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Take a tour around the Chelsea Pensioners home

Their red cloaks are famous, as is their magnificent home, but fewer know that the Royal Hospital Chelsea, as the home of the Chelsea Pensioners is known is also open for tours.

The 2020 calendar of the City of London ceremonies

The City of London, being very ancient has many traditions and ceremonies, and as many of us still like dressing up in livery finery, many of them still happen today.

This Sunday – English Civil War march along The Mall

This coming Sunday, you could be watching several hundred people in English Civil War attire march along the Mall in central London.

See St Paul’s Cathedral lit up this weekend

This weekend, a huge video projection will be beamed onto the frontage of St Paul’s Cathedral, and some photos of the overnight tests have been released.

See the Admonitions of the Instructress to the Court Ladies

A document that is so rare and fragile that it can only be seen for a few weeks each year has gone on display in the British Museum.

Barbican’s conservatory is now open on Saturdays

Wrapping around a tall tower in the Barbican is a large glass conservatory, which often surprises people to learn is, after Kew Gardens, the second largest in London.

For 3-days only – visit a Heinz Beanz museum pop-up

For just three days, a “museum” to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Heinz firm will be in London.

Take tours of London’s grand Livery Halls

Dotted around the City of London are a number of very grand buildings, and while normally private, some are open to the public if you book a tour.

Expect gunfire and explosions near Old Street tonight

The weather forecast is good, so what could be a better way to spend a Tuesday evening than sipping a cup of Pimms while watching a military battle that destroys a cricket ground?

A zip wire is to run from top of Canary Wharf skyscraper

For one day in June, a zip wire will be fixed to the roof of a Canary Wharf skyscraper, and a handful of people will be able to whiz down the wire to the ground.

Tickets to HistFest 2018

There will be a 2-day history festival taking place over the second weekend of December. And, umm, that’s about all I can tell you about it.

Tickets Alert: Open Day at the Transport Museum overflow depot

A huge shed packed full of old tube trains, buses, trams, and floors of railway ephemera, this is the Acton depot used by the London Transport Museum to store everything that wont fit into the museum.