What’s On & Things to Do in London

London Attractions & Events
This curated collection of what's on and things to see and do in the city spans the spectrum of cultural events and permanent attractions. Some of these are at well-known Central London venues, but others offer the opportunity to explore somewhere new. Select a title below to discover more.
Ongoing
Kensington Palace Front Exterior
Childhood home of Queen Victoria, and more recently the dwelling of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the elegant Kensington Palace on the western edge of London's Kensington Gardens has been a royal residence for over 300 years. Much of this working Royal Palace including the lavishly decorated State Apartments is open to the public.
Ongoing
Children playing among the fountains at Somerset House
The current Somerset House, a magnificent neoclassical structure built at the end of the eighteenth century as a home for various government departments, especially those linked to the Navy and tax offices, also served as an early home of the...
Ongoing
Red brick exterior of Tate Modern as viewed from the Millennium Bridge
Perhaps London’s most recognisable modern art gallery, Tate Modern, based in a conversion of the former Bankside Power Station across the Thames from St. Paul’s Cathedral, is home to an international collection of post-1900 art including paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photography.
Ongoing
The neo-classical facade of London's National Gallery, as seen from Trafalgar Square
The National Gallery possesses more than 2,300 European masterpieces, one of the world’s greatest collections of paintings. Trafalgar Square, seen as the centre of London, was chosen by Parliament in 1831 to be the site of a new gallery which...
Ongoing
Facade of City of London's Guildhall
London’s Guildhall is the complex of buildings that, when its predecessors are included, has served for over 800 years as the administrative headquarters of what is now the City of London Corporation, the local authority responsible for the “Square Mile”....
Ongoing
Museum of London Sign
A fragment of a Roman mosaic and a focus on archaeology was the beginning of what has become the Museum of London, an award-winning, interactive, child-friendly space, and home to a collection of seven million objects that span a 10,000-year...
Ongoing
Kensington Palace Front Exterior
Childhood home of Queen Victoria, and more recently the dwelling of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the elegant Kensington Palace on the western edge of London's Kensington Gardens has been a royal residence for over 300 years. Much of this working Royal Palace including the lavishly decorated State Apartments is open to the public.
Ongoing
Facade of City of London's Guildhall
London’s Guildhall is the complex of buildings that, when its predecessors are included, has served for over 800 years as the administrative headquarters of what is now the City of London Corporation, the local authority responsible for the “Square Mile”....
Ongoing
View of St. Paul's Cathedral from across the Millennium Bridge
The history of London’s Iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral dates back to its consecration in 604. It was destroyed several times through the centuries–by Vikings and by fire twice–before its 1668 redesign by Christopher Wren. It then survived the Blitz, becoming...
£18.00 (Adult)
Ongoing
Westminster Abbey Exterior
Central London’s Westminster Abbey has been deeply engrained in Britain’s history since 960AD. It has played the role of coronation host since 1066, has been the site of 16 royal weddings, and is the final burial place of many kings,...
£25.00 (Adult)
Ongoing
Kew Palace Exterior
Tucked away in the greenery of West London’s Kew Gardens, the 17th century Kew Palace is considered small and humble as far as palace standards are concerned, an idyllic and private place where Georgian royalty could focus on living lives...
£15.00 (Adult)
Ongoing
Tower of London seen from River Thames
This huge stone fortress on the North Bank of the River Thames was built by William the Conqueror shortly after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Its fascinating history has captured the imagination of millions, and 950 years after...
£29.90 (Adult)
Until 22 Jan 2023
Vibrant sculpted figures processing
A striking, free-to-see large scale installation artwork called “The Procession” is on show in Tate Britain’s elegant Duveen Galleries until January 2023. This dramatic exhibit presents 150 life-size masked figures clothed in a kaleidoscope of colourful and bizarre costumes in...
Until 19 Feb 2023
Headless Egyptian bust from third century BC showing hieroglyphics
This exhibition in the British Museum’s Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery is a tribute to the scholarly endeavour exerted over many centuries in trying to decode the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic script. It is timed to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the...
£18 (Adult)
Until 12 Mar 2023
Photo of Basket of Apples by Cezanne hanging in Exhibition
This major exhibition of the career of Paul Cezanne presents over 80 paintings, watercolours and drawings from around the world, including 20 never previously shown in the UK.
£22 (regular price)
Ongoing
Children playing among the fountains at Somerset House
The current Somerset House, a magnificent neoclassical structure built at the end of the eighteenth century as a home for various government departments, especially those linked to the Navy and tax offices, also served as an early home of the...
Ongoing
Red brick exterior of Tate Modern as viewed from the Millennium Bridge
Perhaps London’s most recognisable modern art gallery, Tate Modern, based in a conversion of the former Bankside Power Station across the Thames from St. Paul’s Cathedral, is home to an international collection of post-1900 art including paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photography.
Ongoing
The neo-classical facade of London's National Gallery, as seen from Trafalgar Square
The National Gallery possesses more than 2,300 European masterpieces, one of the world’s greatest collections of paintings. Trafalgar Square, seen as the centre of London, was chosen by Parliament in 1831 to be the site of a new gallery which...
Ongoing
Museum of London Sign
A fragment of a Roman mosaic and a focus on archaeology was the beginning of what has become the Museum of London, an award-winning, interactive, child-friendly space, and home to a collection of seven million objects that span a 10,000-year...
Ongoing
Paintings on display inside Tate Britain
Millbank’s Tate Britain­, one of four Tate galleries, is home to the national collection of British art from the present day stretching back to Tudor times. “British art” is defined not by nationality alone, but by artist contribution to the...
Ongoing
Romanesque revival exterior of the Natural History Museum
The architecture of South Kensington’s iconic Natural History Museum, designed by Alfred Waterhouse, is a striking work of art and one of the country’s most impressive Romanesque-style buildings. Sir Richard Owen, in charge of the museum’s natural history collection from...
6 Dec 2022
Royal Albert Hall illuminated on wet night with Christmas tree
In what has become a regular tradition in the Albert Hall’s Christmas programming, composer John Rutter returns with two performances of his Christmas Celebration, conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Also eyeing the end of Rutter’s baton will be the two...
£20 (restricted view) & up
8 Dec 2022
Katherine Jenkins in a sparkling red dress at a previous live performance
The Royal Albert Hall sees Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins return this December with a Christmas presentation starring the best-selling singer and a selection of special guests. The artist has produced an astonishing fourteen albums that have all reached the number...
£30 (restricted view) & up
12 Dec 2022
Around 150 choristers in performance on stage at Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Choral Society, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2022, has a long association with the Royal Albert Hall, having held its first concert there in in 1872. This annual performance of carols and Christmas music old and...
£22 (restricted view) & up
27 Dec 2022
Close up of trombones in orchestra
The London Concert Orchestra gives a repeat performance of this collection of works by Williams, one of the world’s most successful and influential composers of film scores, and winner of multiple Grammys, Oscars and BAFTAs for his compositions. The programme...
£18.50 and up
Ongoing
ZSL London Zoo giraffe enclosure
Open for research and education since 1828, ZSL London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. It is managed by the Zoological Society of London, an international research and conservation charity. The zoo opened to the public in 1847 and...
£35.50 (Adult)
Ongoing
HMS Belfast ship moored on the Thames
HMS Belfast, permanently moored on the Thames between London Bridge and Tower Bridge since 1971, is a WWII Royal Navy warship, the most significant example of her kind today. Constructed in Belfast’s Harland & Wolff shipyard in 1938 (the same...
£23.60 (Adult)
Ongoing
London Aquarium Exterior
Originally opened in 1997 in the historic Greater London Council building on South Bank, the capital’s aquarium is now neighbour to the iconic London Eye. After a multimillion-pound renovation in 2009, the original London Aquarium relaunched as the Sea Life...
£28.00 (Adult)
Ongoing
Visitors inside of The View from The Shard
In 2013, The View from The Shard opened to the public in Renzo Piano and Irvine Sellar’s iconic London landmark. At a height nearly twice that of any other viewpoint over London, its unrivalled sights reveal the bends along the...
£28.00 (Adult)
Ongoing
Madame Tussauds London Exterior Sign
More than 260 years ago, Madame Tussaud was born in France. At age 16, she started making waxwork models, beginning with philosopher Francois Voltaire. In 1835, 33 years after she introduced her first traveling exhibition to the British Isles, a...
£33.50 (Adult)
Ongoing
The London Dungeon entrance
The scariest stories and legends from 1,000 years of the capital’s history are brought to life in the London Dungeon’s immersive 360° sets. In this haunted house style South Bank attraction, visitors come face to face with the likes of...
£28.00 (Adult)
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