The joys of spring: London parks

By sarah madden, blog editor on 15 Apr 2014
An Evening Scene in Green Park: c. 1911 by James Hamilton Hay

An Evening Scene in Green Park: c. 1911 by James Hamilton Hay

Spring is sprung, and with a bank holiday weekend around the corner this means one thing. A day in the park! With the city boasting around 25,000 acres of green, open spaces there’s a huge variety to choose from and as the following photographs and paintings from our collection show, Londoners have been enjoying them for hundreds of years…

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Bring me Sunshine

By peter strafford on 29 Mar 2011

As we work towards finalising the 20 images that will make up  Your 2012,  our free display on the impact of the construction of the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, opening at the Museum of London Docklands in July. We quickly wanted to share with you this picture and thought: Might we be in for a warm Spring and a hot Summer? Lets hope so. The notice below seems to be a good sign of things to come.

Highlighting the plant that ' best symbolises London'

By john joyce on 24 Feb 2011

When we asked this question “nominate the plant or flower you think best symbolises London and we’ll aim to include in our new Central Courtyard” on our social media pages we noticed immediately that the Buddleia was the most popular response. And now, as the weather (we hope) turns milder, we are able to add a specially grown cutting to our Central Courtyard. Here you can see our Visitor Services Manager, Gerald, with Louise Nichols whose parents run a plant nursery and garden design business and who kindly donated the cutting to the Museum. The reason the buddleia proved to […]

Fish n’ chips and the Apocalypse

By rosie bullimore on 29 Sep 2010

  The Adults Events Team that’s, Claire, Ailsa and Rosie, are getting ready for the Story of London LATE which celebrates the launch of the 2010 Story of London Festival and our new exhibition, London Futures. We have been flexing our futuristic green muscles, ensuring that all elements of the event are as far as possible sustainable and green. Our in house catering Benugo’s are serving up sustainable sourced Fish n’ chips…with mushy peas – as a team we were quite adamant that these were included! All the crockery and cutlery will be recyclable too. The Adult Events Team’s office […]