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This summer, aliens are landing in EC1. As the Barbican gets ready to transform itself into a mothership of a tribute to all things sci-fi, Melissa Crowther highlights what to have on your radar.

 

An exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum reveals the bold vision for London from a leading architect of the 18th century.

 

As we approach the first anniversary of Dame Zaha Hadid’s death (31 March), a few of her final projects have been revealed.

 

The Charterhouse museum was due to open in late January, as The Post went to press.

 

Bedlam became a byword for chaos and cruelty – as well as, shockingly, a popular tourist destination. Andre Paine looks at the controversial history and cultural impact of Clerkenwell’s mental hospital.

 

Plenty of films have used Clerkenwell as a location – but The Hatton Garden Job is a true crime story from EC1. Andre Paine talks to the movie producer who recreated the audacious heist.

 

Make sure to attend the Lullaby Trusts Carol service this Tuesday and get singing and supporting. 

 

For centuries, the sounds of bustling city life included the cries of the many street traders advertising their wares. These ranged from dumplings and doormats to spoons and songbirds.

 

Two hundred years ago, Clerkenwell was the focal point for a campaign for reform that ended in a violent confrontation between radicals and armed troops. Simon Jones, a tour guide in EC1, looks at the revolutionary legacy of the Spa Fields Riots.