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The shattered bodies of war at the Science Museum

An exhibition at the Science Museum looks at what happens when diplomacy fails, and war shatters people, in body and mind.


Have you seen the dog memorials in the V&A?

Two small easy to overlook plaques can be found in the V&A's central garden, both memorials to much loved canines.


Climbing to the top of Windsor Castle’s Round Tower

For just a few weeks of each year, it's possible to climb to the top of the ancient Round Tower inside Windsor Castle, with views that reach right across London.


Visit the ruins of London’s Lesnes Abbey

Sitting not far from central London can be found the ruins of a large Abbey, which if it were almost anywhere else would be a major tourist attraction.


Take a tour of Coventry’s medieval architecture

It may seem oxymoronic to associate the words Coventry and Heritage in the same headline, but behind the headlines of post-war concrete there's quite a lot of the old stuff left.


Tudor Palace remains found in Greenwich

The team working on restoring the ceiling of Greenwich's painted hall, have found something in the basement -- remains of Greenwich's Tudor palace.


Photos from the abandoned Highgate station

Barely noticed by the people who use it, sitting directly above Highgate tube station is an entire abandoned railway station, now slowly being reclaimed by nature.


See a flying whale in London

A few weeks ago, the public got to see a giant flying whale arrive in the Natural History Museum.


The ghoulish history of London’s “Corporation of Corpse Stealers”

An angry Londoner once wrote "The sudden resurrection of the Dead in Southwark is become the general Subject of Conversation, and has render’d Death far more frightful and Terrible,"


Stephenson’s Rocket is to return to the North

The Science Museum has announced that it is to send Stephenson’s Rocket to the Great Exhibition of the North 2018.


Roman revels to celebrate opening of the Mithraeum Museum

To celebrate the opening of the new Mithraeum Museum in the City of London, a range of Roman themed events is taking place throughout the late summer months.


London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications – Walk 4

Continuing the walk around modern London following the route of the lost fortifications erected during the English Civil War.


London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications – Walk 3

Continuing the walk around modern London following the route of the lost fortifications erected during the English Civil War.


London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications – Walk 2

Continuing the walk around modern London following the route of the lost fortifications erected during the English Civil War.


The day a plane landed in the middle of Canary Wharf

On this day in 1982, a plane landed in the heart of Canary Wharf, right where the Heron Quays DLR station now stands.


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