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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.


Tickets Alert: Tours of Lambeth Palace Library

This is a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes at Lambeth Palace Library, along with the Great Hall, and parts of the Palace building itself.


Queen Caroline’s Bath in Greenwich

Rather too well hidden behind a dense hedge can be found the remains of a Georgian bath that was used by the estranged wife of King George IV, Queen Caroline.


Open-air display of Victorian photos from 1840s London

London's newest pocket park has a display of some of it's oldest photos at the moment.


Ranger’s House – the art collection you’ve probably never seen

At the top end of Greenwich Park, away from the tourists is a grand house, called a lodge, and inside is one of the UK's finest collections of art. And until last week, not the easiest or most obvious one to see.