London News

Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace, the original People’s Palace, has launched a fundraising campaign to bring its stunning ‘secret’ Victorian Theatre back to life.

St Paul's Cathedral. Credit: VisitBritain

London’s Burning marks the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London with free spectacular art events at sites across the City, Southbank and Bankside from 30 August to 4 September 2016. The contemporary art and ideas festival explores the momentous event and addresses its contemporary resonance.

Guildhall Art Gallery, last evening

A new exhibition at London’s Guildhall Art Gallery, Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy, is offering a fascinating into the first communications laid across the Atlantic Ocean, the 150th anniversary of which is being marked this year.

Westminster Abbey, London,

No one knows London better than award-winning Blue Badge tourist guide Mark King and he's just made his home city even more fun to explore with his new book The Blue Badge Guide’s London Quiz Book.

Winston Churchill

An updated exhibition at Churchill's War Rooms offers an insight into the life of Britain's greatest statesmen... Undercover: Life in Churchill's Bunker has reopened at Churchill...

Tate Modern is set to become 60 per cent bigger when it unveils its new extension on Friday 17 June, which is likely to be the most important cultural building opened in Britain for almost 20 years.

The Queen

London becomes the focus of celebrations of the Queen’s 90th with the Queen’s Birthday Parade, or Trooping the Colour, on Horse Guards Parade on...

new dawn, parliament

A new light sculpture celebrating the fight for women’s votes is to be unveiled at the medieval Westminster Hall in the Houses of Parliament, London, today – 150 years to the day the campaign began.

The London Library

To mark its 175th anniversary this year, the London Library is celebrating its impact on the literary and cultural fabric of Britain with the Words in the Square festival, from 6 to 8 May in St James’s Square.

Turner, self-portrait, artist

JMW Turner’s Self-Portrait (c.1799) will be the new face to feature on the Bank of England’s £20 banknote, it was announced today.