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.

Watch Shakespeare inside Westminster Abbey
Watch Shakespeare inside Westminster Abbey

Watch Shakespeare inside Westminster Abbey

Sir Mark Rylance will return to Westminster Abbey with a company of 23 actors bringing the words of William Shakespeare to life for six special performances in April.

Jan
23
2018
Tickets Alert: First ever winter openings of Pope’s Grotto
Tickets Alert: First ever winter openings of Pope’s Grotto

Tickets Alert: First ever winter openings of Pope’s Grotto

An underground chamber only occasionally open to the public is about to have its first ever opening during the winter months.

Jan
22
2018
Tickets Alert: Underground (1928 film)
Tickets Alert: Underground (1928 film)

Tickets Alert: Underground (1928 film)

There's a chance to see the recently restored 1928 silent era romantic comedy set on the London Underground, with live music by the silent film accompanist Neil Brand, who wrote a completely new score for the film.

Jan
20
2018
Drink bad beer and eat cockroaches – at the Science Museum
Drink bad beer and eat cockroaches – at the Science Museum

Drink bad beer and eat cockroaches – at the Science Museum

The Science Museum is offering you a chance to end Dry January with a flourish, with tastings of bad beers and insects for snacks.

Jan
16
2018

The Lord Mayor’s Annual Gresham Lecture

A few years ago a new tradition was born, and the details of this year's now-annual Lord Mayor's Gresham Lecture have been announced.

Jan
16
2018
Long Live Queen James at Banqueting House
Long Live Queen James at Banqueting House

Long Live Queen James at Banqueting House

Banqueting House will open its doors for an evening of gay drama, drinking and discovery in its famous painted hall.

Jan
13
2018
30th Anniversary Screening of Akira on the Big Screen
30th Anniversary Screening of Akira on the Big Screen

30th Anniversary Screening of Akira on the Big Screen

Difficult to imagine that the groundbreaking futuristic film that introduced many people in the West to anime is 30 years old.

Jan
11
2018
Reigate Caves 2018 open days announced
Reigate Caves 2018 open days announced

Reigate Caves 2018 open days announced

One for your diaries, as this year's open days to go underneath Reigate town center into its maze of caves have been announced.

Jan
06
2018
Barbarella’s back on the big screen
Barbarella’s back on the big screen

Barbarella’s back on the big screen

Take a journey back to 1968 when Barbarella, a sci-fi adventure starring a creatively-clad futuristic Jane Fonda, was released in the UK.

Jan
05
2018
Gun Salutes in London during 2018
Gun Salutes in London during 2018

Gun Salutes in London during 2018

Ceremonial military guns go bang bang several times each year in London, at the Tower of London and in the Royal Parks.

Jan
05
2018
Time to book tickets for Royal Ceremonies
Time to book tickets for Royal Ceremonies

Time to book tickets for Royal Ceremonies

Early each year is the time to plan ahead to attend some of the UK's grand pomp and ceremony events for the summer ahead.

Jan
04
2018
Tickets Alert – U-Bahn tunnel tour tickets released soon
Tickets Alert – U-Bahn tunnel tour tickets released soon

Tickets Alert – U-Bahn tunnel tour tickets released soon

Not in London (wails!), but in Berlin -- where they run a small number of special open-top tours through their underground train tunnels.

Dec
27
2017

Take a trip on the last coal fired twin engine steam tug

Based in London's docklands is the Portwey, thought to be the UK's last remaining twin engine steam tug still powered by coal.

Dec
26
2017
Watch sci-fi movies underneath a flying whale
Watch sci-fi movies underneath a flying whale

Watch sci-fi movies underneath a flying whale

The Natural History Museum has announced a season of science fiction movies, to be shown in their great hall underneath the skeleton of a flying whale.

Dec
20
2017

Booking opens to visit the Temple of Mithras

In a couple of weeks time, London's newest museum opens to the public, and booking for entry has opened today.

Nov
06
2017
See the pirate Chocolate Express bus
See the pirate Chocolate Express bus

See the pirate Chocolate Express bus

Back in the days before buses came in every color called red, London had pirate buses that were coloured chocolate.

Nov
05
2017

Attend the ancient Ceremony of the Keys in the Tower of London

Every night, long after the tourists have been kicked out an ancient ceremony is performed in private inside the Tower of London - the Ceremony of the Keys.

Oct
02
2017
Tickets Alert: Hear Handel’s Messiah in St Paul’s Cathedral
Tickets Alert: Hear Handel’s Messiah in St Paul’s Cathedral

Tickets Alert: Hear Handel’s Messiah in St Paul’s Cathedral

An annual tradition is being continued this Christmas, with an uplifting rendition of Handel’s Messiah in St Paul’s Cathedral.

Oct
02
2017
Tickets Alert: London’s NYE fireworks on sale today
Tickets Alert: London’s NYE fireworks on sale today

Tickets Alert: London’s NYE fireworks on sale today

The first batch of tickets for London's New Year’s Eve fireworks will be released at midday today (Friday 29 September).

Sep
29
2017
Tickets Alert: Celebrate the 50th birthday of the Class 50 locomotive
Tickets Alert: Celebrate the 50th birthday of the Class 50 locomotive

Tickets Alert: Celebrate the 50th birthday of the Class 50 locomotive

Next month marks their 50th anniversary, and there will be one running along a stretch of former London Underground track to celebrate.

Sep
24
2017
Tickets Alert: Pride at Night at the Houses of Parliament
Tickets Alert: Pride at Night at the Houses of Parliament

Tickets Alert: Pride at Night at the Houses of Parliament

There will be evening tours of the House of Parliament next month to mark 50 years since the passing of the Sexual Offences Act 1967.

Sep
21
2017
Tickets Alert: Boring Talks – An evening of pointless mundanities
Tickets Alert: Boring Talks – An evening of pointless mundanities

Tickets Alert: Boring Talks – An evening of pointless mundanities

The world is full of events and conferences that promise to change your life. Boring Talks won't. It's an evening celebrating the mundane, the ordinary, the obvious and the overlooked.

Sep
14
2017
Britain’s 100 best railway stations at the British Library
Britain’s 100 best railway stations at the British Library

Britain’s 100 best railway stations at the British Library

In a talk at the British Library, Simon Jenkins tells the stories behind the development, triumphs and follies of that great British institution: the railway station.

Sep
07
2017
Tickets Alert: Transport Museum depot open weekend
Tickets Alert: Transport Museum depot open weekend

Tickets Alert: Transport Museum depot open weekend

Later this month there will be an occasional open weekend at the Transport Museum's overflow depot at Acton.

Sep
04
2017