1. LSO/Antonio Pappano at the Barbican review: the incoming director conjured the richest sounds from the players

    By Nick Kimberley If Antonio Pappano had been a character in a Damon Runyon story, he might have been called Tony Two-Jobs. Not only is he in the closing weeks of a 22-year stint as music director of the Royal Opera House , he is also music director designate of the London Symphony
  2. City approves Museum of London demolition and London Wall West scheme, but Gove puts plan on pause

    By Daniel O'Boyle and Robert Dex The City of London Corporation planning applications sub committee has approved a major new development at the former Museum of London site at London Wall, and the demolition of Bastion House at the site, after three years of consultations. However,
  3. London mayoral election: I'll expand Night Tube to help women get home safely, vows Tory candidate Susan Hall

    By Ross Lydall Tory mayoral candidate Susan Hall pledged on Tuesday to extend the Night Tube to boost London’s late-night economy. She said she would provide all-night services at the weekend on the Hammersmith and City line “as soon as possible” if elected – followed by the Distri
  4. Controversial demolition of empty Museum of London and neighbouring office block expected to go through

    By Robert Dex and Arts Correspondent A scheme to demolish the empty Museum of London building and neighbouring office block Bastion House by the Barbican is expected to be passed by planners at the City of London Corporation, according to a report. Plans to demolish the landmark b
  5. The best things to do in London this April

    By Harry Fletcher London in the sunshine is a wonderful thing, and Spring is finally here in the capital. The new season is bringing with it a host of events and activities, too. As ever, the capital has a whole lot to offer, with a great selection of arty offerings and bottomless
  6. The best free exhibitions in London – get your culture fix and keep your money for coffee

    By Elizabeth Gregory Spring has finally, gloriously, sprung, and as usual, London is absolutely packed with things to do – whether that’s exhibitions , events, theatre or music. But of course, it can all get a bit pricey. So if you want to have a great weekend seeing some of London’