Londinium: Three-month events programme to celebrate the Roman history of London (July-October)

To celebrate the unique Roman heritage at the heart of the capital, the City of London Corporation is staging a three-month season of exhibitions, walks, talks, theatre, film and special events, taking place from 28 July - 29 October 2017. Londinium will reveal the hidden history of Roman London, explore the great settlement’s contemporary legacy, and bring the Roman spirit to life for a 21st century audience. The season is headlined by three spectacular live events. The Gladiator Games (25 - 28 August), taking place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, will see battle commence once again … [Read more...]

Art Night 2017 1 – 2 July | 6pm-6am

Free art installation in multiple locations across the City of London 1 - 2 July | 6pm-6am Art Night is a free festival of contemporary arts in extraordinary spaces. Each year, a leading cultural institution and curator are invited to work in a different area of London, exploring its history, culture and architecture. Art Night 2017 takes over the East End and the City of London in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery; curated by Fatos Ustek. Visit the Art Night website  for more information. … [Read more...]

The Charterhouse Square Summer Fayre Sat 1st July 12-5.30

The Charterhouse Square Summer Fayre FREE Entry   1st July 2017 | 12:00pm - 4:30pm A day of festivities and merriment, featuring stalls, food & drink, maypole, books, silent auction, punch & judy, morris dancers, bouncy castles, tombola, cakes and Museum of London activities. The fayre takes place in the historic Charterhouse Square, beginning at 12 noon and finishing at 4:30. Admission is free. For directions on how to get to Charterhouse Square, please go to their Visit Us page. … [Read more...]


COMPETITION - 2 x 2 TICKETS FOR A PERFORMANCE OF YOUR CHOICE AT 'OPERA IN THE CITY FESTIVAL' FROM 1st - 12th AUGUST 2017 AT BRIDEWELL THEATRE. OPERA IN THE CITY FESTIVAL - London's new summer opera festival from 1st - 12th August at Bridewell Theatre (14 Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ) presents a range of innovative, theatrical productions right in the heart of the City of London. Time Zone Theatre shows new productions of Alexander Zemlinsky's A FLORENTINE TRAGEDY and Pietro Mascagni's ZANETTO. Together with the touring opera production MOZART & SALIERI by Nikolai … [Read more...]

LSO “free Friday” concert Fri 9th

FRIDAY LUNCHTIME CONCERT NORTHERN LIGHTS Fri 9 Jun 2017 12.30pm - 1.15pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London Rachel Leach presenter Come and discover more about music and instruments of the orchestra in the beautiful setting of the Jerwood Hall in specially designed concerts by LSO musicians and students from the Guildhall School. The concerts offer an informal introduction to the LSO and the world of music-making. Our presenter Rachel Leach talks about the works and the instruments, and there are opportunities to ask questions of Rachel and the … [Read more...]

The Charterhouse garden open for charity 6 Jun

GARDEN OPEN FOR CHARITY The Charterhouse Charterhouse Square, London ECIM 6AN Tuesday 6 June 6 -9pm Adults £5 Children free Wine BBQ (additional charge) More information at ngs.org.uk … [Read more...]

Opera in the City Festival – Bridewell 1-12 Aug. Win tickets for 29/5

OPERA IN THE CITY FESTIVAL from 1st - 12th August at Bridewell Theatre: Win 2 tickets to the launch night on 29th May at 7.30pm. Celebrate the opening of London's new summer opera festival with us and experience opera in the exciting performance space of the Bridewell Theatre. Time Zone Theatre’s Mozart Medley A Night in Vienna is a fast-paced journey through the night with songs from Mozart’s most loved operas Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, Cosi fan tutte and The Marriage of Figaro. Set in the reception area of the infamous Vienna Grand Hotel, three people become entangled in a web … [Read more...]

London History Day activities 31 May

On Wednesday 31 May the first ever London History Day will be held. Coordinated by Historic England, the day celebrates the capital's extraordinary history and heritage. We are showcasing some of the City of London's hidden treasures housed in the Guildhall Library, Guildhall Art Gallery, City of London Police Museum, Tower Bridge and London Metropolitan Archives. Find out more below about the objects on display and activities on offer during the day. Follow @VisittheCity, @HistoricEngland and use #LondonHistoryDay Hand-drawn copy of the Bayeux Tapestry The London Metropolitan … [Read more...]

Summer in the City

The City of London will be the venue for a host of events and activities throughout the summer and beyond many/most of which may be attended free of charge.  Listed below are some of the highlights - with links to learn more about the individual events. Guildhall Yard Lunch Market 22 June 2017, 12noon – 2.30pm For future dates please check the website Guildhall Yard, EC2V 5AE https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/visit-the-city/whats-on/Pages/guildhall-yard.aspx Guildhall Yard hosts a regular lunch market with more than 20 stalls serving up mouth-watering dishes from … [Read more...]

Charterhouse Learning

New learning programme from the Charterhouse, including family days and adult learning courses Wednesday 31 May 2017, 11.00 - 15.00 Station Explorers Family Day Join us this May half term for a week of family activities linked to the first ever London History Day. Come along to our family day on Wednesday to discover our connection to the lost underground station of Aldersgate, take part in craft activities, design your own tube poster and enjoy family friendly tours. £3.50 per person (under 5s free) You can also drop in on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday for free transport-themed … [Read more...]