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The ancient Stationers’ Hall opens up for public tours

Long hidden behind other buildings, Stationers' Hall is one of the largest and most opulent of City livery halls, and they've just started holding regular public tours.


270 years ago today – the forgotten fire of London

It's 1am on 25th March 1748 and a small fire has started in a wig maker in the City of London. By lunchtime nearly 100 homes and two entire blocks in the heart of the city would lay in ruins.


Admire the arts & crafts workshops behind Liverpool Street station

On a street surrounded by modern glass and steel office blocks, can be found this slightly ramshackle but quite delightful row of workshops and flats.


Wimbledon’s tennis museum to be redeveloped

Planning permission has been given for the tennis museum at the Wimbledon tennis club to be revamped.


London’s Museum of Funeral History

A funeral home in Farringdon has recently opened a most unusual museum, of the history of funerals. Not just British, but how humanity entire seeks to commemorate the death of loved ones and noble ones.


Public access to the medieval ruins of St Alphege church

The ruined church was a victim of post-war planning, to build wide roads and move pedestrians away from the streets, but in doing do, the new roads and highwalks isolated the ruined church from public access.


Exhibition marks 150 years of St Pancras (International) Station

This coming October will mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of St Pancras station, and its modern incarnation is holding a mini-exhibition to mark the anniversary.


Ghostly WW1 figures unveiled at St. Pancras station

Three life-size transparent ghosts of first world war soldiers have been unveiled at St Pancras, as part of the national There But Not There campaign.


Tickets Alert: Women’s Suffrage exhibition inside Parliament

Featuring a range of interactive features, the exhibition will cover the campaign for votes for women and the representation of women in the House of Commons and the House of Lords.


If London Were Like New York

A Peek At The Metropolis After The American Invasion