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Could growing food in unconventional ways help us to reduce waste? Find out more about innovative schemes across the world that are aiming to make our cities more effective and enable them to thrive in the future in The City is Ours, free to visit: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Could growing food in unconventional ways help us to reduce waste Find

Would you eat food grown without soil or sunlight?

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Museum of London
07/26/2017 at 09:30. Facebook
Section 23 of the original Descriptive Map of London Poverty, compiled and hand coloured by Charles Booth and assistants in 1889. This section covers the area around Marylebone and Mayfair. Eight different colours are used to identify 8 different classes of society. A yellow or gold street housed mainly upper-middle and upper class, wealthy families. Find out more: [ Ow.ly Link ]
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Section 23 of the original Descriptive Map of London Poverty compiled and

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Museum of London
Museum of London
07/25/2017 at 18:01. Facebook
There's just something about summer in the city, whether you love the sun (when it shines), or not #LondonIsOpen for summer and full of things to do, including our free exhibition, The City is Ours [ Ow.ly Link ]
There's just something about summer in the city whether you love the

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Museum of London
07/25/2017 at 11:53. Facebook
Vegetables, flowers, babies, beards, communities – what have you been growing? Upload a picture of something you have grown/are growing: [ Ow.ly Link ] Help us build a portrait of London at a moment in time.
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07/24/2017 at 09:30. Facebook
This cyclist's face mask was purchased in 1995 when there was a concern about worsening air pollution in London.

Copenhagen expects to be the first carbon neutral metropolis in 2025. Since 1997 the city council and its citizens have committed to reducing carbon emissions, improving cycle tracks and improving the 'ventilating' of the city. Find out more in The City is Ours: [ Ow.ly Link ]
This cyclist's face mask was purchased in 1995 when there was a

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Museum of London
07/23/2017 at 09:30. Facebook
An illustration of a ginger beer seller from 'London: a Pilgrimage' by Blanchard Jerrold and Gustave Doré, 1872. Jerrold notes that ginger beer sellers were under threat from the growing popularity of penny ice sellers and therefore needed to "move with the times". The seller illustrated was observed working in New Cut, offering iced ginger beer to his customers. Learn more about changes in... View more »
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Museum of London
Museum of London
07/22/2017 at 09:30. Facebook
Telegraph Hill Park in 2009. Telegraph Hill Park is in two sections. It takes its name from the semaphore telegraph, which was placed on the summit, some 160 feet above sea level, by the Admiralty Board. The news of the victory of the Battle of Waterloo was passed to London via this station.

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Telegraph Hill Park in 2009 Telegraph Hill Park is in two sections

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Museum of London
Museum of London
07/21/2017 at 09:30. Facebook
Securing the city or spying?

There are thousands of CCTV cameras in London.
Bird's-eye view of Millbank Prison, 1862 showing the panoptic centre allowing prison guards to keep a watchful eye on prisoners at all times. In the book in which this was published authorsHenry Mayhew and John Binny note 33% of prisoners re-offended but for many prisons was a 'palace' compared to their homes.

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Securing the city or spying There are thousands of CCTV cameras in

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We'd like to introduce the Museum of Londoners. You can see all these people on our new hoardings, revealed today at West Smithfield as part of Culture Mile. Find out more at [ Museum.london Link ] All portraits by Vicky Grout.
We'd like to introduce the Museum of Londoners You can see all

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Today, as part of Culture Mile we revealed our new hoardings in West Smithfield introducing the Museum of Londoners. This is Kieran, a butcher who works at Smithfield. Photography by Vicky Grout. Find out more: [ Museum.london Link ]
Today as part of Culture Mile we revealed our new hoardings in

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As part of Culture Mile, we are pleased to finally reveal our new hoardings at West Smithfield. We’d like to introduce the Museum of Londoners. This is Husaina. Photography by Vicky Grout. See more at [ Museum.london Link ]
As part of Culture Mile we are pleased to finally reveal our

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We're really pleased to announce that we are one of the five Culture Mile partners making the city a vibrant destination.The other partners are: Visit the City of London, Barbican Centre, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London Symphony Orchestra. Find out more: [ Culturemile.london Link ]
We're really pleased to announce that we are one of the five

We are a Culture Mile partner

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This 1920 'Graphotype' Addressograph machine punched addresses onto aluminium strips which became 'masters' for printing addresses onto envelopes. It was originally operated by hand but later retrofitted with an electric motor. Automation made clerical work faster and more efficient. With constant advances in technology, how will clerical work of the future be affected? Muse these issues in... View more »
This 1920 'Graphotype' Addressograph machine punched addresses onto aluminium st

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Celebrate your City...

Be inspired by the awesome architecture and great places in our city at this weekend extravaganza of free family activities. Expect special tours, performances, art activities and more as you look closer at the buildings that surround us.

We're one major hub of the wider Archikids family festival, which takes place in venues all over the City of London.

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Celebrate your City Be inspired by the awesome architecture and great places

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We're very excited that this Roman sarcophagus will be taken to our archive in Hackney for analysis. We hope to be able to give you more information about it soon.
We're very excited that this Roman sarcophagus will be taken to our

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Hansom cabs first appeared on the London streets in 1835 and P. Stahl's painting (1889-1890) depicts the two most characteristic features of these vehicles: the exceptionally large wheels and the positioning of the driver's perch at the rear. These features ensured a high degree of balance and, as a result, safety. Following the introduction of the first London taxicab in 1907, the hansom cab... View more »
Hansom cabs first appeared on the London streets in 1835 and P

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Our new installation, Pulse, displays the most popular emojis being used in London, in real-time. On World Emoji Day read our Discover article to find out more about the process behind the display: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Our new installation Pulse displays the most popular emojis being used in

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London’s population is predicted to rise to ten million by 2029. What are the causes of this population growth? Jo Wilson of Future of London explains in this short video. See more videos predicting the future of London in The City Is Ours: [ Ow.ly Link ]
London’s population is predicted to rise to ten million by 2029 What

How will London's population grow in the future?

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25 Ways to fix the city: meet the London initiatives. As part of The City is Ours we have invited 25 London-based initiatives to share their work with us. Find out more about them here or attend one of our free Thursday lunchtimes sessions. [ Ow.ly Link ]
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Railway enthusiasts take note. Join us at Museum of London Docklands on 18 July for a talk, with additional BSL interpretation - History of London's railways. Chaired by Richard Dennis of UCL our panel are: Trainspotting Live presenter Tim Dunn, John Liffen, Curator of Communications at the Science Museum and author of From Brunel to British Rail: The Railway Heritage of the Crossrail Route,... View more »
Railway enthusiasts take note Join us at Museum of London Docklands on

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