One of the City’s foremost economists will call this week for the Bank of England to lift interest rates as early as next February, assuming that the recovery continues.
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Friday 08 April 2011
If you were drawing a map of where you lived, what would you leave out and what would you include? Would you put in every street? Every house? Every tree? This question was posed last year by Londonist (www.londonist.com), a website that asked readers to send them their personal maps of London. The results – which included a map of central Hackney featuring every house – were so impressive that 11 of the maps collected are being displayed at the Museum of London later this month.
Monday 21 March 2011
Friday 11 March 2011
There is a photograph by Horace Nicholls at the Museum of London's excellent London Street Photography that neatly encapsulates the elusive magic of street photography. It was taken at the Epsom Derby in 1910 and features a well-dressed lady in her thirties, who sits slumped at a table resting her head in her hands with a cigarette in mouth, lost in thought. But what thought? Street photography can capture a fleeting moment in a stranger's life for eternity, but it will never tell you what they were thinking. That's for the viewer to ponder.
Thursday 17 February 2011
An extraordinary collection of street photography will open to the public at the Museum of London from tomorrow.
Monday 14 February 2011
A magazine seller at Ludgate Circus in 1893 is seen here after being covertly snapped by Paul Martin, the first photographer to use a hidden camera in an attempt to record life in London "as it is". Visitors to the Museum of London are being given the chance to view life on the capital's streets over the last 150 years in a photo exhibition, set to open on Friday.
Wednesday 15 December 2010
An exhibition of artefacts and photographs from the notorious ‘Siege of Sidney Street,’ a gun fight between police and burglars which took place on 2nd January 1911, goes on show at the Museum of London Docklands on Saturday.
Siege of Sidney Street: How the dramatic stand-off changed British police, politics and the media forever
Saturday 11 December 2010
Wednesday 17 November 2010
A Roman settlement brimming with ancient artefacts and human remains has been unearthed on a building site in west London, it was revealed today.
Wednesday 04 August 2010
Filthy lucre, booze and high drama – and that was behind the scenes. Archaeologists digging in East London have unearthed compelling new evidence of the seamier side of life at London's oldest playhouse.
Sunday 23 May 2010
Tuesday 11 May 2010
Five new galleries will open at the Museum of London next week as part of a £20 million redevelopment to chart the ‘modern’ history of Britain’s capital and bring the museum up to date.
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