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Sir Thomas Gresham: Tudor, Trader, Shipper, Spy

A man who can serve four Tudor monarchs without losing his head, while becoming fantastically rich at the same time is bound to be an enigmatic figure.

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London’s Pocket Parks: St Vedast Alias Foster, EC2

Hidden behind a blue door lies one of London’s most charming little pocket parks.

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Red Arrows to fly over London for Pride

Look to the skies this Saturday (6th July) at the Red Arrows will fly over central London.

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You wont see most of this new science exhibition

An exhibition about the 95% of the universe that can’t be seen is a challenging topic for any gallery to take on.

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Horniman Museum shows off expansion plans

Nearly 20 years ago, the Horniman Museum in South London expanded, and now they need to do so again.

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Inside The Londoner, a new hotel for Leicester Square

A building site next to Leicester Square will soon become a cinema and hotel — and recently there was a chance to look around while it’s still concrete and steel.

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A cast iron Victorian men’s urinal

On a small side street can be found one of London’s few remaining cast iron pissoirs — or mens urinals.

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Bank tube station upgrade project reaches half-way mark

A massive project to upgrade Bank tube station has reached a landmark stage, with over half of the construction work now complete.

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A chance to go inside the derelict Smithfield Meat Market

Although Smithfields is still a functioning meat market, about half of the Victorian buildings are derelict and this weekend is a chance to go inside.

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London Overground moves closer to building a West London extension

A long running campaign to open up a freight railway in West London for passenger use has received a boost from a supportive TfL report into the line.

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Tickets Alert: The Clangers on IMAX, introduced by Sir Michael Palin

The Science Museum is celebrating the anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission with a special screening of The Clangers – in its huge IMAX cinema.

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London’s Pocket Parks: Khadija’s Garden, N1

When out for a walk, I often take photos of things then research them when I get home. Here is a pocket park that I was to learn comes with a tragic ending.

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Tickets Alert: A light, smoke and sound display at Crossness

The Victorian sewage pumping station at Crossness is to get a very modern art installation next month — for just three days.

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London’s Alleys: Chichester Rents, WC2

This rather dramatic and modern looking alley is a modern redevelopment of an alley that can trace it’s heritage back to the original developments along Chancery Lane.

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Tickets Alert: Chihuly Nights at Kew Gardens

This August, Kew Gardens will be holding a series of late-night openings, with the glass works of Dale Chihuly lit up for the evening.

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