Reflecting on last year's euphoric sporting events, the Museum of London has launched a free London 2012 display. Open on 28th March 2013 - exactly 200 days since the Paralympic closing ceremony - Opening the Olympics features around 70 objects, costumes and personal accounts from the Games. Many of the objects will be on public display for the first time and with material collected before, during and after the Games it will create a fuller picture of the memorable events and the host city. Recognisable items such as Tom Daley's Union Jack swimming trunks and Bradley Wiggins' yellow jersey, worn during the opening ceremony, will be among those on display. Alongside these, the display also gives mention to the 'unofficial' Olympic stories such as home-made homages that sprung up across the city. It is hoped that the exhibition will allow for future generations to enjoy the spirit of the Games and it legacy.
Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern museum boasting over 1.1 million objects. Following a Â£20 million redesign, the five lower Galleries of Modern London take you through the history of the city from the Great Fire of London in 1666 to the present day. More about Museum of London
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Malmaison London London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel from £91 27% off 18-21 Charterhouse Square, EC1M |
4 minutes from Opening the Olympics Malmaison London has been stunningly converted into the finest boutique hotel in London. Right on the edge of trendy Clerkenwell and within the sound of bow ...More
To Kill A Mockingbird London > Events > Theatre Dates: 24th June to 25th July 2015 Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y |
3 minutes from Opening the Olympics Set in the Deep South, Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel won multiple awards when it premiered in 2013 at Regent's Park Open ...More
Barbican Theatre London > Entertainment > Theatres Silk Street, City, London EC2Y |
3 minutes from Opening the Olympics 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
Barbican Centre London > Entertainment > Arts Centres Silk Street, City, London EC2Y |
3 minutes from Opening the Olympics 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
Barbican The Pit London > Entertainment > Theatres Silk Street, City, London EC2Y |
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Museum of London London > Attractions > Museums 150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y |
Same location as Opening the Olympics Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern ...More
Barbican - Curve Gallery London > Attractions > Art Galleries Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y |
3 minutes from Opening the Olympics 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 Opening the Olympics 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
Barbican Chimes Music Shop London > Shopping > Music Shops Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y |
5 minutes from Opening the Olympics 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
Smithfield Market London > Shopping > Markets West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A |
5 minutes from Opening the Olympics 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
Pizza Express London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants 125 Alban Gate, City, London EC2Y |
2 minutes from Opening the Olympics 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
Club Gascon London > Restaurants > French restaurants 57 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A |
3 minutes from Opening the Olympics 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
City Journalism London > Education > Professional Training 106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y |
10 minutes from Opening the Olympics 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
Career Energy London > Education > Careers Services 4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V |
12 minutes from Opening the Olympics 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 |
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Urban Golf London > Leisure > Golf 12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A |
5 minutes from Opening the Olympics 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
London Dance Academy London > Leisure > The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, EC1V |
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The Old Red Cow London > Nightlife > Pubs 71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A |
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Fox & Anchor London > Nightlife > Pubs 115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M |
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The Longroom London > Nightlife > Bars 18-20 St. John Street, EC1M |
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Designing A Moment: The London 2012 CauldronDesigning A Moment: The London 2012 CauldronA new pavilion gallery has been built in the courtyard of the Museum of London to house the Cauldron designed by Thomas Heatherwick for the 2012 London Olympics which became such an iconic symbol of the Games. Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron is a permanent gallery, opened on the second anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Cer2015-07-07T10:00:00+01002015-12-31T00:00:00+0000
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Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation | PRICINGFree DATES25th July 2014 to 31st December 2015 VENUEMuseum of London A new pavilion gallery has been built in the courtyard of the Museum of London to house the Cauldron designed by Thomas Heatherwick for the 2012 London Olympics which became such an iconic symbol of the Games. Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron is a permanent gallery, opened on the second anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Cer... More about this event
Festival Of Archaeology: Secrets Of Roman Food event > Leisure | PRICINGFree DATESSaturday 18th July 2015 at 11am-12.30pm and 2pm-3.30pm VENUEMuseum of London Learn about Roman cuisine.
Secrets Of MithrasSecrets Of MithrasUncover the mysteries of the Temple of Mithras.2015-07-18T12:00:00+01002015-07-18T00:00:00+0100
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Secrets Of Mithras event > Kids Events > Storytelling | PRICINGFree DATESSaturday 18th July 2015 at 12noon-12.30pm, 1pm-1.30pm and 2pm-2.30pm VENUEMuseum of London Uncover the mysteries of the Temple of Mithras.
Secrets Of Roman Skeletons: Discussion event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings | PRICINGFree DATESSaturday 18th July 2015 at 12.30pm-2pm and 2.30pm-4pm VENUEMuseum of London An informative talk with the osteology curators.
Festival Of Archaeology: Secret Spells, Magic Mosaics And Treasures For The Unknown event > Leisure | PRICINGFree DATESSaturday 18th July 2015 - 11am-4pm VENUEMuseum of London Join in activities with an archaeological theme, including writing a Roman-style curse, creating a magic mosaic and making a precious item for the underworld.
Roman Archaeology Under Your Feet (Over 16s) event > Tours > Guided Tours - Sightseeing - Guided Walks PRICINGticketed Free, adv booking required DATESSaturday 4th and Saturday 18th July 2015 at 11.15am-1.15pm and 2.15pm-4.15pm VENUEMuseum of London An interactive walk around Roman sites in the City.
Archaeology Up Close: Romans In SouthwarkArchaeology Up Close: Romans In SouthwarkLearn about the remains of a Roman building discovered in Southwark Street in the 1980s and see objects recovered from the site.2015-07-20T12:00:00+01002015-07-20T00:00:00+0100
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Archaeology Up Close: Romans In Southwark event > Leisure | PRICINGFree DATESMonday 20th July 2015 - 12noon-2pm VENUEMuseum of London Learn about the remains of a Roman building discovered in Southwark Street in the 1980s and see objects recovered from the site.
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