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When theatre tickets were made from old beer boxes

The historic archive of the world’s oldest surviving grand Victorian music hall, Wilton's Music Hall in East London is to be conserved and made available by the Victoria and Albert Museum.


Hidden vaults next to London Bridge revealed

A series of hitherto hidden vaults under a building next to London Bridge are being opened up as a new exhibition and display space.


Some interesting tiling and a secret basement

Deep under the shops and offices of Regent Street lay a rich man's secret - a secure vault that until recently was acting as a confidential safe deposit facility.


Exhibition looks at the use of Uncommon Currency in London

Money is changing - the rise of cryptocurrencies, quantitative easing, and people scouring around for old pound coins, so an exhibition has opened that looks at the nature of alternative currencies.


A glass case, a dead dog, and Slough train station

On a London bound platform at Slough station can be found a rather old glass case, and inside, a very dead dog. Stuffed.


See rare Brunel drawings of the Thames Tunnel

A set of drawings made nearly 200 years ago for the Thames Tunnel at Rotherhithe can been put up for sale by the descendants of the Brunels who designed the tunnel.


150th anniversary of St Pancras Station

This month marks the 149th anniversary of the opening of St Pancras Station, and it also marks the start of a year of celebrations to mark its 150th birthday.


The parish marker of a Rotherhithe church – in Stratford

If you wander along that broad avenue of Tesco Value Dubai that is post-Olympics Stratford High Street, you might spy a relic from the deep past.


Geffrye Museum to close in January

As part of a long standing, and at times, controversial, expansion plan, the Geffrye Museum will be closing its doors in a few months for nearly 2 years of rebuilding work.


Attend the ancient Ceremony of the Keys in the Tower of London

Every night, long after the tourists have been kicked out an ancient ceremony is performed in private inside the Tower of London - the Ceremony of the Keys.


Exhibition shows off the unbuilt plans for the V&A Museum

That cathedral to art and design is itself a product of the same, and has put on an exhibition about how it came to be what it is.


A hidden industrial marvel at Canary Wharf

If you live near Canary Wharf you might regularly pass a rather modest brick building, but hidden within is a industrial delight to see.


Of College Chapels and Steam Trains

Deep within the heart of King's College on the Strand can be found a most marvelous chapel and a dinky steam train.


A curious door that goes nowhere

Wandering around as I am wont to do, I stumbled upon an old door in a wall.


See one of the City of London’s oldest democratic documents

Underneath the Guildhall in a corner that's easy to overlook is a small heritage gallery with a regularly changing display. Three glass cases, and currently three different displays.


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