Things to do in London
Discover the city with our list of things to do in London
Tour the Royal Opera House
Discover something new at an institution with centuries of Covent Garden heritage. The Royal Opera House backstage tour takes you around the auditorium and behind the scenes, often with a chance to see the Royal Ballet in class
Have a laugh for nothing at the capital's longest-running free comedy night
A great way to see upcoming talents, Comic Mondays is held in the bar at Theatre Royal Stratford East and is London’s longest running free comedy night.
Be dazzled by the bona-fide bling at the Tower of London
You can’t but gawp at the staggeringly invaluable collection of diamonds, crowns, tiaras and sceptres that make up the Crown Jewels.
Read the TV news on a BBC Broadcasting House Tour
There’s an undeniable frisson to being in a working studio, and the daily tours of the Beeb’s radio and television HQ in the West End let even the non-luvvies among us experience some of that thrill.
See both Tates in a day
Can’t decide between the Picassos at Tate Modern and the Constables at Tate Britain? Do both! The Tate Boat (decorated with Damien Hirst dots) runs along the Thames between Tate Britain by Vauxhall Bridge and the Tate Modern on Bankside every 40 minutes during gallery opening hours, seven days a week (except Dec 24-26).