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Gold rhino. From Mapungubwe, capital of the first kingdom in southern Africa, c. AD 1220 - 1290. Photo Credit: Department of Arts ©University of Pretoria via British Museum.

South Africa – The Art of a Nation Exhibition at British Museum

One of Africa’s greatest treasures, the 800-year-old golden rhinoceros of Mapungubwe, is to leave the continent for the first time […]

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Great Fire 350 - London 1666 - Watch It Burn. Photo Credit: ©Ursula Petula Barzey.

350th Anniversary Events for the Great Fire of London

On 2 September 2016, it will be exactly 350 years since the catastrophic Great Fire of London started in Thomas […]

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Design for a greetings card, Beatrix Potter, 1890. Photo Credit: © Victoria & Albert Museum with kind permission of Frederick Warne & Co.

Beatrix Potter’s London Display at Victoria & Albert Museum

Marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), the Victoria & Albert Museum will showcase a display […]

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British Museum - Great Court.

The British Museum Announces Most Successful Year Ever

2015/16 was the British Museum’s most successful year ever with nearly 6.9 million visitors (6,853,540) and a digital audience in […]

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Victoria & Albert Museum: Cole with Giant Camera. Photo Credit: ©Tim Walker, 2004.

The Camera Exposed Exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum

People are taking more photographs today than ever before, but as they increasingly rely on smartphones, the traditional camera is […]

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Notting Hill Carnival. Photo Credit: © Flickr/Kathmandu.

Notting Hill Carnival 2016: 28 – 29 August

The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest street festival in Europe and originated in 1964 as a way for Afro-Caribbean […]

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Somerset House - Film4 Summer Screen

Film4 Summer Screen At Somerset House: 4 – 17 August

The open-air film festival returns with a mixed programme of UK premieres, old favourites and Cannes award-winning films, including comedies, […]

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National Portrait Gallery - Girl In A Liberty Dress, 2016. Photo Credit: © Clara Drummond.

National Portrait Gallery – BP Portrait Award 2016

Selected from 2,557 entries by artists from 80 countries around the world, the BP Portrait Award 2016 represents the very […]

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Tate Modern's Switch House. Photo Credit: © Iwan Baan via Tate Modern.

Record Visitor Figures for New Tate Modern Switch House

The new Tate Modern opened to the public on Friday 17 June 2016 with a record number of people (143,000) […]

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Tourist hanging out in Trafalgar Square with the National Gallery in the backdrop. Photo Credit: ©London & Partners.

London Is The Perfect Summer Destination

Summer is always a spectacular time of year to visit London and the rest of the United Kingdom. This year […]

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Aerial shot of Tower bridge and Tower of London. Photo Credit: ©London & Partners.

Top 10 Facts about the Tower of London

The Tower of London located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London is a top 10 London tourist attraction. Visitors are mainly drawn to the Tower of London to see the spectacular display of The Crown Jewels, part of the Royal Collection and still regularly used by Her Majesty The Queen.

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Embankment Summer Market. Photo Credit: ©Bob Marsden.

4 Reasons to Attend London’s Embankment Summer Market

Successfully launched in 2015, the Embankment Summer Market, part of the Northbank Summer Festival programme of events makes a return […]

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