If you want to give something this Christmas that your recipient can use all year round, rather than socks and fragrances... give them a membership pack for a museum they like to visit.
If you were to walk up the spiral staircase to St Paul Cathedral's famous whispering gallery, you might notice locked doors leading to hidden places, and behind one of them lurks a marvel.
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.
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.
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.
There's a basement behind a gated entrance in plain sight but hidden from view in central London which conceals a surprisingly large museum.
Part of a busy pedestrian route near Waterloo station is about to be partially sealed off -- for a PR stunt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The bookings pages apparently open tomorrow (Thur 18th Aug) for next month's annual Open House Weekend.
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.
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.
Three lovely places to visit should you fancy a visit to the small town of Bushey