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70 days to Imber

Fancy taking a trip in a heritage London bus through the middle of a military firing range? In 70 days time, you can -- so keep Saturday 20th August free in your diary.


Vintage Royal Mail horse-drawn coach in London

Next Saturday, there will be a replica horse-drawn mail coach running between Southwark's George Inn to Guildhall Yard in the centre of the City.


The tiny London museum of ink bottles

Some of the most fascinating small museums are the ones devoted to something so mundane that you barely even give a second thought to it, and such a museum can be found in North London.


Extraordinary photos of WW1 battle fields

A series of almost too beautiful photos that show the long aftermath of war have gone on display in the Guildhall Yard in the City of London.


Living in the Barbican Estate

As part of a series of exhibitions about the construction of the Barbican housing estate, the latest takes a look at how the empty concrete shells were turned in homes to live in.


Hot air balloons to drift over London on Sunday

There is a chance, just a chance, that a huge flotilla of hot air balloons will drift over London early on Sunday morning.


One of the last Royal Mail ships is visiting London

Next week will be a very rare chance to see one of the two remaining ocean going Royal Mail Ships on a visit to London.


Photos of London’s 70s and 80s subculture

A display of images that capture London's eclectic social scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s has gone on show at the Museum of London.


There will be a tube train on Regent Street

A couple of years ago Regent Street was filled with vintage London buses, and this coming July, it will happen again, and with a 1927 tube train carriage thrown into the mix.


Feeding London: our Forgotten Market Gardens

An exhibition at the Guildhall Library is currently highlighting a moderately short-lived period of London's history, the history of commercial market gardening.


A day in the countryside and a private steam train

Most boys want a model railway, but if you are a very rich boy with a large garden, then why not build a real steam railway of your own. The invite a few thousand people and assorted steam vehicles to churn up your back lawn?


A visit to Reigate – Part 2

If you were to find yourself in Reigate visiting some caves, what else is there to do in the area?


Photos from the tunnels under Reigate

Nearly 1000 years ago, a Norman baron dug a tunnel under his castle to improve his security, and for the next 800 years, the local residents did much the same thing under their back gardens, for their prosperity.


Ticket Alert: Croydon Heritage Festival – Trams and Concrete

No sniggering back there, yes Croydon does have heritage, quite a lot of it in fact, and some of the hidden bits will be shown off next month.


The lost library of the Tudor Magician Dr John Dee

One of Tudor England's most extraordinary and enigmatic figures is the topic of this exhibition at the Royal College of Physicians.