Help complete a narrow gauge railway for South London

A few years ago a dream was announced, to create a narrow gauge railway in South London for visitors to the Victorian steam engines at Crossness.

The medieval St Giles Cripplegate inside Barbican

Surround by the modern Barbican estate, this old church is one of the few within the City of London that are medieval in nature, having survived the Great Fire of London and WW2 bombs.

More trains on the London Overground

There will be a more frequent and earlier trains on parts of the London Overground from next week.

What to do in London on Christmas Day

Most of London shuts down on Christmas Day, but a few hardly venues will open for the visitors stuck in the centre of town and with nothing else to do.

More articles

Things to do in London

Top events in London Today

Step back in time and experience Benjamin Franklin House in true eighteenth-century style this winter with our festive candlelit tours.
 6:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
Festive Candlelit Tours
Screening of the classic movie with introduction in the old operating theatre.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
Film Night: The Invisible Man (1933)
Late evening opening of the Charles Dickens Museum - with performances from A Christmas Carol.
 Starts at 6pm
 
 Clerkenwell
Carol for a Modern Miser: Christmas Lates
This presentation and panel Q&A will explore the role of digital heraldic design in the 21st century, exploring an ancient art and science through a thoroughly modern lens.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 Barbican
Heraldry in the 21st Century: An exploration of Digital Heraldic Design
Robin Ince is back to host another four nights of the acclaimed Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People.
 Starts at 7pm
 
 Islington
Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People
Make Christmas cosy again! Get into the spirit of the season with this talk on the folklore, customs, food, magic & music of Christmas.
 8pm to 10pm
 
 Southwark
The Folklore & Magic of Christmas

What's on in London: Tomorrow | This weekend | December | January


 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

A display of one of the world’s largest private collections of African textiles.
African Textiles - Karun Thakar Collection
event time 10:30am to 8pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 14th Dec
2019-12-12
2019-12-12
The LSE Library is marking the centenary of the appointment of William Beveridge as one of LSE’s most influential and widely known Directors.
The Power of Influence: William Beveridge as public intellectual and LSE Director
event time 9am to 7pm
 Holborn
 Closing soon Fri, 20th Dec
2019-12-12
2019-12-12
Highlights include self-driving cars, autonomous flying drones and smart underwater vehicles like the Autosub Long Range Boaty McBoatface.
Driverless: Who is in control?
event time 10am to 6pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Sat, 21st Dec
2019-12-12
2019-12-12
An enchanting experience of light, colour and sound as our grounds are transformed into an illuminated world.
event time 4:30pm to 9pm
 Eltham
 Closing soon Sun, 22nd Dec
2019-12-12
2019-12-12
Grosvenor Square is set to grow and glow this festive season, as the Ever After Garden; an installation of symbolic, illuminated roses.
Ever After Garden
event time 12pm to 8pm
 Mayfair
 Closing soon Sun, 22nd Dec
2019-12-12
2019-12-12
Step inside to join the rebel celebrations and discover centuries-old traditions that were forced to go underground in the 1600s.
1657: Rebel Christmas
event time 9am to 7pm
 Richmond
 Ends on Sat, 4th Jan 2020
2019-12-12
2019-12-12
To celebrate the work of Freddy Warren, a selection of photographs are showcased in this exhibition that captures the atmosphere and movement of jazz.
Ronnie Scott's 1959-69 - Photography by Freddy Warren
event time 9:30am to 7:30pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Sat, 4th Jan 2020
2019-12-12
2019-12-12
This winter, more twinkling and fantastical than ever before, Christmas at Kew returns.
Christmas at Kew 2019
event time Starts at 12am
 Richmond
 Ends on Sun, 5th Jan 2020
2019-12-12
2019-12-12
Created in close collaboration with the artist, Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels, explores the development of Peyton’s unique art from the 1990s to the present day.
Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels
event time 10am to 6pm
 Soho
 Ends on Sun, 5th Jan 2020
2019-12-12
2019-12-12
All of the paintings and engravings in Hogarth's series have been united for the first time to examine his complex views on morality, the society and the city.
Hogarth: Place and Progress
event time 10am to 5pm
 Holborn
 Ends on Sun, 5th Jan 2020
2019-12-12
2019-12-12

 More Exhibitions   Theatre Plays 

Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London today

Called the Street of Shame, there’s more to this road between the City of London and the City of Westminster than its newspaper heritage.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
2019-12-12
2019-12-12

Stories of Fleet Street Guided Walk

On this guided tour, led by an expert City of London of Guide, you’ll see several of his finest places of worship. Judge for yourself which is the finest!
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2019-12-12
2019-12-12

City in Spires - A Tour of Wren Churches

 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Fri 13th Dec at 08:45pm