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New museum opening in central London

Hidden from common sight behind high stone walls on the edge of the City of London lies the Charterhouse, a private historical site which has rarely been open to the public.


Fundraising for Frank Pick Memorial

Picadilly Circus tube station is shortly to get a memorial to the man who probably more than most can be said to have defined London as a city today.


Largest ever Crossrail archeology exhibition to open

The largest display of archeology from the Crossrail project is set to go on display in Docklands it has been announced today.


90th anniversary of the Northern Line extension

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the longest tunnel under London opening to the public -- following the completion of tube tunnels running down to Morden.


Great Plague of London found in Crossrail skeletons

Scientific analysis of skeletons excavated as part of the Crossrail programme has identified the DNA of the bacteria responsible for the 1665 Great Plague.


17th century medical cures to mark the Great Fire of London

Foot of a cat, fat from a pig, an old onion, some fresh eggs, hen's droppings and horse dung - not a Scottish play potion, but the poultices offered to treat the burns of the Great Fire of London.


Tickets Alert: Visit a Victorian Gaol

It's outside London, but close enough, and there is a chance to go inside a Victorian era jail, and come out again.


A new museum for London – the Heath Robinson Museum opens soon

London is to get a new museum in October, as the Heath Robinson Museum in Pinner, North-West London has confirmed its opening date.


From Tudor Mansion to City Farm – Crossrail’s Stepney Revelation

A surprisingly rich and cosmopolitan past has been revealed in East London's Stepney as part of the archeology associated with the Crossrail project.


Find the Lost Palace of Whitehall

If you wander around the streets of Whitehall at the moment, you might bump into a few rather odd looking objects.