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See A Spitfire And Typhoon In Guildhall Yard, Right Now

See A Spitfire And Typhoon In Guildhall Yard, Right Now

Chocks away! | By M@
Hot Diggety Dog! The Kennel Club In Piccadilly Has A Whole Dog Library

Hot Diggety Dog! The Kennel Club In Piccadilly Has A Whole Dog Library

Guess you can teach an old dog new tricks. | By Robert Greene
Get Yourself A Free Beer, And See If You Can Solve The Brewing Mystery...

Get Yourself A Free Beer, And See If You Can Solve The Brewing Mystery...

Who would say no to a free beer? | By Harry Rosehill
Tracey Emin Lights Up St Pancras With Her Giant Words

Tracey Emin Lights Up St Pancras With Her Giant Words

Look up as you exit your train. | By Tabish Khan
Which Exhibitions Should You See Right Now?

Which Exhibitions Should You See Right Now?

We round up the best and worst of London's art scene. | By Tabish Khan
Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 9-15 April 2018

Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 9-15 April 2018

London on the cheap: free coding lessons and a fireside natter with Karlie Kloss. | By Maire Rose Connor
What Can You Nab For A Fiver In One Of London's Best Charity Shop Neighbourhoods?

What Can You Nab For A Fiver In One Of London's Best Charity Shop Neighbourhoods?

Off to Highgate we go. | By Harry Rosehill
Get Lost In The Multi-Level Labyrinth That Is The Barbican Estate

Get Lost In The Multi-Level Labyrinth That Is The Barbican Estate

Follow the golden line... | By M@
The Biggest Exhibitions And Art Events To Look Forward To In April 2018

The Biggest Exhibitions And Art Events To Look Forward To In April 2018

Your April, sorted. | By Tabish Khan
Top 10 Things To Do In And Around Euston Station

Top 10 Things To Do In And Around Euston Station

Waiting for your train needn't be dull. | By M@
Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 2-8 April 2018

Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 2-8 April 2018

How to have a fabulously cheap week in London. | By Kyra Hanson
Behind The Tourist Trap: 10 Secrets Of Tower Bridge

Behind The Tourist Trap: 10 Secrets Of Tower Bridge

Prepare to be riveted... | By Londonist Staff
Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 26 March-1 April 2018

Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 26 March-1 April 2018

Easter on a budget. | By Kyra Hanson
Are These London's Most Instagrammable Houses?

Are These London's Most Instagrammable Houses?

The vibrant streets of Primrose Hill. | By Londonist Staff
Behind England's Largest Listed Building: The Alexandra And Ainsworth Estate

Behind England's Largest Listed Building: The Alexandra And Ainsworth Estate

A brutalist masterpiece. | By Harry Rosehill
Dull And Duller: A Double Header Of Dreary Art From Tacita Dean

Dull And Duller: A Double Header Of Dreary Art From Tacita Dean

Failing to deliver on masses of hype. | By Tabish Khan ★☆☆☆☆
These Are The London Exhibitions We're Talking About Right Now

These Are The London Exhibitions We're Talking About Right Now

We rank them from best to worst. | By Tabish Khan
Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 19-25 March 2018

Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 19-25 March 2018

Last week it was burgers, this week it's FREE vegan wraps. | By Kyra Hanson
Never Been To Hampstead Heath? This Is What You're Missing Out On

Never Been To Hampstead Heath? This Is What You're Missing Out On

Make some memories. | By Londonist Staff
10 Unusual Things To Do At St Pancras Station

10 Unusual Things To Do At St Pancras Station

Besides waiting for a train, that is. | By Will Noble
What To Do In The Science Museum With Pre-School Kids

What To Do In The Science Museum With Pre-School Kids

Parents: you may get wet. | By M@
Where In London Can You Find A Medieval Barn With Moat And Museum?

Where In London Can You Find A Medieval Barn With Moat And Museum?

Vintage tube goodies, too. | By Londonist Staff
Bet You Didn't Know Crossrail Is Bringing All This With It When It Arrives

Bet You Didn't Know Crossrail Is Bringing All This With It When It Arrives

We're still not calling it the Elizabeth Line. | By Tabish Khan
Will You Help Save London's Remarkable Cinema Museum?

Will You Help Save London's Remarkable Cinema Museum?

The cherished site is under threat. | By Robert Greene
Visit The Hospital Where The 'Elephant Man' Lived And Died

Visit The Hospital Where The 'Elephant Man' Lived And Died

Discover more about the life of Joseph Merrick. | By Londonist Staff
Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 12-18 March 2018

Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 12-18 March 2018

A double whammy of FREE burgers (sorry vegans). | By Kyra Hanson
The Singing Grave In Islington You're Actually Invited To Dance On

The Singing Grave In Islington You're Actually Invited To Dance On

Most fitting for a clown. | By Londonist Staff
Meet Bob, An Artificial Intelligence Life Form At Serpentine Gallery

Meet Bob, An Artificial Intelligence Life Form At Serpentine Gallery

Judgement Day is around the corner. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★★
There's A Surprising Amount Of Street Art Hidden Around Willesden Green

There's A Surprising Amount Of Street Art Hidden Around Willesden Green

Ghost signs, murals, mosaics... | By Lydia Manch
Artificial Insemination And An Underwater Ballet: Science Meets Art At Wellcome Collection

Artificial Insemination And An Underwater Ballet: Science Meets Art At Wellcome Collection

Crystal dick and HIV. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Why You Should Visit The RAF Museum

Why You Should Visit The RAF Museum

10 good reasons... | By M@
The Best Exhibitions To See To Mark International Women's Day

The Best Exhibitions To See To Mark International Women's Day

Celebrating feminism and women artists. | By Tabish Khan
Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 5-11 March 2018

Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 5-11 March 2018

Wonderful free events celebrating women. | By Kyra Hanson
Ever Wondered What This Line In Guildhall Yard's Pavement Is For?

Ever Wondered What This Line In Guildhall Yard's Pavement Is For?

The secret lies 6 metres below ground. | By Londonist Staff
Brexit And An Alien Sex Club: March's Must See Exhibitions

Brexit And An Alien Sex Club: March's Must See Exhibitions

Your art month sorted. | By Tabish Khan
This Old, Derelict Cinema Has Found A New Lease Of Life In Chiswick

This Old, Derelict Cinema Has Found A New Lease Of Life In Chiswick

Come and have a peek inside... | By Londonist Staff
The 8 Best Sledging Hills In London

The 8 Best Sledging Hills In London

Weeeeee!! | By Stuart Black
Have You Seen The Canary Wharf Roundabout With Over 75 Traffic Lights?

Have You Seen The Canary Wharf Roundabout With Over 75 Traffic Lights?

Beautiful yet... confusing. | By M@
Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 26 February-4 March 2018

Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 26 February-4 March 2018

Trippy art and pretty daffodils. | By Kyra Hanson
Did You Know This Is Tucked Away Beneath Waterloo Station?

Did You Know This Is Tucked Away Beneath Waterloo Station?

You might even see the artists at work. | By Harry Rosehill
This Is Why You Should Absolutely Put Spitalfields City Farm On Your To-Do List

This Is Why You Should Absolutely Put Spitalfields City Farm On Your To-Do List

You might even get a feline guide. | By Londonist Staff
Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 19-25 February 2018

Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 19-25 February 2018

Brew the perfect cuppa in no time after attending a tea market. | By Kyra Hanson
Swings And Animal Explosions: London's Best Exhibitions To See Right Now

Swings And Animal Explosions: London's Best Exhibitions To See Right Now

The great and good of London's art scene. | By Tabish Khan
This Is Why You Should Definitely Visit Museum Of London Docklands

This Is Why You Should Definitely Visit Museum Of London Docklands

Oh, and it's completely free. | By Jordan Waite
10 Things To Do At Liverpool Street Station

10 Things To Do At Liverpool Street Station

Time to kill? Here are some ideas. | By Will Noble
Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 12-18 February 2018

Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 12-18 February 2018

A jam-packed week that'll cost you next to nothing. | By Kyra Hanson
The Fatberg Is Loose At The Museum Of London

The Fatberg Is Loose At The Museum Of London

Grim or beautiful? | By Harry Rosehill ★★★★☆
Have You Spotted This Replica Of Sir Francis Drake's Ship?

Have You Spotted This Replica Of Sir Francis Drake's Ship?

Right next to Borough Market. | By Jordan Waite
Looking For The Best View Of St Paul's Cathedral? Try This Roof Terrace

Looking For The Best View Of St Paul's Cathedral? Try This Roof Terrace

Bonus points: it's free! | By Jordan Waite
The Little Oasis Of Calm In The Shadows Of Canary Wharf

The Little Oasis Of Calm In The Shadows Of Canary Wharf

And breathe... | By Jordan Waite
A Secret Bit Of London's Roman Wall You Can Actually Walk Through

A Secret Bit Of London's Roman Wall You Can Actually Walk Through

Roman tiles below, medieval stone above. | By Will Noble
Why We Love Roundwood Park: The Willesden Treasure Favoured By Locals

Why We Love Roundwood Park: The Willesden Treasure Favoured By Locals

First opened in 1895. | By Lydia Manch
The 12 Biggest Exhibitions To See In February

The 12 Biggest Exhibitions To See In February

We've filtered the art month for you, you're welcome. | By Tabish Khan
Discover This Secret Garden In A Bombed Out Church

Discover This Secret Garden In A Bombed Out Church

We'll show you the way. | By M@
Jazz It Up With This Fantastic Free Exhibition On British Jazz

Jazz It Up With This Fantastic Free Exhibition On British Jazz

Free, informative, and set to a jaunty soundtrack. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 29 January-4 February 2018

Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 29 January-4 February 2018

In need of a good night's kip? Check out the sleep suite. | By Kyra Hanson
How And Where To See The Pelicans Of St James's Park

How And Where To See The Pelicans Of St James's Park

Say hello to Louis, Vaclav and Gargi. | By M@
London's Best Exhibitions To See Right Now

London's Best Exhibitions To See Right Now

We sift through them all and present the finest. | By Tabish Khan
Stumble Upon A New Side Of London With TfL's Free Winter Wanders

Stumble Upon A New Side Of London With TfL's Free Winter Wanders

Engage your legs and brain. | By Harry Rosehill
Free Things To Do With Kids In Bloomsbury

Free Things To Do With Kids In Bloomsbury

Hidden gardens and vintage toy shops. | By Londonist
Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 22-28 January 2018

Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 22-28 January 2018

New cheap nights in store for comedy and electro music fans. | By Kyra Hanson
How To See Tate Modern In Your Lunch Hour

How To See Tate Modern In Your Lunch Hour

A quick tour of the best bits. | By Tabish Khan
Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 15-21 January 2018

Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 15-21 January 2018

Not one, but two free winter light festivals this week. | By Kyra Hanson
9 London Museums You Probably Didn't Know About

9 London Museums You Probably Didn't Know About

Clowns, tennis and teeth. | By Laura Reynolds
Inside The Little-Known Building Where The Government Stashes Its Art

Inside The Little-Known Building Where The Government Stashes Its Art

You can take a free tour of the Government's art. | By Tabish Khan
Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 8-14 January 2018

Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 8-14 January 2018

Find out when the annual blessing of the River Thames happens. | By Kyra Hanson
Why Is This Apple Store On Regent Street Adorned With An Intricate Mosaic?

Why Is This Apple Store On Regent Street Adorned With An Intricate Mosaic?

It pays to look up. | By Londonist Staff
Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 1-7 January 2018

Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 1-7 January 2018

Find out what day hoards of trouserless Londoners invade the tube. | By Kyra Hanson
11 Must-See Exhibitions Coming To London In 2018

11 Must-See Exhibitions Coming To London In 2018

Galleries re-open, museums expand and blockbuster exhibitions. | By Tabish Khan
An Asian Sensation Of A Gallery At The British Museum

An Asian Sensation Of A Gallery At The British Museum

A fine addition to one of our greatest museums. | By Tabish Khan
What Were The Best Exhibitions Of 2017?

What Were The Best Exhibitions Of 2017?

Did your favourite make the list? | By Tabish Khan
How To Get Cheap Cinema Tickets In London

How To Get Cheap Cinema Tickets In London

Every day of the week. | By Londonist Staff
Where Can You Find London's Tamest Peacocks?

Where Can You Find London's Tamest Peacocks?

Makes a change from the pigeon. | By M@
Got Young Kids? This Free Museum Space Is Your New Best Friend

Got Young Kids? This Free Museum Space Is Your New Best Friend

National Maritime Museum knows its ropes. | By M@
Here Is Why You Should Definitely Pay Mudchute Farm A Visit

Here Is Why You Should Definitely Pay Mudchute Farm A Visit

Animals and skyscrapers. What more could you want? | By M@
Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 18-24 December 2017

Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 18-24 December 2017

Carols, comedy and more carols. | By Kyra Hanson
Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 11-17 December 2017

Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 11-17 December 2017

Hold on to your Santa hats, a SNOW SLIDE has just arrived in London. | By Kyra Hanson
A Giant Catapult And The Thames Estuary: Our Latest Roundup Of Exhibitions

A Giant Catapult And The Thames Estuary: Our Latest Roundup Of Exhibitions

What to see and what to avoid. | By Tabish Khan
Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 4-10 December 2017

Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 4-10 December 2017

Events for thrifty spenders, super savers and the plain skint. | By Kyra Hanson
F*ck You And F*ck Those F*cking F*ckers: It's All Beards And Swearing In Bermondsey

F*ck You And F*ck Those F*cking F*ckers: It's All Beards And Swearing In Bermondsey

F*cking underwhelming. | By Tabish Khan ★★☆☆☆
Would You Be Willing To Nail Your Scrotum To The Pavement In Protest?

Would You Be Willing To Nail Your Scrotum To The Pavement In Protest?

Controversial and humorous protests. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 27 November-3 December 2017

Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 27 November-3 December 2017

Can you stay awake for this epic Game of Thrones film marathon? | By Kyra Hanson
A Roomful Of Serenity In Trafalgar Square

A Roomful Of Serenity In Trafalgar Square

Patriotism in a peaceful landscape. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
Superbugs And Rockets Side By Side At Science Museum

Superbugs And Rockets Side By Side At Science Museum

Should we be scared about antibiotic resistance? | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Where To Volunteer In London At Christmas 2017

Where To Volunteer In London At Christmas 2017

Make someone else's Christmas special. | By Harry Rosehill
Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 20-26 November 2017

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

Make your mark on this toilet-turned-trendy cafe for free coffee. | By Kyra Hanson
Lovely Landscapes Beautify Waterloo Station

Lovely Landscapes Beautify Waterloo Station

Big Ben and The Shard in the same photograph. | By Tabish Khan
Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 13-19 November 2017

Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 13-19 November 2017

Christmas light switch ons and festive fairs. | By Kyra Hanson
Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 6-12 November 2017

Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 6-12 November 2017

The first Christmas lights are switched on this week. | By Kyra Hanson
Superbugs And Fashion: The 11 Biggest Exhibitions To Catch This Month

Superbugs And Fashion: The 11 Biggest Exhibitions To Catch This Month

Let us pick the best exhibitions for you to see. | By Tabish Khan