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Events And Tours


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

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

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.

See the Flying Scotsman steaming through Nth London on Saturday

Probably the world’s most famous steam locomotive, the Flying Scotsman will be arriving at King’s Cross station on Saturday.

Sheep to be taken across London Bridge

Later this year, you will be able to watch the Freemen (and women) of the City of London exercise their ancient right to drive sheep across London Bridge.

Red Arrows to fly over London on Saturday

A large formation of military aircraft, including the Red Arrows will fly over Central London on Saturday lunchtime, for the Queen’s official birthday.

A chance to help chalk the Uffington White Horse

Fancy taking a hammer and smashing a prehistoric monument — and doing so with permission?

Take a ride in the Post Office Railway next month

After a couple of years of work, the Post Office Railway will start to take its first passenger trips through the tunnels under London next month.

A sea of bluebells at Perivale Wood’s annual open day

Just once a year, a nature reserve in North-West London opens its gates to the general public, at just the right time to see an entire wood carpeted with bluebells.

London to have a “History Day” in May

For just one day, lots of venues will all join together to do lots of things, meaning that even with the fastest feet and most fortunate timing, you’re bound to miss out on most them.

See the Doughboys in the City of London

A large scale exhibition is currently on at the Guildhall in the City of London remembering the battlefields of WW1 in France, and the contribution made by the “doughboys” to the European war.

Visit a Museum of Nostalgia in an ancient barn

On the edges of London, within earshot of the M25 can be found a most marvelous museum, housed in an ancient barn.

A room full of BBC Microcomputers comes to East London

For people of a certain age, there are few more nostalgia boosting views than a room full of flat beige boxes, each with a small dot matrix owl on the top corner.

Reigate Caves open days announced

One for your diaries, as this year’s open days to go underneath Reigate town center into its maze of caves have been announced.

Embroidered Tales and Woven Dreams

A feast of colour and decoration awaits at an exhibition of traditional embroidered textiles from the lands of the Indus, Afghanistan, the Near East and Central Asia

The Rise of the Robots at the Science Museum

A display of mechanical marvels opens at the Science Museum and leaves the viewer with mixed emotions about the blurring boundary between man and machine.

See a compendium of craftsmanship in central London

Behind a closed door in an anonymous house on a posh garden square lies a prodigious display of modern craftsmanship.

Take a tour inside a drained canal lock

Over this weekend, there’s a chance to go down to the bottom of one of London’s canal locks, while it is being drained for maintenance works.