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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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The General, The Scientist & The Banker

In 1859 Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species, but an equally important discovery was made in France, when a flint axe was found buried amongst the bones of now extinct animals.

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The Tweed Run Returns to London

Now it its fifth year, the Tweed Run is a mass cycle ride through central London in a more genteel manner than the lycra-clad speeders who usually ply the streets of our city.

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The Opulent Interior of St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge

Next to the exceptionally posh Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge sits an exceptionally posh church, and despite passing by for years, I have never passed by when it is open – until now.

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