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  • Space not Spikes
    Artists create safe spaces for London's homeless
    When they were first introduced the metal spikes being used in London to deter homeless people caused a lot of controversy. Now, more than a year later, a group of artists is doing something about it, fighting the system and helping their fellow...
  • Buckingham Palace gives visitors A Royal Welcome this summer
    Buckingham Palace gives visitors A Royal Welcome this summer
    Every year, Her Majesty The Queen opens Buckingham Palace to visitors in the summer. This year the theme is A Royal Welcome.From July 25 to September 27 visitors can get a taste of what guests of The Queen are given during a visit. For the first...
  • Thames River
    New cruise port on the Thames moves closer to reality
    A plan to build a cruise terminal and dock on London's Thames River, in Greenwich, is finally nearing reality several years after it was initially proposed. The new London City Cruise Port recently received the go-ahead from the Greenwich...
  • An artist's psyche and his art
    When art history gets an artist wrong
    It’s best to forget what you know about Renaissance painting when it comes to this Renaissance painter.Jacopo Pontormo veered so far from the classical canon of balance and harmony that it’s as if he took one look at what his...
  • Amy
    'Amy' movie review
    “I don’t think I’m going to be at all famous,” she says in 2002. “I couldn’t handle it. I think I’d go mad.” Those poignant words ring true in ‘Amy,’ an absorbing biopic of the rise-and...
  • Two men discover a dead woman in the street during the Great London Plague.
    The Great London Plague (1665)
    The Black Death struck Europe with amazing ferocity in 1347. After the initial pandemic, periodic outbreaks occurred for the next four centuries. The last major epidemic to strike England occured in 1665. Although not as virulent as the 14th...
  • The insular world of art
    Goodby Fine Art
    Why have the educated among us stopped caring about fine arts – known historically as painting and sculpture?The question comes from Michael Lind writing for the online culture magazine the SmartSet. He points out that the cultured used to...
  • Rolling-Stones-Exhibitionism
    Rolling Stones 'Exhibitionism' art exhibit set to open in London in April 2016
    The Rolling Stones have announced that they will have an art/memorabilia exhibit titled Exhibitionism at Saatchi Gallery in London, as of April 6, 2016. The exhibit is scheduled to close sometime in September 2016, but it might be extended due to...
  • The Rolling Stones perform live  at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field - Jason Merritt - Getty
    Rolling Stones dust off rare and unseen memorabilia for new London exhibit
    Rolling Stones fans will have an opportunity to peruse the band's storied 50+ year history in a exhibition titled "Exhibitionism." The first-ever major exhibition by the legendary British rockers opens April 6, 2016 and will run...
  • Cartonnage of a priestess, Tayesmutengebtiu, also called Tamut.
    The British Museum’s Eight Mummies
    If there is one exhibition you should not miss when visiting London this July, it has to be the British Museum’s Ancient Lives, New Discoveries.This fantastic exhibition of nothing less than eight mummies has been running for over a year now...
  • CNN mistakes 'sex toy' flag at gay pride march for Islamic State flag
    CNN mistakes 'sex toy' flag at gay pride march for Islamic State flag
    Memo to CNN International reporter Lucy Pawle: It may be time to bone up on your flags, get your eyes checked, or both.Pawle was reporting from London on Saturday, where a gay pride parade in progress, when she noticed what she relayed back...
  • Shoe display from museum exhibit
    Shoes: Pleasure & Pain museum exhibit opens with exclusive footwear collection
    London’s famed Victoria & Albert Museum kicked off summer this week with a brand new fashion exhibit. "Shoes: Pleasure and Pain" is a must see for history buffs and fashionistas alike. This limited time exhibit is sponsored, in...
  • "Abbey Road"
    Musical based on Beatles' 'Abbey Road' recording sessions coming next year
    “The Sessions at Abbey Road,” a new stage musical based on the recording sessions for the Beatles' “Abbey Road” album, will open April 1, 2016 at London's Royal Albert Hall, according to a June 17 story on Broadway...
  • My London adventure - Day 5 - Breakfast at Bird, Air New Zealand flight to LAX
    My London adventure - Day 5 - Breakfast at Bird, Air New Zealand flight to LAX
    This article is the fifth in a series documenting my recent adventure to London. I planned the entire experience on visitlondon.com, which I found to be the ultimate, official resource for everything travelers need to know about visiting this...
  • My London adventure - Day 4 - The Wallace Collection + Scoff and Banter dinner
    My London adventure - Day 4 - The Wallace Collection + Scoff and Banter dinner
    This is the fourth in a series of articles documenting my recent adventure in London. I planned everything on visitlondon.com, the ultimate resource for everything about this fascinating city.Day four started wonderfully as I woke up in my amazing...
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