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The London Parks & Gardens Trust has created an inventory of the green spaces open to the public in the boroughs of Wandsworth, Greenwich, Enfield & Newham on their PARK EXPLORER website where there are also lots of activity suggestions for children

Find out about NEW LONDON ARCHITECTURE at 26 Store Street WC1. Large model and information on display. Programme of changing exhibitions and events. Admission free.

LONDON WILDLIFE TRUST programme of walks, events and workdays available online

The GLIAS diary of events is available on their website

ALEXANDRA PALACE hosts a programme of public shows, fairs and events throughout the year. Details on their website.

Details of services, concerts & events in CITY CHURCHES can be found on the website

LONDON TOWN TALK has information on business and events, news, links and postcards for several areas

The EVENING STANDARD website sometimes has special offers for London attractions.

Print a voucher at DISCOUNT BRITAIN to receive 20% off attractions and meals for up to six people. Discount attractions from Smartsave

2 FOR 1 ENTRY to London attractions when you travel by train.

2 FOR 1 MP3 walks available for 5 (City of London & City of Westminster) or 3 (London Bridge & Southbank ).

A extensive Whats On guide to SE1 is available online.

BROMLEY ARTS Diary of Events [webpage]

There is a listing of forthcoming events on Ian's webpage

THE MUSEUM OF LONDON with its new post 1666 galleries should be your first port of call to discover the history of London. Open daily (except 24-26 December) 10-6. Admission is free.
They organise talks, walks, courses and visits. For details of events pick up a copy of their programme at the museum or join the free mailing list. Most chargable events require booking and numbers are limited. There is a Friends organisation. Detailed information is available on the
website.

THIS WEEKEND

FAMILY EVENTS at the National Maritime Museum and Queen's House. Admission free. Tel 020 8858 4422.

FAMILY EVENTS at the V&A including Backpacks, Activity Cart, Trails & Interactives. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 2000.

FAMILY EVENTS at the British Museum including Backpacks, Trails, Workshops & Digital Discovery. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 2000.

FAMILY WORKSHOPS at Somerset House Saturdays 2-3:30pm. Admission free but places limited (tickets from 1pm). Tel 020 7845 4600.

FOUNDLING SUNDAYS at the Foundling Museum on first Sundays. Talk at 2pm concert at 3pm. Included in admission. Tel 020 7841 3600.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES at Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow on third Sundays 1-4:30pm. Admission free. Tel 020 8496 4391.

GALLERY CHARACTERS at the Natural History Museum Saturdays 11:30-1 & 2-3:30. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 5000.

GALLERY TALKS at the National Portrait Gallery on Sundays at 3pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

PORTRAIT OF THE DAY at the National Portrait Gallery on Saturdays noon. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

WILDLIFE CENTRE Drop In in Greenwich Park on 30 May 1-4pm. Admission free.

LONDON TO BRIGHTON Classic Car Run from Greenwich on 31 May. Free to watch - charge to participate.

NEXT WEEKEND

FAMILY EVENTS at the National Maritime Museum and Queen's House. Admission free. Tel 020 8858 4422.

FAMILY EVENTS at the V&A including Backpacks, Activity Cart, Trails & Interactivies. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 2000.

FAMILY EVENTS at the British Museum including Backpacks, Trails, Workshops & Digital Discovery. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 2000.

FAMILY WORKSHOPS at Somerset House Saturdays 2-3:30pm. Admission free but places limited (tickets from 1pm). Tel 020 7845 4600.

FOUNDLING SUNDAYS at the Foundling Museum on first Sundays. Talk at 2pm concert at 3pm. Included in admission. Tel 020 7841 3600.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES at Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow on third Sundays 1-4:30pm. Admission free. Tel 020 8496 4391.

GALLERY CHARACTERS at the Natural History Museum Saturdays 11:30-1 & 2-3:30. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 5000.

GALLERY TALKS at the National Portrait Gallery on Sundays at 3pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7306 0055.

EMBROIDERY DAY at the British Library on 6 June 11-5. Admission free. Tel 01937 546060.

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EVENTS
The following have extensive programmes of events. Please check their website for details

British Library - Museum of London (Group) - Tate (Group) - V& A (Group) - British Museum

National Portrait Gallery - National Maritime Museum (Group) - Imperial War Museum (Group)

There is an initiative to provide late night opening at museums, galleries etc usually on one evening per month. There are sometimes special events/concessions. East London venues

FRIDAY LATE at the V&A last Friday of the month 6:30-10pm. Themed events with bar & music. Tel 020 7942 2000.

FRIDAY LATES at the National Gallery 6-9pm. Admission free.

LATE SHIFT at the National Portrait Gallery on Thursdays & Fridays 6-9pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7306 0055.

EVENING EVENT at Tate Britain first Friday of each month 6-10pm with music, talks, film or performances plus half price exhibition entry. Tel 020 7887 8888.

EVENING EVENTS at the British Museum at 6:30pm (see website for dates). Also selected galleries open. Tel 020 7323 8299.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON public events include talks, exhibitions, fims, music and family activities. Mostly free. Programme online.Tel 020 7679 2000.

FIRST THURSDAYS at the Museum of Childhood 6-9pm. Admission free. Tel 020 8983 5200.

NATURE LIVE at the Natural History Museum daily at 2:30pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 5000.

Some performances at the GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC & DRAMA are open to the public. Tel 020 7382 7193.

HAMPSTEAD HEATH Diary of events. Download from webpage.

REAL FOOD MARKET at the Southbank Centre Friday - Sunday. Tel 0844 847 9911.

THEMED GUIDED TOURS at the Old Royal Naval College daily 2-3pm. Event charge. Tel 020 8269 4799.

BUTTERFLY JUNGLES at Hall Place, Bexley. Admission charge. Tel 01322 526574.

OWLS at Hall Place, Bexley Fri - Sun & Bank Hols. Admission charge. Tel 01322 526574.

TOURS at South Bank Centre throughout May. Check website for themes & dates/times. Event charge. Tel 0844 847 9911.

CHANGING BRITAIN at South Bank Centre until May. Tel 0844 847 9911.

WALTZING TO THE WURLITZER at The Musical Museum, Brentford on 6/6, 4/7, 8/8, 5/9, 3/10, 7/11, 5/12 from 2pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 8560 8108.

GREENWICH DANCES 22 - 30 May.

GREENWICH CHILDREN'S THEATRE FESTIVAL 23 - 31 May.

SPY KIDS at Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey 23 - 31 May. Admission charge. Tel 01992 707370.

WOMBAT TRAIL at Red House, Bexleyheath 23 - 31 May 1:30-4. Admission charge. Tel 020 8304 9878.

SPICES at Kew Gardens. Admission charge. Tel 020 8332 5655.

FAMILY CRAFTS at Cutty Sark, Greenwich 25 - 29 May 11:30- 1:30 & 2-4pm. Admission charge.

HALF TERM at the Horniman Museum, Forest Hill 25 - 29 May. Admission free. Tel 020 8699 1872.

HALF TERM at RAF Museum, Hendon 25 - 31 May. Admission free. Tel 020 8206 2266.

HALF TERM at the Geffrye Museum 26 - 29 May. Admission free. Tel 020 7739 9893.

MAGICAL MOSAICS at the Bank of England Museum 26 - 29 May 10-4:30. Admission free. Tel 020 7601 5545.

LUNCH MARKET at Montgomery Square, Canary Wharf on 27 May. Free event.

STEAM GALA at Epping Ongar Railway 5 - 7 June. Admission charge.

HUGUENOTS OF SPITALFIELDS Festival 1 June - 26 September.

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MUSIC

Some GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC & DRAMA performances are open to the general public at their Barbican premises during term time. Admission mostly free. Tel 020 7628 2571.

TRINITY COLLEGE OF MUSIC have a programme of lunchtime & evening concerts and recitals (many free) at various London venues during term time. Tel: 020 8305 9300.

Trinity College of Music also perform free lunchtime concerts at CHARLTON HOUSE on Fridays at 1-2pm. Tel 020 8856 3951.

Chapel Choir Performances at the OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE CHAPEL, Greenwich on term time Sunday mornings & Monday evenings. Admission free.

Lunchtime Music at the OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE CHAPEL, Greenwich on term time Tuesdays & Fridays 1-2pm. Admission free. Tel 020 8269 4799.

Lunchtime Music at ST ALFEGE CHURCH, Greenwich on Thursdays at 1:10pm. Admission free. Tel 020 8305 4444.

Lunchtime Concerts at the REGENT HALL, 275 Oxford St Fridays at 1pm. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7629 5424.

Lunchtime Concerts in HYDE PARK CHAPEL Exhibition Road on Thursdays 1-1:45. Admission free.

FRIDAY MUSIC at the V&A (Norfolk House Music Room) selected Fridays 6:30-7:30pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 2000.

LIVE BANDS at the V&A Cafe selected Fridays 8-9:30pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 2000.

BUFFET CONCERTS at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church on last Saturday of each month at 4pm. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7240 0544.

ORGAN CONCERTS in London online guide

Concerts and Recitals at BROMLEY venues. Online programme.

Organ Recitals at ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL Sundays 4:45-5:15. Admission free. Tel 020 7236 6883.

Organ Recitals at WESTMINSTER ABBEY Sundays 5:45 - 6:15. Admission free. Tel 020 7654 4854.

Organ Recitals at WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL Sundays at 4:45. Admission free. Tel 020 7798 9057.

Lunchtime Recitals at ST GEORGES RC CATHEDRAL Lambeth Road Fridays at 1:05pm. Tel 020 7928 5256.

Music Recitals at SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL 3:15-4pm most Tuesdays. Retiring collection. Tel: 020 7367 6700.

Organ Recitals at the TEMPLE CHURCH on Wednesdays during term 1:15-1:45. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7427 5641.

Lunchtime Music at ST ANNE & ST AGNES, Gresham Street at 1:10 Mondays & Fridays. Lunches welcome & coffee served. Retiring collection. Tel: 020 7606 4986.

Lunchtime recitals at ST OLAVE'S Hart Street Wednesdays & Thursday at 1:10. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7488 4318.

Organ Recitals at ALL HALLOWS BY THE TOWER on Thursdays 1:10-2. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7481 2928.

Organ Recitals at ST MARGARET LOTHBURY Thursdays 1:10- 2pm (not August). Donation. Tea & coffee served. Tel 020 7606 8330.

Organ Recitals at ST STEPHEN WALBROOK Fridays at 12:30. Lunches welcome. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7626 8242.

Organ Recitals at ST MICHAEL'S CORNHILL on Mondays at 1 - 1:50pm (not public holidays). Retiring collection.

Lunchtime Recitals at ST LAWRENCE JEWRY - piano on Mondays and organ on Tuesdays 1-1:45. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7600 9478.

Lunchtime Concerts at ST MARY LE BOW on Thursdays at 1:05. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7248 5139.

Lunchtime Concerts at ST BRIDE'S, Fleet Street on Tuesdays & Fridays 1:15-1:45. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7427 0133.

Music at ST JOHN'S WATERLOO at 1:10 some Fridays and 6pm Thursdays. Donations welcome. Coffee available. Tel 020 7928 2003.

Lunchtime Music at ST PANCRAS CHURCH on Thursdays at 1:15pm.

Lunchtime Concerts at ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS Mon, Tue & Fri at 1pm (doors 12:30). Donation of 3.50 suggested. Tel 020 7766 1100.

JAZZ NIGHTS at ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS Wednesdays 8-10pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 7766 1100.

Free lunchtime concerts at ST JAMES'S, PICCADILLY on Mon, Wed & Fri at 1:10pm.

Lunchtime recitals at ST GILES-in-the-FIELDS on Fridays 1:10-2pm. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7240 2532.

Free lunchtime recitals at the ROYAL OPERA HOUSE Covent Garden most Mondays at 1pm. Tickets available at the box office on the day from 10am (some can be reserved online in advance). Tel 020 7304 4000.

FRIDAY EVENING MUSIC at the National Portrait Gallery at 6:30pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

Free Lunchtime Concerts at LSO ST LUKES some Fridays at 12:30pm. Tel 020 7490 3939.

Lunchtime concerts at LSE (Shaw Library, Old Building) on term time Thursdays 1:05-2pm. Admission free but space limited.

Free Music in the foyers of the SOUTH BANK CENTRE. Tel 0844 847 9910.

FRIDAY LUNCH at Royal Festival Hall most Fridays at 1pm. Admission free. Tel 0844 847 9910.

FRIDAY TONIC at Queen Elizabeth Hall most Fridays at 5:30pm. Admission free. Tel 0844 847 9910.

VOICELAB WELCOMES at Royal Festival Hall (Clore Ballroom) most Sundays. Admission free. Tel 0844 847 9910.

Lunchtime Concerts at BISHOPSGATE INSTITUTE some Tuesdays 1:05 - 1:55. Admission free but space limited. Tel 020 7392 9200.

Musical Events at the NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Fridays at 6:30pm. Admission free. Tel: 020 7306 0056.

LUNCHTIME JAZZ at the Cafe Opera in Croydon Clocktower Thursdays 12:15 - 2:15pm.

LUNCHTIME CONCERTS at Bromley parish church 1-1:50. Retiring collection. Refreshments served from 12:15. Tel 020 8464 5244.

LUNCHTIME RECITALS at St George's Beckenham Fridays 12:30-1. Tea & coffee served. Admission free.

SATURDAY CONCERTS at St George's Beckenham 11-11:45. Admission free.

MUSICAL WEDNESDAYS at Fenton House, Hampstead until October 2:30-3pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 7435 3471.

VIOLA & PIANO DUO at Burgh House, Hampstead on 31 May at 2:15pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 7431 0144.

MERTON CONCERT BAND Concerts in various London venues. Details online.

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EXHIBITIONS

WELLINGTON at the National Portrait Gallery (Porter Gallery) until 7 June. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

SNOWDEN at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 37) until 21 June. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

WOMEN & WW1 at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 31) until 1 October. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

ABSTRACT PORTRAITS at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 32). Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

TUDORS REIMAGINED at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 3). Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

CORNELIUS JOHNSON at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 6). Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

OLD TITLES, NEW MONEY at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 23) until 2 August. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

FRAMES IN FOCUS at the National Gallery until 13 September.

INVENTING IMPRESSIONISM at the National Gallery until 31 May. Admission charge.

CHRISTINA MACKIE at Tate Britain until 18 October. Tel 020 7887 8888.

SALT & SILVER at Tate Britain until 7 June. Admission charge. Tel 020 7887 8888.

SONIA DELAUNAY at Tate Modern until 9 August. Admission charge. Tel 020 7887 8888.

AGNES MARTIN at Tate Modern 3 June - 11 October. Tel 020 7887 8888.

ORIGINAL PRINTS at Bankside Gallery until 6 June. Admission free. Tel 020 7928 7521.

PUBLIC LONDON at New London Architecture until 11 July. Admission free.

JOSHUA REYNOLDS at the Wallace Collection until 7 June. Admision free.

THE UNSEEN EMPORIUM at Somerset House (New Wing) until May. Admission free. Tel 020 7845 4600.

RICHARD DIEBENKORN at the Royal Academy until 7 June. Admission charge.

PAINTING PARADISE at the Queen's Gallery until 11 October with associated events. Admission charge. Tel 020 7766 7301.

WATERLOO LIVES at the Guards Museum until 28 November. Admission charge.

LAND/STONE/COLOUR at One Canada Square, Canary Wharf until 29 May. Admission free.

ADOPTING BRITAIN at Southbank Centre (Spirit Level) until 6 September. Admission free. Tel 0844 847 9911.

DISCOVER GOLD at the Bank of England Museum. Admission free. Tel 020 7601 5545.

FLORA & FAUNA at the Bank of England Museum. Admission free. Tel 020 7601 5545.

POWER OF POISON at Truman Brewery until 6 September. Admission charge. Tel 020 3773 8995.

IT'S MY PARTY at the Museum of Childhood until 4 October. Admission free. Tel 020 8983 5200.

SMALL STORIES at the Museum of Childhood until 6 September. Admission free. Tel 020 8983 5200.

HIDDEN IDENTITIES UNFINISHED at the Museum of Childhood until 28 June. Admission free. Tel 020 8983 5200.

HOMES OF THE HOMELESS at the Geffrye Museum until 12 July with associated events. Admission charge. Tel 020 7739 9893.

CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS at the Whitechapel Gallery until 21 June. Admission free. Tel 020 7522 7888.

ART PRIZE FOR WOMEN at the Whitechapel Gallery until 19 July. Admission free. Tel 020 7522 7888.

CORIN SWORN at the Whitechapel Gallery until 19 July. Admission free. Tel 020 7522 7888.

LONDON PAINTINGS at Burgh House, Hampstead until 28 June. Admission free. Tel 020 7431 0144.

ROMANTIC NOTIONS at Burgh House, Hampstead 3 - 28 June. Admission free. Tel 020 7431 0144.

MAKING IT UP at Burgh House, Hampstead 27 - 31 May. Admission free. Tel 020 7431 0144.

HANDEL IN 1713 at Handel House Museum until 28 June. Admission charge. Tel 020 7399 1953.

MAC CONNOR at the House of Illustration, Kings Cross until 28 June. Admission charge.

PENNY BLACK 175 at BPMA, Mount Pleasant from May. Admission free. Tel 020 7239 2570.

CHINESE PHOTOBOOK at the Photographers' Gallery until 5 July. Admission free.

fig-2 at ICA Studio until 20 December. Admission charge.

FORENSICS at the Wellcome Collection until 21 June. Tel 020 7611 2222.

STRANGE CREATURES at Grant Museum of Zoology (UCL) until 27 June. Admission free.

ANTHONY TROLLOPE at the British Library until 7 June. Admission free. Tel 020 7412 7332.

MAGNA CARTA at the British Library until 1 September with associated events. Admission charge. Tel 01937 546060.

MAGNA CARTA EMBROIDERY at the British Library until 24 July with associated events. Admission free. Tel 01937 546060.

DEFINING BEAUTY at the British Museum (Room 30) until 5 July. Admission charge. Tel 020 7323 8181.

BARKCLOTH CLOTHING at the British Museum (Room 91) until 16 August. Admission free. Tel 020 7323 8181.

INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA at the British Museum (Room 35) until 2 August. Admission charge.

BONAPARTE at the British Museum until 16 August (Room 90). Admission free. Tel 020 7323 8181.

STAYING POWER at Black Cultural Archives, Brixton until 30 June. Admission free. Tel 020 3757 8500.

FAMILY ALBUM at William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow until 7 June. Admission free.

ANIMALS IN ART at Bromley Museum, Orpington. Admission free. Tel 01689 873826.

PHOTOGRAPHY at Fairfield, Croydon 6 - 20 June. Admission free. Tel 020 8688 9291.

REVISITING ROMANIA (DRESS) at the Horniman Museum, Forest Hill until 6 September. Admission free. Tel 020 8699 1872.

TAXIDERMY at the Horniman Museum, Forest Hill until 7 June. Admission free. Tel 020 8699 1872.

PLANTASTIC! at the Horniman Museum, Forest Hill until 1 November. Admission charge. Tel 020 8699 1872.

RAVILIOUS at Dulwich Picture Gallery until 31 August. Admission charge.

BELLE EPOQUE at the Fan Museum, Greenwich until 2 September. Admission charge.

WW1 AT SEA at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich until August. Admission free. Tel 020 8312 6608.

GUIDING LIGHTS (TRINITY HOUSE) at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich until January 2016. Admission free. Tel 020 8312 6565.

ART & SCIENCE OF EXPLORATION at Queen's House, Greenwich until July. Admission free.

UNSEEN at Queen's House, Greenwich until 26 July. Admission free.

WAR ARTISTS AT SEA at Queen's House, Greenwich until August. Admission free.

HIDDEN DETAILS at Discover Greenwich until 14 June. Admission free. Tel 020 8269 4799.

ASTRONOMY PHOTGRAPHER at Royal Observatory, Greenwich until 19 July. Admission free.

SHOES FOR STARS at the Fashion & Textile Museum, Bermondsey. Admission charge. Tel 020 7407 8664.

DESIGNS OF THE YEAR at the Design Museum. Admission charge. Tel 020 7403 6933.

LIFE ON FOOT at the Design Museum until 16 August. Admission charge. Tel 020 7403 6933.

CHURCHILL'S SCIENTISTS at the Science Museum until Jan 2016. Admission free.

CRAVINGS at the Science Museum until Jan 2016. Admission free.

EXPERIMENTS IN PHOTGRAPHY at the Science Museum until 13 September. Admission charge.

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER 2014 at the Natural History Museum until 30 August. Admission charge.

CORAL REEFS at the Natural History Museum until 13 September. Admission charge.

PERSONAL FAVOURITES (SILVER) at the V&A (Room 66) until 24 October. Admission free. Tel 020 7420 9736.

ALEXANDER McQUEEN at the V&A until 2 August. Admission charge.

ALL THIS BELONGS TO YOU at the V&A until 19 July. Admission free. Tel 020 7420 9736.

WHAT IS LUXURY? at the V&A until 27 September. Admission free. Tel 020 7420 9736.

AFGHANISTAN 2014 at the Imperial War Museum until 6 September. Tel 020 7416 5000.

PETER KENNARD: WAR ARTIST at the Imperial War Museum until 25 September. Admission free. Tel 020 7416 5000.

FASHION ON THE RATION at the Imperial War Museum until 31 August. Admission charge. Tel 020 7416 5000.

BRITAIN FROM ABOVE at RAF Museum, Hendon until 31 December. Admission free. Tel 020 8206 2266.

AN ENDURING RELATIONSHIP at RAF Museum, Hendon until 14 July. Admission free. Tel 020 8206 2266.

SIR ALAN COBHAM'S FLYING CIRCUS at RAF Museum, Hendon until 11 September. Admission free. Tel 020 8206 2266.

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VISITS

Free tours of the ROYAL ACADEMY Fine Rooms available at selected days/times. Tel 020 7300 8000.

Free Guided tours (45 mins) of SOMERSET HOUSE are available on selected dates (first come basis). Tel 020 7845 4600

GUIDED TOURS of the Royal Albert Hall. Admission charge. Tel 020 7838 3105.

BARTS & SMITHFIELD Guided Tour Fridays at 2pm. Event charge. Tel 020 7837 0546.

HUNTERIAN MUSEUM 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields. The art and science of surgery. Free guided tours every Wednesday at 1pm. Tel 020 7869 6560

WELLCOME COLLECTION Gallery Tours 2:30-3:30 on Saturdays (Medicine Now) & Sundays (Medicine Man). Admission free but places limited. Tel 020 7611 2222.

WELLCOME COLLECTION Behind the Scenes Tours last Friday of the month 1-2pm (see website for topics). Admission free but places limited. Tel 020 7611 2222.

RESTORED HISTORIC ALMSHOUSE at the Geffrye Museum open to view first Saturday of the month plus selected Tuesdays & Wednesdays (various times). Admission charge (limited places). Tel 020 7739 9893.

The remains of the ROMAN AMPHITHEATRE are on view to the public within the Guildhall Art Gallery. Admission free. Tel 020 7332 3700.

CITY CHURCHES are generally open 11-3 as follows: Monday = St Martin Ludgate & St Mary Abchurch. Tuesday = St Dunstan in the West, St Botolph Aldgate & St Botolph Aldersgate (1:45-4). Wednesday = St Sepulchre Newgate, St Mary Aldermary, St Stephen Walbrook & St Magnus the Martyr (12-4). Thursdays = ,St James Garlickhythe, St Benet Paul's Wharf & St Mary at Hill. Friday = All Hallows London Wall, St Ethelburga Centre & St Andrew by the Wardrobe. Tel 020 7626 1555.

ST BRIDES FLEET STREET Guided Tours including charnel house most Tuesdays 3-4:30pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 7427 0133.

KIRKALDY TESTING MUSEUM Southwark Street is open on the first Sunday of the month (next date March) 10-4. Admission charge.

STEAM TUG PORTWEY at South Quay is usually open to visitors on Wednesdays 2-9pm. Tel 01268 769 583.

WHITEWEBBS MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Enfield open Tuesdays 10 - 4 + last Sundays. Admission charge. Tel 020 8367 1898.

CROYDON AIRPORT Purley Way first Sunday of the month 11-4. Donations welcomed. Tel 07932 081600.

RAF CHAPEL & BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL at Biggin Hill Airfield open Tues - Sun 10-4. Admission free. Tel 01959 570353.

The PAINTED HALL & CHAPEL of the Old Royal Naval College are free to visitors. Additionally the grounds are open 8am - 6pm daily. Guided tours available (bookable - charge). Tel 020 8269 4747.

WEST NORWOOD CEMETERY Tours on first Sunday of the month at 11am (Nov -Mch) or 2:30pm (Apl-Oct). Donation requested. Tel 020 8670 5456.

NUNHEAD CEMETERY Tours at 2:15 on last Sunday of each month from Linden Grove gates. Also special interest tours on selected Sundays. Donation welcomed. Tel: 020 8694 6079.

BROMPTON CEMETERY Tours every Sunday (May - August) & alternate Sundays (Sep - April) 2-4pm. Charge.

KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY tours every Sunday (March - Oct) 1st & 3rd Sundays (Nov - Feb) 2-4pm from the Anglican Chapel. Donation requested. Tel: 020 8969 0152.

MANSION HOUSE public tours most Tuesdays 2-3pm. Admission charge. Limited numbers. Tel 020 7397 9316.

MUSEUM MILE walk visting 3 museums most Fridays 10 - 12:30. Limited places available from 9:30 at Holborn Tube Station kiosk. See website for programme. Free event. Tel 020 7078 7077.

TURNER'S HOUSE in Twickenham open first Saturday of the month April - October 2-5pm. Admission charge.

GARRICK'S TEMPLE at Hampton open April - October on Sundays 2-5pm. Admission free. Tel 020 8831 6000.

CARSHALTON WATER TOWER open summer Sundays 2:30-5. Admission charge.

LAMBETH PALACE GARDEN open first Wednesday of the month until October 12-3. Admission charge.

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WALKS

WALK 4 LIFE website

LONDON WILDLIFE TRUST programme of walks available online.

CITY OF LONDON Green Spaces events. Tel 01372 279083.

CROYDON COUNCIL Free Guided Wildlife & Health Walks. Tel 020 8726 6900.

BROMLEY HEALTH WALKS (1.5 - 3 miles) Monday - Friday. Free event. Tel 020 8662 6684.

BECKENHAM PLACE PARK Friends walks open to all. Donation welcomed. See website for details. Tel 020 8325 8781.

LEWISHAM HEALTHY WALKS Monday - Friday and early Sunday. Details and contacts on website.

BIRD WATCHING WALKS in Canons Park (from Donnefield entrance) first Sundays of October - June 10-12. Free event.

HISTORIC GREENWICH from TIC at 12:15 & 2:15 daily (90 mins). Charge. Tel 020 8858 6169.

LAMBETH LOCAL HISTORY FORUM free walks led by member societys (mostly Sundays). Programme online.

HERITAGE WALKS in Richmond and surrounding area (mostly weekends). Charge. Tel 020 8894 3678.

RICHMOND PARK WALKS organised by the Friends of Richmond Park [details]

RICHMOND PARK including Isabella Plantation. Mostly free. Tel 020 8948 3209.

GO TO MID TOWN from Holborn Tube Station at 1pm (45 mins). See website for programme. Free event. Tel 020 7078 7077.

GO TO MID TOWN from 56 New Oxford Street at 2pm & 5:30pm. See website for programme. Free event. Tel 020 7078 7077.

PILLAR TO POST From Farringdon Station to Bank on 23/5, 21/6 11-1. Event charge.

HISTORIC WALK from Richmond Station on 31/5, 6/6, 14/6 11-1. Free event. Tel 020 8940 1950.

MAGNA CARTA & THE CITY from Blackfriars Station (tube ticket hall) at 11am daily 1 June - 21 September. Free event.

HISTORIC RICHMOND from Richmond Station Wednesdays from June - October at 2pm. Charge. Tel 020 8894 3678.

HAMPSTEAD HEATH from Burgh House, Hampstead on 5, 7, 12 & 21 June at 11am. Free event. Tel 020 7431 0144.

SPIDER FORAY from Burgh House, Hampstead on 7 June at 2:30pm. Tel 020 7431 0144.

Spring into Summer WALKING WEEKEND on 30 & 31 May. Free event.

See LINKS page for more suggestions

TALKS

Illustrated talks at the CANAL MUSEUM on the first Thursday of the month except August at 7pm for 7:30. Shop & refreshments available. Admission charge. Tel 020 7713 0836.

A number of talks and discussion held at Tate Modern and Tate Britain will be webcast.

GRESHAM COLLEGE Lectures at 1pm or 6pm, generally at the Museum of London or Barnard's Inn Hall. See website for details. Transcripts and webcasts available online. Admission free. Tel 020 7831 0575.

COURTAULD GALLERY 15 minute lunchtime talks at 1:15 Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. Included in admission. Tel 020 7848 2526.

GALLERY TALKS at the National Portrait Gallery on Tuesdays & Sundays at 3pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7306 0055.

LUNCHTIME LECTURES at the National Portrait Gallery (Ondaatje Wing Theatre) on Thursdays at 1:15pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7306 0055.

LUNCHTIME LECTURES at the V&A on Wednesdays 1-1:45. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 2211.

LUNCH HOUR LECTURES at UCL (Darwin Lecture Theatre) on selected Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:15-1:55. See website for topics. Admission free but space limited. Tel 020 3108 3839.

HISTORICAL TALKS at Harrow Museum on alternate Tuesdays. Admission charge. Tel 020 8861 2626.

HISTORY TALKS at the National Archives, Kew. See website for details. Free tickets issued on the day. Available as podcasts after the event.

Orpington & Chislehurst NT CENTRE TALKS monthly at Methodist Church, Orpington on 4th Thursdays at 8pm plus some afternoons. Admission charge. Tel 020 8295 0188.

Beckenham & Bromley NT CENTRE TALKS at Bromley Civic Centre on second Wednesdays at 8pm. 2015 programme available online. Admission charge. Tel 020 8650 8389.

Beckenham & Bromley NT CENTRE TALKS at Public Hall, Beckenham on selected Thursdays at 2:30pm. 2015 programme available online. Admission charge. Tel 020 8650 8389.

CROYDON NATURAL HISTORY & SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY Talks, generally Mondays at East Croydon UR Church at 7:45pm.

PUBLIC LECTURES at LSE on selected evenings (generally 6:30-8pm). Admission free but space limited. Podcasts of some events available.

Rotherhithe & Bermondsey LHS talks at the Old Mortuary, Rotherhithe 7:30-9:30pm. Admission charge. Refreshments served. See website for dates & topics.

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