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London Lego Store - London Underground Carriage. Photo Credit: ©Ursula Petula Barzey.

World’s Largest Lego Store Opens in London

The world’s largest Lego store opened on 17th November in Leicester Square. The London flagship has been two years in development and features a life-size tube carriage made out of 637,903 Lego bricks. In total the creations on display are made from 1.7 million bricks and together weigh five tonnes.

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Dippy the Diplodocus at Natural History Museum. Photo Credit: © Natural History Museum.

Natural History Museum Diplodocus Going On Tour

Dorset County Museum will be the first place to host Dippy the Diplodocus when it temporarily moves out of its […]

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Ava Gardner Blue Plaque. Photo Credit: ©English Heritage.

Ava Gardner Honoured With Blue Plaque On Her London Home

Ava Gardner has been honoured with a Blue Plaque on her London home at 34 Ennismore Gardens, where she lived […]

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Charterhouse Museum. Photo Credit: ©Isobel Durrant

The Charterhouse Museum & Cafe Opens in January 2017

A new museum designed by Eric Parry will give an overview of the history of Charterhouse in London which since […]

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City of London - Thames River. Photo Credit: ©Nigel Rundstrom.

Top 10 Facts About The City Of London

London covers 600 square miles and has a population of 8.6 million, but only its oldest part, just one square […]

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Churchill War Room - The Map Room.

10 Reasons To Visit Winston Churchill’s Cabinet War Rooms

The Cabinet War Rooms are the actual wartime headquarters of Winston Churchill, combined with a large museum devoted to his life. Housed in the basement of the magnificent Treasury building, the War Rooms are the actual conference and communication rooms used by Churchill and his Chiefs of Staff during World War II. In 2005, an extensive museum was added documenting the long and eventful life of Sir Winston Churchill.

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Sheep drive over London Bridge. Photo Credit: ©David Jagger.

Sheep Drive Over London Bridge

Granted Freedom of the City of London in 1993, I have often been asked whether I had ever exercised my […]

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Robert Owen Blue Plaque. Photo Credit: © Dafydd Wyn Phillips.

New Blue Plaque for Robert Owen – the Father of the Co-operative Movement

On 5 September a Marchmont Association commemorative plaque was unveiled at 4 Burton Place, Bloomsbury, in the 1830s the former […]

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Man Ray 1860-1970, Glass Tears (Les Larmes) 1932. Photo Credit: Collection Elton John © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016.

The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection Exhibition at Tate Modern

The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see one of […]

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Royal Academy of Arts - The Intrigue, 1890: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans exhibition. Photo Credit: Hugo Maertensl © DACS 2016.

Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans Exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts

The theatrical, the satirical and the macabre come together in arresting fashion in the art of James Ensor exhibition at […]

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Oxford University. Photo Credit: ©Gianfranco De Bei/Pixabay.

10 Facts About Top Ranked Oxford University

Oxford University is a favourite on a day trip from London often on the way to Stratford-upon-Avon or Blenheim Palace, […]

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London Rock N Roll - Abbey Road. Photo Credit: ©Nigel Rundstrom.

Top 10 Facts About The Beatles In London

The Beatles are the best-selling band in history and – with 17 No1s – hold the record for the group […]

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