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Dennis Severs’ House opens a Christmas display for free
Dennis Severs’ House opens a Christmas display for free

This Christmas, the atmospheric Dennis Severs’ House will manage to open one floor of the building for its traditional Christmas display – and it’s free to enter.

Find the Sasan Gir railway station in central London
Find the Sasan Gir railway station in central London

A short walk from Regents Park tube station you come across something strange, a quiet dusty Indian railway station waiting for trains that never come.

A trip to a socially distanced London Zoo
A trip to a socially distanced London Zoo

London Zoo has reopened, but with just a quarter of the 8,000 customers, they would normally allow into the zoo on a pre-pandemic day, what’s a visit to the socially distanced zoo like?

Take a tour around the Chelsea Pensioners home
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 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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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.

Red Arrows flying over East London on Saturday
Red Arrows flying over East London on Saturday

Look to the skies, for the red, white and blue of the Red Arrows will be gracing the skies of east London on Saturday (21st July 2018).

Woolwich ferry to pass through Tower Bridge
Woolwich ferry to pass through Tower Bridge

Next Saturday marks (possibly) the very last time that the current Woolwich Ferry will pass through Tower Bridge.

Details released for RAF’s 100th birthday flypast over Central London
Details released for RAF’s 100th birthday flypast over Central London

A huge flypast will take place over central London on Tuesday 10th July to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, and the flight details have now been released.

Look out for hot air balloons flying over Central London
Look out for hot air balloons flying over Central London

If you get up early on a Sunday morning in June, then you might see the glorious sight of up to 50 hot air balloons drifting gently over Central London, as part of the Lord Mayor of London’s balloon regatta.

See some military aircraft in Guildhall Yard this weekend
See some military aircraft in Guildhall Yard this weekend

This weekend there’s a chance to get very close and personal with a number of military aircraft, right in the heart of the City of London.

Huge military flypast over London in July
Huge military flypast over London in July

Upwards of 100 military aircraft are due to join a huge flypast over central London this coming July.

London’s Bonfire Night Fireworks – The 2017 Displays
London’s Bonfire Night Fireworks – The 2017 Displays

It’s time to start plotting how we shall remember the downfall of a papist plot, and watch the skies over London explode with fireworks.

Photos from the Transport Museum’s Acton Depot open weekend
Photos from the Transport Museum’s Acton Depot open weekend

This weekend is a chance to go inside the Transport Museum’s overflow depot at Acton Town, where they store all the goodies that would never be able to fit into their Covent Garden base.

Heritage Open Days – Details Announced
Heritage Open Days – Details Announced

The weekend before London Open House Weekend, the rest of the UK does exactly the same thing, with a couple of thousand venues open to visit as part of Heritage Open Days.