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Tickets Alert: Tours of Eton College
Tickets Alert: Tours of Eton College

Tickets Alert: Tours of Eton College

Outside London, the rarified airs of Eton College are opening their doors to ordinary folk this summer for a series of tours.

Apr
22
TfL style contactless payments extended to Windsor and Henley
TfL style contactless payments extended to Windsor and Henley

TfL style contactless payments extended to Windsor and Henley

TfL style contactless touchpoints are arriving at Windsor and Eton station as contactless payments for train tickets, already valid on GWR and TfL Rail services between London Paddington and Reading are being extended onto the Henley and Windsor branch lines.

Mar
29
Dates for Dorney Court’s public open days confirmed
Dates for Dorney Court’s public open days confirmed

Dates for Dorney Court’s public open days confirmed

Not in London, but not far from it, is Dorney Court, a Tudor manor house that's only open to the public on a handful of days a year -- and the owners have confirmed when it will be open in 2022.

Mar
11
Regular steam train trips between London and Windsor resume
Regular steam train trips between London and Windsor resume

Regular steam train trips between London and Windsor resume

A regular steam train service will resume this summer running three times a day between London Victoria and Windsor & Eton Riverside stations.

Apr
16
2021
The time the London Underground reached Windsor
The time the London Underground reached Windsor

The time the London Underground reached Windsor

It was once possible to catch a London Underground train out as far as Windsor, in Berkshire. 

Jun
09
2020
Tickets Alert: Climb to the top of the Tower in Windsor Castle
Tickets Alert: Climb to the top of the Tower in Windsor Castle

Tickets Alert: Climb to the top of the Tower in Windsor Castle

For just a few weeks of each year, it’s possible to climb to the top of the ancient Round Tower inside Windsor Castle, with views that reach right across London.

Apr
12
2019
Tickets Alert: Annual opening of Frogmore House and Garden
Tickets Alert: Annual opening of Frogmore House and Garden

Tickets Alert: Annual opening of Frogmore House and Garden

Just outside London sits Windsor Castle, and within its grounds is Frogmore House, and its impressive gardens, which are only open to the public on a few days of each year.

Apr
10
2019
Regular steam trains service returns to Waterloo Station
Regular steam trains service returns to Waterloo Station

Regular steam trains service returns to Waterloo Station

Although occasional steam trains leave Waterloo, there hasn't been a regular service for over 50 years, until now.

Apr
08
2019
Eton College has started offering public tours
Eton College has started offering public tours

Eton College has started offering public tours

They only started recently, and only take place on Fridays, but the venerable Eton College now allows us lesser folk to go inside for a look around.

May
29
2018
Tickets Alert: Annual opening of Frogmore House and Garden
Tickets Alert: Annual opening of Frogmore House and Garden

Tickets Alert: Annual opening of Frogmore House and Garden

Just outside London sits Windsor Castle, and within its grounds is Frogmore House, which is only open to the public on a few days of each year.

Apr
27
2018
Climbing to the top of Windsor Castle’s Round Tower
Climbing to the top of Windsor Castle’s Round Tower

Climbing to the top of Windsor Castle’s Round Tower

For just a few weeks of each year, it's possible to climb to the top of the ancient Round Tower inside Windsor Castle, with views that reach right across London.

Aug
27
2017
Two Windsor churches to visit
Two Windsor churches to visit

Two Windsor churches to visit

Windsor contains a church that despite walking past hundreds of times in my youth, I was never able to go inside -- until today.

Aug
26
2017
A day trip to – Windsor Castle
A day trip to – Windsor Castle

A day trip to – Windsor Castle

When you live near something touristy, it's often something we don't visit, because it's always there. Such was the case when I lived in Windsor, which has a bloody massive tourist trap in the centre of town.

Jun
18
2017
A look around the private Frogmore House Garden
A look around the private Frogmore House Garden

A look around the private Frogmore House Garden

A sealed off mansion house surrounded by opulant gardens and only open a few days a year to the public, this is the Frogmore House and Garden.

Jun
09
2017
Tickets Alert: Annual opening of Frogmore House and Garden
Tickets Alert: Annual opening of Frogmore House and Garden

Tickets Alert: Annual opening of Frogmore House and Garden

Just outside London sits Windsor Castle, and within its grounds is Frogmore House, which is only open to the public on a few days of each year.

Apr
18
2017
Annual opening of Frogmore House and Garden
Annual opening of Frogmore House and Garden

Annual opening of Frogmore House and Garden

Just outside London sits Windsor Castle, and within its grounds is Frogmore House, which is only open to the public on a few days of each year.

Apr
18
2015
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 dust off the paper and envelopes and remind yourself of those sticky things people used to put on those envelopes before email - to apply for tickets to some ceremonial events.

Jan
24
2013
Huge military fly past over Windsor Castle in May
Huge military fly past over Windsor Castle in May

Huge military fly past over Windsor Castle in May

As part of the Jubilee Celebrations, three days of events will be taking place at Windsor Castle, culminating in a Regal display on Saturday 19th May.

Apr
21
2012
How to get tickets to Royal Ceremonies
How to get tickets to Royal Ceremonies

How to get tickets to Royal Ceremonies

It may be a Diamond Jubilee year, and The Queen will be doing lots of things that will open only to carefully checked dignitaries, local politicians, and of course... school children.

Jan
02
2012
Climb to the top of the Tower in Windsor Castle
Climb to the top of the Tower in Windsor Castle

Climb to the top of the Tower in Windsor Castle

As an ex-Windsor resident myself, this rather excited me – as Windsor Castle is for the first time going to let tourists ascend to the top of the Round Tower that dominates the stony fortress. OK – it’s not London,

Jan
21
2011

Request tickets to watch the Garter Service

Held inside Windsor Castle later this year, the Monarch and most of the senior Royals will progress through the Castle to St George’s Chapel for the annual Garter Service. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British

Jan
01
2011