Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

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Finsbury Park station gains accessible toilet
Finsbury Park station gains accessible toilet

Finsbury Park station gains accessible toilet

Finsbury Park station now has an accessible toilet, in addition to the station's existing standard loos.

Jun
14
Phantom of the Opera passes 15,000 performances in the West End
Phantom of the Opera passes 15,000 performances in the West End

Phantom of the Opera passes 15,000 performances in the West End

On Saturday 8th June 2024, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera celebrated its 15,000th performance in the West End.

Jun
10
GB Railfreight honours class 73 locomotive 73128 for Kent & East Sussex Railway’s 50th anniversary
GB Railfreight honours class 73 locomotive 73128 for Kent & East Sussex Railway’s 50th anniversary

GB Railfreight honours class 73 locomotive 73128 for Kent & East Sussex Railway’s 50th anniversary

On the eve of the Kent & East Sussex Railway (K&ESR) 50th Anniversary Gala weekend, GB Railfreight (GBRf) renamed class 73 locomotive 73128 “Kent & East Sussex Railway: 50 Years of Heritage 1974 –2024” in honour of the railway’s 50th Anniversary and the start of work to extend the line to Robertsbridge.

Jun
02
Marston Vale Line’s bargain £1 ticket promotion extended to August
Marston Vale Line’s bargain £1 ticket promotion extended to August

Marston Vale Line’s bargain £1 ticket promotion extended to August

The relaunch special tickets offer on the Marston Vale railway line has been extended to August, offering return tickets for just £1.

May
13
New casting announced for Hamilton London
New casting announced for Hamilton London

New casting announced for Hamilton London

New casting for the show who will have their first performance at the Victoria Palace Theatre on Monday 17th June 2024.

May
09
Gordon Ramsay restaurants to sit above Horizon 22’s viewing gallery
Gordon Ramsay restaurants to sit above Horizon 22’s viewing gallery

Gordon Ramsay restaurants to sit above Horizon 22’s viewing gallery

The UK's tallest skyscraper, at 22 Bishopsgate, is getting some restaurants in the rooms above the Horizon 22 viewing gallery after Gordon Ramsay Restaurants signed a long lease for the four floors above.

May
09
GWR names an intercity train after The Princess Royal
GWR names an intercity train after The Princess Royal

GWR names an intercity train after The Princess Royal

Great Western Railway (GWR) has named a train after HRH Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, in recognition of her support for more than 300 charities, organisations and military regiments in the UK and overseas.

May
02
Tube station managers to strike on Friday and Saturday
Tube station managers to strike on Friday and Saturday

Tube station managers to strike on Friday and Saturday

There may be intemittent and short notice tube station closures on Friday and Saturday, as station managers who are members of the TSSA union walk out in a dispute over working conditions.

Apr
24
Southeastern completes refurbishing its Electrostar trains
Southeastern completes refurbishing its Electrostar trains

Southeastern completes refurbishing its Electrostar trains

Southeastern says that it has completed a refurbishment of all 112 of its Class 375 ‘Electrostar’ trains that operate on Southeastern’s routes serving Kent, East Sussex and mainline London stations.

Apr
19
Cheap train travel for 20-25 year olds when opening a Santander bank account
Cheap train travel for 20-25 year olds when opening a Santander bank account

Cheap train travel for 20-25 year olds when opening a Santander bank account

Santander Bank is offering free four-year railcards to people aged between 20 and 25 who open a new account with the bank.

Apr
12
Recycling boost for LNER’s train cleaners
Recycling boost for LNER’s train cleaners

Recycling boost for LNER’s train cleaners

Train company, LNER has revealed that it’s now sorting up to 100 kilograms of waste a day – as it maintains its position of sending zero waste to landfill.

Mar
15
Hamilton tickets at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre now on sale up to April 2025
Hamilton tickets at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre now on sale up to April 2025

Hamilton tickets at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre now on sale up to April 2025

Booking for tickets to see Hamilton in London has been extended until Saturday, 29th March 2025. The Christmas 2024 performance schedule is also announced.

Mar
12
Les Misérables releases tickets up to April 2025
Les Misérables releases tickets up to April 2025

Les Misérables releases tickets up to April 2025

Cameron Mackintosh has announced that Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre has extended its booking until Saturday 29th March 2025.

Mar
08
London Overground strike CANCELLED
London Overground strike CANCELLED

London Overground strike CANCELLED

There will be a strike on the London Overground next Monday and Tuesday that will reduce train services and close several stations entirely.

Feb
28
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Beckton gasworks
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Beckton gasworks

Tickets Alert: Tours of the Beckton gasworks

There's a chance to go through locked gates into the Beckton gas works next month, as there will be some tours of the former industrial site.

Feb
28
Name your very own train on the Marston Vale line
Name your very own train on the Marston Vale line

Name your very own train on the Marston Vale line

You could win the chance to name one of the new Class 150 trains that have started running on the restored Marston Vale Line.

Feb
26
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Banqueting House in Whitehall
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Banqueting House in Whitehall

Tickets Alert: Tours of the Banqueting House in Whitehall

Banqueting House, a grand hall in the centre of London that used to be open to the public most days, is now only open on occasional dates for guided tours.

Feb
19
Strike ballot by London Underground station staff
Strike ballot by London Underground station staff

Strike ballot by London Underground station staff

The TSSA rail union is set to ballot members working as Customer Service Managers (CSM) at the London Underground in a dispute about changes to working practices.

Feb
19
Museum of Brands partners with innocent drinks to inspire future brand builders
Museum of Brands partners with innocent drinks to inspire future brand builders

Museum of Brands partners with innocent drinks to inspire future brand builders

The Museum of Brands in west London is partnering with innocent drinks to deliver an educational programme guiding young adults in the fundamentals of product development.

Feb
18
Tate Modern’s next monumental Turbine Hall artwork will be by Mire Lee
Tate Modern’s next monumental Turbine Hall artwork will be by Mire Lee

Tate Modern’s next monumental Turbine Hall artwork will be by Mire Lee

The cavernous Turbine Hall in the heart of Tate Modern will be filled with site-specific artwork later this year by the Korean-born artist Mire Lee.

Feb
14
Young people set to shape the future of London’s transport network
Young people set to shape the future of London’s transport network

Young people set to shape the future of London’s transport network

Young Londoners will help shape the capital’s transport network as Transport for London (TfL) is to start including people under the age of 25 at senior meetings.

Feb
13
HS2 opens new road over Copthall Green tunnel in west London
HS2 opens new road over Copthall Green tunnel in west London

HS2 opens new road over Copthall Green tunnel in west London

A narrow country road in west London has been replaced with a wider road, as part of the HS2 railway project.

Feb
07
Week long closure of South London railways is cancelled
Week long closure of South London railways is cancelled

Week long closure of South London railways is cancelled

A planned week long closure of part of South London railways has been cancelled, and trains in the Tooting, Crystal Palace, Tulse Hill and Peckham Rye areas will now run as normal during the school half-term

Jan
31
Cycle hiring around Watford expands to neighbouring councils
Cycle hiring around Watford expands to neighbouring councils

Cycle hiring around Watford expands to neighbouring councils

Cycle hiring around Watford is expanding after three neighbouring councils in Hertfordshire signed up for the same cycle hire scheme.

Jan
31