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70th Anniversary of the Bethnal Green Disaster

At around half past eight tonight, it will be 70 years since the single largest loss of British civilian life during World War 2 – the Bethnal Green Disaster.

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A visit to the Wallace Collection

In the late 18th century, the 4th Duke of Manchester built a very grand house in London, on a location near Baker Street that chosen because there was good duck shooting nearby.

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Photos from inside the Woolwich Crossrail Station

A short walk from the mainline and DLR stations in Woolwich, a vast concrete box has been constructed underground — as the future Crossrail station for the area — and on the completion of the box, a short open-day was held to show off the cavernous structure to the public.

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Fancy a look around 10 Downing Street’s back garden?

As part of the annual Open Garden’s Weekend that takes place later this year, one rather special garden will be open to the public – the one behind 10 Downing Street.

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Have your photo taken with Jeremy Bentham

Short notice, but persons of a morbid or academic bent might want to pop over to UCL on Thursday afternoon – for there is a chance to have your photo taken with a dead man.

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The gothic masterpiece concealed in Marylebone

Squashed in between buildings on a site next to the posh shopping area of Marylebone sits a surprisingly large and very gothic inspired church.

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The Connaught Tunnel – then and now

In about 4-6 weeks time, one of the more interesting parts of the Crossrail project will make a significant move forward as part of the Royal Docks is drained to reveal the top of a Victorian railway tunnel for the first time in nearly 80 years.

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There is a conference taking place

How do I know there is a conference taking place? Because I see a surge in press releases from a range of organisations all making announcements about the same area of research or products all at the same time.

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The Huguenot Legacy at the Bank of England

It is the legacy of these better positioned sorts that can be most surprisingly found in that most British of institutions – the Bank of England. In fact, the first Governor of the Bank of England, Sir John Houblon, and several of its Directors, were of Huguenot origin.

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Visit the Doctor Who museum and fan shop in London, UK

If you are a Doctor Who fan, then there is a good museum devoted to the science fiction show to visit in East London.

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