Thursday 30 June 2022

Transport for London - Weekend travel advice


Pride colours on station platform bench

Weekend travel information

Dear Mr Grantham,

If you are out and about over the weekend, there are lots of public transport options. 

You can also find details of our latest safer travel guidance on our website.

The information in this email could possibly change, so please check before you travel or use the TfL Go app to plan your journey. 

London Underground


Northern line Night Tube — Saturday 2 July

Night Tube services on the Northern line will be reinstated from the evening of Saturday 2 July. 

The Piccadilly line Night Tube will return later this summer.

Night Tube strikes — until Sunday 4 December

The planned strike action on Friday and Saturday nights on the Central, Jubilee and Victoria lines between 20:30 and 04:29 the following morning, has been extended until Sunday 4 December and will now also impact the Northern line.

While Night Tube services are still running regularly, if you are using these lines on a Friday or Saturday between 19:00 and 06:00 the next morning, you should check before you travel.

For the latest information on how services are expected to run, please visit our website.



Piccadilly line

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July

No service between Acton Town and Uxbridge

Use alternative Tube services or the rail replacement bus service.

London Overground

Sunday 3 July

No service between Richmond and Camden Road until 11:00

Use alternative Tube services or the rail replacement bus service.

No service between Gospel Oak and Barking

Use alternative Tube, local bus or rail replacement bus services. 

No service between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town/Cheshunt

Use alternative Tube, Greater Anglia, local bus or rail replacement bus services.

No service between Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction until 09:30

Use local bus routes.

No service between Willesden Junction and Shepherd's Bush until 11:00

Use local bus routes.

Elizabeth line

Until late 2022

There will be no service on Sundays between Paddington and Abbey Wood until late 2022.

Buses and roads


Bus journeys will be affected by the following changes this weekend. We expect to run a good service, but buses may be delayed, diverted or stop short of their normal destination.


Friday 1 July

Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium will be hosting Ed Sheeran in concert from 15:30 to 22:30. Increased traffic and large crowds are expected.

Kia Oval

The cricket match between Surrey and Kent will take place from 18:30 to 21:30. Increased traffic and large crowds are expected.

Lord’s Cricket Ground

The match between Middlesex and Somerset will take place between 18:30 and 21:30. Increased traffic and large crowds are expected.

Friday 1 and Saturday 2 July

Tottenham Hotspur Football Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur Football Stadium will be hosting Guns N' Roses in concert from 15:30 to 22:30. Increased traffic and large crowds are expected.

The O2 Arena

The O2 Arena will be hosting the Kings of Leon in concert from 18:30 to 22:30. Increased traffic and large crowds are expected.

Hyde Park, BST Festival

Hyde Park will be hosting the BST Festival from 14:00 to 23:00, with Adele headlining. From approximately 21:45, Park Lane will be closed in both directions to allow entrance and exit to/from the event. Increased traffic and large crowds are expected.

Friday 1 until Sunday 3 July

Crystal Palace Park, Wireless Festival

The Wireless Festival will take place from 11:00 to 21:30 in Crystal Palace Park. Anerley Hill, between Church Road, Crystal Palace Parade and Westow Hill, will be closed for entrance and exit to/from the concert. Increased traffic and large crowds are expected.

Saturday 2 July

Central London, Pride London 2022

The event will take place from 08:00 to 23:30 in the central London area. The parade begins at Park Lane and will finish on Whitehall. Road closures, in addition to the parade route include: Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road, Strand and Northumberland Avenue, in addition to the local closures in the Soho area. Road closures will be in place from 08:00 until 19:00 on Park Lane, and from 10:00 until 21:30 on Piccadilly. Remaining roads will be closed from 11:00 until 22:30. Use alternative routes.

Pottersfield Park

The UEFA Women’s Euro Roadshow will take place from 10:00 to 16:00. 

Sunday 3 July

Hyde Park, BST Festival

Hyde Park will be hosting the BST Festival from 14:00 to 23:00 with The Rolling Stones headlining. From approximately 21:45, Park Lane will be closed in both directions to allow entrance and exit to/from the event. Increased traffic and large crowds are expected.

Until Wednesday 13 July

A20 Sidcup Road and Sidcup Bypass overnight closures

The A20 Sidcup Road and Sidcup Bypass will be closed between 22:00 and 05:00 Mondays to Fridays. This is while we carry out essential maintenance works including repairs to the road, gully cleaning, lighting maintenance and barrier repairs.

Work will be done in sections to reduce impact, and signed diversion routes will be in place. Visit our website for live road travel updates.

Until mid-July

A41 Edgware Way

Until mid-July, we will be undertaking repair works on the A41 Edgware Way bridge over the M1, next to Apex Corner.

This will involve closures in alternating directions on the A41 and lane closures on the M1. Buses in the area will be affected with delays, bus stop closures and some routes on diversion. Plan ahead and leave more time for your journey.

Visit our website for more information.

Until mid-August

Gas mains replacement works

Until mid-August, there will only be one lane open in each direction on Commercial Road between Henriques Street and Back Church Lane. There will also be no access to Christian Street or Batty Street from Commercial Road; residents can gain access from Fairclough Street. This is while Cadent Gas carries out essential gas mains replacement work.

Delays are expected and you are advised to plan ahead, leave more time for your journey and use alternative routes where possible. Please check status updates for the latest information on how roads are operating in your area.

Santander Cycles


The following docking stations are suspended this weekend:


Christian Street, Whitechapel

Kennington Lane Rail Bridge, Lambeth

Millennium Hotel, Westminster

Pennington Street, Tower Hamlets

Rossmore Road, Marylebone

Stainsby Road, Tower Hamlets

Stonecutter Street, City of London

Westfield Library Corner, Shepherd's Bush


Find out how to hire a Santander Cycle.

See the latest update on docking station availability.



China Plate and Birmingham Hippodrome are pleased to announce both the principal cast and the West Midlands based associate creative team for their new concert musical To The Streets!, an uplifting new musical by Roy Williams and Tim Sutton, based on an original idea by Christopher Haydon, inspired by the 1963 Bristol Bus Boycott, a pivotal moment in the UK’s civil rights history. These special concert performances will take place between 19 – 28 August  at Handsworth Park in Birmingham, Windmill Hill, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, and West Park, Wolverhampton, as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival.

It’s 1963 and the Swinging Sixties have arrived: The Beatles release their debut album, the mini skirt is born and the Civil Rights movement is gaining ground in America. Back in the UK, the country is emerging from the Big Freeze. As temperatures thaw, tensions are running high in Bristol where the Omnibus Company refuses to employ Black or Asian drivers or conductors. Paul Stephenson, an idealistic youth worker, takes to the streets to stand up for equality. Lorraine, a teenager, newly arrived from Jamaica, joins the fight and, in so doing, finds her voice and becomes part of a movement that changes history. With an explosive, feel-good score bursting with ska, calypso and rock ‘n’ roll… this is a story of standing up for what you believe in, allyship, and – ultimately – finding joy.

Michael Ahomka-Lindsay (The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – UK tour, Legally Blonde – Regent’s Park) will play ‘Paul’, Jonathan Andre (The Lion King – West End, The Wiz – Hope Mill Theatre) will play ‘Roy’, McCallam Connell (The Playboy of the West Indies – Birmingham Rep, Small Island – National Theatre) will play ‘Des’, Paul Kemble (School of Rock – UK tour, Made in Dagenham – West End) will play ‘Bert’, Duane Lamonte (Motown the Musical – West End, The Lion King – West End) will play ‘Guy’, Jessie May (Mamma Mia! – West End and international tour, Mame – Hope Mill Theatre) will play ‘Secretary’, Denise Pitter (Guys and Dolls – West End, To Kill a Mockingbird – Mercury Theatre, Colchester) will play ‘Pearl’, Charlotte St Croix (Hairspray – UK tour, Decade – National Theatre) will play ‘Lorraine’, and Andy Watkins (Kinky Boots – UK tour, Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Curve, UK tour and West End) will play ‘Harry’.

To the Streets! is directed by Christopher Haydon, with book by Roy Williams, music and lyrics by Tim Sutton, design by Soutra Gilmour and with choreography from Dannielle ‘Rhimes’ Lecointe, and produced in association with Warwick Arts Centre, City of Wolverhampton Council and DRPG Creative.

The creative team will be supported by a fantastic team of associates - Nyasha Gudo (Associate Director), Melody Sinclair (Associate Choreographer) and Aron Sood (Associate Music Director), all of whom are based in the West Midlands.  The principal cast will also perform alongside a local community ensemble of singers and dancers, representative of the city and region’s diversity, who are currently being cast via an open audition process, with further details to be announced.

Ahead of the concert performances, which will be family friendly and accessible to all, audience members will be invited to enjoy some food, drink, DJ sets, plus music and entertainment from local arts organisations.

Roy Williams said, “History is littered with forgotten stories, especially black stories which always enrages me. The more important they are the angrier I become. The Bristol Bus Boycott is such an important event in British history. The protestor’s actions brought widespread attention to the problem of racism in Britain at the time. Their success brought a profound and positive sense of hope for the possibility of progress.” 

Tim Sutton said, “We are completely overwhelmed to have assembled such a brilliant cast - we know they’re going to knock it out of the park.”

Christopher Haydon said, “The Bristol Bus Boycott was a momentous event in the history of civil rights in the UK and was led by some truly extraordinary people. I am thrilled to have such a talented ensemble of performers to capture these remarkable characters at such a pivotal moment.”

Dannielle ‘Rhimes’ Lecointe said, “Excitement is just the beginning of what I feel about bringing the powerful story of the Bristol Bus Boycott to life. In such a time as this, with a thrilling cast and special creative team, it feels so important to say what we are about to! 

Tickets for To The Streets! are on sale now. To book tickets for Birmingham and Wolverhampton, visit To book tickets for Coventry, visit  

Wednesday 29 June 2022

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St Christopher’s Place gets ready for Summerscapes


St Christopher's Place


With the summer season now in full flow, St Christopher’s Place is the perfect spot to soak up the sun. From sampling some Sri Lankan small plates on Hoppers’ outdoor terrace to cooling off with a Lebanese ice-cream at Festok, you’ll find an abundance of places to enjoy the summer weather. 

As the season is heating up, we are looking forward to our Summerscapes campaign. From 21 July, St Christopher’s Place will be home to a 6 week celebration of summer – think urban oasis meets cool continental Europe!

Relax whilst enjoying special Summerscapes cocktails as St Christopher’s Place transforms for the season. 

This month, we’re also pleased to welcome three great new arrivals to St Christopher’s Place: jewellery specialist, Bijoux De Mimi, men’s fashion and resort wear brand, LOVE BRAND & Co and electric motorcycle makers, Maeving.

The new outdoor terrace at Hoppers in St Christopher's Place


Sri Lankan eatery, Hoppers, has opened their outdoor terrace for summer bookings. Sit back and enjoy sampling the new cocktail menu, with options exclusive to their St Christopher’s Place location.

Opt for one of the gin-based gems, including a refreshing Green Mango Collins enlivened with fresh mango and cinnamon.
Fancy a more bespoke journey into Hoppers’ Sri Lankan cuisine? Enjoy the Michelin Bib Gourmand feast, spotlighting the very best in signature classics and soon-to-be new favourites.  

To celebrate Pride month this June, Whistles have collaborated with Brooklyn-based illustrator, Shanée Benjamin, to create a bespoke window installation in their flagship St Christopher’s Place store.


To celebrate Pride month this June, Whistles have collaborated with Brooklyn-based illustrator, Shanée Benjamin, to create a bespoke window installation in their flagship St Christopher’s Place store. Bold and beautiful, the vibrant installation is brightening up the street and championing pride celebrations in the area. 

Exclusively created for Whistles, a limited edition print by Shanée will be available in-store and online throughout the month. 100% of the proceeds raised will be donated to akt, a charity that focuses on providing safe homes and support for LGBTQ+ youth

Three males modelling LOVE BRAND & Co. collection


Get your holiday must-haves at LOVE BRAND & Co.’s brand new pop-up store. The leading British men’s swim and resort wear brand loved by the likes of Orlando Bloom, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ronnie Wood and the Royal Family is our brand new definitive one-stop summer shop for the discerning traveller. 

As well as menswear, the LOVE BRAND & Co. pop-up is also stocking womenswear and accessories. Partnering with M.A.B.E, Lexi London and Alicia Swim, the team have created ‘Love Brand Love’, a range of sustainable and eco-friendly women’s fashion.

The pop-up will be open until October.

PLATFORM store front in St Christopher's Place


PLATFORM is a high-end concept store featuring a curation of independent and emerging designers, artists and makers. Head down to the store to enjoy a blend of luxury fashion, homeware and art.

The store aims to help you discover new brands - experience over 20 carefully selected brands based on sustainability, quality and design, meet the designers behind the brands and hear the stories behind their creations... 
Selectively curated in a concept store style, PLATFORM offers a rotating selection of brands thoughtfully merchandised together. 

The minimal aesthetic of the store focuses on sustainability, ethical production and design. 

A selection of The Body Shop's products including refreshing passionfruit, cool daisy and cooling cucumber collection


Refresh and rejuvenate this summer with The Body Shop’s limited edition Vitamin C collection. The new ‘Passionfruit’ range brings you a gel shower scrub you can slather over skin to leave it feeling softer, smoother and hydrated with 48hr moisture, as well as a buttery body yogurt that helps keep skin feeling and smelling fresh all summer. The range also includes a body mist and shower gel.

Back by popular demand, the sweet smelling ‘Cool Daisy’ range is guaranteed to leave skin feeling cleansed, cool and petal-soft. For a super-refreshing instant hit of hydration, why not try a spritz of the new special edition body mist enriched with hyaluronic acid for lightweight hydration. The range also includes a nourishing body yoghurt and shower gel. 

If that’s not all, the new ‘Cooling Cucumber’ eye sheet mask enables you to feel chilled and pampered in just 15 minutes.


NEW Summer Display: History of Make Up 💄 Express Yourself: Find Your Brand


Summer at the Museum
Express Yourself: Find Your Brand

This summer we are celebrating identity and culture through the brands we use and love. We encourage all visitors to express themselves and explore the brands which mean something to you!  Share your experiences with us, tagging #findyourbrand and @museumofbrands.

From 9 July, follow our discovery trails highlighting changes in fashion and gender identity over the years, a rainbow trail for the little ones, plus crafting and more. 

From 1 August, visit our pop-up display for one month only and consider how make-up products have evolved throughout the last two centuries. The display will feature products that make-up artists and the general public have used over the years, both professionally and personally.  
Visit our website for more information

"What a find! Amazed by the size of the exhibition and the range of brands on show."  Trip Advisor Review, June 2022

"I love the Museum of Brands - whether you are a packaging geek like me, or love a nostalgia trip, this is such a brilliant venue. So good, I had my wedding reception there" -  Google Review, June 2022

Enjoyed your visit?
Let us know on InstagramFacebook or Twitter or leave us a review on TripAdvisor or Google Reviews.

Book Your Tickets

Britain's Top 100 Brands

Discover Britain's Top 100 Brands of 2021 in our updated display.  It is formed around Britain’s Biggest Brands, The Grocer’s annual list, developed in association with NielsenIQ.  Brits thankfully stopped stockpiling loo-roll, evening out sales for brands such as Andrex but, as you will see, our love of junk food remains prominent as Cadburys keeps the top spot. More info and tickets here

Summer Crafts
This summer we have planned a series of craft activities, encouraging young people to think about brands and how they can express themselves. Changing every two weeks these include: Design Yourself as a Toy, Face Painting (Saturdays in August only), Paper Doll Dress Up and Create Your Favourite Make-up Looks. Click here for more information.

Community Days
Next Dates: Friday 15 July, Sunday 24 July

We are launching our Community and Carer Days as part of Living Brands, offering free admission to carers twice a month. We are participating in the North Central London Clinical Commissioning sponsored Activity Matters Forum with the Wildlife Trust and the Royal National Institute for the Blind to discuss how heritage venues can improve visitor wellbeing. To learn more visit Living Brands

Children's Parties 

All the cool kids are holding their birthday parties at the Museum of Brands! We work with a range of planners and entertainers that can easily theme our grass-floored space around your child's favourite characters and cartoons. Contact Francesca to check availability and book a viewing.

Spend Summer in our Garden

Did you know you can visit our beautiful garden and quirky Gift Shop any day of the week? Plus our café is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30am to 3pm, serving delicious coffee, homemade cake and sandwiches.  It's the perfect place to study, read a book or just enjoy the sunshine with a friend.  


Student 2 for 1 Tickets

Calling all students..! We are offering everyone with a valid student card, 2 for 1 tickets when they sign up to our newsletter. Grab a friend or relative and head to the Museum to explore one of London’s most unique collections! Share the offer with your favourite student by clicking here.

We Want to Know Your Thoughts

We are developing an exciting Public Programme for 2023, and we want to know what you would like to see within the programme. It should only take you about 5 minutes, and all entries will be entered into a prize draw to win an annual pass to the Museum. Take the survey here