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Open House London 2016

My 5 Top Discoveries at Open House London 2016

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" oblique_section="no" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]Another Open House weekend has flown past in a blur of queuing and hidden London sights, every year I’m surprised at the sneaky parts of the City that are revealed, so here are my top five discoveries from Open House London 2016…[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] 1. CROSSRAIL’S FIRST...

Roman Grave Under Gherkin

The Roman Grave Under The Gherkin

In 1995, archeological investigations by MOLA (Museum of London Archeology) under what’s now the Gherkin revealed the body of a young Roman, dating from between 350-400 AD and aged 13-17.   But the key to this story, is that she was placed back in her final resting...

Ethics of Dust

Ethics of Dust at Westminster Hall

From 29 June to 1 September 2016, Jorge Otero-Pailos’ ‘Ethics of Dust’ is on display at Westminster Hall.  As a conservationist as well as an artist, Jorge’s work was commissioned by Artangel as part of the careful cleaning of this 900 year old UNESCO world heritage...