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.

Miscellaneous - Archive Articles

Quacky Craze: London’s new chain of Rubber Duck shops
Quacky Craze: London’s new chain of Rubber Duck shops

Quacky Craze: London’s new chain of Rubber Duck shops

Something very yellow and very rubber is popping up around London -- a chain of shops that sells just one thing - rubber ducks.

Jun
19
Wimbledon, Football and Olympics 2024 outdoor screenings
Wimbledon, Football and Olympics 2024 outdoor screenings

Wimbledon, Football and Olympics 2024 outdoor screenings

There's a summer of sports ahead, with Wimbledon, Euro football and the Paris Olympics -- and away from watching at home or in the pub, several large outdoor screens are set up across London.

Jun
11
Three month trial offer on the National Art Pass
Three month trial offer on the National Art Pass

Three month trial offer on the National Art Pass

The National Art Pass, a card that gets you cheap or free entry to museums and exhibitions, has a three-month trial offer at the moment.

Jun
05
Monopoly updates its London Underground themed board game
Monopoly updates its London Underground themed board game

Monopoly updates its London Underground themed board game

There's been a London Underground themed version of the Monopoly board game for some years, but it's been refreshed for 2024 to include some new changes.

May
15
Charity abseiling off landmark London buildings
Charity abseiling off landmark London buildings

Charity abseiling off landmark London buildings

If you fancy flinging yourself off the top of some tall buildings, and doing so for charity, there's a number of chances to abseil down them this year.

May
09
You’ll love this Intercity 125 video set to electronic music
You’ll love this Intercity 125 video set to electronic music

You’ll love this Intercity 125 video set to electronic music

The music group, Vieon recently released a single as an ode to the venerable Intercity 125 train with a ton of retro film footage set to rather soothing electronic music.

Apr
12
Ballot to win King Charles III’s first release banknotes
Ballot to win King Charles III’s first release banknotes

Ballot to win King Charles III’s first release banknotes

Ahead of the release of the new King Charles III banknotes in June, there's a charity ballot that will let you win a set of low-serial numbered banknotes.

Mar
08
A list of the cruise ships visiting London in 2024
A list of the cruise ships visiting London in 2024

A list of the cruise ships visiting London in 2024

Sea-faring leviathans will be visiting central London this summer, giving us landlubbers a chance to see them up close from the riverside.

Jan
09
Spot the Danger Mouse Blue Plaque at Baker Street
Spot the Danger Mouse Blue Plaque at Baker Street

Spot the Danger Mouse Blue Plaque at Baker Street

In the 1980s, the secret agent Danger Mouse and his trusty sidekick Penfold would rush out from their secret base -- in the bottom of a post box on Baker Street -- to save the world from Baron Greenback.

Jan
09
Watch the Space Station fly over London on Christmas morning
Watch the Space Station fly over London on Christmas morning

Watch the Space Station fly over London on Christmas morning

If you can drag yourself out of bed early on Christmas Day, there’s a chance to see Father Christmas heading home after delivering his presents — or more accurately, the International Space Station flying over London.

Dec
15
2023
Tube Mapper’s 2024 calendar for London’s transport fans
Tube Mapper’s 2024 calendar for London’s transport fans

Tube Mapper’s 2024 calendar for London’s transport fans

The 2024 calendar showcases some of his favourite images as he explores every station and stop on the London Underground, Overground, DLR, Elizabeth line and now the Croydon tram network.

Dec
04
2023
Win £5,000 of holidays in Landmark Trust’s heritage homes
Win £5,000 of holidays in Landmark Trust’s heritage homes

Win £5,000 of holidays in Landmark Trust’s heritage homes

A fundraiser for a heritage houses charity is offering up to £5,000 of free weekend breaks in its homes across the UK.

Nov
09
2023
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
2023
A huge sale of Film and TV memorabilia
A huge sale of Film and TV memorabilia

A huge sale of Film and TV memorabilia

Next month, there will be a sale in London of over 1,000 movie and television memorabilia, with a lot of fantasy and science-fiction up for sale.

Oct
31
2023
A couple of messages about changes to ianVisits
A couple of messages about changes to ianVisits

A couple of messages about changes to ianVisits

I've been contacted a few times recently about the sharp decline in descriptive images on the events listings.

Sep
29
2023
You might be able to see a comet in the skies this weekend
You might be able to see a comet in the skies this weekend

You might be able to see a comet in the skies this weekend

A recently discovered comet should be visible early in the morning for the next few days if the British weather permits.

Sep
08
2023
How to request your very own Red Arrows flypast
How to request your very own Red Arrows flypast

How to request your very own Red Arrows flypast

Organizing something interesting and fancy a flypast by the Red Arrows? Or a WW2-era bomber? Or how about a marching band to serenade your event?

Sep
01
2023
Auction of old fairground ride equipment
Auction of old fairground ride equipment

Auction of old fairground ride equipment

If you've ever wanted to own your own piece of a vintage funfair, then this is your chance as there will be an open day at Carters Funfair at their base near Maidenhead, and an auction of much of their surplus equipment.

Jul
05
2023
Pride and Prejudice: Elizabeth line’s trainbow and why LGBTQ+ visibility matters
Pride and Prejudice: Elizabeth line’s trainbow and why LGBTQ+ visibility matters

Pride and Prejudice: Elizabeth line’s trainbow and why LGBTQ+ visibility matters

Earlier today the Elizabeth line gained its first trainbow - a train with a Pride banner on it -- and the haters will hate it.

Jun
30
2023
What happened to Westminster Abbey’s coronation carpet after the Coronation?
What happened to Westminster Abbey’s coronation carpet after the Coronation?

What happened to Westminster Abbey’s coronation carpet after the Coronation?

A large stage covered in a bright yellow carpet was built inside Westminster Abbey for the Coronation earlier this year, but something surprising happened to the carpet afterwards.

Jun
26
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
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
Flying Scotsman coin released by the Royal Mint
Flying Scotsman coin released by the Royal Mint

Flying Scotsman coin released by the Royal Mint

One of the late Queen's last acts as Monarch was to authorise the issuance of a £2 coin to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Flying Scotsman, and the coin is being released today.

Feb
23
2023
There’s a free maps giveaway on Monday
There’s a free maps giveaway on Monday

There’s a free maps giveaway on Monday

If you like maps, and like free maps even more, then Monday is the day to be in Hackney Downs, as a map printer is having a clearout and giving away a lot of stock.

Feb
15
2023