Excavations at Syon Park c. Museum of London Archaeology

Digging opportunity at Syon Park

This year’s Museum of London community and training excavations will take place at Syon Park in Hounslow, it has been announced.   Both investigations will focus on the house of Sir Richard Wynne, a Parliamentarian on whose land  the 1641 Battle of Brentford was fought as anti-Royalist forces tried to stop Prince Rupert’s troops reaching […]

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Kew royal kitchens reopen

One of the advantages of being Editor-in-Chief is that sometimes one is invited to some rather nice Press visits.   That is how on a rainy day in May we found ourselves visiting the kitchens of the Royal Palace at Kew. The Royal Palace at Kew is the smallest and undoubtedly the prettiest of all […]


Wellington Arch reopens

Wellington Arch, the famous landmark on Hyde Park Corner, re-opened to the public today (9 May) after a major renovation project to transform it into London’s newest exhibition space.

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Cutty Sark relaunched

After a devastating fire in 2007, the Cutty Sark has risen from the ashes and today (April 26) re-opened to the public for the first time in 6 years. Officially opened by the Queen yesterday, the world’s last-remaining tea-clipper has undergone a £50million restoration project supported by a £25million grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund. […]


Meet the Romans with Mary Beard

In this, the first episode of three, Mary Beard (Cambridge’s Professor of Classics) sets out to find the human stories behind the dazzling spectacle of ancient Rome.

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Furness’ finest on display

Two rare archaeological treasures – the silver-gilt head of a crosier and a ring set with a white gemstone that may have once belonged to a Medieval abbot -are to go on display at Furness Abbey, Cumbria, over the May bank holiday weekend (Fri 4-Mon 7 May).


Pub Dig 3 – pints and pilgrims

Another week, another micro-dig courtesy of the Pub Dig team, and this time Rory and Paul are at the Six Bells in St Albans, Herts. Built in c.1600, this is the only pub standing within the walls of old Verulamium, once the third biggest city in Roman Britain. Will the team unearth evidence of the site’s Roman past?


Pub Dig 2 – gin and comics

The Pub Dig team are back, hunting for ‘evidence of historical naughtiness’ beneath Ye Olde Smugglers Inne in Alfriston, East Sussex.

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Art across the ages

St John the Baptist’s in Inglesham, Wilts., is a Saxon church that boasts a stunning gallery of artwork spanning seven centuries. Images and text compete for space on its walls, in some places overlapping up to 21 layers thick.


Pub Dig 1 – a barrel of laughs

Last night saw the first episode of Pub Dig premiere on Channel 5: an exuberant hunt for Elizabeth I’s lost dockyard – once home to the fleet that defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588.