Sunday 19 May 2024

Royal Collection Trust - Book a group visit to The King's Gallery, Buckingham Palace


London Transport Museum - Museum Late, vintage rides & lost tunnels await!


London Transport Museum
We have an exciting month ahead with fun activities to inspire. Experience vintage travel with our newly released Heritage Train Journeys, join us for our next Museum Late and for history enthusiasts, our exclusive Hidden London tours are the perfect way to tap into the city's deep past. Trust us, you won't want to miss a thing!
Family activities to keep you on track
Mother and young child look at a roundel in the gallery
Saturday 25 May - Sunday 2 June 2024
May Half Term: Routes and Roundels
Enjoy fun activities exploring the long history of the iconic London transport roundel. Go on the hunt for historic roundels hidden around the Museum to find out fascinating facts about the story of this iconic symbol. On weekdays families can get creative as they craft their very own roundel design, and at the weekends, children aged 7 and under can enjoy story-telling sessions revealing how London’s transport routes have changed over the last 100 years. There’s plenty to discover across the Museum - you can even climb on board some of our vehicles - and best of all kids go free!
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Museum Late presents
Two people at the entrance of the museum point towards the illuminated museum signage
Friday 7 June, 18:30 – 22:00
Pride on the Move
Get ready to celebrate LGBTQ+ London, Londoners, and transport workers in this after-hours event not to be missed. Flex your mental muscles in a quiz hosted by Drag extraordinaire The Nightbus, showcase your creativity and create a look for Pride, listen to informative talks and dance to the legendary beats of DJ Ritu MBE.

This event is co-created with OUTbound, TfL’s LGBTQ+ Colleague Network Group.
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New Heritage Train Journeys
View of the interior of a heritage train carriage
Sunday 9 June
Piccadilly Sunday Special
Step aboard a beautifully restored 1938 Underground train and be treated to a trip across central London. Learn about the architect Charles Holden and his innovative station design on this delightful day out. At Acton Town station, you can shop for transport collectibles at a pop-up stall run by the London Transport Museum Friends.
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Tours not to miss
Elevated view looking down onto brightly coloured heritage trains stationed at Acton Depot
Wednesday 29 May and Friday 31 May
Family Depot Tours
Discover the story of London’s transport history with your family at the Museum's Depot in Acton. From horse-drawn wonders to train tales, we’ll unveil interesting facts and stories, perfect for curious minds!
Designed for children aged 5-9 years old.
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Two people standing in a tunnel looking at posters
Booking until July 2024
Euston: The Lost Tunnels
Embark on a journey through hidden underground passageways with our expert guides. Discover the iconic Leslie Green station, and uncover vintage advertising poster fragments hidden for 50 years, offering a unique peek into the city's past.
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Poster artist of the month
Poster by Dora M Batty of a woman with roses and the words Summer for Roses see London's Gardens
Dora M Batty (1891-1966)
Dora M Batty was a prolific artist who created over 50 posters for London Transport in the 1920s and 30s. Her work wasn't limited to transport - she also designed illustrations, advertisements, textiles and even ceramics! Beyond her artistic talents, Batty was also an educator, teaching textiles for many years.

Explore her influence on the design world and discover more about her signature style in our new permanent Global Poster Gallery.
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Saturday 18 May 2024

Borough Market - In cider trading


In cider trading

It wasn’t not so long ago that the centuries-old traditions of British cider making appeared to have drowned under a torrent of nasty, brutish, essentially fruit-free white cider. Over the past decade, though, there’s been a heartening renaissance in the craft, driven by a new generation of makers who’ve happily embraced the drink’s amazing breadth of variation. To find out more about this resurgence, Tomé Morrissy-Swan sought the insights of two cider experts: Mary Topp and Tom Oliver of The London Cider House.
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Hot tips

After a few weather-afflicted stutters, beautiful English asparagus is now bursting through the warming soil in ever-greater quantities. In time to make the most of the coming glut, it’s worth revisiting this gem from our blog: Bee Wilson’s guide to the many different ways of preparing these elegant spears.   

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Razor clams with dulse, guanciale & cider

An attractive starter of sweet razor clam, crisp guanciale, salty seaweed and acidic cider.

Mussels, cheddar, cider, cream, mustard & thyme

A quick one-pot shellfish dish with a dash of high-quality cider.

The Free From Bakehouse

May is Coeliac Awareness Month, and if there’s one stall at Borough Market that coeliacs should be aware of it’s The Free From Bakehouse. Caroline Aherne’s beautiful cakes, breads and crackers are all handmade at her dedicated gluten-free premises. Many of her bakes are now also vegan.


The Padre stand in the Borough Market Kitchen is a great option for a gluten-free lunch. Inspired by chef Nicholas Fitzgerald’s extensive travels around Mexico, its menu of tacos and sides captures the vibrant flavours of regional Mexican street food – and the entire food offering is suitable for coeliacs.

Imperial War Museums - Could artworks still be hidden in Japanese POW camps?


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Could art still be hidden in Far
East Prisoner of War camps?
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How and why were these artworks hidden?
Drawing or painting was often banned in Far East Prisoner of War (POW) camps during the Second World War. Many artistically inclined prisoners risked severe punishment to secretly capture their experiences on paper.

Prisoners found all manner of ingenious ways to keep their work hidden. The artworks created in POW camps that emerged after the war tell an important story of survival in the darkest circumstances. Some of these artworks were even used as evidence in the trials of war criminals.

Discover how POWs managed to keep their artwork a secret and find out if there could still be undiscovered pieces waiting to be found. Watch the video now.
IWM In Conversation With events
Damien Lewis
IWM London
22 May 2024

Join author and former war correspondent Damien Lewis discussing in his latest book, SAS Great Escapes Three.

Learn about five escapes undertaken by members of the SAS during the Second World War and discover how these men survived almost impossible odds.
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Clare Mulley
IWM London
15 May 2024

Join historian and author Clare Mulley as she launches her new book, Agent Zo, which tells the story of Elżbieta Zawacka.

A member of the ‘Silent Unseen’, Zawacka was the only woman who trained with the Polish special forces in Britain during the Second World War.
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