London Churches

St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey aren’t the only sights in London for people interested in churches and cathedrals. Visitors to the main sights in London should always be aware that there is a historical church close by. These smaller churches aren’t as famous as St Paul’s Cathedral or Westminster Abbey, but you won’t haveContinue reading “London Churches”

Horniman Museum plans major new gallery exploring ‘what it means to be human’

One of London’s most-treasured museums, the Horniman, is developing the World Gallery to showcase the way ‘people from every continent live their lives’

In praise of Tooting, south London

‘Captivating’ Tooting has been named one of the best neighbourhoods in the world, alongside exotic hotspots in Rio, Seoul and New York. Sound unlikely? Not if you live there, says the Guardian’s online Travel editor

Mail Rail delivers an underground history lesson at London’s new Postal Museum

A subterranean railway once whizzed four million letters a day across London. The public were oblivious to it but will soon be able to ride it, as it forms the centrepiece of the new Postal Museum

Going underground: London’s new Postal Museum and subterranean mail train

The museum reflects the vital role Mail Rail played in the distribution of the country’s post with an underground train ride and exhibitions

Listed: the lavish waterworks temple that defied Thatcher

Part Greek temple, part jet engine, and now officially ‘one of the most exciting buildings of the 80s’, John Outram’s pumping station put the fun back into architecture. It is just one of his many works that deserve listing

Revamped National Army Museum to feature Napoleon’s horse

London attraction hopes to increase visitor numbers with new galleries featuring skeletons, surgical saws and shrapnel

The Shard

The Shard is referred to as the Shard of Glass, Shard London Bridge and formerly London Bridge Tower. It is a 95-storey skyscraper, part of the London Bridge Quarter development. The Shard’s construction began in March 2009 and it was topped out on 30 March 2012. The Shard dominates the surrounding area, as you wouldContinue reading “The Shard”

Walkie-Talkie

Recent additions to the London skyline have not been met with universal approval. The Gherkin, or Swiss Re, was perhaps the first modern skyscraper to provoke adverse comments, but now two more buildings, the Walkie-Talkie and The Shard, have taken over the mantle of the most disliked building in London. The official name of theContinue reading “Walkie-Talkie”