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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


Westminster Abbey’s medieval Triforium opening to the public

A vast hidden space, more than 50 feet above the Abbey's floor is set to open to the public later this year.


Is it time to restore Collop Monday as an English tradition?

There is rarely any need to have an excuse to eat bacon, but the Monday before Pancake Day offers a good reason to munch on the porcine morsels - for it is Collop Monday.


1868 – the year that your socks could kill you

It's October 1868, and an article appears in a number of newspapers warning of the dangers of "Poisoned Hosiery".


Shakespeare’s Shoreditch theatre found to have extra large stage

A Shakespearean theatre stage large enough to stage fight scenes is being uncovered in Shoreditch.


Pots with Attitude – Georgian satire at the British Museum

Satire, that great British tradition of puncturing the pomposity of the great and good is the topic of a new ceramics and print display at the British Museum.


75th anniversary of the Catford school bomb

At lunchtime today, it will be 75 years to the moment when a German bomb was dropped on a South London school, killing 38 children and 6 adults.


How steam trains drove Victorians to acts of madness

The newly invented steam train, traveling so fast and far were blamed for triggering dark desires in men, driving them to insane acts of violence.


Spring-Heeled Jack – the Terror of London

It's January 1838, and London is in the midst of a terror, of a man with claws and clammy skin who leaps at people and attacks in the dark.


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