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: 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
Monthly tours of the City of London’s Guildhall
Monthly tours of the City of London’s Guildhall

Monthly tours of the City of London’s Guildhall

Once a month, it’s possible to go on a guided tour of the City of London’s ancient and impressive Guildhall building.

Apr
12
Jools Holland and a free light show to mark the National Gallery’s 200th birthday
Jools Holland and a free light show to mark the National Gallery’s 200th birthday

Jools Holland and a free light show to mark the National Gallery’s 200th birthday

Jools Holland will be headlining the National Gallery's Friday Lates next month as the gallery celebrates its 200th anniversary, with music inside and a light show outside.

Apr
11
Tickets Alert: See the conservation work inside St Bart’s Great Hall
Tickets Alert: See the conservation work inside St Bart’s Great Hall

Tickets Alert: See the conservation work inside St Bart’s Great Hall

The oldest historic parts of St Barts Hospital near Smithfield are currently being restored, and they're offering tours of the restoration works.

Apr
08
April dates announced to visit the George Seferis exhibition
April dates announced to visit the George Seferis exhibition

April dates announced to visit the George Seferis exhibition

Inside the Greek Ambassador’s official London residence is a room preserved for nearly 60 years in memory of the man who once worked there and is now open to the public for the first time.

Apr
03
First-ever tours of Buckingham Palace’s famous balcony rooms
First-ever tours of Buckingham Palace’s famous balcony rooms

First-ever tours of Buckingham Palace’s famous balcony rooms

This summer, the public will be able to stand where only royalty has stood and look out through the windows leading onto Buckingham Palace's famous balcony.

Apr
03
Tickets Alert: Open Day at the Banqueting House
Tickets Alert: Open Day at the Banqueting House

Tickets Alert: Open Day at the Banqueting House

It's only been occasionally open since the pandemic, but Banqueting House in central London is having one final open day before it closes for long-term restoration work.

Mar
22
Tickets Alert: Free open evening at St Paul’s Cathedral
Tickets Alert: Free open evening at St Paul’s Cathedral

Tickets Alert: Free open evening at St Paul’s Cathedral

For one evening later this Spring, you will be able to visit St Paul's Cathedral in the evening and also for free.

Mar
22
Tickets Alert: The National Physical Laboratory’s annual open day
Tickets Alert: The National Physical Laboratory’s annual open day

Tickets Alert: The National Physical Laboratory’s annual open day

The government’s national measurement standards laboratory is based in southwest London, and one day a year, it's open to the public to visit.

Mar
21
Tickets Alert: Pokemon Pop-Up coming to London
Tickets Alert: Pokemon Pop-Up coming to London

Tickets Alert: Pokemon Pop-Up coming to London

The 2024 Pokémon Europe International Championships will be coming to ExCeL in east London next month, and there's an associated pop-up store that will be open to the general public.

Mar
15
Tickets Alert: Chevening House gardens open day
Tickets Alert: Chevening House gardens open day

Tickets Alert: Chevening House gardens open day

The date of the annual open day of Chevening House’s gardens has been announced, and it’s a chance to wander around an impressive garden normally reserved for government ministers and their staff.

Mar
15
Tickets Alert: The Household Division’s Beating Retreat
Tickets Alert: The Household Division’s Beating Retreat

Tickets Alert: The Household Division’s Beating Retreat

Fancy an evening in Horseguards Parade watching a military precision drill, with cannons, and finished off with fireworks?

Mar
14
Tickets Alert: Boat trip through a canal tunnel under Islington
Tickets Alert: Boat trip through a canal tunnel under Islington

Tickets Alert: Boat trip through a canal tunnel under Islington

Regular trips through a long dark canal tunnel under Islington will resume later this month, and tickets are on sale now.

Mar
13
Tickets Alert: Perivale Wood’s 2024 bluebells open days
Tickets Alert: Perivale Wood’s 2024 bluebells open days

Tickets Alert: Perivale Wood’s 2024 bluebells open days

A normally closed nature reserve in west London will be open for two days in April when the woods are filled with bluebells at their best.

Mar
12
Tickets Alert: Behind the scenes tours of the National Archives
Tickets Alert: Behind the scenes tours of the National Archives

Tickets Alert: Behind the scenes tours of the National Archives

Not far from Kew in southwest London is the government's repository for its historic records, where people spend hours studying old documents for interesting nuggets that you may later read in a book, or a website article.

Mar
07
Early hours visits to see the Natural History Museum’s dinosaurs
Early hours visits to see the Natural History Museum’s dinosaurs

Early hours visits to see the Natural History Museum’s dinosaurs

The Natural History Museum's dinosaur's gallery can feel as crowded as a tube train at times, but you can visit the room when it's empty, with early morning tours.

Mar
07
Friday and Saturday lates at the Barbican Conservatory
Friday and Saturday lates at the Barbican Conservatory

Friday and Saturday lates at the Barbican Conservatory

In the heart of the City of London is a large heated conservatory that’s occasionally open to the public, and at the moment, also home to an art exhibition.

Mar
06
A helicopter and boats to perform a rare ceremony at the Tower of London
A helicopter and boats to perform a rare ceremony at the Tower of London

A helicopter and boats to perform a rare ceremony at the Tower of London

Next week, a fairly rare ceremony will take place in and around the Tower of London, and it's even more special than usual this time.

Mar
05
London Zoo’s new reptiles house is about to open
London Zoo’s new reptiles house is about to open

London Zoo’s new reptiles house is about to open

London Zoo is about to open a new building, focused on reptiles and amphibians, and will offer a glimpse into the Zoo’s breeding and animal care areas, with the ‘behind-the-scenes’ bought to the fore in the new space.

Mar
05
Cheaper entry to Dennis Severs House for locals and young people
Cheaper entry to Dennis Severs House for locals and young people

Cheaper entry to Dennis Severs House for locals and young people

If you live in Tower Hamlets or are aged under 30, and haven't visited or fancy a cheaper repeat visit, then Dennis Severs House has started offering half-price tickets.

Mar
04
Tickets Alert: Ballot opens to attend the Trooping the Colour 2024
Tickets Alert: Ballot opens to attend the Trooping the Colour 2024

Tickets Alert: Ballot opens to attend the Trooping the Colour 2024

Trooping the Colour is a big military parade that marks the King's official birthday in June, and the ballot for tickets to be in the audience is now open.

Mar
04
More dates announced to walk through the Mail Rail tunnels
More dates announced to walk through the Mail Rail tunnels

More dates announced to walk through the Mail Rail tunnels

The Postal Museum has announced fresh dates for the chance to walk through old Mail Rail tunnels and is, for the first time, offering tunnel walks on Saturday evenings as well.

Mar
01