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 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 coming Sunday, you could be watching several hundred people in English Civil War attire march along the Mall in central London.
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.
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.
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 just three days, a “museum” to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Heinz firm will be in London.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.