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Natural History Museum: Colour & Vision - Through The Eyes Of Nature exhibition. Photo Credit: ©The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London.

Colour & Vision – Through The Eyes Of Nature Exhibition at Natural History Museum

Warning, disguise, attraction or distraction – colour can be the difference between life and death. Discover how the intertwined history […]

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Statues of 6 American Presidents in London

Students and fans of American politics will be pleasantly surprised to find that dotted across London are seven statues of six American presidents. These can be discovered on a guided tour of London with a knowledgable Blue Badge Tourist Guide but I have highlighted below.

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London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. Photo Credit: ©Paul Keene.

London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 2016

If you are looking for a unique cultural experience while visiting London this June, then consider attending the 21st London […]

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

Tate Modern’s Switch House Opens 17 June 2016

The extension to the Tate Modern museum in London, the Switch House opens on 17 June 2016. And if you […]

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Georgia O’Keeffe 1887-1986, Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 1932. Photo Credit: ©2016 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/DACS, London.

Georgia O’Keeffe Exhibition at Tate Modern

A new exhibition featuring the works of Georgia O’Keeffe will be held at the Tate Modern museum in London. Georgia O’Keeffe is […]

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Saatchi Gallery - Rolling Stones Exhibitionism - Tongue & Lip Design Logo Sculpture. Photo Credit: ©Ursula Petula Barzey.

Rolling Stones Exhibitionism Exhibition at Saatchi Gallery

Taking over the entire two floors of the Saatchi Gallery in London with 9 thematic galleries, Exhibitionism is the first […]

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Crossrail Tunnel Boring Machine Jessica breaks through into Stepney Green cavern February 2014. Photo Credit: ©Robby Whitfield/Crossrail Ltd.

Engineering The World Exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London has launched a new exhibition Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy […]

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2016 Chelsea Flower Show: Simon Gudgeon Sculpture - Tree Spirit. Photo Credit: ©Ursula Petula Barzey.

14 Garden Sculptures from 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The 30 gardens at the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show are the main attraction.They draw you in with their grand design, fantastic colours and most are magical and inspiring.  In total, there are 17 show gardens, six artisan gardens, and seven fresh gardens which showcase the best of garden design and landscape.

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Pectoral in gold, lapis lazuli and glass paste, found in Tanis in the royal tomb of the Pharaoh Sheshonk II (~ 890 BC), Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Photo Credit: ©Christoph Gerig via Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation.

Sunken Cities – Eqypt’s Lost Worlds Exhibition at British Museum

Submerged under the sea for over a thousand years, two lost cities of ancient Egypt were recently rediscovered. Their story is told for the first time in what is expected to be a blockbuster exhibition at the British Museum – Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip on Whitehall, on their way to the Houses of Parliament. Photo Credit: ©Crown Copyright.

Processional Route for 2016 State Opening of Parliament

Each year, Queen Elizabeth II takes part in the State Opening of Parliament. The event “marks the formal start of the parliamentary year and the Queen’s Speech sets out the British government’s agenda for the coming session, outlining proposed policies and legislation.

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Windsor Castle - The medieval Undercroft. Photo Credit: Royal Collection Trust/ © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016.

New Projects at Windsor Castle & Palace of Holyroodhouse

Royal Collection Trust is investing £37 million at Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse to deliver major improvements for visitors. A series of projects, collectively known as Future Programme, will transform the way visitors are welcomed, interpret the buildings in new ways, create dedicated new Learning Centres, and open up new spaces to the public.

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Byzantine-style mosaic showing the Virgin as Advocate for the Human Race. Kept at Museo Diocesano di Palermo, originally from Palermo Cathedral, c.1130-1180AD. Photo Credit: ©Museo Diocesano di Palermo.

Sicily Culture & Conquest Exhibition at British Museum

The Sicily Culture & Conquest exhibition is currently on display at the British Museum. Sicily has been shaped by waves of conquest and settlement by different peoples over 4,000 years. Since the 8th century BC, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and Normans all settled or invaded the island, lured by its fertile lands and strategic location.

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