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Big upgrade for City of London’s Wi-Fi and mobile coverage

Proposals to expand free Wi-Fi and improve mobile coverage across the Square Mile have been given the green light.


The myth of Medieval Small Beer

There is a story repeated so often that it has become a truth -- that medieval folk drank weak beer to avoid the perils of drinking water -- but it's a myth.


London gets a new museum – of police history

A new museum has opened in the City of London that tells the long often curious history of their own private police force.


Walking the route of Roman London’s Wall

In 1984, the Museum of London installed twenty-one ceramic plaques around the City of London marking the line of the Roman wall, but in 2016, how many of them remain?


From deep under the ocean come stone benches for London

A set of ancient stone benches in the City of London is close to marking its 4th anniversary as both ornament and utility of the city streets, and roughly 140 million years since the stone was formed.


Revamp for London’s largest independent charity

A 21st birthday present for one of London's largest charities, which is itself a curious legacy of a 732 year old trust associated with old London Bridge.


Watch a huge panorama of London go up in flames on the Thames

A series of events in the city to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London will culminate in a 120 metre long panorama of the ancient city being set alight while floating on the Thames.


City of London relaunching archive of old photos

A collection of over one quarter of a million images of London, dating from 1450 to the present day, will feature on a revamped free-to-access website hosted by the London Metropolitan Archives.


Sheep to be taken across London Bridge

The Worshipful Company of Woolmen will be organising a Sheep Drive across London Bridge later this year.


Extraordinary photos of WW1 battle fields

A series of almost too beautiful photos that show the long aftermath of war have gone on display in the Guildhall Yard in the City of London.


Hot air balloons to drift over London on Sunday

There is a chance, just a chance, that a huge flotilla of hot air balloons will drift over London early on Sunday morning.


Flotilla of hot air balloons to drift over London

If you wake up early on a particular Sunday morning, you will see the dragon crest of the Lord Mayor of London lead a huge flotilla of hot air balloons over the city.


A fountain of glass

Just over 50 years ago, one of the City of London's first displays of contemporary art went on public display -- as a glass fountain.


Behind the scenes at the City of London

Whenever the City of London puts on its pomp and ceremony, off stage, frantic preparations are taking place, and now some of those preparations have been revealed.


Glass and tapestry from the Worshipful Company of Glaziers

If you have a collection of glass cases to put objects in, then it makes sense if those objects are occasionally supplied by glass workers. As part of its rolling programme of displays related to the City of London’s ancient


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