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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.


Exhibition looks at how WW1 supported independence activists

A modest, but historically fascinating view of an often unseen aspect of WW1 has gone on display in the sumptuous Maughan Library.


The Ladybird Life of Charles Dickens: an illustrated adventure

Charles Dickens was a famous author who lived in a house in London for a while. The house is now a museum. Have you been?


London gets a new museum – of police history

A new museum has opened in the City of London that tells the long often curious history of their own private police force.


An astonishing display of an obsessive collection of film facts

Never has a database ever looked so beautiful. If the IMDB website were ever to be printed out on old computer punch cards, this is what it would look like.