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Museums by appointment: The London Roman Wall and Bastion

In a basement underneath Merrill Lynch's London office can be found an exceptionally well preserved section of Roman Wall, and a Medieval Bastion, and they're both free to visit.


Immortalized forever – a temporary exhibition

There's a temporary exhibition in an old industrial space that looks at how mankind seeks to create an eternal memory to the dead.


The block of flats named after a war hero

If you pass a rather nondescript block of flats in Richmond, you might be surprised to see a poppy wreath hanging on the wall.


The Blowing Stone

A strange and curious stone standing inside a fenced off area next to a small row of cottages in the countryside - this is the Blowing Stone.


Shoreditch’s Shakespearean theatre to be opened to the public

The remains of a Shakespearean theatre discovered under the streets of Shoreditch will be go on public display next year, as part of a new museum opening on the site.


Crossrail’s history of London – made from paper

Short and simple, this is a delightful way to show off the history of London, using paper origami.


Exhibition: At Last! Votes for Women

In this 100th anniversary of the right to vote for women in elections, there's a number of exhibitions, and a small one can be found in the LSE Library just off Holborn.


Fantastic Feats: The Building of London

Next year, the City of London is planning a range of events, based around notable anniversaries in the "building of London".


Tickets Alert: Three-day east London history festival

There's a three-day festival of history taking place in Whitechapel in October, and tickets are very cheap for the event.


The Science Museum has a room full of old washing machines and televisions

In the basement of the Science Museum is a gallery that's all too easy to miss, and yet is full of domestic wonders.