Festival of British Archaeology

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Festival of British ArchaeologyGet to grips with London's local heritage and see archaeology in action at the Festival of British Archaeology, a nationwide festival which includes special events taking place all over London. With excavation open days, behind-the-scenes tours, workshops, guided walks, talks and family fun days, there will be something for everyone. Highlights include The Rose Revealed, a look at detailed plans to dig, conserve and display artefacts from London's most important Elizabethan theatre; a session on 'Londinium: the Roman city' in the Crypt Museum of All Hallows by the Tower which includes a visit to the Amphitheatre remains under Guildhall Art Gallery; and free, fun family events at UCL Institute of Archaeology including behind the scenes tours, art activities and artefact handling. Added to these are talks at the British Museum, activities at Eltham Palace and excavating Richmond, organised by the Museum of Richmond. Digging up the past, the Festival of British Archaeology promises to reveal there's more under your feet than mere concrete and soil.

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Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern museum boasting over 1.1 million objects. Following a £20 million redesign, the five lower Galleries of Modern London take you through the history of the city from the Great Fire of London in 1666 to the present day. More about Museum of London

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Barbican Tube Station
3 minutes walk
St. Paul's Tube Station
4 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Hoxton Overground Station
26 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Smithfield Central Market NCP
3 minutes walk
Barbican Centre 22 Legion
3 minutes walk

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    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £52† 30% off
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    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £62† 30% off
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    Henry IV (Part II)
    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 14th December 2015 to 23rd January 2016
    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 3 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
    Antony Sher plays the infamous comic knight Falstaff in Shakespeare's history play Henry IV Parts I and II, directed at the Barbican by Royal Shakespeare ...More
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    Henry IV (Part I)
    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 7th November 2015 to 24th January 2016
    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 3 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
    The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Henry VI, Shakespeare's enduring historical drama, comes to the Barbican this November once again as part of the King and ...More
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    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 5th August to 31st October 2015
    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 3 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
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    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
    The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
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    Barbican Centre
    London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
    Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
    Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
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    Barbican The Pit
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
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    Museum of London
    London > Attractions > Museums
    150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Festival of British Archaeology
    Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern ... More
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    St Bartholomew the Great
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
    St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation octagonal ... More
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    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
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    London > Shopping > Clothing
    120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
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    London > Shopping > Music Shops
    Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
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    London > Shopping > Markets
    West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
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    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Festival of British Archaeology
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    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    125 Alban Gate, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
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    London > Restaurants > French restaurants
    57 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
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    London > Education > Professional Training
    106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 10 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
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    London > Education > Professional Training
    161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 10 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
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    London > Education > Career Services
    4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 12 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
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    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from Festival of British Archaeology
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    London > Leisure > Golf
    12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
    OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
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    London Dance Academy
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    The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 10 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
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    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
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    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
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    2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, London EC4V | 7 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
    130 Wood St, City, London EC2V | 5 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
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    The Longroom
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
    Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ... More
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    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    One London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Festival of British Archaeology
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
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    Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 3 minutes from Festival of British Archaeology
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