British architect Richard Rogers is known for putting the guts of buildings on display. In fact, his work has even inspired the scatological style known as Bowellism. This summer, Rogers' exoskeletal style is being writ large in London, where he's building a wedge-shaped tower called the Leadenhall Building. Show More Summary
The Royal Armouries is one of the oldest museums in the world, and is best known for its collection of antique arms and armour. However, we have always collected modern firearms. The Armouries at the Tower of London was an issuing arsenal from the days of King Henry VIII, stocked with everything from the latest [...] Read More …
Continuing our series of images merging different periods in London’s history. Did you know that London almost had its own, taller version of the Eiffel Tower? The structure that would become known as Watkin’s Folly began to rise in 1892, under the direction of railway magnate Sir Edward Watkin. Show More Summary
This quaint play is still worth seeing if you love your court intrigues and are a newcomer to Tudor history This post is from The London Word and should not be republished elsewhere without prior permission. Please check out our site for more great stories and features. ‘Fallen in Love’, The Tower of London
Occupying the top three floors of the west tower of a famous London landmark, St Pancras Penthouse Apartment by TG Studio is a charming eclectic home. Initially discovered by Freshome on Interiorzine…, the project consisted of a massive...Show More Summary
Big Ben and the Tower Bridge are featured in this sculpture of the London skyline made out of 2,186 sugar cubes by artist Chris Naylor. The sculpture is on display at the Museum of London Docklands. photo via Museum of London via Wired UK
The story of Anne Boleyn staged in the Tower of London? Site-specific theatre might just have reached its peak: go back to your proscenium arches, companies, none of you will be able to top this. Fallen in Love focuses on Anne’s relationship...Show More Summary
When you think of iconic cities, most people get images of notable landmarks, buildings, and skylines. London has Big Ben, Paris has the Eiffel Tower, New York has the Empire State, LA has those cheap sheet metal letters that spell Hollywood. But there's distinctive mobile landmarks as well — the distinctive cars of cities. Read more...
The Exclusive-Access Tour to The Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral and The View from The Shard, a VIP experience only available on Viator, will have people seeing three of London's most popular attractions as well ceremonies and areas of these attractions that aren't generally open to the public, all led by expert tour guides. Show More Summary
The old church of St Pancras and its neighbouring churchyard, round the back of the famous station, pack almsot as much history as the Tower of London, given the well-documented associations with everyone from Thomas Hardy to John Soane, via Marys Wollstonecraft and Shelley to the Beatles. Show More Summary
The J Spring Fashion Show heads to the River Seine in Paris on May 30. Past venues include, the London Tower Bridge, PETRONAS Twin Towers’ Skybridge in Malaysia, and Costa Atlantica in Dubai. Read the rest of the story at: Walking on water: J Spring Fashion Show
In a triumph of site-specific staging, theatre fans can see a play about Anne Boleyn performed at the Tower of London, where the Tudor queen was tried, executed and buried back in 1536. Fallen In Love is the story of Anne’s alleged incestuous relationship with her brother. Show More Summary
Gun salutes today at Green Park and the Tower of London. Image by Sinister Pictures in the Londonist Flickr pool. If you’ve not already done so, you can subscribe to these daily listings and have them delivered to your inbox at 7am every morning. Show More Summary
Poured into a sliver of a unit on the side of the Broadgate Tower, The Liberty of Norton Folgate is part of the Coffeesmiths Collective, whose growing dominion of London coffee shops include Speakeasy Espresso and Department of Coffee...Show More Summary
For the record, I did not accuse Rahman of being a ‘bully,’ as he tells Spectator readers. I accused the Mayor of Tower Hamlets of being ‘sly’ and ‘unappetising’. His letter to the Spectator bears me out, I think. As does his ludicrous allegation that Rob Marchant and other Labour Party activists were threatening to [...]
The combination of quadrotors, LEDs, and GPS can make for an impressive light show! That was the case for the Star Trek logo, which showed up over the Tower Bridge in London as a promotion for the new movie Star Trek: Into Darkness.Show More Summary
To mark Earth Hour 2013, Ars Electronica Futurelab launched 30 LED-equipped Hummingbird quadcopters from Ascending Technologies near London’s iconic Tower Bridge. The quadcopters formed the Star Trek insignia as part of a promotion for the upcoming film, Star Trek Into Darkness. image via Ars Electronica via CNET
The Duchess of Cambridge made a special visit to the Cub Scouts at the Great Tower Scout Camp outside of London today. She bundled up in a warm coat and La Chameau boots for the snow and accessorized her look with a red, white, and blue U.K. Show More Summary
Here outside the Bell Tower inside the Tower of London where St. Thomas More was imprisoned by King Henry VIII. He was later executed at Tower Hill just outside the walls of the castle here in London on the banks … Continue reading ...
Here in London, there are more tours than viewing the Tower of London, the London Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Parliament... Yeah, there are even Jack the Ripper tours. Jack the Ripper is the best-known name attributed to an … Continue reading ?