Events And Tours

Climbing the Dome of St Paul’s Cathedral

550 steps up, and back down again, and a chance to see a part of St Paul’s Cathedral not usually seen by visitors.

Places to watch the Transit of Mercury from London

On Monday May 9th 2016 the planet Mercury will make a relatively rare transit between the earth and the sun, appearing as a small black dot passing across the surface.

Dr Who exhibition in central London

For a couple of weeks, there’s a small exhibition of book cover art work related to the Dr Who books, which have been re-released by their publisher.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A long walk to Kent’s private Tudor mansion

Sitting in the middle of the Kent countryside sits a huge Tudor mansion, and for just a few hours, and on a few days, it’s open to the public to go inside.

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

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.