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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Parliament’s dining room open to the public during the General Election
Parliament’s dining room open to the public during the General Election

Parliament’s dining room open to the public during the General Election

The election gives us a rare chance to use Parliament’s private facilities and dine in the House of Lords.

Jun
03
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
There’s now a range of London Underground themed craft beers
There’s now a range of London Underground themed craft beers

There’s now a range of London Underground themed craft beers

A brewer has released a London Underground-themed beer range and an exclusive London Craft Beer tube map.

Apr
10
Smithfield’s amazing Christmas meat auction is back for 2023
Smithfield’s amazing Christmas meat auction is back for 2023

Smithfield’s amazing Christmas meat auction is back for 2023

Good news for meat lovers and lovers of a meaty bargain as the raucously enjoyable Christmas Eve auction will return to Smithfield for the first time since the pandemic.

Dec
06
2023
It’s the 50th anniversary of the Beaujolais Nouveau Race
It’s the 50th anniversary of the Beaujolais Nouveau Race

It’s the 50th anniversary of the Beaujolais Nouveau Race

In 1973*, a journalist challenged his fellow writers to a race to be the first to bring a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau from France to his office in London, and thus was born the annual Beaujolais Run.

Nov
09
2023
Lunches in the City of London’s livery halls
Lunches in the City of London’s livery halls

Lunches in the City of London’s livery halls

A couple of the City of London’s grand and normally private livery halls hold public livery lunches typically once a month, and dates for the rest of the year and next year have been released.

Oct
26
2023
Restored tea room at London Bridge taken over by Starbucks
Restored tea room at London Bridge taken over by Starbucks

Restored tea room at London Bridge taken over by Starbucks

One of the railway arches in the recently restored Findlater's Corner at London Bridge that was once a tea room is to become a branch of a high street coffee chain.

Sep
07
2023
Hawksmoor offering £15 meals on rail strike days
Hawksmoor offering £15 meals on rail strike days

Hawksmoor offering £15 meals on rail strike days

There are few upsides to strikes on the railways, but one is that meaty restaurant Hawksmoor is offering meals for £15 when the rail or tube is on strike.

Jul
19
2023
A new riverside bar and café for the Tate Modern
A new riverside bar and café for the Tate Modern

A new riverside bar and café for the Tate Modern

Next week, Tate Modern will open a new all-day café and bar, opening onto an outdoor summer terrace, and for the first time, the corner cafe, appropriately named Corner, will offer visitors a place for an evening drink on the riverside at Tate Modern.

Jun
25
2023
A locally brewed Pale Ale will be offered on Eurostar trains
A locally brewed Pale Ale will be offered on Eurostar trains

A locally brewed Pale Ale will be offered on Eurostar trains

Eurostar has added an exclusive pale ale brewed just up the road from St Pancras station to the drinks trolly on its services to/from London.

Jun
14
2023
Tickets Alert: City of London beer festival
Tickets Alert: City of London beer festival

Tickets Alert: City of London beer festival

Tickets have gone on sale for the annual Beerfest, which takes place next month in the City of London's Guildhall Yard.

Jun
08
2023
Simpsons Tavern secures reprieve in fight to reopen
Simpsons Tavern secures reprieve in fight to reopen

Simpsons Tavern secures reprieve in fight to reopen

The ancient Simpsons Tavern in the City of London, which was suddenly evicted from its restaurant has won a battle in a war with its landlord in its fight to reopen.

Mar
28
2023
Get £100 worth of beer from indie pubs for £20
Get £100 worth of beer from indie pubs for £20

Get £100 worth of beer from indie pubs for £20

A group of independent pubs are offering a pack of vouchers for £20 that gets you £100 worth of food and drink at their pubs.

Feb
15
2023
A latest release of London Underground themed whiskies
A latest release of London Underground themed whiskies

A latest release of London Underground themed whiskies

A fourth batch of London Underground themed whiskies has been released by London’s Bimber Distillery, produced in conjunction with Transport for London (TfL).

Jan
23
2023
Simpson’s Tavern granted protection as it fights to reopen
Simpson’s Tavern granted protection as it fights to reopen

Simpson’s Tavern granted protection as it fights to reopen

The ancient Simpson’s Tavern in the City of London, which was forced into sudden closure by the landlord, has been given protection against being sold off in a decision described as a "no brainer" by the proposer of the protection order.

Dec
15
2022
Smithfield’s Christmas Eve auction – cancelled for 2022
Smithfield’s Christmas Eve auction – cancelled for 2022

Smithfield’s Christmas Eve auction – cancelled for 2022

Smithfield meat market has confirmed that the annual Christmas Eve auction won’t be happening this year.

Dec
13
2022
Fuller’s pubs offering pints for £1.77 to mark their 177th birthday
Fuller’s pubs offering pints for £1.77 to mark their 177th birthday

Fuller’s pubs offering pints for £1.77 to mark their 177th birthday

Next Tuesday, Fuller's pubs are offering everyone* three pints on the day for £1.77 to mark their 177th anniversary, which is timely considering the cost of living situation we're in.

Nov
10
2022
Simpsons Tavern, London’s oldest chophouse forced to close
Simpsons Tavern, London’s oldest chophouse forced to close

Simpsons Tavern, London’s oldest chophouse forced to close

The actions of an apparently capricious landlord has forced London's oldest surviving chophouse to close.

Nov
01
2022
Lunches in the City of London’s livery halls
Lunches in the City of London’s livery halls

Lunches in the City of London’s livery halls

Several of the City of London's grand and normally private livery halls hold public livery lunches typically once a month, and dates for the rest of the year have been released.

Aug
30
2022
A gin for the Regent’s Park Theatre’s 90th anniversary
A gin for the Regent’s Park Theatre’s 90th anniversary

A gin for the Regent’s Park Theatre’s 90th anniversary

In 1932, a London theatre was left without a play after the early cancellation of one of its performances.

Jul
11
2022
Food for a fiver around Carnaby Street
Food for a fiver around Carnaby Street

Food for a fiver around Carnaby Street

For the next couple of weeks, until Sunday 3rd July, a load of restaurants and cafes around Carnaby Street are offering dishes for £5.

Jun
22
2022
Pints of IPA beer for 6p today only
Pints of IPA beer for 6p today only

Pints of IPA beer for 6p today only

Greene King pubs are offering pints of India Pale Ale (IPA) for just sixpence today only as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

May
30
2022
The Great British Beer Festival returns in August
The Great British Beer Festival returns in August

The Great British Beer Festival returns in August

The Great British Beer Festival will be returning to Olympia London from 2-6 August 2022 following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

May
23
2022
The latest release of London Underground themed whiskies
The latest release of London Underground themed whiskies

The latest release of London Underground themed whiskies

The third batch of London Underground themed whiskies has been released by London’s Bimber Distillery, produced in conjunction with Transport for London (TfL).

May
17
2022