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.

London News - Archive Articles

Big military flypast over London on Saturday
Big military flypast over London on Saturday

Big military flypast over London on Saturday

Weather permitting, a military aircraft flypast will take place over central London on Saturday to mark the King's official birthday.

Jun
10
How to get King Charles III banknotes from the Bank of England for a limited-time swap
How to get King Charles III banknotes from the Bank of England for a limited-time swap

How to get King Charles III banknotes from the Bank of England for a limited-time swap

Although issued today, it'll take ages to see a new King Charles III banknote in the shops and pubs, but if you are so minded, you can skip the wait and get some new notes in person from the Bank of England.

Jun
05
Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! City of London’s Common Cryer reads the King’s Proclamation
Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! City of London’s Common Cryer reads the King’s Proclamation

Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! City of London’s Common Cryer reads the King’s Proclamation

Earlier today, in keeping with ancient custom, a group of officials in the City of London wearing lace and tights read aloud the King's Proclamation summoning a new Parliament.

May
31
Watch the Paris Olympics on big outdoor screens in London
Watch the Paris Olympics on big outdoor screens in London

Watch the Paris Olympics on big outdoor screens in London

There will be (at least) three free "fan zones in London for people wanting to watch the Paris Olympics this summer.

May
28
Your chance to nominate a historic figure for a Blue Plaque
Your chance to nominate a historic figure for a Blue Plaque

Your chance to nominate a historic figure for a Blue Plaque

If you've ever wanted to nominate a notable person or organisation for a Blue Plaque, then now's your chance, as Historic England is seeking ideas from the public.

May
24
Historic lifeboat returns to London as RNLI marks its 200th anniversary
Historic lifeboat returns to London as RNLI marks its 200th anniversary

Historic lifeboat returns to London as RNLI marks its 200th anniversary

Two plaques celebrating the RNLI's 200th anniversary and the lifeboats and people who use them were unveiled in London this week, along with a visit by a historic lifeboat.

May
22
London’s largest FREE flower show has opened in Chelsea
London’s largest FREE flower show has opened in Chelsea

London’s largest FREE flower show has opened in Chelsea

This week, thousands of people will have paid eye-watering amounts to visit the Chelsea Flower Show, and yet there's a large free flower show that anyone can enjoy.

May
21
The City of London’s Leadenhall Market is to open at weekends
The City of London’s Leadenhall Market is to open at weekends

The City of London’s Leadenhall Market is to open at weekends

Situated in the heart of the City of London, Leadenhall Market is usually closed at the weekends, but for a couple of months, it will be open as a craft fair marketplace.

May
17
The Spanish Navy’s tall sailing ship will visit London
The Spanish Navy’s tall sailing ship will visit London

The Spanish Navy’s tall sailing ship will visit London

A note to clear your diaries if you like ships, as the world's third largest tall sailing ship will visit London in July, and the public can go on board.

May
10
The London Eye is now a permanent London attraction
The London Eye is now a permanent London attraction

The London Eye is now a permanent London attraction

It's been a fixture of the London skyline for so long that it can be a surprise to learn that the London Eye is technically a temporary structure - but not anymore.

May
08
See hot air balloons drifting over central London
See hot air balloons drifting over central London

See hot air balloons drifting over central London

If all goes well, up to 50 hot air balloons will drift over central London on a Sunday morning in July.

Apr
29
London Zoo asks public to contribute to its 200th anniversary
London Zoo asks public to contribute to its 200th anniversary

London Zoo asks public to contribute to its 200th anniversary

Ahead of its 200th anniversary, London Zoo is asking people who might have old objects from the zoo to contribute to a new exhibition it is planning.

Apr
29
Inside the Royal Parks nursery: From organic innovations to scented surprises
Inside the Royal Parks nursery: From organic innovations to scented surprises

Inside the Royal Parks nursery: From organic innovations to scented surprises

If you wander around the centre of Hyde Park you might occasionally catch a whiff of chips and the ocean as if you're visiting the seaside -- an unexpected side effect of an organic nursery in the centre of the park.

Apr
25
How to get the new King Charles III banknotes
How to get the new King Charles III banknotes

How to get the new King Charles III banknotes

The new King Charles III banknotes will start appearing in shops and banks from early June onwards, but if you want to guarantee getting your hands on the first banknotes as soon as they are released, you can.

Apr
24
Horizon 22 – London’s highest viewing gallery can now be rented for private events
Horizon 22 – London’s highest viewing gallery can now be rented for private events

Horizon 22 – London’s highest viewing gallery can now be rented for private events

Horizon 22, London's highest -- and free -- viewing gallery is now available to be hired for events as well.

Apr
17
Perivale golf course to be converted into a public park
Perivale golf course to be converted into a public park

Perivale golf course to be converted into a public park

A large swathe of land in west London that's currently operated as a private golf course is to be opened up as a new public park.

Apr
09
City of London to create the Sir Nicholas Winton Square next to Liverpool Street station
City of London to create the Sir Nicholas Winton Square next to Liverpool Street station

City of London to create the Sir Nicholas Winton Square next to Liverpool Street station

Part of Liverpool Street next to the railway station could be renamed after Sir Nicholas Winton, the man who brought so many Jewish refugees to the UK, often arriving at Liverpool Street station.

Apr
04
British Museum retakes crown for the UK’s most visited attraction
British Museum retakes crown for the UK’s most visited attraction

British Museum retakes crown for the UK’s most visited attraction

The British Museum has retaken its top spot as the UK's most visited visitor attraction, boosted by last summer's China history exhibition.

Mar
18
Crowdfunding campaign to save HQS Wellington
Crowdfunding campaign to save HQS Wellington

Crowdfunding campaign to save HQS Wellington

The former HMS Wellington, the large white ship moored on the Thames in central London, is 90 years old this year but has had to launch a fundraising campaign to ensure it sees out its centenary.

Mar
11
From tracks to trees: TfL’s vision for a greener and wildlife-friendly London
From tracks to trees: TfL’s vision for a greener and wildlife-friendly London

From tracks to trees: TfL’s vision for a greener and wildlife-friendly London

One of London’s largest landowners has outlined how it will improve the environment across its huge estate -- and that landowner is Transport for London (TfL).

Mar
07
Free and discounted entry to London venues for National Lottery week
Free and discounted entry to London venues for National Lottery week

Free and discounted entry to London venues for National Lottery week

Each year, loads of venues supported by funding from the National Lottery have a special offer week with free or discounted entry.

Feb
23
Whimsical Warnings: The Royal Parks asks Sir Quentin Blake to help improve park etiquette
Whimsical Warnings: The Royal Parks asks Sir Quentin Blake to help improve park etiquette

Whimsical Warnings: The Royal Parks asks Sir Quentin Blake to help improve park etiquette

Cartoons drawn by the world-famous illustrator Sir Quentin Blake will be popping up across the Royal Parks in London this year as public information signs.

Feb
22
London’s 2024 ceremonial gun salutes
London’s 2024 ceremonial gun salutes

London’s 2024 ceremonial gun salutes

Ceremonial military guns will go bang bang several times in London during 2024, at the Tower of London and in the Royal Parks.

Feb
21
Improvements for Holborn pedestrian spaces shown off by Camden Council
Improvements for Holborn pedestrian spaces shown off by Camden Council

Improvements for Holborn pedestrian spaces shown off by Camden Council

The clutter outside Holborn tube station could be cleared away, and the British Museum entrance pedestrianised, under plans outlined by Camden Council for £40 million of street improvements.

Feb
16