Things to Do in London

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The Art of Banksy exhibition holds the world’s largest collection of privately owned Banksy art. On display are prints, canvasses, unique works and limited-edition pieces. Tickets from £25. Know Before You Go: All visitors are encouraged to wear a face covering, unless exempt. More details here

Discover The World of Stonehenge and its fascinating history and folklore at the British Museum. When: Now – 17 July 2022 Tickets £20. Know Before You Go: Free & paid entry is now ticketed and must be booked in advance online. More details here

Explore Titanic: The Exhibition at Dock X London. Relive the tale of the people aboard history’s most legendary ship through photographs, handwritten letters, wayward keepsakes, and other personal belongings. Tickets from £19.90

The Garden Museum‘s Wild & Cultivated: Fashioning the Rose exhibition will explore the use of roses in fashion from the Victorian era to today, with designs from Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, and more. When: Now – 19 June 2022. Tickets: £12. Know Before You Go: Tickets must be booked online.

Jubilee 2022 Celebrations

Watch The Queen’s Birthday Parade, with 1st Battalion Irish Guards Trooping  their Colour in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen, on Thursday 2nd June 2022. The ceremony will take place at Horse Guards Parade. Tickets £10-30.  Know Before You Go: Seated tickets are purchased by online ballot only. More details here

A Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s Jubilee will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday 3rd June. Further info will be announced in due course. More details here

Don’t miss out on the Platinum Party at the Palace on Saturday, 4th June! The world’s biggest entertainers will perform in front of Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace. Advance booking/ticket required. More details here

Explore the stages of the Queen’s reign through different variations of art at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, held at Buckingham Palace and its neighbouring streets on Sunday 5th June! The Pageant will combine street arts, theatre, music, circus, carnival and costume. Open to the public, no booking required. More details here

In celebration of The Queen’s Jubilee, The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace will feature a display looking at The Queen’s Accession to the throne. The collection includes a remarkable series of portraits by Dorothy Wilding and the Ireland Tiara, gifted by Queen Mary on her wedding day. When: 22 July – 02 October. Tickets £30. More details here

 

London Attractions & Landmarks

London Eye – Soak in this iconic 360-degree view of London’s skyline.  Know Before You Go: Tickets must be pre-booked online, site is cashless, guests must wear a face-covering and capacity per pod has been reduced. More details here

Explore the history of the famous Tower Bridge.  Know Before You Go: A one-way route has been put in place. You will start your visit at the North Tower, then walk across the iconic glass floor to the South Tower. Cashless site, pre-book tickets online, face mask is required, and reduced group size. More details here

The Tower of London is welcoming visitors Wednesdays – Sundays, including all outdoor areas. Explore her Majesty’s 1000 year-old fortress and see the crown jewels, line of Kings, and the White Tower. Know Before You Go: Number of visitors at one time have been reduced. Tickets and arrival time must be booked online, in advance. One-way visitor routes. More details here

Kensington Palace is welcoming visitors Wednesdays – Sundays. Travel back in time by exploring the birthplace of Queen Victoria and former home of Princess Diana. Know Before You Go: Book your tickets in advance online.  More details here

Madame Tussauds London – Go rub shoulders with stars and take a selfie with your favourite celebrities from here and across the pond. Know Before You Go: Pre-book your ticket and time slot online. Cashless site. Face mask is required. More details here

 

Museums & Art Galleries 

The Victoria & Albert Museum is now open with two new exhibitions: Fragmented Illuminations displays over 2,000 cuttings from mediaeval and Renaissance manuscripts. Free ticket. When: Now – 5 June 2022. More details here

The British Museum is open and showcasing two million years of history including The Great Picture Book of Everything and Enticing Peaks exhibitions.  Know Before You Go: Free & paid entry is now ticketed and must be booked in advance online. More details here

Enjoy the world’s greatest space photography at The National Maritime Museum. The exhibition features over 100 photographs on brilliant lightbox displays. Tickets £10. Now – 7 August 2022. More details here. Know Before You Go: Book your tickets in advance online. You must wear a face covering while inside any of the museums and attractions unless you are exempt.

The Serpentine Galleries now open with two new exhibitions:

The National Gallery hosts a new exhibition on Raphael’s life, work and legacy. With loans from the Louvre, National Gallery of Art, Washington and the Vatican Museum, this exhibition is one of the first ever to explore Raphael’s complete career. Tickets £24. When: Now – 31 July 2022. More details here.

Science Museum –  Our Future Planet explores the cutting-edge technologies being developed to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in a free exhibition at the Science Museum. When: 19 May 2021 – September 2022. Know Before You Go: Pre-book your free ticket in advance. More details here

London Markets

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Eataly London – Delight in the flavours of Italy in London with the city’s newest culinary destination. Located in Broadgate. Click for more details

The famous Camden Market is opened. One-way route system has been put in place to manage a socially distanced flow of traffic. More details here

The Borough Market is open Mondays – Saturdays. Located near London Bridge, go delight in fresh, delicious food at one of London’s oldest food markets.  More details here

Seven Dials market is open. Escape to this slower paced section of London’s West End and indulge in shopping, dining, drinking and fun.  More details here

Brixton Village in South West London, offers a taste of the world by reflecting London’s delicious food and cultural diversity.  More details here

Tours & Adventures Open in London

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City Cruises invites you on board to cruise without the crowds on the Thames.  Know Before You Go: Dining and experiences cruises must be pre-booked online. Cashless transactions only on board. A face mask is required to travel on city cruises boats. More details here

London Hop-on Hop-off bus tours offers you a view of London from the top. Know Before You Go: Face mask is required on the bus. Tickets must be purchased online. Hygiene screens have been installed to keep distance between drivers and guests. Numbers of passenger allowed on bus have been reduced. More details here

The Harry Potter Studio Tour. Escape reality to the magical world of Harry Potter. Know Before You Go: Tickets must be booked in advance and are not available to purchase at venue. A face mask is required during visit. More details here

Walking Tours – London is like a living museum, which you can explore for free on foot – including London Blue Plaques tour and Free Tours by Foot.

London’s West End & Beyond

West End in London is reopening

Many of your favourite plays and musicals are back or opening soon in London’s Theatreland.

 

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