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The past and future of Thames Bridges

An exhibition is taking a look at the past paintings and the future illuminations of the bridges across the Thames.


WW2 bomb map and a Lord Mayor’s response to the Armistice

One of the many maps of bomb damaged London has gone on show in the City of London's heritage gallery, alongside a declaration about the end of WW1.


The year football was banned in London

In 1314, Nicholas de Farndone, the Mayor of London, acting on behalf of King Edward II, banned the "striking of great footballs" in the City of London.


Death and Mortality at the Guildhall Art Gallery

There's an exhibition open at the moment about death and mortality. It opened a couple of months ago, and I've been struggling to think of something to say about it.


Extraordinary WW1 exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery

A curiously powerful and moving collection of art created by school children, but inspired by memories of WW1, with a Flanders trench like pathway to navigate.


See the oldest document in the City of London archives

The oldest document in the City of London, dating back to the time of William the Conqueror is currently on display in the Guildhall.


Ticket Alert: Recite Shakespearean Quotations in the Guildhall

A stage will be set up in Guildhall Art Gallery's Basinghall Suite with a lectern and a free standing microphone to enable people to read, recite or perform their piece.


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.


400 years of London compared in two drawings

Two drawings of London's skyline have gone on display side-by-side, one made in 1616 showing the old London, and a recreation showing London from the same location today.


Bomb damage map on display

The newish, and smallish Heritage Gallery inside London's Guildhall has put out a display of WW1 and WW2 maps and photos.


Henry V’s ‘Crystal Sceptre’ on display for the first time

For nearly 600 years it has sat in a box in a vault, taken out just once a year for a ceremony and then put away, but finally, Henry V’s Crystal Sceptre has gone on public display.