Walk London launches Spring into Summer – over 30 free guided walks covering London’s seven top walking routes. All walks are designed to be away from traffic and connect some of London’s best attractions, parks, woodland, rivers, canals and open spaces.
London is a fantastic city to explore by foot, with many hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. Not only is walking carbon free, it is proven to reduce stress, and improve your physical health. The free guided walks are perfect for singles, couples, families, or groups who want to discover what’s on their doorstep – culturally, historically and environmentally.
Walk London, a Transport for London project, works in partnership with all the London boroughs to promote walking as part of Londoner’s many day-to-day journeys.
Walks include Old Camden Town which is a distance of less than five miles. More challenging walks include The Thames Path Super Walk which is over 17 miles and lasts eight hours. All the walks will be great fun and are organised by professionals. Simply choose the walk that best suites you.
A major new exhibition charting the transformation of childhood in Britain during the years between the last Olympic Games in London in 1948 and the present day. Taking in changes in entertainment, health, family, fashion and play, exhibits will range from 1950s NHS prescription glasses to the 2005 Teddy mobile phone designed for children under five. The exhibition will consider issues of poverty, politics, safety and technology through objects, stories and the voices of children themselves.
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For over 37 years, The London Dungeon has been frightening people of all ages by bringing the darkest chapters of the capital’s blood-curdling history back to life through horrifying special effects, live actors and rides.
With 14 live shows, guests are transported to dark, bleak times from the Plague and the Great Fire of London to a visit with Fleet Street’s demon barber Sweeney Todd and a walk through Whitechapel where Jack the Ripper lurks around every corner.
Plus there’s a whole dungeon of scary fun to discover as a cast full of horrible characters bring London’s gory history to life. There are also three great rides; the 5D ghost hunting Vengeance, drop ride Extremis and Traitor: Boat Ride to Hell.
For those who like chills with their thrills – there is no other attraction in London that compares with the original – The London Dungeon!
In 2006, Museum of London archaeologists excavated a burial ground at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. What they found was both extraordinary and unexpected.
The excavation revealed some 262 burials. In the confusing mix of bones was extensive evidence of dissection, autopsy and amputation, bones wired for teaching, and animals dissected for comparative anatomy.
Dating from a key period – that of the Anatomy Act of 1832 – the discovery is one of the most significant in the UK, offering fresh insight into early 19th century dissection and the trade in dead bodies.
Now, 180 years later, you can uncover this intriguing story in Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men, a major new exhibition at the Museum of London. Bringing together human and animal remains, exquisite anatomical models and drawings, documents and original artefacts, the exhibition reveals the intimate relationship between surgeons pushing forward anatomical study and the ‘Resurrection men’ who supplied them; and the shadowy practices prompted by a growing demand for corpses.
As we prepare to welcome the world to London in 2012, Geffrye Museum ask how ‘English’ are our homes? At Home with the World will highlight domestic objects which have come from overseas or been influenced by other cultures to tell a fascinating story about how many of the designs, decorations, materials and social customs with which we are familiar in our homes today and which we consider to be ‘English’, might have originated elsewhere. Geffrye Museum encourages visitors to engage in a dialogue about their homes and to think about them afresh, exploring how other cultures have shaped our personal spaces, our ideas about what makes a home and about the way we live.
Don’t forget to visit the herb garden and period garden rooms during your visit.
British artist Suzanne Treister is the creator of HEXEN 2.0, a project that charts the coming together of physical and social sciences. The project investigates the development of cybernetics, the history of the internet, the rise of ‘Web 2.0′ and mass intelligence gathering.
Suzanne’s artistic strategy is to represent her visions of past interrelated histories by using alternative systems for divining meaning or creating knowledge: alchemical drawings, tarot cards, gematria and the seance. She writes, “By representing these subjects and histories through the lens of the alchemical and the occult, HEXEN 2.0 offers a space where one may use the works as a tool to envision possible alternative futures.”
Electronic music is everywhere, from the television that we watch to the music we listen to in clubs and even the ringtones on our mobile phones. But who created these electronic sounds? And how did electronic music develop?
The Oramics Machine is a revolutionary music synthesiser that was created in the 1960s by Daphne Oram. Some people call Daphne the ‘unsung pioneer of techno’.
Daphne had a strong passion for both sound and electronics and the vision to combine the two. It is too fragile to restore to working order, but you can use our new interactive to recreate the sounds that it made.
In October 2011 more exhibits will be added to this core display that will be co-created by people who are working with electronic music today as well as a group of Daphne’s contemporaries.
Discover the London you won’t find in the guide books. The (FREE) ALTERNATIVE LONDON TOUR takes you on a two hour walk through London’s east end. Like other tours in the area we cover some of the interesting history and culture of the Spitalfields, Banglatown and Shoreditch areas. But unlike those other tours we also show you what is happening now in London’s creative hotbed.
“Although this is more than just a street art tour, you are guaranteed to see a huge range of street art from some of the the World’s finest artists.”
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