Things to Do in London

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Dragon dance at chinese new year celebrations in London

2022 welcomes the Year of the Tiger. Join in the Chinese New Year celebrations across the West End, from Shaftesbury Avenue down to Trafalgar Square on Tuesday February 1st.

Discover the fascinating stories and insights into Chinatown’s celebrations through the Chinatown Stories walking tour! The 2.5hr experience includes a delicious family-style Chinese lunch. When: 30 Jan 2022. More details here.  Know Before You Go: Book your tickets in advance online.

Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – Enjoy the magic of winter in the wizarding world of Harry Potter.  When: until

London Design Centre welcomes the 34th edition of London Art Fair, featuring over 100 selected galleries celebrating Modern and Contemporary art to browse and buy. When: 19 Jan –23 Jan 2022.  More details here. Know Before You Go: To enter one of the events you must provide an NHS Covid Pass or negative test.

The Southbank Centre celebrates 20 years of Imagine Children’s Festival with the very best children’s theatre, comedy, music, literature, dance and, most importantly, full-on fun for children. When: 9th – 20th February. More details here. Know Before You Go: Face coverings are currently required inside. You must also provide an NHS Covid Pass or negative test.

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

London Attractions & Landmarks

Internationally renowned artist Zadok Ben-David is bringing the stunning 360-degree installation “Blackfield to Kew Gardens. It is made up of more than 17,000 etched, hand-painted flowers. When: Now – 27 March 2022. Know Before You Go: You no longer need to book your visit in advance to Kew Gardens, but you’ll get the best value tickets by booking online. More details here.

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 medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. Free ticket. Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution – this exhibition explores master goldsmith, Carl Fabergé. Tickets: £18. Now – 8 May 2022. Know Before You Go: Timed tickets must be booked online. Face masks are required in the building. 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:

Experience artist Anicka Yi’s new installation at the Tate Modern! The exhibition offers the new vision of an ecosystem where machines are floating in the air. When: Now – 6 Feb 2022. More details here. Know Before You Go: Timed tickets are required before arrival, cashless payments, face masks are required in galleries, and one-way routes are in place. Plan your visit via this link.

The National Gallery welcomes the first major UK exhibition of German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer in nearly 20 years. The exhibition follows Dürer’s journeys to the Alps, Italy and the Netherlands through paintings, drawings and letters. Tickets £20. Now – August 2022. More details here. Know Before You Go: Save time on arrival by booking in advance. You must wear a face covering during your visit to the Gallery.

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.

Beyond the West End

The Globe Theatre welcomes you for safe socially distanced performances. See Measure for Measure  from 19 Nov 2021 – 15 Jan 2022  More details via this link.

The National Theatre in South Bank (SE1 9PX)  is live on stage with The Normal Heart and Hex (from 4 Dec), and more…. More details here

The Bridge Theatre  is located a 10 minute walk from London Bridge tube station. See: The Book of Dust (30 Nov 2021 – 26 Feb 2022) More details here.

 

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