14th Sept 2012 – 14th Apr 2013 (Fri, Sat & Sun only) • Hampstead Observatory, LondonHampstead Observatory is a small observatory with a six-inch refractor, housed inside a rotating dome, and it has one major advantage over its more famous brother in Greenwich -- it allows the public to just turn up and …more
20th Sept 2012 – 17th Feb 2013 • Royal Observatory, LondonThe Royal Observatory is teaming up the BBC's 'Sky At Night' magazine to launch the annual "Astronomy Photographer of the Year" competition. Images on display include a transit of Venus, comets, nebulae, aurorae and more. …more
10th Oct 2012 – 13th Jan 2013 • National Gallery, London"The Late Works" showcases one of Britain's most influential artists, tracing a path through his career until his final unfinished, and unseen, work -- "Le Chef d'oeuvre inconnu (a) (b) and (c)". The exhibition includes …more
2nd November 2012 • Coram’s Fields, LondonThe fireworks display at Corams Fields will be designed especially for young children, who might otherwise be frightened by a bigger display. It will be a short display, but there will also be some hot drink and food stalls.
3rd November 2012 • Regent Street, LondonOne of London's busiest shopping streets, Regent Street, will be hosting a free-to-view motor show on the 3rd November. On show will be more than 300 cars spanning 125 years of motoring history, from early 19th-century …more
5th November 2012 • Foyles, LondonIt's been five long years since Ian Rankin last gave us an Inspector Rebus novel, and it's been even longer since he last gave a talk in London -- ten! So that makes this event doubly hard to resist, because Foyles is …more
5th November 2012 • Oxford Street, LondonIf you only see one set of Christmas lights being switched on this year then make it this one. The Oxford Street crowds are always heaving, with some 40,000 expected to turn up in London's busiest shopping street. The …more
5th November 2012 • Roundwood Park, LondonThe fireworks display at Roundwood Park will be accompanied by a laser display and music. A George Irvin-run funfair will also be on hand to provide some entertainment. Gates will open at 7 PM, and the fireworks will be lit at 8.30 PM.
5th November 2012 • Southwark Park, LondonThe fireworks display at Southwark Park is totally free! And is therefore one of the most popular displays in London. Entertainment will start at 6 PM, and the fireworks will be lit around 7 PM. There will also be plenty …more
6th November 2012 • Sir John Soane’s Museum, LondonSir John Soane's Museum is one of the most intriguing houses in the whole of London, crammed top to bottom with artifacts and oddities from all over the world, including masterpieces by Canaletto, Turner and Hogarth. Once …more
8th November 2012 • Carnaby Street, LondonThe Christmas decorations in Carnaby Street will be a little different to the ones in Regent Street and Oxford Street, as they will be inspired by the Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary year. Expect huge spheres to be …more
10th November 2012 • The City, LondonThe annual Lord Mayor's Show is a mainstay of the London calendar. The parade begins at Mansion House and ends at the Royal Courts of Justice where he takes an oath of allegiance to the Queen. The parade will then head …more