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  1. Brutalist Tapestry by Jason Bruges Studio ONGOING - Brutalist Tapestry by Jason Bruges Studio
    Telling stories through patterns, Brutalist Tapestry by artist Jason Bruges is a large-scale installation on the south side of Beech Street Tunnel. The patterns are generated using data gathered from around the Culture Mile area. When: outdoor artwork, accessible 24hrs. Free. Beech Street EC2Y 8DS
  2. Doh Ho Suh, Bridging Home ONGOING - Sculpture in the City, Doh Ho Suh, Bridging Home
    Responding to the migrant history of the East End and the City, this ambitious commission installed on the footbridge over Wormwood Street is a to-scale replica of Suh’s childhood home, a traditional Korean house. The work is curated by Fatoş Üstek, fabricated by The White Wall Company, with plants from Blooming Artificial. Further thanks to Lehmann Maupin, Victoria Miro, Savills, Velorose and Wedlake Bell. When: outdoor public art, accessible 24 hours. Free. Wormwood Street EC2M
  3. The Charterhouse ONGOING - Tours at the Charterhouse
    Opened to the public in 2017, the Charterhouse is both a thriving almshouse and a stunning seven acre site embracing seven centuries of remarkable lives, lived and lost. Founded during the time of the Black Death, the Charterhouse is a hidden gem on the edge of the City where you can explore tales of contemplation, conspiracy and charity. Visit the remains of the monastic cloister, the grand Tudor interiors and atmospheric courtyards with an experienced guide. Tours last 1 hour. When: Tues to Sat 11.30am, 12noon, 2pm, Sun 2pm, 3.15pm. Admission: £15 (£12 concs). The Charterhouse, Charterhouse Square EC1M 6AN
  4. the Barbican ONGOING - Barbican Architecture Tours
    Discover the vast, bold and brutal Barbican on this architecture walking tour. Led by expert guides, you’ll learn about the vision and ambition behind the design, as well as gaining insight into the past, present and future of the site. Capturing the staggering scale and iconic forms of the Barbican, the tour will leave you looking at the Arts Centre and Estate from a new perspective. Tours last approximately 90 mins. When: Various dates and times - check the website for details. Admission: £12.50. Meet at Barbican Tickets and Information Desk, Silk Street EC2Y 8DS
  5. people on a boat tour ONGOING - Guided Boat Trip: Embankment to Brunel Museum
    Travel under three Brunel bridges and over Brunel’s Tunnel to one of London’s best kept secrets. See the sights along the river from the Houses of Parliament to the Tower of London before descending by train into the tunnel below. When: Everyday at 10.30am. Admission: £10 per person (£8 concs) Just turn up, no booking required. Transport extra (zone 2 rail journey and £5 - half price - for the riverboat). Meet at Embankment tube station
  6. Marc Brunel ONGOING - Guided River Walk: Pirates, Pilgrims, Mayflower and Brunel
    Explore the centuries’ old history of Rotherhithe where the Pilgrims set sail from on their voyage to the New World. See the Pilgrim Fathers’ pub, a Dickensian mortuary, a King’s palace, a villain’s gibbet, a Prince’s tomb and a pirate’s pub, before reaching the Brunel Museum and descending into a secret underground chamber. Tours last approx. 90 mins. When: Sun, Mon 10.45am. Tues 6.15pm. Admission: £10 per person (£8 concs). Just turn up, no booking required. Meet at Rotherhithe station, London Overground
  7. photo of victorian sewers UNTIL 31 OCT - Under Ground London
    From lost rivers to pneumatic railways, deep shelters to burial grounds, the sprawling network of tunnels and spaces under London are a subject of fascination and fear. Under Ground London reveals what lies beneath the capital, presenting original documents, maps, images and films from the collections at London Metropolitan Archives which record the development of the subterranean city. When: Mon, Tue, Thur 9.30am - 4.45pm; Wed 9.30am - 7.30pm; see website for Saturday opening times. Free. London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road EC1R 0HB
  8. tour of Billingsgate Roman Hosue and Baths UNTIL 30 NOV - Billingsgate Roman House and Baths Tour
    Beneath the curious cobbled pathways of the Square Mile lies a rich Roman history surviving 2,000 years of building, fires and bombings. Discovered in 1848, Billingsgate Roman House and Baths lies beneath office buildings on Lower Thames Street. Explore this fascinating insight into ancient life in Roman London on a 55-min guided tour. When: Sats 11am, 12noon, 1pm. Admission: £9 (£7 concs). Billingsgate Roman House and Baths, 101 Lower Thames Street EC3R 6DL
  9. beasts of london UNTIL 5 JAN 2020 - Beasts of London
    Be guided through time by the beasts themselves to discover how creatures – from lions and elephants, to rats and pigeons - have shaped London and its beastly history. Inspired by objects in the Museum of London collection and created in partnership with Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Beasts of London is a fully immersive innovative digital installation using video projection mapping. When: daily 10am-6pm. Admission: variable pricing, family tickets start at £20. Museum of London, 150 London Wall EC2Y 5HN
  10. people dancing in a club MAY - AUG - Musicity X Culture Mile
    Ten artists will create ten individual new tracks in response to a building, area or aspect of the city that inspires them. This musical and architectural exploration of Culture Mile takes you from Barbican Lakeside through to the Charterhouse Chapel and Fabric. Using data gathered by acoustic experts ARUP, the artists explore the intrinsic connection between architecture and sound. Visit the website for times. Free. Around Barbican and Farringdon
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