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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Strike action due to affect buses across north London for four days in June
Strike action due to affect buses across north London for four days in June

Strike action due to affect buses across north London for four days in June

Strike action will affect buses in north London and parts of central and east London on four days later this month, with little or no service expected on affected routes.

Jun
12
2023
Hoxton Hall’s fresh splashy twist in the tale of The Little Mermaid
Hoxton Hall’s fresh splashy twist in the tale of The Little Mermaid

Hoxton Hall’s fresh splashy twist in the tale of The Little Mermaid

Hoxton Hall is delighted to dive under the sea with a brand new pantomime The Little Mermaid opening on Monday 18th December to Friday 29th December 2023.

Jun
11
2023
UK flypast to mark the retirement of the RAF Hercules
UK flypast to mark the retirement of the RAF Hercules

UK flypast to mark the retirement of the RAF Hercules

Sadly (probably) not passing over London, but worth highlighting in case you're in the areas affected, as there will be a flypast to mark the forthcoming retirement of the C-130J Hercules from RAF service on Wednesday 14th June.

Jun
11
2023
HS2 is seeking suppliers to fit-out its new high-speed trains
HS2 is seeking suppliers to fit-out its new high-speed trains

HS2 is seeking suppliers to fit-out its new high-speed trains

HS2 is gearing up for the next phase of delivery by beginning the search for more UK-based companies to help build its fleet of new high-speed trains.

Jun
09
2023
Underbelly secures Soho lease for its first permanent home
Underbelly secures Soho lease for its first permanent home

Underbelly secures Soho lease for its first permanent home

Temporary festival organiser, Underbelly is getting its first permanent home, as it's taking over a central London theatre.

Jun
08
2023
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick to star in London run of Plaza Suite
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick to star in London run of Plaza Suite

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick to star in London run of Plaza Suite

Following a sell-out Broadway run, Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, will lead the cast in the West End transfer of Neil Simon’s hit comedy Plaza Suite, opening in London next year.

Jun
08
2023
National Gallery Visits returns, touring Constable’s The Cornfield all over England
National Gallery Visits returns, touring Constable’s The Cornfield all over England

National Gallery Visits returns, touring Constable’s The Cornfield all over England

Summer 2023 sees the third iteration of the National Gallery’s acclaimed Visits tour, this year seeing John Constable’s The Cornfield popping up in unusual and unexpected public spaces around England.

Jun
06
2023
LNER introduces Azuma Train in a celebration of Pride
LNER introduces Azuma Train in a celebration of Pride

LNER introduces Azuma Train in a celebration of Pride

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has shown off a newly named and full-liveried Azuma train as Pride celebrations get underway across the UK this summer.

Jun
02
2023
Lower prices with ‘Flexi Season’ deal for part-time commuters on Southeastern extended
Lower prices with ‘Flexi Season’ deal for part-time commuters on Southeastern extended

Lower prices with ‘Flexi Season’ deal for part-time commuters on Southeastern extended

Southeastern is encouraging flexible workers who travel twice a week to the office or workplace to buy a Flexi Season ticket and save up to 40% off a comparable day return for travel.

Jun
01
2023
TfL to double roadside wildflower verges following successful trials
TfL to double roadside wildflower verges following successful trials

TfL to double roadside wildflower verges following successful trials

Transport for London (TfL) has been trialling a reduced mowing of verges along roads and cycle lanes it managed in order to encourage wildflowers, and says it will expand the trial to more of London.

May
30
2023
Piccadilly decorated with artistic flags
Piccadilly decorated with artistic flags

Piccadilly decorated with artistic flags

Colourful flags have been installed above central London's Piccadilly, created by visual artist and Royal Academician, Rana Begum.

May
30
2023
Own a piece of Eurovision history: Stage sets and costumes come up for auction
Own a piece of Eurovision history: Stage sets and costumes come up for auction

Own a piece of Eurovision history: Stage sets and costumes come up for auction

What does a huge but one-off TV production do when it's finished and no longer needs all the stage settings and costumes? Sells them to the public, that's what.

May
27
2023
SpongeBob the Musical announces Divina de Campo, Gareth Gates and Tom Read Wilson to star at the Southbank Centre
SpongeBob the Musical announces Divina de Campo, Gareth Gates and Tom Read Wilson to star at the Southbank Centre

SpongeBob the Musical announces Divina de Campo, Gareth Gates and Tom Read Wilson to star at the Southbank Centre

The star-studded cast for the upcoming London run of The Spongebob Musical has been announced.

May
26
2023
Funding boost to revive unused historic buildings across the UK
Funding boost to revive unused historic buildings across the UK

Funding boost to revive unused historic buildings across the UK

The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) has announced a £5 million, three-year partnership programme to save heritage across the UK

May
24
2023
Shortlist announced for the 2023 Art Fund Museum of the Year
Shortlist announced for the 2023 Art Fund Museum of the Year

Shortlist announced for the 2023 Art Fund Museum of the Year

Art Fund, the UK’s national charity for art, has announced the shortlist of the five museums selected as finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2023, the world’s largest museum prize.

May
22
2023
Evita in Concert comes to Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Evita in Concert comes to Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Evita in Concert comes to Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita returns to London’s West End for special concert performances.

May
18
2023
LNER names its first Azuma train celebrating its centenary
LNER names its first Azuma train celebrating its centenary

LNER names its first Azuma train celebrating its centenary

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has launched the first named and liveried train as part of the Azuma fleet on the East Coast route, connecting London with Yorkshire, the North East of England and Scotland.

May
15
2023
National Portrait Gallery invites participants across the UK to get into ‘Portrait Mode’ as it launches summer celebration of portraiture
National Portrait Gallery invites participants across the UK to get into ‘Portrait Mode’ as it launches summer celebration of portraiture

National Portrait Gallery invites participants across the UK to get into ‘Portrait Mode’ as it launches summer celebration of portraiture

The National Portrait Gallery has announced a summer celebration of portraiture in anticipation of its reopening on 22 June 2023.

May
14
2023
New Casting Announced for HAMILTON at the Victoria Palace Theatre
New Casting Announced for HAMILTON at the Victoria Palace Theatre

New Casting Announced for HAMILTON at the Victoria Palace Theatre

Jeffrey Seller and Cameron Mackintosh, producers of the West End production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, have announced new casting for the show.

Apr
27
2023
Meet your Dorothy! Georgina Onuorah joins The Wizard of Oz
Meet your Dorothy! Georgina Onuorah joins The Wizard of Oz

Meet your Dorothy! Georgina Onuorah joins The Wizard of Oz

Georgina Onuorah has been announced as playing the lead role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz this summer at The London Palladium.

Apr
27
2023
Peter Pan flies into The London Palladium this Christmas
Peter Pan flies into The London Palladium this Christmas

Peter Pan flies into The London Palladium this Christmas

The London Palladium Pantomime returns for an eighth year, with Jennifer Saunders and Julian Clary leading the cast in a brand new production of Peter Pan.

Apr
24
2023
Severe disruption on the London Underground due to tube strike
Severe disruption on the London Underground due to tube strike

Severe disruption on the London Underground due to tube strike

There will be a tube strike tomorrow (Wed 15th March) that is expected to close most of the London Underground with hardly any services able to run.

Mar
14
2023
Phantom of the Opera announces new cast members
Phantom of the Opera announces new cast members

Phantom of the Opera announces new cast members

Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre has announced that Jon Robyns will take up the famous role of ‘The Phantom’ from Monday 3rd April 2023

Jan
18
2023
Cabaret Casting – BAFTA Winner Aimee Lou Wood and Olivier Nominee John McCrea Announced to Join The Show From 13 February 2023
Cabaret Casting – BAFTA Winner Aimee Lou Wood and Olivier Nominee John McCrea Announced to Join The Show From 13 February 2023

Cabaret Casting – BAFTA Winner Aimee Lou Wood and Olivier Nominee John McCrea Announced to Join The Show From 13 February 2023

The producers of the multi award-winning, critically acclaimed production of Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club in London’s West End are delighted to announce that BAFTA Award winner Aimee Lou Wood will play ‘Sally Bowles’, Olivier Award nominee John McCrea will play ‘The Emcee’ and Nathan Ives-Moiba will play ‘Cliff Bradshaw’ from 13th February 2022 until 27th May 2023.

Jan
10
2023