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Attend the Messiah in St Paul’s Cathedral
Attend the Messiah in St Paul’s Cathedral

An annual tradition is being continued this Christmas, with an uplifting rendition of Handel’s Messiah in St Paul’s Cathedral.

Free tours of a Royal Navy frigate
Free tours of a Royal Navy frigate

HMS Westminster, a Duke-class frigate is in London at the moment, based in Docklands, and this Saturday, the general public will be able to go on board for a look around.

Photos from the roof of Victoria Station
Photos from the roof of Victoria Station

As a couple of thousand people milled around the concourse of Victoria Station, a much smaller number of people were permitted to wander high above their heads, on the Victorian roof structure.

Inside the RNLI station on the Thames
Inside the RNLI station on the Thames

Should you be unfortunate enough to have an accident on the Thames, the modern high speed boats that race to leave you would depart from one of the oldest intact parts of the riverside.

£10 charge to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks
£10 charge to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks

From this year, it will cost £10 to watch the London Eye fireworks. Well, only if you want to be really close to them.

Red Arrows to fly over London on Wed Evening
Red Arrows to fly over London on Wed Evening

Just a quick note to look out for the Red Arrows doing their thing over London on Wednesday evening.

How to request your own Red Arrows flypast over London
How to request your own Red Arrows flypast over London

Organising something interesting and fancy a flypast by the Red Arrows? Or a WW2 era bomber? Amazingly, it’s possible.

Camden to get a miniature railway
Camden to get a miniature railway

Later this month, a small miniature railway will be installed running along the top of a shop in Camden.

Life-size mock-up of a Tube station
Life-size mock-up of a Tube station

There’s an exhibition next month devoted to making London’s transport more accessible to people with disabilites, or of a certain age.

London Bus themed bar to open next month
London Bus themed bar to open next month

Next month the Design Junction returns to London, and as in previous years, will include a London Transport themed bar.

Ballot for Battersea Power Station Fiery Illuminations
Ballot for Battersea Power Station Fiery Illuminations

A large (possibly) art (maybe) event based around fire is taking place next month at Battersea Power Station.

See Prince Charles’s model tube station
See Prince Charles’s model tube station

Buckingham Palace has opened its doors again for the now-annual summer opening, and as usual has a special this-year-only exhibition inside some of the rooms.

An unexpected tractor tour around Foulness Island
An unexpected tractor tour around Foulness Island

When visiting an island controlled by the military with very strict instructions to stick to one named road, a tour of the island by tractor is not the sort of thing you should expect.

Food as art on display in photo exhibition
Food as art on display in photo exhibition

Soylent Green is people, but are people dessert or the main course? An artist with an agenda has turned people into deserts, but wants to do so to sell a message about over consumption of food.

50 years of the modern London Borough Council
50 years of the modern London Borough Council

Next April marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of the London boroughs as we know them today.

Shuffle Festival in a Cemetery
Shuffle Festival in a Cemetery

There is a festival happening next week. It’s erm, a festival, set inside Tower Hamlets Cemetery, and has a couple of film screens set up, and erm, some other stuff.

Start preparing for the Heritage Open Days
Start preparing for the Heritage Open Days

The annual Heritage Open Days returns in September, that version of London Open House that takes place outside London for those of you brave enough to venture outside Greater London.

The London 2012 cauldron goes on public display
The London 2012 cauldron goes on public display

Since time immemorial, the flame has been a symbol of the Olympic Games. Well, at least since 1936, it has been, when the first Olympic Cauldron was introduced for the German Games of 1936.

Timetable for a bus route to an abandoned village
Timetable for a bus route to an abandoned village

The timetable for this year’s Imber Bus route has been released, should you fancy taking a trip through the middle of an MoD firing range to an abandoned village during next month’s Bank Holiday Monday?

Most reproduced photo ever goes on display
Most reproduced photo ever goes on display

A short exhibition has opened of photographs by John Hedgecoe, but it is two contrasting photos of The Queen that might be the highlight of the show.

Enduring War: Grief, Grit and Humour
Enduring War: Grief, Grit and Humour

A modest but thought provoking exhibition has opened at the British Library that looks at the letters sent and propaganda printed during World War One.

A history of the London Mayor — in cartoons
A history of the London Mayor — in cartoons

The office of London Mayor maybe fairly young — by British standards — but it has spawned a huge array of satirical cartoons about the two mayors we have so far elected.

Big science opens its doors for tours
Big science opens its doors for tours

Over a thousand scientists toil away at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, and in August there is a chance to go inside and see what they do.

Military flypast over Parliament on Wednesday
Military flypast over Parliament on Wednesday

For reasons which I am still unable to determine, there will be a World War 2 era plane flying over Parliament on Wednesday evening.