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Tickets Alert: Shakespeare on film in the Globe theatre
Tickets Alert: Shakespeare on film in the Globe theatre

A novel solution to the problem of putting on plays at the moment, as the Globe theatre turns into a cinema with a series of Shakespeare film screenings.

Tickets Alert: Watch the Royal Ballet rehearsals
Tickets Alert: Watch the Royal Ballet rehearsals

Next month, the Royal Opera House will have a fairly rare opportunity to watch the Royal Ballet in rehearsals.

Tickets Alert: Sit inside a kaleidoscope filled with plants
Tickets Alert: Sit inside a kaleidoscope filled with plants

There’s a pop-up thingymajig which seems to be a pyramid box filled with plants and mirrors happening next week in Shoreditch.

Tickets Alert: Better than half price entry to the Painted Hall
Tickets Alert: Better than half price entry to the Painted Hall

The restored Painted Hall in Greenwich — the UK’s own Sistine Chapel — is starting an offer that sees the first Sunday of every month offer a big discount on the entry fee.

Half price tickets to the View from the Shard
Half price tickets to the View from the Shard

The View from the Shard – the viewing floors at the top of the skyscraper are offering open-dated tickets at half price for a couple of weeks.

Behind the scenes tours of Tower Bridge
Behind the scenes tours of Tower Bridge

Normally limited to winter months when things are a bit quieter — the behind the scenes tours have resumed at Tower Bridge.

Tickets Alert: Nightime photography at the RAF Museum
Tickets Alert: Nightime photography at the RAF Museum

For one evening the RAF Museum will be opening up for a dedicated evening designed to make taking photographs of its aircraft as good as possible.

Tickets Alert: Halloween horror films in Peckham
Tickets Alert: Halloween horror films in Peckham

A large warehouse in Peckham is being converted into a scary forest with a pop-up cinema for Halloween.

A train covered in Christmas Lights is coming to Epping
A train covered in Christmas Lights is coming to Epping

The Epping-Ongar heritage railway is launching a special service for this winter, with trains covered in Christmas lights.

Ice Skating in London this winter
Ice Skating in London this winter

The weather’s turning wintery and thoughts turn to mulled wine and ice skating, so here’s a round-up of the pop-up ice rinks that I am aware of in London this winter.

London’s bonfire night firework displays 2020
London’s bonfire night firework displays 2020

Most venues are cancelling, or haven’t committed to anything yet — but, at time of writing, three venues seem to be going ahead with firework displays.

The Postal Museum’s Mail Rail tours resume later this month
The Postal Museum’s Mail Rail tours resume later this month

Tours through the Post Office’s disused Mail Rail tunnels will resume later this month having been closed since the pandemic lockdown started.

Tickets Alert: Late night opening at the Science Museum
Tickets Alert: Late night opening at the Science Museum

Tickets have been released for the Science Museum’s adults-only late-night opening taking place on Wednesday 14th October.

Tickets Alert: Pollocks Toy Museum now offering tours
Tickets Alert: Pollocks Toy Museum now offering tours

The old toy museum that you’ve probably heard off but keep forgetting to visit has started offering guided tours.

Wellcome Collection reopens next Wednesday
Wellcome Collection reopens next Wednesday

In just over a week, the Wellcome Collection will reopen its doors for the first time since the lockdown closed them.

Tickets Alert: Ennio Morricone season at the BFI
Tickets Alert: Ennio Morricone season at the BFI

A chance to remember the crafter of music that was Ennio Morricone, who died earlier this year, with a season of movies at the BFI Southbank.

Tate Britain’s Turner exhibition to feature the £20 bank note
Tate Britain’s Turner exhibition to feature the £20 bank note

The painting that started appearing on £20 banknotes earlier this year will be one of the highlights of a new Turner exhibition, tickets for which are now on sale.

The first ever Pantomine comes to The National Theatre
The first ever Pantomine comes to The National Theatre

It’s a strange year and getting stranger, as that bastion of the Southbank arts complex, The National Theatre is to stage its first ever Pantomine this winter.

Prince Charles Cinema reopens next month
Prince Charles Cinema reopens next month

The best independent cinema in the West End has announced that it will reopen in October, with a full programme of films, but only a quarter of the seats.

London Cocktail Week – now lasts a month
London Cocktail Week – now lasts a month

The annual week-long event to promote the drinking of colourful alcoholic confections has been extended to last a whole month this year.

Tickets Alert: Tantra and the Arctic at the British Museum
Tickets Alert: Tantra and the Arctic at the British Museum

Two new exhibitions are opening soon at the British Museum, and in these covid times of restricted visitor numbers, tickets are now available.

Tickets Alert: Chance to go inside the King’s Observatory
Tickets Alert: Chance to go inside the King’s Observatory

The King’s Observatory, a grand building commissioned by King George III as an observatory for the transit of Venus is going to open its doors later this month for a rare chance to see inside.

Tickets Alert: Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition
Tickets Alert: Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

The annual exhibition of award-winning photographs of our planet returns later this year, and due to shorter opening hours, they’re putting tickets on sale from today to give people a chance to book early.

Steam trains return to the Epping Ongar Railway for the Bank Holiday
Steam trains return to the Epping Ongar Railway for the Bank Holiday

This coming Bank Holiday weekend, steam trains will once again ply the route along the Epping Ongar Railway.