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Your most-read IanVists of 2017

Baring some weirdness that throws the stats out later today, here are the Top-10 rundown of what you read in 2017, on this website at least. Not arf!


Hot air balloons to fly over Central London

A flotilla of hot air balloons are to fly over Central London, as part of the now-annual Lord Mayor of London's balloon regatta


London Museums open over Christmas

With many people taking an extended break over Christmas, it helps to know which museums are going to be open so that you can have some ideas of where to visit. Below is a list of the museums that I


Cats playing in front of Christmas trees

People love photos of cats playing in front of Christmas trees, so here's my own take on that popular genre.


Smithfield’s famous Christmas Eve auction is back

The annual tradition is back, with lots of money waving, turkeys flying and meat parading in an excitingly good natured morning of protein rich delights.


Prepare to be disgusted as the Whitechapel fatberg goes on display

If you've ever wanted to see a congealed mass of babies nappies, cooking fat and domestic waste, next year is your chance, as chunk of the notorious fatberg that clogged up the sewers under Whitechapel is to go on display at the Museum of London.


Free offers at 400 heritage attractions in December

A large number of venues that have been supported by grants from the National Lottery over the years since it was set up are to open their doors for free for a week in December.


Give the gift of a London Museum membership this Christmas

If you want to give something this Christmas that your recipient can use all year round, rather than socks and fragrances… give them the membership of a museum they love to visit.


Emergency exercise to take place outside MI5 Headquarters

There are to be two exercises carried out by the emergency services over the next few weeks - on the river outside MI5's head office.


Endangered crafts in the UK – cricket balls and riddles

A report into the UK craft industry has published a list of hand-crafts that are in danger of disappearing, and surprisingly, cricket ball making is now deemed to be extinct in the UK.


Balloon Regatta lifts off from London City Airport

At 7am this morning, twenty-seven hot air balloons lifted off from London City Airport as part of the 2017 RICOH Lord Mayor's Hot Air Balloon Regatta.


Hot air balloons to fly over East London on Sunday

There may, weather permitting, be a chance to see up to 35 hot air balloons drifting gracefully across the London skyline on Sunday morning.


It’s the Imberbus next Saturday

The annual parade of vintage buses through a military firing range to an abandoned village takes place next Saturday.


New entrance planned for Highbury and Islington station

Highbury and Islington station could soon be better a new additional entrance, if plans to redevelop a long empty site owned by TfL go ahead.


Legible London Signs orienteering game on Saturday

If you see people pointing their phones at the Legible London signs dotted around London this weekend, they're playing a game.