• Tickets Alert: The Oxford & Cambridge Goat Race

    Rather than watching rowers in the distance on the Thames, watch two apty named goats race around the Spitalfields city farm for their own goaty fame and glory. The fun event will see a couple of pygmy goats, one for each University lock horns as they race around a prepared track within the farm. Tickets…

  • Demolition for nursery built on Spitalfields graveyard

    An exceptionally long running and expensive court case has concluded with the decision to demolish a recently built nursery next to a famous church. The East London landmark, Spitalfield’s Christ Church designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor built a nursery in its grounds back in 2012 after receiving £1.2 million from Tower Hamlets council towards its costs.…

  • An infinite loop of sunrise and sunset at the Barbican

    A huge 24 metre length of slowly moving photographic film is currently turning in an endless loop in the heart of the Barbican. It’s a large scale installation by the contemporary art group, Troika that transforms the Lightwell of the Barbican into a setting for an artificial infinite loop of sunset and sunrise, or as…

Things to do in London

Day in the life: The Household Cavalry

  • Come and meet serving soldiers and horses from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment in this day of tal
Tourist taking photo of a building
Windows of a building in Nuremberg, Germany

Disappointment in Love: Anti-Valentine’s Day Card-Making

  • Visual artist Xavier Hilts will lead a card making workshop inspired by the illustration from the book ‘Anatomy of Melancholy’.

London Sewing Machine Museum Open Day

  • Monthly open day at one of London’s more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine
Tourist taking photo of a building
Windows of a building in Nuremberg, Germany

Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel – Talk, Q and A and book signing

  • Ben and Andrew will be discussing their books, answering your questions and signing copies of their books; which will also be available to purchase at the event.

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Dawson’s Heights: Hilltop Community

​Previously unseen and rediscovered archival photography of Kate Macintosh’s Dawson’s Heights housing in south London shown at the RIBA.

Closes today

Prepare for the unknown – on the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of ‘Spanish Flu’, this display explores how a future epidemic might hit London.

 10am to 6pm


Closes tomorrow

Featuring over fifty works from across the world, some of which have never been on display before, Gainsborough’s Family Album charts his career from youth to maturity.

Gainsboroughs Family Album

 10am to 6pm


Closes tomorrow

See how Repton’s career unfolded in this special exhibition which brings together Red Books and watercolour paintings, many never publicly displayed before, to celebrate the bicentenary of his death.

Repton Revealed

 10:30am to 4pm


Closes tomorrow

The uncompromising sculpture that emerged in Britain after the Second World War

Figure Totem Beast: Sculpture in Britain in the 1950s

 10am to 6pm


Closing soon Mon, 4th Feb

A collection of US tabloid front covers, enlarged to two metres high, featuring a headline that relates to Donald Trump’s business dealings, political aspirations or personal life.

 11am to 7pm


Closing soon Thu, 7th Feb

Disrupting the Futurecity explores the way in which international artists are positively disrupting our cities, shaping the way we inhabit and engage with public space.

Disrupting the Futurecity

 9:30am to 9pm


Closing soon Sun, 10th Feb

Discover the expressive sensitivity and immediacy of Lorenzo Lotto’s portraits in the first UK exhibition of its kind

 10am to 6pm

 Trafalgar Square

Closing soon Sun, 10th Feb

Come face-to-face with the illusion of a living Jeremy Bentham: philosopher, social reformer and inventor of the Panopticon.

Marcus Lyall: Portrait of Jeremy Bentham

 9am to 7pm


Closing soon Mon, 11th Feb

A landmark exhibition on the history, art, literature and culture of Anglo-Saxon England.

Walking tours of London today

£12.00 Public Toilets Walking Tour

This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.

 3:30pm to 5:30pm