Discover the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery.
I know it’s a Bank Holiday weekend this weekend, but the programme for this year’s Open House London has just … More
Discover a piece of industrial history in the heart of Southwark.
It’s a bit of a mission to get to this jaunt, but if you’re seriously geeky about fabulous Victorian engineering you won’t let that bother you.
If you’ve ever been to an event or festival in the UK, you will doubtless have seen members of the … More
A haven of elegance and style behind the chaos of Oxford Street.
No-one in their right mind would enter the Natural History Museum in the daytime, let alone the Science Museum, either during term time or – horrors – in the school holidays! But at night it’s a whole different story…
Take a walk along the canal to King’s Cross, then visit the London Canal Museum.
You’ll need a strong stomach and good legs for this one – climb a church tower and learn how Victorian operations were conducted.
Another of London’s tiny, quirky museums, created by someone with a love of – if not an obsession for – a particular kind of item.
If you were a rich young man in the 18th or 19th centuries, you would have had the opportunity to … More
This is one of the oddest things to do in London, and I understand it’s even better over Christmas.
Visit Charlie Chaplin’s former home, and see cinema memorabilia dating from the 1890s – and maybe even watch a film.
Visit a Grade 1 listed, 16th century manor house in Tottenham.
Visit the home and chapel of the founder of Methodism.
Discover the art and architecture of a historic hospital.
There’s plenty of lifelong learning to be had in London, often for free.
A wonderfully quirky museum packed with art and architectural quirks, and with the best picture room you’ll find anywhere.