All week Celebrate 175 years of Batsford Publishing BATSFORD PUBLISHING: A publisher of specialist non-fiction books, Batsford Publishing has been going for 175 years, having been established when Bradley Thomas Batsford opened a bookshop on High Holborn in 1843. A free exhibition about the publisher’s history, featuring books (of course) and archive materials, closes this…

All week Artist Hannah Shergold exhibits new work THE GREAT SUPPER: Time’s running out to see the blingtastic work of artist Sara Shakeel. You may know her from Instagram where she adorns tube carriages and landmarks with diamantes, but for this exhibition she’s turned her attention to family mealtimes. Read our interview with the artist….

Tower of London. One of London’s top sightseeing destinations, but not one of the cheapest. London’s expensive. If you’re a family of four (or God forbid, five), enjoying some of London’s top attractions can be a pretty costly pastime. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you’ve previously looked at some of London’s…

All week Get on your bike in the Lee Valley BIKE WEEK: It’s National Bike Week this week, so hop on yours and try out some of the free trails that the people over at Lee Valley have put together. Visit Olympic venues, wild marsh land, free outdoor artworks, nature reserves and rivers on two…

All week Get stuck into UCL Festival of Culture FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE: The first full week of London Festival of Architecture is a busy one, with free events including an exhibition inside London Bridge Hotel, a photo competition, and a debate about the difference between good fences and bad fences. Various locations and prices, book…

All week The Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition raises money for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation SECRET RIVERS: The secrets of London’s historic waterways are revealed in a major new exhibition at Museum of London Docklands. Secret Rivers brings together art, photography and archaeology to tell the stories of the capital’s rivers, streams and…

All week Last year’s Belgravia in Bloom HITHER GREEN FESTIVAL: We’d make a ‘come Hither’ joke, but we’re sure the residents of Hither Green are fed up hearing them. This festival celebrating the culture of the local area rages on all week, from history walks to a blues jam. Various locations and prices, 17-26 May…

All week See the Mudskipper launch on the Thames FREE ICE CREAM: London City Airport and British Airways celebrate the airline’s 100th birthday by sending an ice cream van on tour, with cabin crew handing out free ice cream, postcards and beach balls. There’s also a chance to win prizes including holidays to Skiathos, The…