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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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
2023
Eurostar releases tickets for EURO 2024
Eurostar releases tickets for EURO 2024

Eurostar releases tickets for EURO 2024

Eurostar has announced its early ticket release for travel to the EURO 2024, which takes place in Germany between 14th June and 14th and July 2024.

Dec
19
2023
Stansted Express resumes trains every 15 minutes throughout the day
Stansted Express resumes trains every 15 minutes throughout the day

Stansted Express resumes trains every 15 minutes throughout the day

The Stansted Express rail service between London and Stanstead Airport will be resuming a four trains per hour service from this weekend (10th Dec),

Dec
08
2023
Frank Auerbach’s pioneering charcoal heads exhibition opens at The Courtauld Gallery in February 2024
Frank Auerbach’s pioneering charcoal heads exhibition opens at The Courtauld Gallery in February 2024

Frank Auerbach’s pioneering charcoal heads exhibition opens at The Courtauld Gallery in February 2024

A group of hauntingly beautiful, large-scale portrait heads in charcoal by London based artist, Frank Auerbach will be presented together for the first time in an exhibition at The Courtauld Gallery next year.

Nov
24
2023
Unearthing Inequality: Black Women were more likely to die during London’s great plagues
Unearthing Inequality: Black Women were more likely to die during London’s great plagues

Unearthing Inequality: Black Women were more likely to die during London’s great plagues

Black women of African descent had a higher chance of dying in London's great plagues than other people, new research into human remains at the Museum of London has found.

Nov
21
2023
HS2 hands over new Euston Skills Centre to Camden Council
HS2 hands over new Euston Skills Centre to Camden Council

HS2 hands over new Euston Skills Centre to Camden Council

HS2 has handed over the keys to the new Euston Skills Centre to Camden Council.

Nov
20
2023
Call for entries to the National Portrait Gallery’s longstanding painting competition
Call for entries to the National Portrait Gallery’s longstanding painting competition

Call for entries to the National Portrait Gallery’s longstanding painting competition

The National Portrait Gallery has announced the return of its annual painting competition, the Portrait Award, with support from new headline sponsor, Herbert Smith Freehills.

Nov
13
2023
Marston Vale Line: Partial train services to resume on Monday 20th November
Marston Vale Line: Partial train services to resume on Monday 20th November

Marston Vale Line: Partial train services to resume on Monday 20th November

Train services on the Marston Vale Line between Bedford and Bletchley, replaced with a bus service for nearly a year, will resume on Monday 20th November.

Nov
10
2023
Eurostar Launches Early Sales of Tickets for Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics
Eurostar Launches Early Sales of Tickets for Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics

Eurostar Launches Early Sales of Tickets for Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics

Eurostar has started early sales of train tickets for people travelling to the Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympic Games.

Nov
07
2023
Rail industry must adapt to changing train travel patterns – survey
Rail industry must adapt to changing train travel patterns – survey

Rail industry must adapt to changing train travel patterns – survey

The post-pandemic recovery has ignited a growing enthusiasm for train travel, driven by both work and leisure purposes, according to rail industry research that also warns that the rail sector must adapt to shifting travel patterns to capitalize on this trend.

Nov
06
2023
Balfour Beatty awarded £43 million contract to upgrade London Underground’s Piccadilly line
Balfour Beatty awarded £43 million contract to upgrade London Underground’s Piccadilly line

Balfour Beatty awarded £43 million contract to upgrade London Underground’s Piccadilly line

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a contract worth around £43 million by Transport for London (TfL) to deliver upgrade works on the Piccadilly line.

Oct
29
2023
Southeastern to introduce automated train inspection technology
Southeastern to introduce automated train inspection technology

Southeastern to introduce automated train inspection technology

The train operator, Southeastern has teamed up with Siemens Mobility and Eversholt Rail to develop a fully automated vehicle inspection system to improve how they monitor trains for faults.

Oct
25
2023
Online virtual tour of Liverpool Street rail station will help people travel with confidence
Online virtual tour of Liverpool Street rail station will help people travel with confidence

Online virtual tour of Liverpool Street rail station will help people travel with confidence

Greater Anglia and Network Rail have teamed up to launch Liverpool Street Station’s first-ever online virtual tour.

Oct
24
2023
Discounted tickets  for under-30s to see Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends
Discounted tickets  for under-30s to see Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends

Discounted tickets  for under-30s to see Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends

If you're aged 30 or under, then you can get to see Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends at the Gielgud Theatre for just £25 for the next few weeks.

Oct
23
2023
Disused building at Bricket Wood station opens as a new tea room
Disused building at Bricket Wood station opens as a new tea room

Disused building at Bricket Wood station opens as a new tea room

Bricket Wood station -- on the Abbey Line railway between Watford and St Albans -- has formally opened a restored building in the station as a new cafe.

Oct
23
2023
Southeastern confirms full introduction of City Beam trains by December
Southeastern confirms full introduction of City Beam trains by December

Southeastern confirms full introduction of City Beam trains by December

The train operating company, Southeastern has set out its plans for the refurbishment and upgrade of its train fleet and says that it will have completed the introduction of its Class 707 ‘City Beam’ trains in its Metro area by December

Oct
15
2023
Paddington Station first Network Rail station to offer a ‘stoma-friendly’ toilet
Paddington Station first Network Rail station to offer a ‘stoma-friendly’ toilet

Paddington Station first Network Rail station to offer a ‘stoma-friendly’ toilet

London's Paddington station has become the first station managed by Network Rail to offer ‘stoma friendly’ toilet facilities, which contains additional features for those who have had stoma surgery.

Oct
13
2023
First Class 720 train enters passenger service on C2C service
First Class 720 train enters passenger service on C2C service

First Class 720 train enters passenger service on C2C service

The Essex to London train company, c2c, recently celebrated its new Alstom Class 720 trains entering passenger service with a tribute to former Managing Director, Julian Drury.

Oct
09
2023