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London's Newest Maze Is Extremely Instagrammable

London's Newest Maze Is Extremely Instagrammable

It includes a hall of mirrors too. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
See Great Art While Catching A Tan In Regent's Park

See Great Art While Catching A Tan In Regent's Park

It's a lot of fun this year. | By Tabish Khan
Free Things To Do With Kids In London

Free Things To Do With Kids In London

From playgrounds to farms. | By Londonist Staff
Whales, Mail Rail, And A Secret Society: July's Best Exhibitions

Whales, Mail Rail, And A Secret Society: July's Best Exhibitions

Plus an outdoor sculpture trail. | By Tabish Khan
One-Night Extravaganza Of Art Takes Over East London

One-Night Extravaganza Of Art Takes Over East London

Can you tell we're very excited? | By Tabish Khan
BP Portrait Award Is Back - But It's Much The Same

BP Portrait Award Is Back - But It's Much The Same

The whole exhibition needs shaking up. | By Tabish Khan ★★☆☆☆
A Spinning Artwork Hovers Over St Pancras

A Spinning Artwork Hovers Over St Pancras

... and it looks a bit like a fidget spinner. | By Tabish Khan
What's Our Relationship With Nature? Wellcome Collection Investigates

What's Our Relationship With Nature? Wellcome Collection Investigates

A moving and deeply personal exhibition. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Where To Watch Wimbledon 2017 On The Big Screen

Where To Watch Wimbledon 2017 On The Big Screen

No Centre Court ticket? No problem. | By Laura Reynolds
Weekend Walks: The Wandle From Morden To The Thames

Weekend Walks: The Wandle From Morden To The Thames

Past parks, mills and a farm. | By David Fathers
Grayson Perry Delivers The Full Package In This New Exhibition

Grayson Perry Delivers The Full Package In This New Exhibition

The liberal elite are welcome too. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Alexandra Palace Summer Festival Is Back

Alexandra Palace Summer Festival Is Back

Live music, street food and beer. | Sponsor
London's Stations Never Looked This Good

London's Stations Never Looked This Good

Can you guess the stations? | By Tabish Khan
The Biggest Exhibitions To See In London In June 2017

The Biggest Exhibitions To See In London In June 2017

Including one that smells great. | By Tabish Khan
Free Entry And A New Pavilion - Exciting Times At Dulwich Picture Gallery

Free Entry And A New Pavilion - Exciting Times At Dulwich Picture Gallery

One hell of a bicentennial bash. | By Tabish Khan
6 Of London's Most Relaxing Days Out

6 Of London's Most Relaxing Days Out

Calm down, dear. | By Zoe Craig
The First Ever London History Day Is This Month

The First Ever London History Day Is This Month

Marks moment Big Ben started keeping time. | By Harry Rosehill
Secrets Of Chelsea Bridge

Secrets Of Chelsea Bridge

Have you spotted the doves? | By Zoe Craig
A Cactus Filled Hothouse In Mayfair

A Cactus Filled Hothouse In Mayfair

Step into a world of real and fake plants. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
Get Your Face Scanned At The Science Museum

Get Your Face Scanned At The Science Museum

All for a good cause. | By Tabish Khan
A 20 Tonne Piece Of Art Bursts Forth In West London

A 20 Tonne Piece Of Art Bursts Forth In West London

Made from a lot of newspapers. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
A Fantastical Cabinet Of Curiosities

A Fantastical Cabinet Of Curiosities

We'd sure like to try some unicorn tears gin. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Where To Find Dinosaur Food Growing In London

Where To Find Dinosaur Food Growing In London

On the look-out for the ginkgo tree. | By Zoe Craig
London's Most Poignant Memorials

London's Most Poignant Memorials

How many have you spotted? | By Londonist Staff
The Wallace Collection Has Turned Into A Veritable Goldmine

The Wallace Collection Has Turned Into A Veritable Goldmine

All that glitters. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Futuristic City Unveiled At The Top Of The Gherkin

Futuristic City Unveiled At The Top Of The Gherkin

A colourful microcosm. | By Tabish Khan
A Dark, Robotic Last Supper At Science Museum

A Dark, Robotic Last Supper At Science Museum

Pseudo-biblical meal. | By Tabish Khan
This Is The Narrowest Street In London

This Is The Narrowest Street In London

It's a bit of a squeeze. | By Zoe Craig
Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 15-21 May 2017

Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 15-21 May 2017

Condom history, police horses, and political comedy. | By Laura Reynolds
Londoners Are Growing Food All Over The City

Londoners Are Growing Food All Over The City

Find out where. | By Kate Hodges
11 Interesting Facts About The Millennium Bridge

11 Interesting Facts About The Millennium Bridge

Yes, it used to wobble; but do you know why? | By Zoe Craig
A Charles Dickens Walk: The Farringdon Slums

A Charles Dickens Walk: The Farringdon Slums

Not always such a salubrious area. | By Londonist
Take A Magical Mystery Tour of London's Beatles Locations

Take A Magical Mystery Tour of London's Beatles Locations

Follow in the footsteps of the Fab Four. | By Zoe Craig
9 Exhibitions To See (And 2 To Avoid) In London This Month

9 Exhibitions To See (And 2 To Avoid) In London This Month

Our verdict on the biggest new shows. | By Tabish Khan
Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 8-14 May 2017

Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 8-14 May 2017

Music, festivals, exhibitions and more for less than £5. | By Laura Reynolds
Are You Getting Your Quota Of London 2For1s?

Are You Getting Your Quota Of London 2For1s?

You could be saving a small fortune. | By Will Noble
Everything You Need To Know About London's Peregrine Falcons

Everything You Need To Know About London's Peregrine Falcons

We host more than 30 pairs of these amazing birds | By Zoe Craig
Have You Been To London's New Museum Of Migration?

Have You Been To London's New Museum Of Migration?

An important part of London's history. | By Tabish Khan
9 Things You Might Not Have Done In Tate Modern

9 Things You Might Not Have Done In Tate Modern

Did you know about the chocolate? | By Zoe Craig
Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 1-7 May 2017

Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 1-7 May 2017

All £5 or less. | By Laura Reynolds
9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Lewisham

9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Lewisham

Including its international namesake. | By Zoe Craig
8 Secrets Of Tobacco Dock

8 Secrets Of Tobacco Dock

A chequered history. | By Zoe Craig
Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 24-30 April 2017

Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 24-30 April 2017

All £5 or less. | By Laura Reynolds
9 Things You Might Not Know About Hammersmith Bridge

9 Things You Might Not Know About Hammersmith Bridge

Plus some gorgeous archive footage. | By Zoe Craig
Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 17-23 April 2017

Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 17-23 April 2017

All £5 or less. | By Laura Reynolds
How Much Of The City Do You Recognise In These London Artworks?

How Much Of The City Do You Recognise In These London Artworks?

Look familiar? | By Tabish Khan
This Exhibition Is Full Of Optical Illusions In The Dark

This Exhibition Is Full Of Optical Illusions In The Dark

With a deeper underlying message about human behaviour. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 10-16 April 2017

Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 10-16 April 2017

All £5 or less. | By Laura Reynolds
10 Masterpieces Of London You Can See In London

10 Masterpieces Of London You Can See In London

Almost all of them free to view. | By Will Noble
The Biggest Exhibitions On Right Now: Reviewed

The Biggest Exhibitions On Right Now: Reviewed

Our regular eye on the London art scene. | By Tabish Khan
Saatchi Gallery Has A New Exhibition Filled With Selfies

Saatchi Gallery Has A New Exhibition Filled With Selfies

Extreme selfies. But are they fake or real? | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
This Exhibition Is Exploring 100 Years Of Black Sounds In Britain

This Exhibition Is Exploring 100 Years Of Black Sounds In Britain

The players, the promoters, the producers, the punters. | By Will Noble
Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 3-9 April 2017

Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 3-9 April 2017

Viking tales, a crap film, and Y2K all over again. | By Laura Reynolds
Skeletons, Sketches And Serial Killers: The Royal London Hospital Museum

Skeletons, Sketches And Serial Killers: The Royal London Hospital Museum

Not one for the squeamish. | By Laura Reynolds
10 Exhibitions To Look Forward To This Month

10 Exhibitions To Look Forward To This Month

Your one stop shop. | By Tabish Khan
Are Selfies Really Art?

Are Selfies Really Art?

Vacuous pouting or avant garde art? | By Tabish Khan
Cool Photos Of London's Street Performers

Cool Photos Of London's Street Performers

How many have you seen? | By Londonist Staff
Free And Cheap London Events: 27 March-2 April 2017

Free And Cheap London Events: 27 March-2 April 2017

Cheese festival. We repeat, cheese festival. | By Laura Reynolds
The East London Adventure Playground Teaching Inner City Kids How To Play

The East London Adventure Playground Teaching Inner City Kids How To Play

Anarchy: welcome. | By Zoe Craig
What The Fourth Plinth Art Says About London
Opinion

What The Fourth Plinth Art Says About London

A totem for the city. | By Tabish Khan
Things You Might Not Know About The Borough Of Wandsworth

Things You Might Not Know About The Borough Of Wandsworth

Do you know about its connection to the red planet? | By Zoe Craig
Video: Hoxton Street Monster Supplies And The Ministry Of Stories

Video: Hoxton Street Monster Supplies And The Ministry Of Stories

Inspirational. | By Zoe Craig
This Artist's Work Is Different To Other Paintings Of London's Sights

This Artist's Work Is Different To Other Paintings Of London's Sights

The city by day and by night. | By Tabish Khan
Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 20-26 March 2017

Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 20-26 March 2017

Anyone for free pizza? | By Laura Reynolds
13 Exhibitions On Right Now, Celebrating Women In Art

13 Exhibitions On Right Now, Celebrating Women In Art

An impressive range. | By Tabish Khan
Free And Cheap London Events: 13-19 March 2017

Free And Cheap London Events: 13-19 March 2017

It's party time (on a budget). | By Harry Rosehill
London's Cutest City Farms

London's Cutest City Farms

Wook at de widdle wabbits. | By Londonist Staff
Where To See The Berlin Wall In London

Where To See The Berlin Wall In London

It's a slice of history. | By Zoe Craig
Free And Cheap London Events: 6-12 March 2017

Free And Cheap London Events: 6-12 March 2017

Film screenings, exhibitions, and a grown up spelling bee. | By Harry Rosehill
Video: Gladiators in London

Video: Gladiators in London

Executions, animal hunts, and bloodlust. | By Zoe Craig
10 Exhibitions To Look Forward To This Month

10 Exhibitions To Look Forward To This Month

Have an arty March. | By Tabish Khan
Beautiful Examples Of Art Deco In London

Beautiful Examples Of Art Deco In London

Did we get your favourite? | By Londonist Staff
Have You Spotted The 450-Million-Year-Old Bench Outside Euston Station?

Have You Spotted The 450-Million-Year-Old Bench Outside Euston Station?

More than just a place to park your bum. | By Zoe Craig
Free And Cheap London Events: 27 February-5 March 2017

Free And Cheap London Events: 27 February-5 March 2017

Cuban photography, bugging Nazis and digging up fire. | By Harry Rosehill
London's Most Beautiful Bridges

London's Most Beautiful Bridges

Did we get your favourite? | By Londonist Staff
Everything You Need To Know About The St James's Park Pelicans

Everything You Need To Know About The St James's Park Pelicans

Including that rumour about one eating a pigeon. | By Zoe Craig
48 Hours In Clapham Photographed Night And Day

48 Hours In Clapham Photographed Night And Day

Spot the difference. | By Tabish Khan
Free And Cheap London Events: 20-26 February 2017

Free And Cheap London Events: 20-26 February 2017

You don't need pay day to have fun. | By Daan Deol
 Don't Miss These 11 Fantastic Exhibitions In London Right Now

Don't Miss These 11 Fantastic Exhibitions In London Right Now

Giant Teddies. Huge Fingers. Massive Lips. | By Tabish Khan
Watch Oscar-Nominated Film The Salesman For Free In Trafalgar Square

Watch Oscar-Nominated Film The Salesman For Free In Trafalgar Square

London shows Iranian film in defiance of Trump's 'Muslim ban'. | By Zoe Craig
Free And Cheap London Events: 13-19 February 2017

Free And Cheap London Events: 13-19 February 2017

All £5 or less. | By Daan Deol
6 Of The Best Romantic London Days Out

6 Of The Best Romantic London Days Out

London for lovers. | By Zoe Craig
See The Treasures Uncovered By Crossrail

See The Treasures Uncovered By Crossrail

Plague pits, chamber pots and pre-historic bones. | By James Drury ★★★★★
Where To Find Eduardo Paolozzi's Sculptures In London

Where To Find Eduardo Paolozzi's Sculptures In London

They're scattered across the city. | By Tabish Khan
Free And Cheap London Events: 6-12 February 2017

Free And Cheap London Events: 6-12 February 2017

Wallet-friendly fun in London. | By Daan Deol
This Man Is Sketching Every Central London Park

This Man Is Sketching Every Central London Park

No mean feat. | By Tabish Khan
10 Exhibitions To Look Forward To In February

10 Exhibitions To Look Forward To In February

Time to get planning. | By Tabish Khan
Free And Cheap London Events: 30 January-5 February 2017

Free And Cheap London Events: 30 January-5 February 2017

Rooftop stories, comedy and more. | By Daan Deol
What We Learned Running Every Single London Parkrun

What We Learned Running Every Single London Parkrun

We completed the challenge, so you don't have to. | By Geoff Marshall
Step Back In Time And Visit London's World-Famous Markets

Step Back In Time And Visit London's World-Famous Markets

A sneak peek into the past at Covent Garden, Billingsgate and Smithfield. | By Zoe Craig