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Thousands of doors to open to the public in September

This is the Heritage Open Days, a fortnight of open days that's essentially the same thing as Open House London, but (largely) happens outside London.


Visit the Natural History Museum’s outpost in Tring

While many people will be familiar with the mighty Natural History Museum in central London, fewer will know that it has a sister museum just half an hour by train outside London.


Cold war bunker open days announced

If you fancy a nice summer's day trip to the picturesque town of Cuckfield to see a relic of nuclear war, then some open days have been announced.


Pay a visit to Berkhamsted Castle

The small commuter town of Berkhamsted sits on one of the most important sites in English history - the location of the formal surrender of the English to William the Conqueror. And yet, most people haven't heard of it.


Climbing to the top of the Bridgewater Monument

In the middle of woods can be found a tall stone column, built to honour the man who built the UK's first industrial canals -- Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater.


Prices announced for the Didcot to Oxford Railway’s 175th Anniversary

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the railway between Oxford and Didcot, and they’re having a special day of celebrations on 15th June 2019.


Things to do outside London in May 2019

My regular look ahead to events happening next month that would probably be in my events guide, if only they weren’t happening outside the psychological barrier of the M25 motorway.


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.


A steam train of lights to delight in the dark

Imagine a steam train covered in thousands of fairy lights chugging through a forest at night -- and that's the Train of Lights.


Help re-chalk the Uffington White Horse

Last year I spent a couple of hours bashing an ancient monument with a hammer, and there's a chance to do it again.


Tickets Alert: Tours of Eton College

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


Events to mark the Didcot to Oxford Railway’s 175th Anniversary

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the railway between Oxford and Didcot, and they're having a special day of celebrations on 15th June 2019.


Foulness Museum reopens this weekend

One of the most difficult and inconvenient museums in England reopens this weekend, and it's totally worth a visit.


Suggestions for things to do outside London in April 2019

My regular look ahead to events happening next month that would probably be in my events guide, if only they weren’t happening outside the psychological barrier of the M25 motorway.


The buses that run through a military firing range to Imber

Just outside the Salisbury Plains a TfL bus sign shows a curious route, the 23A, that runs once a year, and is the only bus route allowed through the military firing ranges.