Monday 31 July 2017

Half A Sixpence Noel Coward Theatre, London | Until 2 Sep 2018 Exclusive--save up to 51%--tickets from £13.10--ends at midnight

Half A Sixpence 
Noel Coward Theatre, London | Until 2 Sep 2018 
Exclusive--save up to 51%--tickets from £13.10--ends at midnight
This is the last day to take advantage of our great show of the month saving--and the show is closing on 2 September. Starring the fantastic Charlie Stemp, Half A Sixpence is based on H.G Wells’ story of his unhappy apprenticeship as a draper in Southsea. It’s a completely fresh adaptation by Julian Fellowes, the Oscar-winning screenwriter and creator of Downton Abbey.

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Royal Museums Greenwich - Celebrate summer in Greenwich

What's On

Visit Greenwich this summer
With four world-class attractions in one stunning location, make sure you save a day for visiting Greenwich this month. Surrounded by beautiful parks with sweeping views of London, it's also home to some of the cities most historic attractions.
Don't be a tourist, be an explorer
Royal Observatory | Cutty Sark | National Maritime Museum | Queen's House
Visit Greenwich
Death in the ice - now open
This epic more than delivers
New Scientist
This superb exhibition invites visitors to choose their own ending
The Times

See why visitors love our new exhibition. 
Watch the trailer
Observe Venus (during the day!)
1 - 24 August
After visiting the historic Meridian Line, make your August visit to the Royal Observatory extra special. View the mysterious planet Venus through our 18-tonne telescope. 
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Conserving an icon
Our incredible portrait of Queen Elizabeth is undergoing a major conservation project.
Come behind the scenes and see how we're getting on.
Follow the story
World's greatest astrophotograhy
The incredible shortlist from our Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition has been revealed - and it's better than ever.
Our judges reveal why they love this year's selection. 
Find out more
World-famous Cutty Sark
Discover what life was like on board the world's sole surviving tea clipper.
Above deck enjoy stunning views across the Thames, or come below and marvel at her gleaming hull. 
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From our friends at Historic England
A History of England in 100 Places
England’s historic places bring our extraordinary history to life. Historic England and Ecclesiastical want to hear from you - nominate the important places that tell our national story, and help to tell a history of England in 100 places.
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Prudential RideLondon: Thousands of cyclists descend on capital

Riders in Prudential RideLondon ClassicImage copyrightPA
Image captionA number of cycling events take place during the three-day festival
Thousands of amateur and professional cyclists have hit the roads of London and Surrey for the third day of the Prudential RideLondon festival.
Sunday's event saw 25,000 riders tackle either a 100-mile or 46-mile course beginning at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and ending at The Mall.
They were then followed by 150 of the world's top pro cyclists who raced the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic.
Thousands of spectators lined the streets to cheer on the riders.
Riders in Prudential RideLondon ClassicImage copyrightAFP
Image captionThe Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic started at Horse Guards Parade
Riders in Prudential RideLondon ClassicImage copyrightAFP
Image captionThe professional race follows a 125-mile (200km) route through London and Surrey
Riders in Prudential RideLondon ClassicImage copyrightAFP
Image captionThis is the fifth year of the Prudential RideLondon cycling festival
Friday and Saturday saw other cycling events take place including a family-friendly mass bike ride through central London.
Saturday also saw US cyclist Coryn Rivera win the Prudential RideLondon Classique women's race.
Saturday mass cycling eventImage copyrightPA
Image captionFamilies joined a mass bike ride through the capital on Saturday
Riders in Prudential RideLondon ClassicImage copyrightAFP
Image captionEnthusiastic spectators turned out to cheer on the riders
Riders in Prudential RideLondon ClassicImage copyrightAFP
Image captionMany roads have been closed to traffic for the race
Coryn Rivera celebrates after winning the ClassiqueImage copyrightPA
Image captionSaturday's Classique race saw the riders face much wetter conditions than those who took part on Sunday

Downton Abbey Tour with Highclere Castle & Filming Locations

Visit the Main Downton Abbey Filming Locations
Explore Highclere Castle
Visit Yew Tree Farm (Cogges)
Walk through the Downton Village of Bampton
See St Mary’s Church
Freel Lunch Pack
Professional Guide
Luxury Air-Conditioned Vehicle
Free Wi-Fi On Board Our Coaches*

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Visit all your favourite Downton Abbey filming locations during this full day tour from London. Travel through the beautiful Cotswolds countryside and to the village of Bampton, used for many Downton Abbey scenes. You’ll also visit Yew Tree Farm (Cogges) and last but not least, magnificent Highclere Castle. 

Yew Tree Farm (Cogges)
The first stop on your Downton Abbey filming locations tour is Yew Tree Farm (Cogges). This farm first appeared in series four with Mr. Drewe as the tenant farmer! You will learn about the developing storyline between Charles Blake, handsome government advisor, and Lady Mary, now entrusted with the running of the estate following Matthew’s death. 

At Yew Tree Farm, enjoy a short tea break in the rustic cow shed Cafe at Cogges before exploring the great house and traditional farm buildings. You’ll recognise the location of the now famous ‘pig scene,' featuring the characters of Charles Blake and Lady Mary!

The tour will then take a short drive to the Cotswolds village of Bampton. This lovely village has been used extensively throughout the series of Downton Abbey and has many beautiful 17th and 18th-century houses. Bampton Library was used for Downton Cottage Hospital and doctor’s surgery, St. Mary’s Church became Downton Church and Church Square, and Churchgate House was used for exterior shots of the Crawley family home! 
You will be able to walk along the street used for shops in the show and see the post office and Grantham Arms, where Tom Branson lodged for a short while.

Highclere Castle
The spectacular end to your Downton Abbey-inspired tour is a visit to Highclere Castle; home of the Grantham family. Visits to Highclere Castle are hugely sought after, and the Castle is only open to the public for a short period each summer. 

You will arrive in the early afternoon, leaving plenty of time to explore the beautiful gardens and visit The Monk’s Garden, White Border, Secret Garden and Wood of Goodwill. The Carnarvon family have lived at Highclere since 1679, and the castle has seen a number of refurbishments in recent years. 

On entry to Highclere Castle visitors follow a route through the Castle with guides in each State room. The State rooms include the Saloon, Library, Dining room, Music room, Drawing room and Smoking room. Visitors can then go up the Red Stairs to view some of the Bedrooms and the Gallery, before walking down the Oak staircase back to the Saloon in the heart of the house. You will recognise some of the rooms from key Downton Abbey scenes and follow in the footsteps of the actors as the guide leads you through this breathtaking home. 

After departing Highclere Castle, the tour will then return to London for approximately 6.30pm.
Additional Information
Entry to Highclere Castle
Visit Bampton
Drive through Shilton
Entry to Yew Tree Farm (Cogges)
Professional guide
Return transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
Gratuities (optional)
Food and drink, unless stated otherwise
Hotel return
Please note:
*During peak periods, additional vehicles without Wi-Fi may be used
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From London - Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover & Greenwich River Boat Ride

Private visit to Leeds Castle
Exclusive Mead tour
Entry to Canterbury Cathedral
Free Lunch Pack
See the White Cliffs of Dover
See Dover Castle
See Naval College in Greenwich
River Thames boat ride from Greenwich to Embankment
Luxury air–conditioned vehicle
Tour Operates in 
  • : Monday
  • : Friday & Sunday
  • : Wednesday

Private Visit to Leeds Castle 
Described as 'the loveliest castle in the world' by Lord Conway, Leeds Castle sits in 500 acres of landscaped parkland across two idyllic islands, deep in the heart of the magnificent Kent countryside. Early arrival ensures an almost private visit of Leeds Castle, where Henry VIII retreated to escape the plague raging in London during his reign.

Exclusive to Golden Tours at Leeds Castle
Golden Tours and Leeds Castle have the ultimate Tudor treat for you! Upon arrival at Leeds Castle, you will be greeted by your guide. Discover the history of this magical castle and sample a glass of mead as Henry VIII would have! (During the summer months, the Mead is unavailable on Saturdays).

Visit Canterbury Cathedral
Centre of English Christianity and home to a succession of 104 Archbishops since Augustine, Canterbury is a magnificent medieval city that’s a must for any history buff. Discover the scene of Archbishop Thomas Becket’s gruesome murder at Canterbury Cathedral in 1170. Learn the intriguing history behind this captivating masterpiece of medieval architecture. Marvel at the cathedral’s spectacular stained glass windows, many of which have survived from the late 12th and early 13th centuries.

The White Cliffs of Dover
Visit the gateway to England and admire the famous White Cliffs of Dover, with a photo stop on the stunning stretch of coastline that faces continental Europe. You'll also see Dover Castle, a commanding medieval fortress rising over the English Channel and a key film location in 'The Other Boleyn Girl.'

Overlooking the River Thames, Greenwich is a stunning World Heritage site bustling with fine maritime landmarks. See the Old Royal Naval College designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and the world–famous Cutty Sark, a fascinating 19th–century clipper ship.

River Thames Boat Ride 
Get a fresh perspective on London’s attractions with our River Thames boat ride from Greenwich to Embankment Pier, passing Tower Bridge and stunning St. Paul’s Cathedral along the route.
Estimated arrival time back in Embankment Pier, where the tour ends, is around 6.30pm

Free Walking Tour - Special bonus 
Why not follow in the footsteps of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge or take in the places where the Fab Four worked and played in London. The walking tour you decide to go on will surely captivate you, with it being an experience to remember truly. 

Choose from:

The Royal Walking Tour
The Beatles London Walking Tour
Additional Information

Private entry to Leeds Castle
Exclusive Mead Tour
Entry to Canterbury Cathedral
Thames Boat Ride
Free Lunch Pack
Transportation by Luxury Air-Conditioned Coach 
Professional Guide

Hotel Return
Food and beverages unless stated differently
Please Note:
Bookings made after midnight for the same day will not receive a Free Lunch Pack
*During Peak Periods, Additional Vehicles Without Wi-Fi May Be Used.

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Friday 28 July 2017

Arcade Fire Multiple locations April 2018

Arcade Fire
Multiple locations 
April 2018
Arcade Fire will get up close with fans as they perform in the round on their Infinite Content tour. These shows promise to be a mesmerising mixture of old and new songs, including tracks from new album Everything Now such as "Everything Now", "Creature Comfort" and "Signs of Life".

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Horror Channel FrightFest

Welcome to the latest FrightFest newsletter. We are delighted to share our humongous 150 plus guest-list which is as vibrant and eclectic as ever, plus there is news of a late addition to our Saturday lineup.
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Museum of London - What's on in August?

What's on in August?
The Romans return this August with the spectacular Gladiators Games in the Guildhall Yard and a summer of Roman fun for families throughout the summer holidays at the Museum of London.

Our City Now City Future season, which includes a free major exhibition at the Museum of London, The City is Ours and over 100 events, displays and artistic commissions, continues with opportunities to learn, discuss and get hands-on with food growing and urban gardening this month.

August is also the last chance to catch Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail, at the Museum of London Docklands along with interactive family shows and our final Discover Crossrail walk.
City Now City Future highlights
Weekly on Thursdays, 1-2pm
Museum of London
Taste salad grown on an aquaponic farm with GrowUp, drink bike-powered smoothies made from surplus fruit by FoodCycle, discover the benefits of community growing with OrganicLeaand find out where to find canalside fruit cared for by Hanwell Orchard Trailat our weekly free drop-in events running alongside The City is Oursexhibition. In partnership with Time Out.
Sat 26 Aug, 1.30-4pm
Museum of London
Get your hands dirty in this DIY veg growing workshop. Join Julie Riehl of Capital Growth, London's food growing network, and learn how to grow your own food in the smallest of city spaces, from patios and balconies to window sills. In partnership with Time Out.
Roman summer
Gladiator Games
Fri 25 - Mon 28 Aug
Museum of London
Be transported back to Londonium this summer with our spectacular re-enactment of the gladiatorial games on the site of London's only Roman amphitheatre. Choose your favourite warrior and roar them on as they battle for glory. Will they be crowned the Emperor's champion or will they meet a gruesome end?
Free Roman activities for families
Activities every day during the summer holidays
Museum of London
Become a Roman expert this summer! Explore our Roman London gallery with a special family trail before joining our daily interactive storytelling sessions. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays you can also hold real Roman artefacts and discover what they reveal about life 2,000 years ago.
Event highlights
Sat 19 Aug, 1.30-4pm
Museum of London
Homewares and accessories designer Melodie Tellilez will share her designing and making skills to guide you in creating statement leather jewellery at this workshop. All materials are provided in a choice of colours. No previous experience is necessary but by the time you leave, you’ll have all the skills you need to carry on creating leather accessories.
Fri 11 Aug, 2-3.30pm
Meeting point supplied on booking
Discover the scenes of the East End's most infamous crimes on this walking tour. Hear more about the perpetrators, victims, and the individuals investigating them, from the gruesome murders by Jack the Ripper in Whitechapel to the infamous Kray brothers.
Docklands highlights
Until 3 Sep, 10am - 6pm
Museum of London Docklands
Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail closes on 3 September. Don't miss your last chance to see fascinating finds spanning 8,000 years of human history uncovered during the Crossrail project. Also this month, join the final Discover Crossrail walk to learn about the archaeology revealed and the new viewpoints created in London's West End during the project.
Time tunnellers free summer shows
Every Wed-Sat in Aug
Times vary
Museum of London Docklands
The museum needs your help to piece together clues from London’s past! Become an archaeologist and discover amazing objects unearthed from the Crossrail project in these free interactive family shows. 
A new display at the museum celebrates the years when children could play safely on the streets of London. You can join a conversation about play and public space on 8 August at The London Salon: playing out.
Our new installation, Pulse, tracks Londoners’ social media use in real time to see what the city is thinking about. We look at the first month of results and what they tell us about London’s feelings at the start of the summer.