Top spots for Christmas shopping in the City!

By annie duffield on 16 Nov 2013

Christmas in the City of London

With the winter days getting colder and countless clocks ticking down the ‘shopping’ days to Christmas, the thought of spending a day in crowded central London might not feel like the most appealing prospect. As a fan of a) Christmas, b) shopping and c) historic and beautiful parts of the city, I’ve been giddy with excitement as the square mile around us has started to glisten and shimmer this winter. Read the full postRead the full post

A few of my favourite photographs…

By other museum staff on 22 Aug 2012

This week Project Assistant Anna Elson posts her final blog on digitising the Museum’s collection of Henry Grant photographs. Well that’s it – almost 1,000 photographs have been uploaded to the Collections Online and I have come to the end of my work on the Henry Grant collection. Henry Grant was a freelance photographer working exclusively in black and white. Employed by a news agency on Fleet Street he photographed political events for the newspapers but also recorded scenes which he happened upon on his way to assignments. These are an eclectic mix of pictures including the sights of London, […]

Coronation Procession in Oxford Street, 1953 by Kenneth Wynn

By other museum staff on 1 Jun 2012

In the run up to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, our Curator of Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Pat Hardy, tells us more about a rather timely acquisition into the Museum’s collections. One of the delights of being an art curator is when people offer paintings to the Museum as a gift. It is an act of pure goodwill; there are often no tax advantages or conditions attached. They simply think that the work should be kept for future generations in the Museum of London so that others, apart from their own family, can enjoy and appreciate it. It’s even better when […]