Christmas in the City? It’s all here…

By annie duffield on 20 Nov 2014
Victorian Christmas Card: c.1890

Victorian Christmas card, c.1890 showing a girl skating on a pond

Planning a festive visit to the museum see our critically-acclaimed Sherlock Holmes exhibition? We’ve put our detective hats on to discover the best the City of London has to offer this Christmas to turn your cultural trip into a full festive experience in the heart of the city! Read the full postRead the full post

A haunted city

By faye kelly, visitor services manager on 7 Nov 2014

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The people who live in this ever expanding metropolis walk busily from place to place, sometimes without so much as a passing thought for the environment they find themselves in. It’s particularly easy to do this within East London’s vibrant docklands. This modern area with its towering architecture is a financial centre for the city and home to a workforce of over 90,000 people. The once imposing warehouses of London’s past can easily go unnoticed by those hard at work in the surrounding towers. Read the full postRead the full post

The Mystery of The Roman Pottery Graffiti

By adam corsini on 23 Oct 2014

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The name on everyone’s lips at the Museum of London these past few months has most certainly been Sherlock. With the exhibition having just opened last week, our Archaeological Archive has been puzzling over a rather mysterious object that’s recently reared its head as part of the Unearthing South London project – A case most worthy of Sherlock himself, it’s the Mystery of The Roman Pottery Graffiti! Read the full postRead the full post

The Sound of Sherlock

By bert coules, former BBC radio producer-director on 22 Oct 2014
Clive-Merrison--Michael-Williams

Clive Merrison and Michael Williams in ‘His Last Bow’

I first met the doctor and the detective on the BBC airwaves in the late 1950s. I was around ten years old and I still recall the thrill of the wonderfully contrasted voices of Norman Shelley as the affable port-and-cigars storyteller and Carleton Hobbs as the ever-civilised, unflappable sleuth. Rather too civilised and unflappable for my tastes now, but every Sherlock is a reflection of the times he appears in and those were very different days. Read the full postRead the full post