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London Ticket Alert - Archive Articles

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

Ticket Alert: Visit a Roman Bathhouse
Ticket Alert: Visit a Roman Bathhouse

Ticket Alert: Visit a Roman Bathhouse

Under an otherwise unremarkable office block in the City can be found one of London's largest visible Roman ruins. Visible very rarely though, as it's behind locked doors.

Mar
23
2016
Ticket Alert: Dine like a Peer in the House of Lords
Ticket Alert: Dine like a Peer in the House of Lords

Ticket Alert: Dine like a Peer in the House of Lords

For a few days, there will be a chance to have a meal in the House of Lords, in the Peers' Dining Room.

Mar
18
2016
Chance to climb to the top of the Cally Park Clock Tower
Chance to climb to the top of the Cally Park Clock Tower

Chance to climb to the top of the Cally Park Clock Tower

Next weekend sees an occasional opening of the Caledonian Park Clock Tower and a chance to climb the narrow steps to the very top for amazing views across North London.

Mar
03
2016

Ticket Alert – The Dunmow Flitch of Bacon Trials

Since at least the 12th century, every few years, a number of married couples are tried by jury to prove that they are happily married. And the trials are open the public to attend.

Feb
29
2016
Ticket Alert: The Oxford & Cambridge Goat Race
Ticket Alert: The Oxford & Cambridge Goat Race

Ticket Alert: The Oxford & Cambridge Goat Race

Fast becoming an institution in its own right, the annual Oxford & Cambridge Goat Race takes place on the same day as its more famous aquarian cousin on the Thames, and unsurprisingly, involves goats, racing.

Feb
26
2016
Ticket Alert: The annual Miglia Quadrato
Ticket Alert: The annual Miglia Quadrato

Ticket Alert: The annual Miglia Quadrato

On a certain May night, the City of London witnesses a most curious sight -- the annual Miglia Quadrato taking place once more.

Feb
24
2016
Ticket Alert – The 2016 Tweed Run
Ticket Alert – The 2016 Tweed Run

Ticket Alert – The 2016 Tweed Run

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

Feb
14
2016
Ticket Alert – Ig Nobel Award Tour
Ticket Alert – Ig Nobel Award Tour

Ticket Alert – Ig Nobel Award Tour

One of the key highlights of the annual science entertainment calendar is making a return to Imperial College in March, with an evening comprising of an oddly eclectic mix of science, bad poetry (Really. Bad. Poetry) and a small girl walking up to people and saying “Please Stop, I’m Bored”.

Feb
10
2016

Ticket Alert – Buzz Aldrin in Conversation with Brian Cox

A chance to hear from the second man to step foot on the moon, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who will be at the Science Museum later this month.

Feb
09
2016
Ticket Alert – Bach Passion at St Paul’s Cathedral
Ticket Alert – Bach Passion at St Paul’s Cathedral

Ticket Alert – Bach Passion at St Paul’s Cathedral

Bach's intense masterpiece narrating the events leading to the Crucifixion takes place at 6.30pm Wednesday 16 March.

Feb
08
2016
Hear Handel’s Messiah in St Paul’s Cathedral
Hear Handel’s Messiah in St Paul’s Cathedral

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.

Nov
10
2015
London Underground Inspired Enameling Masterclass
London Underground Inspired Enameling Masterclass

London Underground Inspired Enameling Masterclass

Inspired by London Underground signs, this session introduces the process of applying enamel to metal resulting in participants making signs or badges to take away.

Oct
19
2015

Watch science fiction on a floating cinema

Later this summer, a floating cinema will drift along the canals and put on a series of science-fiction themed film events.

Jul
22
2015
Rarely seen roman ruin to open to the public
Rarely seen roman ruin to open to the public

Rarely seen roman ruin to open to the public

Under an otherwise unremarkable office block in the City can be found one of London's largest visible Roman ruins. Visible very rarely though, as it's behind locked doors.

Jul
17
2015
Tours of a Royal Navy Frigate Announced
Tours of a Royal Navy Frigate Announced

Tours of a Royal Navy Frigate Announced

Next Saturday, there will be a chance to wander around HMS St Albans which will be in Docklands on a visit.

Jul
01
2015
Regular tours starting of the “Roman baths” at The Strand
Regular tours starting of the “Roman baths” at The Strand

Regular tours starting of the “Roman baths” at The Strand

Somerset House has long been running short tours of the building which can take you down underneath the main forecourt into the deadhouse -- but now they have added a new tour which offers a bit more.

Nov
23
2014
Time Bandits returns to the cinema
Time Bandits returns to the cinema

Time Bandits returns to the cinema

OK, I don't often write about films or what's on in cinema's but occasionally a message arrives that will make some people yelp with delight.

Aug
06
2013
Steam trains to run along part of the Central Line in June
Steam trains to run along part of the Central Line in June

Steam trains to run along part of the Central Line in June

Tickets for another of the London Underground's 150th anniversary events have just gone on sale, and include some pretty decent prices for trips in a luxuriously restored Victorian steam carriage.

May
11
2013
The Tweed Run Returns to London
The Tweed Run Returns to London

The Tweed Run Returns to London

One of my favourite events to watch — and maybe one year participate in — will open for registration tomorrow lunchtime. Now it its fourth year, the Tweed Run is a mass cycle ride through central London in a more

Mar
09
2012

Curiouser and curiouser: The genius of Alice In Wonderland

When checking the British Library for things to add to the events calendar last month, there was a listing for an event on Feb 24th relating to Alice in Wonderland – with a note that “Programme and special guest speakers

Feb
13
2010

London Festival of Architecture

The slow trickle of “happy new year” messages is still coming in, and this one from the London Festival of Architecture is one of the better variants, so I thought I’d put it below. It neatly blends my love of

Jan
06
2010

Port tasting event

As part of an occasional series of tastings of drinks that achieved their heyday in the 18th century, the Foundling Museum will be hosting an evening of port tastings in March. Their

Jan
05
2010

Dr. Seuss and The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T

Imagine a movie that seemingly fuses Tim Burton at his most surreal, Disney’s Fantasia and generic 1950s American “mom and apple pie” movies into one package, and you get Dr. Seuss‘ The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. Last night I

Aug
19
2009
Visiting Big Ben
Visiting Big Ben

Visiting Big Ben

However, little known about - is the ability to go on a tour of the Clock Tower and stand next to the iconic Big Ben bell as it strikes the hours.

Nov
11
2008