Cartography, in general, requires a degree of artistic licence. Drawing the shape and features of the Earth’s surface on a map is arguably less about creating an exact replica of it than about creating a useful tool by which to navigate it.
A new exhibition of prints and paintings at the Museum of London presents a diverse spectacle of the Capital's impoverised circa 1800.
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.
An extraordinary collection of street photography will open to the public at the Museum of London from tomorrow.
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.
Previously hidden amid the Barbican complex, the story of the capital's history at last has a decent platform
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.
One of the underground gems of the comedy circuit, Laughterinodd places, is doing an Eric Cantona/ Harper Lee/The Office and calling it a day in its prime. As the name suggests, it is a comedy night in unorthodox venues, such as a launderette, an art gallery, a charity shop and even a comedy critic's living room. Robin Ince, Josie Long and Tim Key are among the comics who have performed at Laughterinoddplaces shows since it visited Newington Library, south-east London in October 2006. And its finale at the Museum of London (its third visit to the museum) on 2 July features some of the circuit's biggest names – Richard Herring, Perrier Award winner Will Adamsdale, Simon Munnery and Long.