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: 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
The Royal Mews collection of horse-drawn carriages has reopened today
The Royal Mews collection of horse-drawn carriages has reopened today

The Royal Mews collection of horse-drawn carriages has reopened today

Around the back of Buckingham Palace is the Royal Mews, where the King’s horses and carriages are kept, and they've reopened to the public today after their winter slumber.

Mar
01
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Beckton gasworks
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Beckton gasworks

Tickets Alert: Tours of the Beckton gasworks

There's a chance to go through locked gates into the Beckton gas works next month, as there will be some tours of the former industrial site.

Feb
28
Tickets Alert: Tweed Run is back for genteel cycling around London
Tickets Alert: Tweed Run is back for genteel cycling around London

Tickets Alert: Tweed Run is back for genteel cycling around London

Fancy a charming jaunt around the sights of London in a decorous style becoming of the Edwardian upper middle classes?

Feb
27
Catch a Routemaster bus to the Crossness pumping station
Catch a Routemaster bus to the Crossness pumping station

Catch a Routemaster bus to the Crossness pumping station

The Victorian pumping station at Crossness in southeast London will be easier to visit for the next few months, as they're laying on a Routemaster bus shuttle service.

Feb
22
Tickets Alert: Visit the Chatley Heath semaphore tower
Tickets Alert: Visit the Chatley Heath semaphore tower

Tickets Alert: Visit the Chatley Heath semaphore tower

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

Feb
20
Tickets Alert: Climb up inside the Old Royal Naval College’s Dome
Tickets Alert: Climb up inside the Old Royal Naval College’s Dome

Tickets Alert: Climb up inside the Old Royal Naval College’s Dome

Seen by millions from the outside, but hardly ever from the inside, tickets to climb up inside one of the tall domes at the Old Royal Naval College are now on sale.

Feb
19
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Banqueting House in Whitehall
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Banqueting House in Whitehall

Tickets Alert: Tours of the Banqueting House in Whitehall

Banqueting House, a grand hall in the centre of London that used to be open to the public most days, is now only open on occasional dates for guided tours.

Feb
19
Tickets Alert: Zippos Circus is back in town
Tickets Alert: Zippos Circus is back in town

Tickets Alert: Zippos Circus is back in town

The travelling circus is coming to town and will be popping up around London throughout 2024, and there's a way of getting half-price tickets to the show.

Feb
16
Tickets Alert: Evening tours of the Houses of Parliament
Tickets Alert: Evening tours of the Houses of Parliament

Tickets Alert: Evening tours of the Houses of Parliament

For one evening only, you will be able to visit the Houses of Parliament to look around the inside of the Palace of Westminster at night.

Feb
15
Antiques Roadshow filming in west London
Antiques Roadshow filming in west London

Antiques Roadshow filming in west London

The BBC's  Antiques Roadshow will be filming an episode in west London in May, and tickets to have your curios assessed are now available.

Feb
14
Hidden parts of Holborn tube station to open to the public
Hidden parts of Holborn tube station to open to the public

Hidden parts of Holborn tube station to open to the public

Sealed-off parts of Holborn tube station will be opened to the public later this year, as part of the London Transport Museum's Hidden London tours.

Feb
13
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Albert Memorial’s hidden undercroft
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Albert Memorial’s hidden undercroft

Tickets Alert: Tours of the Albert Memorial’s hidden undercroft

The Albert Memorial in Hyde Park* is a remarkable confection of Victorian design, but few people realise it sits on top of a large brick undercroft.

Feb
12