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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
Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 30 October-5 November 2017

Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 30 October-5 November 2017

A meditation retreat, a cheese festival and more. | By Kyra Hanson
Suicide Vests And A Chinese Supermarket: The Biggest Exhibitions On Right Now Reviewed

Suicide Vests And A Chinese Supermarket: The Biggest Exhibitions On Right Now Reviewed

What's hot or not. | By Tabish Khan
Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 23-29 October 2017

Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 23-29 October 2017

Museum lates and Halloween events. | By Kyra Hanson
Stylish Photography From The Streets Of Morocco In This Free Exhibition

Stylish Photography From The Streets Of Morocco In This Free Exhibition

Oozes style. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 16-22 October 2017

Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 16-22 October 2017

Find out where to bob, press and peel apples this week. | By Kyra Hanson
Visit The Aftermath Of An American Apocalypse In South London

Visit The Aftermath Of An American Apocalypse In South London

Broken flags and Scooby Doo. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
A Colourful Makeover For The Square Mile's Skyscrapers

A Colourful Makeover For The Square Mile's Skyscrapers

The Gherkin, Broadgate and the Cheesegrater all get psychedelic. | By Tabish Khan
Step Into An Italian Painting In This Immersive Exhibition In Mayfair

Step Into An Italian Painting In This Immersive Exhibition In Mayfair

Complete with artificial grass beneath our feet. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Get Lost In Colour At This Free Exhibition In Camden

Get Lost In Colour At This Free Exhibition In Camden

Perspective gets shaken up. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Be Dazzled By These Winter Light Festivals In London

Be Dazzled By These Winter Light Festivals In London

Not the Christmas lights. | By Laura Reynolds
What To Do For A Quid In London

What To Do For A Quid In London

One small coin can go a long way. | By Harry Rosehill
Saatchi Gallery's Iconoclasts Exhibition Misses The Mark

Saatchi Gallery's Iconoclasts Exhibition Misses The Mark

A mismatch of art. | By Tabish Khan ★★☆☆☆
Science Museum Shines A Light On India In Two Free Exhibitions

Science Museum Shines A Light On India In Two Free Exhibitions

A double exhibition of science and history. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Things Get Trippy In This Massive Free Exhibition

Things Get Trippy In This Massive Free Exhibition

Not one to visit on a full stomach. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
Swings And A Giant Mirror Ball - Tate Modern Has Never Been So Much Fun

Swings And A Giant Mirror Ball - Tate Modern Has Never Been So Much Fun

We had too much fun. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★★
Dramatic Spanish Painting Comes To The West End

Dramatic Spanish Painting Comes To The West End

Religion at the Wallace Collection. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 2-8 October 2017

Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 2-8 October 2017

Tunnels, talks and shopping events. | By Jordan Waite
East London Just Got A Little Creepier With These Mythical Monsters

East London Just Got A Little Creepier With These Mythical Monsters

Don't miss the tree covered in crows. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★★
Voyeurism At The Ballet: Degas At The National Gallery

Voyeurism At The Ballet: Degas At The National Gallery

The art of movement. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
A Free Festival Of Radical Fun Is Taking Over The Museum Of London

A Free Festival Of Radical Fun Is Taking Over The Museum Of London

12 hours of fun. | Sponsor
Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 25 September-1 October 2017

Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 25 September-1 October 2017

All for a fiver or less. | By Danny Lavelle
A Britpop Tour Of Camden

A Britpop Tour Of Camden

Created by a super fan. | By Londonist
Fashion And Photography Combine Absolutely Fabulously In A Old Courthouse

Fashion And Photography Combine Absolutely Fabulously In A Old Courthouse

Burberry pulls out all the stops. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Have You Spotted These Arty Bollards Outside London Bridge Station?

Have You Spotted These Arty Bollards Outside London Bridge Station?

Slow down commuters. | By Tabish Khan
Why Has This Old South London Library Been Filled With Hundreds Of Eggs?

Why Has This Old South London Library Been Filled With Hundreds Of Eggs?

A curate's egg of a show. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? Find Out In This Free Exhibition

Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? Find Out In This Free Exhibition

How did the Red Cross symbol come about? | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 11-17 September 2017

Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 11-17 September 2017

Totally Thames festival continues. | By Jordan Waite
Peek Inside This Swanky Mayfair Flat

Peek Inside This Swanky Mayfair Flat

A somewhat voyeuristic experience. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
One Of Our Favourite Free Exhibitions Is Back

One Of Our Favourite Free Exhibitions Is Back

Stunning photos of the year's biggest news stories. | By Tabish Khan
A Free Exhibition Of The Renaissance's Greatest Artists

A Free Exhibition Of The Renaissance's Greatest Artists

Leonardo, Michelangelo & Raphael in one room. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 4-10 September 2017

Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 4-10 September 2017

Guided walks, exhibitions and free comedy. | By Danny Lavelle
There's Now A Much Easier Way To Nab A Bargain At Selfridges

There's Now A Much Easier Way To Nab A Bargain At Selfridges

You'll feel bad walking out empty handed. | By Tabish Khan
Free Things To Do In The Evening In London

Free Things To Do In The Evening In London

Pass the time while waiting for a friend (or your train). | By Laura Reynolds
11 Exhibitions Not To Miss In September

11 Exhibitions Not To Miss In September

Plus festivals and art fairs. | By Tabish Khan
This London Skyline Looks Like Rubbish... Because It Is

This London Skyline Looks Like Rubbish... Because It Is

Why doesn't The Shard actually look like this? | By Will Noble
Here Are The Best (And Worst) Exhibitions On In London Right Now

Here Are The Best (And Worst) Exhibitions On In London Right Now

Eight shows to see, three to avoid. | By Tabish Khan
The Team Behind Rain Room Have A New Exhibition With Drones

The Team Behind Rain Room Have A New Exhibition With Drones

Flying right above our heads. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Remember When They Played Cricket In The Somerset House Courtyard?

Remember When They Played Cricket In The Somerset House Courtyard?

Welcome to The Learned Society of Extra Ordinary Objects. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Museum Of London Imagines What Future London Might Look Like

Museum Of London Imagines What Future London Might Look Like

An interesting insight, but it leaves us wanting more. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
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