London's Cultural Guide



How did it actually start? A simple history of the London Underground

A new book by Mark Ovenden explores what lies beneath the streets of major cities including London, New York and Tokyo


London Canal Museum: the best-kept secret in King’s Cross?

Sure, it’s a little old-school but this waterside museum will surprise you with its history at every turn


King’s Cross gas holders helped photographer reconnect with his artistic roots

Photo-journalist Rick Matthews used the lockdown to rework photos of the area shot in the 1980s and 1990s


How well do you know the Tower of London?

In this extract from Britain’s Pilgrim Places, author Nick Mayhew-Smith on its spiritual significance, and surrounding sites


House of Illustration moves from King’s Cross to New River Head

The Quentin Blake Centre is an £8million takeover of four industrial buildings near Sadler’s Wells


The curious tale of St Pancras Old Church

From Mary Shelley to The Beatles, this atmospheric corner has seen it all, says Matt Shaw


Remember those little Notes To Strangers? They’re all over KX

Artist Andy Leek’s hit project to help others ‘having a hard time’ goes big-budget in King’s Cross


Glass Cloud: the pop-up window gallery you have to visit this summer

Artist Hannah Luxton is curating artists at Camden People’s Theatre on Hampstead Road NW1


National Gallery reopens next week. Plus 7 more to visit soon

Over the next month some of the capital’s top galleries and museums cautiously reopen