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

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Tickets Alert: Tours of South London’s “Bovril Castle”
Tickets Alert: Tours of South London’s “Bovril Castle”

Tickets Alert: Tours of South London’s “Bovril Castle”

A “castle” built over 200 years ago in South London has been under conservation work for the past few years, and is offering free tours of the building.

Jul
25
2023
Late openings of St Paul’s Cathedral
Late openings of St Paul’s Cathedral

Late openings of St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral will be open late on four Thursdays in August letting you see inside the cathedral and take photos after it closes to the main tourist visits of the day.

Jul
24
2023
The King’s Observatory is reopening for tours
The King’s Observatory is reopening for tours

The King’s Observatory is reopening for tours

A grand building in Richmond built for King George III to observe a rare astronomical event will be open next month for tours.

Jul
24
2023
Visit the Poppy Factory where Remembrance Poppies are made
Visit the Poppy Factory where Remembrance Poppies are made

Visit the Poppy Factory where Remembrance Poppies are made

For over a century, there has been a factory that employs former military personnel making Remembrance Poppies, and they offer tours of the factory.

Jul
20
2023
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 be making a visit to London this summer and will be offering regular trips along the Thames during her visit.

Jul
19
2023
Dry dock tours of the Golden Hinde
Dry dock tours of the Golden Hinde

Dry dock tours of the Golden Hinde

A few Sundays next month 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.

Jul
19
2023
Tickets Alert: Drive a double-decker bus
Tickets Alert: Drive a double-decker bus

Tickets Alert: Drive a double-decker bus

If you've ever wanted to try your hand at driving a bus, there's a bus company with access to some private roads that is now offering bus driving experiences.

Jul
18
2023
Tickets Alert: The Royal School of Needlework & Five Coronations
Tickets Alert: The Royal School of Needlework & Five Coronations

Tickets Alert: The Royal School of Needlework & Five Coronations

Inside Hampton Court Palace is the Royal School of Needlework, and this summer they are showing off examples of their work for five coronations that took place over the past 120 years.

Jul
13
2023
Tickets Alert: Luke Jerram’s Mars comes to West London
Tickets Alert: Luke Jerram’s Mars comes to West London

Tickets Alert: Luke Jerram’s Mars comes to West London

Luke Jerram, the artist who fills large buildings with floating models of the moon and the Earth has now turned his attention to Mars, and the God of War will be visiting three venues this summer for free.

Jul
11
2023
English National Opera offering free Gilbert & Sullivan themed walking tours
English National Opera offering free Gilbert & Sullivan themed walking tours

English National Opera offering free Gilbert & Sullivan themed walking tours

For two days next month, the English National Opera (ENO) will be hosting a unique guided walking tour of Victorian London, encountering the operettas and history of Gilbert & Sullivan.

Jul
10
2023
Go behind the scenes as LT Museum adds Baker Street station to their Hidden London tours
Go behind the scenes as LT Museum adds Baker Street station to their Hidden London tours

Go behind the scenes as LT Museum adds Baker Street station to their Hidden London tours

There will be a chance to go behind the scenes at Baker Street tube station this autumn, as the London Transport Museum adds it to their ongoing Hidden London tours.

Jul
06
2023
Tickets Alert: New Scientist Live returns to the ExCeL Centre
Tickets Alert: New Scientist Live returns to the ExCeL Centre

Tickets Alert: New Scientist Live returns to the ExCeL Centre

New Scientist Live, a family festival of science has confirmed that it will return this October for two days of public events, plus a special day for schools.

Jun
27
2023
History tours of Wilton’s Music Hall
History tours of Wilton’s Music Hall

History tours of Wilton’s Music Hall

One of the last surviving old music halls in London offers semi-regular tours of its partially restored interior.

Jun
21
2023
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Old Bailey
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Old Bailey

Tickets Alert: Tours of the Old Bailey

This summer, there will be regular tours of the exceptionally famous Old Bailey courthouse in the City of London.

Jun
20
2023
Tickets Alert: A military musical spectacular in Horseguards parade
Tickets Alert: A military musical spectacular in Horseguards parade

Tickets Alert: A military musical spectacular in Horseguards parade

Each year, a few weeks after the Trooping the Colour, the centre of London sees another mass grouping of military and music, with fireworks.

Jun
19
2023
Go on a tour of a church crypt in Greenwich
Go on a tour of a church crypt in Greenwich

Go on a tour of a church crypt in Greenwich

If you fancy an evening spent wandering the brick-lined vaults of the dead, then there's a chance this summer with tours of the crypt underneath St Alfege church in Greenwich town centre.

Jun
14
2023
Tickets Alert: Free bus tours of Barking and Dagenham
Tickets Alert: Free bus tours of Barking and Dagenham

Tickets Alert: Free bus tours of Barking and Dagenham

Maybe not the most obvious place for a tourist bus tour, but Barking and Dagenham council is now offering free bus tours of their patch.

Jun
13
2023
A Sex and the City pop-up comes to London
A Sex and the City pop-up comes to London

A Sex and the City pop-up comes to London

As part of a promotional event to plug their new TV series, there's a Sex and the City pop-up in London for a few days later this month.

Jun
12
2023
Tickets Alert: City of London beer festival
Tickets Alert: City of London beer festival

Tickets Alert: City of London beer festival

Tickets have gone on sale for the annual Beerfest, which takes place next month in the City of London's Guildhall Yard.

Jun
08
2023
Tickets Alert: Tours of Big Ben go on sale next week
Tickets Alert: Tours of Big Ben go on sale next week

Tickets Alert: Tours of Big Ben go on sale next week

Tickets to climb the very many steps to the top of the Elizabeth Tower and stand next to Big Ben when it bongs the hours will go on sale next week.

Jun
07
2023
Paul McCartney and Stanley Tucci in conversation at the National Portrait Gallery
Paul McCartney and Stanley Tucci in conversation at the National Portrait Gallery

Paul McCartney and Stanley Tucci in conversation at the National Portrait Gallery

To mark the reopening of the National Portrait Gallery, and their inaugural exhibition of Paul McCartney photographs, there will be an in-conversation between Paul McCartney and Stanley Tucci.

Jun
06
2023
New self-guided tours of Lincoln’s Inn
New self-guided tours of Lincoln’s Inn

New self-guided tours of Lincoln’s Inn

Once a week, there are guided tours of the ancient enclave of Lincoln's Inn, but if the timing is inconvenient, they've now started offering self-guided tours on other days as well.

Jun
05
2023
Carshalton’s annual Lavender harvest returns next month
Carshalton’s annual Lavender harvest returns next month

Carshalton’s annual Lavender harvest returns next month

One weekend a year, a 3-acre private lavender field is open to the public to visit and harvest your own bunch of lavender from the fields.

Jun
01
2023
Fantasia, The Black Hole and Tron to highlight a Disney season at the BFI
Fantasia, The Black Hole and Tron to highlight a Disney season at the BFI

Fantasia, The Black Hole and Tron to highlight a Disney season at the BFI

To mark a century of Disney, there's a two-month long film season taking place at the BFI showing a range of movies from the big headline names to some lesser known and harder to see on the big screen outings.

May
31
2023