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Festival of British ArchaeologyGet to grips with London's local heritage and see archaeology in action at the Festival of British Archaeology, a nationwide festival which includes special events taking place all over London. With excavation open days, behind-the-scenes tours, workshops, guided walks, talks and family fun days, there will be something for everyone. Highlights include The Rose Revealed, a look at detailed plans to dig, conserve and display artefacts from London's most important Elizabethan theatre; a session on 'Londinium: the Roman city' in the Crypt Museum of All Hallows by the Tower which includes a visit to the Amphitheatre remains under Guildhall Art Gallery; and free, fun family events at UCL Institute of Archaeology including behind the scenes tours, art activities and artefact handling. Added to these are talks at the British Museum, activities at Eltham Palace and excavating Richmond, organised by the Museum of Richmond. Digging up the past, the Festival of British Archaeology promises to reveal there's more under your feet than mere concrete and soil.

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Hoxton Overground Station
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Smithfield Central Market NCP
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Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £70† 34% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 6 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £86† 27% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
In the heart of the financial district and close to the Bank of England, the newly opened Apex London Wall Hotel, is within walking distance of ... More
Grange St Paul's Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £90† 30% off
10 Godliman Street, EC4V | 8 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
Perfectly located in the heart of London's financial district, yet moments away from the delights of the West End, the Grange St Paul's mixes contemporary style ... More
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Lady Lucy: Portraits for Services, Gifts and Favours
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017 - 10am-6pm
Festival of British Archaeology, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | Same location as Festival of British Archaeology
A participatory art project, asking members of the public to offer a service, gift or favour to another museum visitor in return for a watercolour portrait ...More
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My Point Forward
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017 - 10am-6pm
Festival of British Archaeology, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | Same location as Festival of British Archaeology
Blast Theory present a series of newly commissioned short films in this interactive exhibition....More
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WetYourSelf! London In Transmission Showcase
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife †Dates: Sunday 24th September 2017 - 11pm-5.30am
Festival of British Archaeology, 77a Charterhouse Street, EC1M | 6 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
House and techno courtesy of Christian AB, Ricky C and Jacob Husley....More
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
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Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Festival of British Archaeology
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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Festival of British Archaeology
Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern ... More
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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation octagonal ... More
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and design. ... More
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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
We love the average Ted Baker store but with Ted Baker & Friends the cool fashion label has taken the shopping experience one step further - ... More
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Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
Tucked away near the Barbican multi-arts centre and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chimes Music is in illustrious company. Since opening in 1983 ... More
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Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
For tenants of Smithfield Market getting up in the dark is the nothing out of the ordinary; with the market opening at 4am these hard ... More
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London Wall Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Festival of British Archaeology
Restaurateurs Ben and Hugo Warner (the boys who first came to our attention with Benugo) are the duo behind the London Wall Bar & Kitchen, the ... More
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
125 Alban Gate, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... More
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Club Gascon
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
57 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
If Jamie Oliver thinks that turkey twizzlers and chips are the most unhealthy food in Britain, then he obviously hasn't been to this extraordinary Michelin-starred restaurant ... More
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 10 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 10 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 12 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from Festival of British Archaeology
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
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London Dance Academy
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The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 10 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ... More
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
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The Duke and Duchess
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, London EC4V | 7 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 3 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
Following the huge success of the Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, launched in January 2015, the award winning team ... More
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Dirty Martini, St Paul's
London > Nightlife > Bars
130 Wood St, City, London EC2V | 5 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ... More
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London > Business > Venue Hire
One London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Festival of British Archaeology
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Butchers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
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Brewers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 3 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
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Lady Lucy: Portraits for Services, Gifts and FavoursLady Lucy: Portraits for Services, Gifts and FavoursA participatory art project, asking members of the public to offer a service, gift or favour to another museum visitor in return for a watercolour portrait painting of themselves.2017-09-24T10:00:00+01002017-09-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Museum of London, 150† London Wall† † † EC2Y 5HN
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My Point ForwardMy Point ForwardBlast Theory present a series of newly commissioned short films in this interactive exhibition.2017-09-24T10:00:00+01002017-09-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Museum of London, 150† London Wall† † † EC2Y 5HN
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My Point Forward
Niall McDiarmid: Here And NowNiall McDiarmid: Here And NowPhotographic portraits of the people of London, taken over six years.2017-09-24T10:00:00+01002017-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Museum of London, 150† London Wall† † † EC2Y 5HN
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Niall McDiarmid: Here And Now
The City Is OursThe City Is OursThe City Is OursMore than half the world's population live in urban areas and that percentage is even higher in more developed countries. Staging The City is Ours, its major free exhibition for 2017, the Museum of London looks at how and why cities are changing, and what urban communities are doing to improve city life. Divided into three sections - Urban Earth, C2017-09-24T10:00:00+01002018-01-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Museum of London, 150† London Wall† † † EC2Y 5HN
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event > Tours > Behind the Scenes -Buildings †|†PRICINGFree
DATES14th July 2017 to 2nd January 2018
VENUEMuseum of London
More than half the world's population live in urban areas and that percentage is even higher in more developed countries. Staging The City is Ours, its major free exhibition for 2017, the Museum of London looks at how and why cities are changing, and what urban communities are doing to improve city life. Divided into three sections - Urban Earth, C...†More about this event
Multimedia 1900: Experience and Entertainment in Everyday Life - Professor Ian ChristieMultimedia 1900: Experience and Entertainment in Everyday Life - Professor Ian ChristieLiterary & Education, Lecture.2017-09-25T18:00:00+01002017-09-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Museum of London, 150† London Wall† † † EC2Y 5HN
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Multimedia 1900: Experience and Entertainment in Everyday Life - Professor Ian Christie
The Conservative Party - Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBAThe Conservative Party - Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBALiterary & Education, Lecture.2017-09-26T18:00:00+01002017-09-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Museum of London, 150† London Wall† † † EC2Y 5HN
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The Conservative Party - Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA
Discovering The Port Of Roman London - Dr Gustav MilneDiscovering The Port Of Roman London - Dr Gustav MilneLiterary & Education, Lecture.2017-09-27T13:00:00+01002017-09-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Museum of London, 150† London Wall† † † EC2Y 5HN
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Discovering The Port Of Roman London - Dr Gustav Milne
Are Science And Faith At War' - TalkAre Science And Faith At War' - TalkLiterary & Education, Lecture.2017-10-03T13:00:00+01002017-10-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Museum of London, 150† London Wall† † † EC2Y 5HN
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Roman London's First VoicesRoman London's First VoicesLiterary & Education, Lecture.2017-10-10T13:00:00+01002017-10-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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