Highlights

Museums at Night: Artist Rachel Howard at Newport Street Gallery
Posted in: Events & Festivals, Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery will be opening late for Museums at Night May 16-19.  Galleries and museums all over the UK will be extending their opening hours for talks, workshops and special events. Rachel Howard conducts a tour of her Repetition is Truth exhibition at the Newport Street Gallery and enlightens about how her large-scale […]

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Features

Theresa May: A ‘May’ 2018 Round Up
Posted in: Features, People

LEADING City of London finance and law spokesperson Barney Reynolds recently called for Theresa May to rethink her Brexit strategy, fearful of the impact it will have on one of the world’s largest financial centres. May 2018 has brought to a head a number of contentious political issues that have called the PM to account […]

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Reviews

History

  • London’s Five Oldest Shops
    Posted in: Features

    In the here today gone tomorrow world of Brexit Britain where an increasing number of shops are closing because of economic uncertainty, it’s warming to stumble across London shops that have survived for centuries and continue to thrive. Here are five of the oldest. 1567 The Old Curiosity Shop, 13-14 Portsmouth St, Holborn. Even beyond […]

  • A Brief History of London’s Museums
    Posted in: Features, Galleries & Museums

    British Museum The British Museum was founded in 1753 and opened to the public on 15 January 1759, becoming the world’s first national public museum. It was made up of a substantial collection bequeathed to the nation by physician and naturalist Sir Hans Sloane, so this baronet was in many ways the de facto founder of […]

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    August 3rd: The First Traffic Lights in London
    Posted in: Highlights, Places

    The first electric traffic lights to be introduced in Britain were erected in London on this date August 3rd in 1926 whilst August 5th is the centenary of the first such lights anywhere in the world. We take for granted these safety signallers and their red, green and amber  commands but with our capital city now […]

  • The National Maritime Museum
    Posted in: Places

    Britain’s history as a global naval power during the era of empire is preserved in splendid grandeur in Greenwich’s National Maritime Museum and ideally located within walking distance of the harboured Cutty Sark so you can make a day of it. It’s surprising to learn that at its height the British empire covered a quarter […]

  • Greek Legacy to the Rescue?
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights

    Greece’s geopolitical significance as a corridor between East and West is evident today as refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and much of the Muslim world use it as a passage to Europe but during the reign of its most celebrated ruler Alexander The Great (356 BC – 323 BC) this strategic position allowed him to […]

  • Nightwatchers at the Tower of London
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Highlights

    Stuck for something to do on Halloween night? Well if you’re seeking theatre with a difference, where the lines between performer and audience may be a bit ambiguous, digital theatre company ANAGRAM presents Nightwatchers an immersive theatre event you won’t be forgetting in a hurry. Based in the genuinely creepy prison environment of the Tower […]