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Mayfield’s lavender fields reopen next month
Mayfield’s lavender fields reopen next month

Mayfield’s lavender fields reopen next month

Row up up row of purple lavender fill the fields near Croydon, and you are able to walk through them from next month.

May
20
River Thames bridges to have a Platinum Jubilee light show
River Thames bridges to have a Platinum Jubilee light show

River Thames bridges to have a Platinum Jubilee light show

The bridges across the Thames in central London will put on a special Platinum Jubilee themed light show over the Jubilee weekend next month.

May
19
The Royal Mint’s new LGBTQ+ 50p coin will be legal tender
The Royal Mint’s new LGBTQ+ 50p coin will be legal tender

The Royal Mint’s new LGBTQ+ 50p coin will be legal tender

A collectable rainbow 50p coin that's just been issued by the Royal Mint to mark 50th anniversary of Pride UK can be used as legal tender, should someone want to use it like that.

May
19
Large military flypast over London for the Platinum Jubilee
Large military flypast over London for the Platinum Jubilee

Large military flypast over London for the Platinum Jubilee

One of the highlights of the Platinum Jubilee weekend will be a large flypast over central London on Thursday 2nd June.

May
18
The Tower of London’s Triennial Battle with All Hallows Church
The Tower of London’s Triennial Battle with All Hallows Church

The Tower of London’s Triennial Battle with All Hallows Church

Later this month will see the Triennial Battle outside the Tower of London between the Beefeaters and the parish of the neighbouring church of All Hallows.

May
12
Flaneurs promenading around London in their Sunday Best on a Saturday
Flaneurs promenading around London in their Sunday Best on a Saturday

Flaneurs promenading around London in their Sunday Best on a Saturday

If you're in central London next Saturday, don't be surprised to see people dressed in their very best Sunday Best promenading around town.

May
06
Military flypast over central London tomorrow
Military flypast over central London tomorrow

Military flypast over central London tomorrow

Look to the skies, as there's a flypast of aircraft over central London tomorrow (Thur 5th May) morning.

May
04
Retro games arcade coming to central London
Retro games arcade coming to central London

Retro games arcade coming to central London

Next month, a former nightclub just off Oxford Street will open as a Soho bar, with a load of retro arcade games.

Apr
27
See hot air balloons drifting over central London
See hot air balloons drifting over central London

See hot air balloons drifting over central London

All being well, a Sunday morning in late May or early June will see up to 50 hot air balloons drifting over central London.

Apr
26
A big tree made from little trees for the Platinum Jubilee
A big tree made from little trees for the Platinum Jubilee

A big tree made from little trees for the Platinum Jubilee

A 21-metre tall tree sculpture will appear outside Buckingham Palace this summer, made up from 350 smaller trees.

Apr
22
The Goodyear Blimp will be flying over London next month
The Goodyear Blimp will be flying over London next month

The Goodyear Blimp will be flying over London next month

There'll be good reasons to look to the skies next month as the Goodyear Blimp makes a return to the UK to spend a few days floating around the southeast of England.

Apr
15
Leicester Square to get the world’s largest LEGO store
Leicester Square to get the world’s largest LEGO store

Leicester Square to get the world’s largest LEGO store

The long queues outside the LEGO store in Leicester Square have sent their message, and that message is that they need a bigger shop. So later this summer, that's what's arriving - the world's largest LEGO store.

Apr
13
London Zoo is counting its animals
London Zoo is counting its animals

London Zoo is counting its animals

London Zoo's annual opportunity to share cute photos of zookeepers counting animals has come again, with their annual stocktake to make sure they have the same number of animals that are expected, no more, and hopefully, no less.

Jan
04
London Christmas tree recycling collections 2021/22
London Christmas tree recycling collections 2021/22

London Christmas tree recycling collections 2021/22

It might seem a bit Scrooge to be talking about getting rid of the Christmas tree before the event is over, but it can help to know what to do before 12th night comes along.

Dec
16
2021
Five London museums share covid recovery funding
Five London museums share covid recovery funding

Five London museums share covid recovery funding

Hundreds of arts, heritage and cultural organisations across England have received a share of £107 million from the government as part of an ongoing covid recovery scheme - with just under £32 million being allocated to London organisations.

Nov
22
2021
An overnight rehersal for the Lord Mayor’s Show
An overnight rehersal for the Lord Mayor’s Show

An overnight rehersal for the Lord Mayor’s Show

Had you been in the City at the dead of night on Wednesday morning, you would have seen the Lord Mayor of London's golden state coach being pulled through the dark streets by six Shire Horses.

Nov
11
2021
Christmas jumpers from London’s venues
Christmas jumpers from London’s venues

Christmas jumpers from London’s venues

Tis fast approaching the season to sit in front of your computer on a video call wearing nothing except a Christmas Jumper.

Nov
08
2021
A temporary David Bowie shop has opened in London
A temporary David Bowie shop has opened in London

A temporary David Bowie shop has opened in London

A much-hyped David Bowie shop has opened in central London, and it is undeniably "a shop".

Nov
02
2021
The Lord Mayor’s Show returns next month
The Lord Mayor’s Show returns next month

The Lord Mayor’s Show returns next month

Cancelled last year for the first time since WW2, the Lord Mayor's show will resume its annual parade through the City next month.

Oct
26
2021
Damning report into the failures of the Marble Arch Mound
Damning report into the failures of the Marble Arch Mound

Damning report into the failures of the Marble Arch Mound

A damning report into the failures of the Marble Arch Mound has found that it suffered from a host of management failures and a deliberate attempt to conceal its rising costs from the council members.

Oct
19
2021
Westminster bridge’s entire balustrade is up for sale
Westminster bridge’s entire balustrade is up for sale

Westminster bridge’s entire balustrade is up for sale

If you have a need to own a large chunk of Westminster bridge, then for a deep pocket price, it's possible to buy the entire balustrade from the bridge.

Oct
07
2021
Westminster street signs being sold at auction
Westminster street signs being sold at auction

Westminster street signs being sold at auction

There’s a chance to buy a London street sign as a batch of old signs no longer needed are put up for auction.

Sep
17
2021
Wednesday – a Sheriff rides through the City of London
Wednesday – a Sheriff rides through the City of London

Wednesday – a Sheriff rides through the City of London

This coming Wednesday morning (15th Sept) will see one of the two Sheriffs of the City of London riding around the City on horseback accompanied by a Light Cavalry escort.

Sep
13
2021
Red Arrows to fly over London on Tuesday lunchtime
Red Arrows to fly over London on Tuesday lunchtime

Red Arrows to fly over London on Tuesday lunchtime

Weather permitting - a note to look to the skies, for the Red Arrows will be flying over east London on Tuesday (14th Sept) lunchtime.

Sep
13
2021