those "raise money and do something scary" events -- a chance to abseil down the outside of a tall tower block on the edge of the City of London.


Date announced for a rare tour of a WW2 Bunker

Deep under a housing estate in North London lies one of WW2's greatest secrets, the reserve Cabinet War Rooms that lay hidden and waiting just in case the (now) more famous Westminster bunkers were attacked.


Grab some free tickets to the Ig Nobel show

One of the highlights of the annual science entertainment calendar is making a return in March, with an evening comprising of an oddly eclectic mix of science, bad poetry, and a small girl walking up to people and saying “Please Stop, I’m Bored”.


Watch the Red Arrows from the top of The Shard

There is one day of the year where you can be absolutely certain of a major military flypast over London followed by the Red Arrows -- on The Queen's official birthday in June.


At Smithfield Meat Market’s annual Christmas Eve auction

Another year and another franticly good natured auction on the pavement -- and spilling onto the road -- outside the historic Smithfield's Meat Market, but also sadly the last time it will take place here.


Watch the Space Station Fly Over London on Xmas Eve

What a lovely way to start Christmas as we can -- weather permitting -- watch the International Space Station flying right over London on Christmas Eve.


Things to do outside London during January

My regular look ahead to events happening next month that would probably be in my events guide, if only they weren't happening outside the psychological barrier of the M25 motorway.


There’s an upside down building on Blackfriars Road

A tired old building with a tree growing out of it destined to be torn town and replaced with another anonymous glass and steel tower has -- for a while -- become a work of art instead.


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