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Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace Free

For a display of British pomp and ceremony, watch the Changing the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace.

Changing the Guard or Guard Mounting is the process involving a new guard exchanging duty with the old guard.

The Guard that looks after Buckingham Palace is called The Queen’s Guard and is divided into two Detachments: the Buckingham Palace Detachment (responsible for guarding Buckingham Palace) and the St James’s Palace Detachment (responsible for guarding St James’s Palace).

 

 

Secret London Bike Tour

£22 adults, £18 ages 8-17, over 60s and students with ID

 

Cycling along a route that follows river and canal-side pathways, cycle lanes, back streets and hidden passageways the SECRET LONDON BIKE TOUR is a must for those that seek out an alternative ride through London.

We explore the majesty of the financial district, the ‘City of London’, the mystery of the old London Docks, along with the magical wizarding London of Harry Potter.

The distance covered in the Secret Tour is 9.25 miles, around 15 kilometers
The tour starts at 3.00 pm and finishes at 6.30 pm (3 ½ hours including a 20 minute break)
The tour includes bike hire, helmet, bike lights and rain poncho in the case of rain and a 20 minute break in Brick Lane to explore some breathtaking street art, grab a coffee or even a pint at a cornerstone of British culture – a classic East End pub!
Reservations are required. To check for late availability call us on 07824 353274.

 

 

Star Wars Experience at Madame Tussauds

Adult Ticket: From £31.00 per ticket
Child Ticket: From £25.00 per ticket

 

In collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm, Madame Tussauds presents 11 immersive walk-in sets capturing iconic moments from the popular Star Wars films. Come face to face with Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Yoda and Luke Skywalker, and take the controls in the flight deck of the Millennium Falcon

 

 

 

 

The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl at Southbank Centre

Until 3 July 2016

Adult Ticket: £10.00 to £11.00 per ticket
Child Ticket: £8.00 to £9.00 per ticket

At least one adult must be present for every three childre

Let your imagination run wild with The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl at Southbank Centre.

Designed for children aged seven to 12 years old, this interactive experience takes visitors on a guided journey through the imagination of Roald Dahl.

Jump between seven different worlds as you discover the extraordinary life, much-loved characters and magical stories of the famous storyteller. Take a look at original manuscripts, drawings, photographs and personal items, and test your own creativity in the interactive installations.

This experience is part of Southbank Centre’s Imagine Children’s Festival, celebrating 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl.

 

 

 

Performing for the Camera at Tate Modern

Until 12 June 2016

Adult Ticket: £14.50 to £16.00 per ticket
Child Ticket (under 12 years old): Free
Concession Ticket: £12.70 to £14.00 per ticket

 

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Explore the changing relationship between photography and performance with Performing for the Camera at Tate Modern.

From capturing performances to creating a new kind of stage for performers, this exhibition looks at the interactions between photography and performance across 150 years, from the invention of the camera in the 19th century to the emergence of the selfie.

On display are photographs documenting the performance works by Yves Klein, Eleanor Antin and Yayoi Kusama; collaborative projects between performers and photographers including Nadar and mime artist Charles Deburau or Eikoh Hosoe and choreographer Tatsumi Hijikata; and photographic work by Charles Ray, Erwin Wurm and Boris Mikhailov capturing performances staged exclusively for their cameras.

Through more than 500 images, the exhibition also examines the development of self-portraiture and the improvisation of posing for the camera, as well as the influence of social media

 

 

Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr at Guildhall Art Gallery

Until 31 July 2016

Adult Ticket: £5.00 per ticket
Child Ticket (under 16 years old): Free
Concession Ticket: £4.00 per ticket

Witness what goes on behind the scenes of public and private events in the City of London, with Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr at Guildhall Art Gallery.

In this major photography exhibition, British photographer Martin Parr gives us a new perspective on the City of London’s traditions, ceremonies, banquets and public occasions through informal and unguarded pictures of the people involved in these events.

From the Lord Mayor’s Shows and elections, to guest appearances that include Her Majesty The Queen, catch a glimpse of the unseen side of the City of London

 

 

 

Cutty Sark Tours In British Sign Language (BSL) at Cutty Sark

Until 11 June 2016

Adult Ticket: From £17.00 per ticket

Join deaf historian John Wilson for a special BSL interpreted tour of the famous ship Explore the 1869 clipper, celebrated for her record-breaking passages around the globe and find out about life on board and the story of this ship’s survival

 

 

 

A Power Walk at Somerset House

Until 21 October 2016

Adult Ticket: From £18.00 per ticket

 

This guided walk investigates London’s forces of political, economic and social power, and their impact on us. The route from Somerset House to St Paul’s Cathedral includes a visit to the Royal Courts of Justice to witness a court of law in action

 

 

 

Sensational Butterflies at the Natural History Museum

Until 11 September 2016

Adult Ticket: £5.85 to £6.50 per ticket
Child Ticket: £5.85 to £6.50 per ticket
Family Ticket: £19.80 to £22.00 per ticket

 

Come face to face with hundreds of fluttering butterflies with Sensational Butterflies at the Natural History Museum.

Colourful butterflies and moths from across the globe, including Africa, Asia and America, fly freely in this interactive family exhibition, now in its eighth year.

Witness the remarkable life cycle of the intriguing insect, from a crawling caterpillar, to the elegant flying creature emerging from its chrysalis; learn more about the secret life of butterflies and get involved in the interactive family activities.

Opening times: 10am to 5.50pm (last entry at 5.15pm

 

 

 

 

Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics at House of Illustration

Until 15 May 2016

Adult Ticket: £7.00 to £7.70 per ticket
Child Ticket (5 to 18 years old): £4.00 to £4.40 per ticket
Family Ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children): £18.00 to £19.80 per ticket
Concession Ticket: £5.00 to £5.50 per ticket

See the works of leading female comic artists with Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics at House of Illustration.

For this major exhibition, the museum brings together original comic works by generations of women artists, from newspaper strips and zines, to graphic novels and webcomics. With a focus on 21st century British comics, the exhibition also investigates influences from international works and comics from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Flick through works by 100 different artists, including Audrey Niffenegger, Tove Jansson, Marie Duval, Posy Simmonds, Nina Bunjevac and Nadine Redlich, working across diverse genres, from provocative satire and observational comedy, to fantasy and biographical works.

 

 

 

States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness at Wellcome Collection Free

Until 16 October 2016

Free

Join the discussion on human consciousness with States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness at Wellcome Collection.

A changing programme of exhibitions and installations examines this intriguing and difficult subject, bringing together philosophers, neuroscientists, psychologists and artists to offer their perspective. Through objects, works of art, and historical and scientific materials, the show explores the area that lies between consciousness and unconsciousness, including phenomena such as sleepwalking, memory loss, anaesthesia and synaesthesia.

Follow the history of neuroscience with Science | Soul, learn more about somnambulism, mesmerism and sleep paralysis in Sleep | Awake, consider the impact of language and its development on our sense of self with Language | Memory, and take a look at how a trauma or injury can affect our conscious experience in Being | Not Being.

 

 

 

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