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Flotilla of hot air balloons to drift over London
Flotilla of hot air balloons to drift over London

If you wake up early on a particular Sunday morning, you will see the dragon crest of the Lord Mayor of London lead a huge flotilla of hot air balloons over the city.

First ever chance to climb St Paul’s Cathedral dome on Sundays
First ever chance to climb St Paul’s Cathedral dome on Sundays

Ordinarily, St Paul’s Cathedral is not open to tourists on Sundays, but next month, the dome will be opened up for dome-only climbs.

Another Shakespearean Display – of Film Props
Another Shakespearean Display – of Film Props

Shakespeare wrote for the theatre, and most of us still think of the plays as something to be seen live on a stage, but they also appear on another stage — the soundstage of a film set.

Large helicopter formation over London
Large helicopter formation over London

Look to the skies today (19th April 2016) as a large helicopter formation is expected over London this afternoon.

Ticket Alert: Behind the scenes tours of building sites
Ticket Alert: Behind the scenes tours of building sites

The semi-annual Open Doors event is back after a slightly longer than usual gap, offering a peek behind the hoardings that cover up building sites.

Red Arrows to perform flypast at Pride in London
Red Arrows to perform flypast at Pride in London

The Red Arrows will fly over Pride in London for the first time at this year’s parade.

Ticket Alert: Recite Shakespearean Quotations in the Guildhall
Ticket Alert: Recite Shakespearean Quotations in the Guildhall

A stage will be set up in Guildhall Art Gallery’s Basinghall Suite with a lectern and a free standing microphone to enable people to read, recite or perform their piece.

The world’s oldest clock museum reopens
The world’s oldest clock museum reopens

A museum collection that is a shade over 200 years old has moved to a new home, and been given a makeover of how the objects are displayed.

Take a ride on one of London’s miniature Steam Trains
Take a ride on one of London’s miniature Steam Trains

We al love a steam train, and while the big beasts make occasional weekend trips though the city, there are a surprisingly large number of miniature steam trains chugging around parts of the city as well.

Disused tube station to open as art venue
Disused tube station to open as art venue

A date for your diaries as new contemporary art event will take place on one night only in central London, which will see, amongst others, a disused tube station turned into an art venue.

Ticket alert: Sit in a tube train drivers cab
Ticket alert: Sit in a tube train drivers cab

Ever fancied getting into the train driver’s seat and seeing things from a new perspective?

Tours of the 400-year old Canonbury Tower to resume
Tours of the 400-year old Canonbury Tower to resume

After a bit of a hiatus, tours of the roughly 400-year old Canonbury Tower are to resume.

Behind the scenes at the City of London
Behind the scenes at the City of London

Whenever the City of London puts on its pomp and ceremony, off stage, frantic preparations are taking place, and now some of those preparations have been revealed.

Glass and tapestry from the Worshipful Company of Glaziers
Glass and tapestry from the Worshipful Company of Glaziers

If you have a collection of glass cases to put objects in, then it makes sense if those objects are occasionally supplied by glass workers.

See a slice of Imperial History in the strong box of Empire
See a slice of Imperial History in the strong box of Empire

One of the great buildings of the Victorian Empire can be found just off Holborn, hidden behind an imposing gatehouse and hardly seen by the public.

Watch a 3D video projection at Guildhall
Watch a 3D video projection at Guildhall

A voice reading out Shakespearean quotations while a modern video projection plays on a medieval building that Shakespeare would have known — a perfect London event.

Ancient Egypt arrives at a rarely opened Victorian mansion
Ancient Egypt arrives at a rarely opened Victorian mansion

A building that is closed to the public for most of the year has opened its doors for a few months, to put on a display that is almost overshadowed by the opulence of the building itself.

See Baker Street’s gloomy subway transformed
See Baker Street’s gloomy subway transformed

A once dingy subway just outside Baker Street Station has been transformed into fairyland tunnel of historical delights.

That Magnificent Leonardo and his Amazing Machines
That Magnificent Leonardo and his Amazing Machines

An exhibition of dual historical significance has come to the Science Museum, as huge models of Leonardo da Vinci’s wonderous imagination go on display.

British Museum’s Buried Treasure goes on display
British Museum’s Buried Treasure goes on display

A small side room in the British Museum is currently hosting a rare collection of buried treasure — a display of buried hoards.

Wellcome to your unconscious mind
Wellcome to your unconscious mind

Deep in the dead of night, science, religion and art come together and dance a merry jig in the minds of sleeping Londoners.

A feast of gold at the British Museum
A feast of gold at the British Museum

In 1898, one of Britain’s richest men died, and part of his legacy, a vast confection of antiquities was donated to the British Museum, which has now put them on display in a dedicated space.

The past and future of London’s roads on display
The past and future of London’s roads on display

If you look at any map of a city, the dominating feature isn’t the buildings, but the roads. It is their lines snaking around the city that mark out its regions and create the familiar boundaries we use to navigate.

Tattoo exhibition at the Museum of London
Tattoo exhibition at the Museum of London

From royal hobby, through anarchism and violence, and now hipster cool, tattooing has had a rather curious history