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The Barbican

New Perspectives - Architecture Tours

Discover the vast, bold and brutal Barbican estate on a 90 minute Architecture Tour. 

30 January
30 May

Pollock's Toy Museum

Set in two creaky Georgian townhouses this quirky museum of old playthings. Filled with wonderful vintage toys such as china dolls, tin soldiers and theatres from the 1800s.

31 January
31 December
Pasta Making Workshop

Pasta Making Workshop

Every Wednesday and Saturday - an introduction to making delicious pasta using fresh ingredients at The Counter in La Goccia against the charming setting of Petersham Nursuries. 

27 March
31 December
Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic - Exhibition

Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic - Exhibition

This exhibition focusses on the relationship between magic and psychology. Smoke and Mirrors’ will seek the truth about deception, ask how bias and suggestion affect our senses and decisions, and consider what it is about the human condition that means many of us believe in magic and the supernatural, even in the face of logical explanations. 

11 April
15 September
Writing: Making Your Mark -Exhibition at The British Library

Writing: Making Your Mark -Exhibition

Discover the extraordinary story behind one of humankind’s greatest achievements: through more than 100 objects spanning 5,000 years and seven continents. 

26 April
27 August
Somerset House

Summer Series

Across eleven nights of open-air gigs, Somerset House Summer Series with American Express brings a vibrant festival atmosphere to the very heart of London. With a programme of pioneering musicians across a range of genres, Summer Series gives music fans a live experience unlike any other, with the rare chance to see critically acclaimed artists plus some of the best up and coming performers in a spectacular yet intimate setting.

11 July
21 July