Greenwich to get a full house of Queens

For the first time ever, three famous paintings of Queen Elizabeth I, the Armada Portraits, are going on display together in the same place, at Queen's House in Greenwich.

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More trains on the London Overground from next week.

People using the London Overground line between Watford and Euston will have a more frequent service from next during off-peak hours.

The UK’s largest optical telescope – is in London

An observatory operated by UCL in North London has acquired a new telescope, which happens to be the largest of its kind in the UK.

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Things to do in London

Top events in London Today

Based on recordings with students, teachers and families, At Home I Speak is a performance to explore how the languages we speak shape our sense of community, culture and identity.
 3pm to 4:45pm
 
 Whitechapel
2019-11-17
2019-11-17
At Home I Speak
Come along to two days of activities exploring the sounds of the Horniman Museum and Gardens and our impact on the environment.
 10:30am to 7pm
 
 Forest Hill
2019-11-17
2019-11-17
Sounds From the Gardens
‘Gay Sex and the Disappearing City’ is a performance of two readers and viola da gamba that explores the ways in which our cities have provided queer folk spaces to explore sex, intimacy and belonging
 6pm to 7:30pm
 
 Bethnal Green
2019-11-17
2019-11-17
Gay Sex and the Disappearing City
A day of festive shopping and seasonal décor in the stunning setting of Strawberry Hill House and their connecting neighbour St Mary’s University.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Twickenham
2019-11-17
2019-11-17

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

See Heath Robinson’s unpublished watercolours, many never exhibited before.
Heath Robinson Watercolours
event time 11am to 4pm
 Pinner
 Closing soon Sun, 24th Nov
2019-11-17
2019-11-17
An exhibition of new paintings by contemporary artist, Naomi Frears, that depicts a variety of enigmatic human forms.
Naomi Frears
event time 11am to 6pm
 Hanover Square
 Closing soon Sat, 30th Nov
2019-11-17
2019-11-17
This exhibition brings together works from the 17th century to the present day to illustrate how London’s ever-changing cityscape has inspired visiting and resident artists over four centuries.
Architecture of London
event time 12pm to 4pm
 City of London
 Closing soon Sun, 1st Dec
2019-11-17
2019-11-17
An illuminated trail winds round the ornamental lake and through the historic arboretum of Syon House, ending at the spectacular Great Conservatory.
Syon Park’s Enchanted Woodland
event time 5pm to 9pm
 Brentford
 Closing soon Sun, 1st Dec
2019-11-17
2019-11-17
This exhibition traces the history of the Thameslink route from 1866 through to the recent £7bn modernisation programme which has transformed the route and untangled the tracks.
Untangling the Tracks
event time 10am to 6pm
 Covent Garden
 Ends on Mon, 2nd Dec
2019-11-17
2019-11-17
Antony Gormley takes over the Main Galleries with a series of works that test the scale and light of the RA’s architecture.
Antony Gormley
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Ends on Tue, 3rd Dec
2019-11-17
2019-11-17
Emerging artist Hugo Brazão presents a new immersive installation at the Embassy of Brazil in November exploring themes of misdirection and disorientation.
event time 10am to 6pm
 St James
 Ends on Wed, 11th Dec
2019-11-17
2019-11-17
The LSE Library is marking the centenary of the appointment of William Beveridge as one of LSE’s most influential and widely known Directors.
The Power of Influence: William Beveridge as public intellectual and LSE Director
event time 11am to 6pm
 Holborn
 Ends on Fri, 20th Dec
2019-11-17
2019-11-17
Highlights include self-driving cars, autonomous flying drones and smart underwater vehicles like the Autosub Long Range Boaty McBoatface.
Driverless: Who is in control?
event time 10am to 6pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sat, 21st Dec
2019-11-17
2019-11-17
The exhibition looks at Pope’s early life in Twickenham and the creation of his villa, garden and grotto.
event time 2pm to 4pm
 Twickenham
 Ends on Sun, 22nd Dec
2019-11-17
2019-11-17

 More Exhibitions   Theatre Plays 

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular events in London today

Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Barbican
2019-11-17
2019-11-17
A 90-minute walking tour as you explore the Barbican and discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate.
 Starts at 1pm
 
 Barbican
2019-11-17
2019-11-17

Architecture Tours - Brutal or beautiful?

Walking tours of London today

Enjoy an insider's tour of the City, including Guildhall, Mansion House, the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange - grand buildings in the heart of a city where big money and history are still being made.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
2019-11-17
2019-11-17

City Highlights Guided Walk

London has burned several time in its 2,000 years, and on this 2-hour walk you’ll learn about the 2 cataclysmic events of 1666 and 1940/41.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2019-11-17
2019-11-17

London's Burning Walking Tour

Travel through a thousand years of history, meeting kings, body snatchers, Charles Dickens, an eighteenth century ghost, and William Wallace (and how he was in no fit state to shout "Freeeedoooommmm!")
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 Barbican
2019-11-17
2019-11-17

Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past

Explore London with one of our fantastic Doctor Who guides on this 2 ½ hour walking tour.
 10:30am to 1pm
 
 Southwark
2019-11-17
2019-11-17
On this walk, join Paul Wood, author of 'London is a Forest' on a tour of some of west London’s finest and most mysterious trees on a walk from Ravenscourt Park to Stamford Brook tube stations – the long way round.
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 Hammersmith
2019-11-17
2019-11-17

Explore the Urban Forest: Great Western Trees

 

Tower Bridge opening times

07:30amMaintenance LiftUp river
08:00amMaintenance LiftDown river
12:15amPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river