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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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
Rediscovered lost masterpiece by Guercino going on display in Waddesdon Manor exhibition 
Rediscovered lost masterpiece by Guercino going on display in Waddesdon Manor exhibition 

Rediscovered lost masterpiece by Guercino going on display in Waddesdon Manor exhibition 

A recently rediscovered early masterpiece by the renowned Bolognese painter Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591-1666), known as Guercino, will go on public display for the first time ever, as part of a historic exhibition at Waddesdon Manor this spring.

Jan
30
Platform shelter improvements for Eltham station
Platform shelter improvements for Eltham station

Platform shelter improvements for Eltham station

People travelling from Eltham station in south London can now wait for their trains in greater comfort after completing a £120,000 scheme to fully enclose three platform waiting areas.

Jan
29
Tickets Alert: Tours of Moor Park Mansion
Tickets Alert: Tours of Moor Park Mansion

Tickets Alert: Tours of Moor Park Mansion

A grand manor house on the outskirts of London built in its current style 300 years ago will have a handful of public open days this year to see its exceptional interior.

Jan
23
LNER train drivers call off threatened five-days of rail strikes
LNER train drivers call off threatened five-days of rail strikes

LNER train drivers call off threatened five-days of rail strikes

Train drivers at LNER who were due to walk out for a week of strikes in early February will no longer do so after the ASLEF union cancelled the strike action.

Jan
22
Frozen the Musical to close in September 2024
Frozen the Musical to close in September 2024

Frozen the Musical to close in September 2024

The West-End musical Frozen has confirmed that it will close this coming September after three years at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Jan
22
Tickets Alert: Tours of Longford Castle, near Salisbury
Tickets Alert: Tours of Longford Castle, near Salisbury

Tickets Alert: Tours of Longford Castle, near Salisbury

Tickets have gone on sale to visit a castle near Salisbury that's still a privately owned family home.

Jan
22
Dinosaurs are coming to east London for Easter
Dinosaurs are coming to east London for Easter

Dinosaurs are coming to east London for Easter

A host of life-sized animatronic dinosaurs and ice age creatures will arrive in east London for a couple of weeks over the Easter break, and there's an early bird offer on tickets.

Jan
18
HS2 begins year-long, half-kilometre viaduct deck slide
HS2 begins year-long, half-kilometre viaduct deck slide

HS2 begins year-long, half-kilometre viaduct deck slide

HS2's engineers have started sliding nearly half a kilometre of bridge deck over a series of pylons to span a valley just to the south of Wendover.

Jan
17
LNER offers new simpler tickets with semi-flexible train times
LNER offers new simpler tickets with semi-flexible train times

LNER offers new simpler tickets with semi-flexible train times

The train company, LNER is introducing a new semi-flexible train ticket that means you can catch a slightly later train if you miss the connection.

Jan
16
First solo UK exhibition of Italian designer Enzo Mari to open at the Design Museum
First solo UK exhibition of Italian designer Enzo Mari to open at the Design Museum

First solo UK exhibition of Italian designer Enzo Mari to open at the Design Museum

The first ever UK museum exhibition devoted to one of the most significant designers of the 20th century will open at the Design Museum this spring.

Jan
10
Charles Dickens & Wilkie Collins exhibition extended to April
Charles Dickens & Wilkie Collins exhibition extended to April

Charles Dickens & Wilkie Collins exhibition extended to April

Today is the 200th anniversary of the birth of the great Victorian novelist and playwright, Wilkie Collins, and an ongoing exhibition about his friendship with Charles Dickens has been extended.

Jan
08
London tube strikes cancelled at last minute
London tube strikes cancelled at last minute

London tube strikes cancelled at last minute

A week of tube strikes that would have caused severe disruption to the London Underground has been called off at the very last moment after the Mayor of London made more money available.

Jan
07
Third off tickets to visit London Zoo during the tube strike
Third off tickets to visit London Zoo during the tube strike

Third off tickets to visit London Zoo during the tube strike

Candidly, London Zoo is not the cheapest of London's venues to visit, but during the tube strike, it'll be somewhat cheaper as they are offering a third off the cost of entry.

Jan
07
Step back in time: Hever Castle unveils Boleyn apartment, a Tudor time capsule opening in March 2024
Step back in time: Hever Castle unveils Boleyn apartment, a Tudor time capsule opening in March 2024

Step back in time: Hever Castle unveils Boleyn apartment, a Tudor time capsule opening in March 2024

Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn will unveil the Boleyn Apartment on the first floor of the castle on 25th March 2024 providing an immersive experience of Tudor history.

Jan
02
Arsenal and GTR’s art project creating a mural for Finsbury Park station
Arsenal and GTR’s art project creating a mural for Finsbury Park station

Arsenal and GTR’s art project creating a mural for Finsbury Park station

Arsenal football club and Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) have teamed up with community art organisation Co-Creative Connection to launch a series of art workshops in which local young people will design a mural for Finsbury Park station.

Jan
02
Tim Dunn hosts a 4-part podcast to celebrate the London Underground’s 160th anniversary
Tim Dunn hosts a 4-part podcast to celebrate the London Underground’s 160th anniversary

Tim Dunn hosts a 4-part podcast to celebrate the London Underground’s 160th anniversary

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a podcast series to celebrate the 160th anniversary of London Underground.

Dec
19
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