Category: History

The Old Horse Guards from St James's Park c.1749 by Canaletto, 1697-1768
History

Canaletto’s London stage set

An Italian artist better known for his depictions of Venice, Canaletto also painted more than 50 English river and cityscapes during his many years living in London

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Architectural impression of the new north entrance to the National Portrait Gallery
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A new look for the nation’s family album

Across the capital, art galleries and museums have been silent since March, but the National Portrait Gallery will now remain closed for a further three years, beyond the COVID lockdown, while it undergoes a major revamp

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Portrait of Henry VIII (left, with MoD building (centre) beneath which lies Henry's wine cellar (right)
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Toasting Henry

Beneath the imposing grey building that houses the Ministry of Defence a Tudor gem lies hidden. Access is restricted, but one of our lucky guides

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Cruickshank Print: Credit Westminster Archives
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A Regency Rebellion

Tread in the footsteps of the Cato Street conspirators, who on 23 February 200 years ago plotted to assassinate the prime minister and bring down

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Doodlebug Summer

Three years after the end of the Blitz, Westminster was once again in the front line By Mark Lubienski Dr. Reginald Victor (R. V.) Jones

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George IV

George IV – Inveterate voluptuary or planning genius and unfortunate victim? ‘There never was an individual less regretted by his fellow creatures than this deceased

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