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 Ticket Alert - Archive Articles

Your chance to grab tickets early to London events and exhibitions.

Tickets Alert: Chatley Heath semaphore tower open weekend
Tickets Alert: Chatley Heath semaphore tower open weekend

Tickets Alert: Chatley Heath semaphore tower open weekend

Peeking just above the trees by the M25 on the edge of southwest London is a tall octagonal building built as part of Britain's defence, and it will be open to the public for a weekend in June.

Jun
12
Gin tours with the Household Cavalry Museum
Gin tours with the Household Cavalry Museum

Gin tours with the Household Cavalry Museum

There's going to be a couple of evening openings of the Household Cavalry Museum in central London, with gin.

Jun
12
Tickets Alert: Climb down into an Ice Well
Tickets Alert: Climb down into an Ice Well

Tickets Alert: Climb down into an Ice Well

Once a year, two large ice wells near King's Cross are opened for the public to climb down into and learn about how ice was stored before the refrigerator was invented.

Jun
10
Mayfield lavender farm reopens on 15th June
Mayfield lavender farm reopens on 15th June

Mayfield lavender farm reopens on 15th June

Row upon row of purple lavender fill the fields near Croydon, and you can walk through them from next Saturday.

Jun
05
Tickets Alert: A free celebration of Vivienne Westwood at Christie’s
Tickets Alert: A free celebration of Vivienne Westwood at Christie’s

Tickets Alert: A free celebration of Vivienne Westwood at Christie’s

A display of Vivienne Westwood’s clothes and possessions is coming to London later this month, and there will also be a free evening at the exhibition.

Jun
04
Kew Gardens’s “corpse flower” is in bloom
Kew Gardens’s “corpse flower” is in bloom

Kew Gardens’s “corpse flower” is in bloom

It's only in bloom for a day or two, so if you can get to Kew Gardens sharpish, then one of the world's smelliest plants is strutting its thing.

Jun
04
Dennis Severs’ House is already selling Christmas tickets
Dennis Severs’ House is already selling Christmas tickets

Dennis Severs’ House is already selling Christmas tickets

It may seem absurdly early, but tickets to visit the Christmas makeover at Dennis Severs’ House are already on sale -- because they keep selling out.

Jun
03
Tickets Alert: Rare Patek Philippe watches going on display in London
Tickets Alert: Rare Patek Philippe watches going on display in London

Tickets Alert: Rare Patek Philippe watches going on display in London

Patek Philippe, the maker of exceptionally expensive watches, will be exhibiting some of its rarer handcrafted watches in a free exhibition in central London later this month.

Jun
01
Strawberry Hill House to be transformed by 30 floral designers for a flower festival
Strawberry Hill House to be transformed by 30 floral designers for a flower festival

Strawberry Hill House to be transformed by 30 floral designers for a flower festival

If the Chelsea Flower Show whetted your appetite for all things floral, then you'll want to hear that a gothic house will be filled with flowers for a whole weekend later this year.

May
29
Tickets Alert: Southbank Centre resumes architecture tours
Tickets Alert: Southbank Centre resumes architecture tours

Tickets Alert: Southbank Centre resumes architecture tours

Once a semi-regular event before the pandemic, the Southbank Centre is resuming its architectural tours of its buildings.

May
23
Tickets Alert: Dry dock tours of the Golden Hinde
Tickets Alert: Dry dock tours of the Golden Hinde

Tickets Alert: Dry dock tours of the Golden Hinde

A few Sundays this summer will offer an opportunity to go down into the dry dock around the Golden Hinde replica ship and get up close to the restoration work being carried out at the moment.

May
14
Tickets Alert: Take sheep across Southwark Bridge
Tickets Alert: Take sheep across Southwark Bridge

Tickets Alert: Take sheep across Southwark Bridge

If you’re a Freeman (or freewoman) of the City of London, you can exercise your ancient right to take sheep across one of London’s bridges this coming September.

May
13
Tickets Alert: Visit the Cosmic House in Holland Park
Tickets Alert: Visit the Cosmic House in Holland Park

Tickets Alert: Visit the Cosmic House in Holland Park

A slightly unassuming house in Holland Park conceals a remarkable interior — a house packed full of early Post-Modernist designs — and is now occasionally open to the public.

May
10
Tickets Alert: Tours of the BBC studios at Alexandra Palace
Tickets Alert: Tours of the BBC studios at Alexandra Palace

Tickets Alert: Tours of the BBC studios at Alexandra Palace

Next month, there's a chance to tour the original BBC studios inside the Ally Pally where television was born.

May
10
Tickets Alert: Cycle around Kew Gardens
Tickets Alert: Cycle around Kew Gardens

Tickets Alert: Cycle around Kew Gardens

Bicycles are not normally allowed inside Kew Gardens, but for one evening this summer, visitors can use two wheels instead of two feet.

May
09
Half price entry to top London venues for Londoners
Half price entry to top London venues for Londoners

Half price entry to top London venues for Londoners

A number of London venues are offering half-price tickets to residents for the next few weeks, so now is your chance to visit those touristy venues you've never really got around to.

May
07
Waverley, the world’s last seagoing paddle steamer is visiting London
Waverley, the world’s last seagoing paddle steamer is visiting London

Waverley, the world’s last seagoing paddle steamer is visiting London

The Waverley, the world’s last seagoing paddle steamer, will visit London this summer and offer regular trips along the Thames.

May
02
How to get tickets for the Last Night of the Proms 2024
How to get tickets for the Last Night of the Proms 2024

How to get tickets for the Last Night of the Proms 2024

Prom season is starting again, and it’s time to enter the ballot to get tickets for the Last Night of the Proms. Due to the intense popularity of the evening, there's a process to apply for tickets:

Apr
30
See a partially restored Spitfire plane on Saville Row
See a partially restored Spitfire plane on Saville Row

See a partially restored Spitfire plane on Saville Row

A partially restored Spitfire plane will be displayed in central London next month as part of a two-day display of sports vehicles on Savile Row.

Apr
26
Tickets Alert: Late openings at London Zoo
Tickets Alert: Late openings at London Zoo

Tickets Alert: Late openings at London Zoo

London Zoo's annual late evening openings during the summer months are back, with tickets on sale now.

Apr
22
Tickets Alert: Tours of a remarkable Wandsworth home resume next month
Tickets Alert: Tours of a remarkable Wandsworth home resume next month

Tickets Alert: Tours of a remarkable Wandsworth home resume next month

An unremarkable looking house on a busy Wandsworth road conceals a quite remarkable interior, and following some restoration works, limited tours will resume

Apr
19
Tickets Alert: Routemaster bus history tour of Richmond
Tickets Alert: Routemaster bus history tour of Richmond

Tickets Alert: Routemaster bus history tour of Richmond

There's a chance to go on a tour around some of the key historic locations in the Richmond area, with your journey between them taking place in a Routemaster bus.

Apr
17
Tickets Alert: Visit the 10 Downing Street garden
Tickets Alert: Visit the 10 Downing Street garden

Tickets Alert: Visit the 10 Downing Street garden

As part of the annual Open Gardens weekend, there's a chance to visit the garden at 10 Downing Street, and the ballot for tickets is now open.

Apr
16
Tickets Alert: Tours of Billingsgate Roman House and Baths
Tickets Alert: Tours of Billingsgate Roman House and Baths

Tickets Alert: Tours of Billingsgate Roman House and Baths

Hidden underneath a mundane office block is one of London’s largest Roman remains, which has reopened for tours.

Apr
15