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Museum: Sat to Thu 10:00-18:00 (last admission 17:15), Fri 11:00-21:00 (last admission 20:15). Closed Dec 24-26. Shop: Sun to Tue 10:00-18:30, Wed, Thu & Sat 10:00-19:00, Fri 11:00-21:00. Cafe: 10:00-18:00 Daily except Fri 11:00-18:00
 

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London Transport MuseumAfter a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through the 200-year history of public transport, arranged according to several themes: London Transport's famous design heritage, the poster collection, public transport during both World Wars and plans for the capital's development in the twenty-first century. The facilities include a stylish, two-storey shop and café overlooking the Piazza, and a 120-seat, state-of-the-art theatre for the What's On programme, school sessions and conferences. Learn about transport history in the capital since the 1920s and get to grips with the oldest public transport system in the world. Furnished with all sorts of memorabilia - from uniforms, posters and tickets to horse buses, electric trams and trolleybuses - the museum proves a fascinating way of looking at transport in the capital. You can press buttons, turn wheels and spin signs in the KidZones, meet characters from the past, or just go for a peaceful drive in a bus or tube simulator. The choice is yours but don't stand still... get moving!

 

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The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London StoriesThe Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London StoriesThe Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London StoriesThe Poster Prize for Illustration 2019 displays 100 shortlisted competition entries as chosen by an independent panel of judges. Taking place at the London Transport Museum, the competition takes the theme of London Stories, with the illustrators instructed to create works based on characters, events and stories based on London. The stories can be 2019-02-08T00:00:00+00002019-07-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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PRICING  Adult £17.50, Concession £15
DATES  8th February to 14th July 2019
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019 displays 100 shortlisted competition entries as chosen by an independent panel of judges. Taking place at the London Transport Museum, the competition takes the theme of London Stories, with the illustrators instructed to create works based on characters, events and stories based on London. The stories can be ... More about this event
 
 

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Covent Garden Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Drury Lane NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  22% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 1 minute from London Transport Museum
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £124  29% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 2 minutes from London Transport Museum
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
ME London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from London Transport Museum
A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
 
 
 
 
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Nearest to London Transport Museum
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Transport Museum
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
 
 
 
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Hunterian Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from London Transport Museum
The Hunterian Museum within the Royal College of Surgeons boasts a host of enlightening, permanent and temporary, galleries and exhibitions. Housed in the college, the Hunterian ... More
 
 
 
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British Optical Association Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
42 Craven Street, WC2N | 7 minutes from London Transport Museum
Run by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers the British Optical Association Museum in Charing Cross features historic examples of London-made spectacles from ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near London Transport Museum
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Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Transport Museum
A visit to Covent Garden is a must, whether you intend to shop, sightsee or soak in the carnival atmosphere. The focal ... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from London Transport Museum
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. ... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from London Transport Museum
Opened on 24th April 2008, the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House offer 750 square metres of exhibition space where the Hermitage Rooms used to be. Exhibitions ... More
 
 
 
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True West
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd November 2018 to 16th February 2019
London Transport Museum, 404 Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from London Transport Museum
Kit Harington - famous for his leading role in Game of Thrones - and Johnny Flynn - star of Lovesick, Beast and US TV series Genius, ...More
 
 
 
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The Inheritance: Part 2
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2018 to 19th January 2019
London Transport Museum, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 5 minutes from London Transport Museum
Hearts are broken and emotional wounds salved as young gay men in modern-day New York continue to wrestle with their feelings in the closing chapter of ...More
 
 
 
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The Inheritance: Part 1
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st September 2018 to 19th January 2019
London Transport Museum, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 5 minutes from London Transport Museum
Following a sold-out run at the Young Vic, Matthew Lopez's new play, The Inheritance, comes to the West End for a strictly limited season. Directed by ...More
 
 
 
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from London Transport Museum
London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on this ... More
 
 
 
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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from London Transport Museum
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's more ... More
 
 
 
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Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from London Transport Museum
The first theatre built after World War I is an astonishing piece of architecture. Built in 1922-4, it preceded the arrival of the Art Deco and ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near London Transport Museum
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Penhaligon's
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Transport Museum
For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon's has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston Churchill's favourite - the Blenheim ... More
 
 
 
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The Albion Emporium
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Transport Museum
As British as a bacon buttie, buying your groceries at The Albion Emporium is like getting first dibs on Mrs Beeton's pantry. A bastion of Britishness, ... More
 
 
 
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Primrose Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Transport Museum
If cupcakes are you cup of tea then head to the Covent Garden outlet of Primrose Bakery, a family owned enterprise which makes the most scrumptious ... More
 
 
 
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Starbucks
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
10 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from London Transport Museum
The ubiquitous Seattle based coffee shop can unsurprisingly be found all over London. Thanks to its market saturation policy, branches resemble the Capital’s buses by always ... More
 
 
 
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Tuttons
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
11/12 Russell Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from London Transport Museum
If you're brave enough to stomach the crowds of Covent Garden and you fancy a bite then there are worse places to go than Tuttons. Popular ... More
 
 
 
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Byron
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
33-35 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Transport Museum
Of all the many burger chains in London, Byron is the least gimmicky and could well be the best. Byron claims to source its beef from ... More
 
 
 
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Near London Transport Museum
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 4 minutes from London Transport Museum
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from London Transport Museum
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from London Transport Museum
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from London Transport Museum
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from London Transport Museum
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
 
 
 
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The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from London Transport Museum
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
 
 
 
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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Transport Museum
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from London Transport Museum
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from London Transport Museum
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
 
 
 
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Grays & Feather
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
26 Wellington Street, WC2E | 1 minute from London Transport Museum
Specialising in sparkling wines Grays & Feather offers an exploration, education and, most importantly, enjoyment - without breaking the bank - of fizz. From the rolling ... More
 
 
 
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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from London Transport Museum
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
 
 
 
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The Parrot
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Waldorf Hilton, WC2B | 2 minutes from London Transport Museum
Actor, DJ and producer Idris Elba is set to ruffle feathers with The Parrot, an intimate cocktail bar within the Waldorf Hilton. It's all very A-list ... More
 
 
 
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from London Transport Museum
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from London Transport Museum
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from London Transport Museum
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The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 1st June 2019 

The Lyceum Theatre 1 minute walk from London Transport Museum

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 14th September 2019 

Novello Theatre 2 minutes walk from London Transport Museum

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
Royal Opera: La Traviata
Royal Opera: La Traviata
Concerts | Until 31st January 2019 

Royal Opera House 2 minutes walk from London Transport Museum

Richard Eyre's production is a well-rehearsed formula for the Royal Opera but time after time it draws the crowds with ...More

 
True West
True West
Theatre | Until 16th February 2019 

Vaudeville Theatre 2 minutes walk from London Transport Museum

Kit Harington - famous for his leading role in Game of Thrones - and Johnny Flynn - star of Lovesick, ...More

 
TRIO ConcertDance
Dance | Until 27th January 2019 

Linbury Studio Theatre 2 minutes walk from London Transport Museum

Ballerina Alessandra Ferri performs with Herman Cornejo and pianist Bruce Levingston, exploring the connection between music and dance....More

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Theatre | Until 20th July 2019 

Aldwych Theatre 2 minutes walk from London Transport Museum

Phyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, written ...More

 
Good Grief, Charlie Brown! Celebrating Snoopy And The Enduring Power Of Peanuts
Good Grief, Charlie Brown! Celebrating Snoopy And The Enduring Power Of Peanuts
Exhibitions | Until 3rd March 2019 

Somerset House 4 minutes walk from London Transport Museum

Showing the enduring power of Peanuts, 70 years since Charlie Brown was created, original drawings by Charles M Schulz are ...More

 
Neighbourhood Cinema Frozen Island
Neighbourhood Cinema Frozen Island
Seasonal | Until 27th January 2019 

Tropicana Beach Club 5 minutes walk from London Transport Museum

This winter, the Neighbourhood Cinema gets into the festive spirit with screenings of Christmas classics on a Frozen Island. Visitors ...More

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 13th January 2019 

New London Theatre 5 minutes walk from London Transport Museum

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
English National Ballet: Manon
English National Ballet: Manon
Dance | Until 20th January 2019 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 5 minutes walk from London Transport Museum

A revival of Kenneth MacMillan's ballet, set to Jules Massenet's music performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic, comes to ...More

 

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Art Night 2019
Art Night 2019
Exhibitions | On 22nd June 

Walthamstow Town Square

Art Night, the late night free contemporary art festival which runs from 6pm into the ...More

 
Peter Gynt
Theatre | From 1st July 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

James McArdle, star of Platonov and Angels in America, takes the title role in David Hare epic new production of Peter Gynt, styled after Henrik Ibsen's 1867 poetic fantasy Peer Gynt. While Ibsen's version follows ...More

Tree
Tree
Theatre | From 29th July 

The Young Vic

Taking you on a musical journey in search of the soul and the spirit of ...More

 
The Trick
The Trick
Theatre | From 19th February 

Bush Theatre

Before going on tour across the country, the world premiere of Eve Leigh's The Trick ...More

 
Brick Wonders
Brick Wonders
Exhibitions | From 16th February 

Horniman Museum

More than 50 LEGO models are brought together at the Horniman Museum for the new ...More

 
Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway
Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway
Exhibitions | From 13th February 

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery presents the first-ever exhibition outside ...More

 
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
Exhibitions | From 8th February 

London Transport Museum

The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019 displays 100 ...More

 
SpiceBox
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Grace Regan's all-vegan curry house specialises in meat-free versions of Indian classics....More

 
A-Ha
A-Ha
Concerts | On 5th November 

Royal Albert Hall

Hailing from Norway, the three-piece best known for their hits The Sun Always Shines On ...More

 
Diversity: Born Ready
Diversity: Born Ready
Dance | On 9th November 

Hammersmith Apollo

The street dance troupe who won Britain's Got Talent in 2009, beating Susan Boyle to ...More

 
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert
Concerts | From 1st November 

Royal Albert Hall

Harry Potter returns to the Royal Albert Hall ...More

 
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The Millennium Hotel in Mayfair, closed in July 2018, reopens in spring 2019 as The ...More

 
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A new build block among the high rises of Canary Wharf, Lincoln Plaza London is ...More

 
Lucknow Social
Dining 

Neighbourhood Indian restaurant from Dhruv Mittal and the team behind DUM Biryani....More

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Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus
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In the city where the first Hard Rock ...More

 
Boki Seven Dials
Boki Seven Dials
Dining 

Serving Allpress coffee and natural teas by day, cocktails and craft beer, Boki is an ...More

 
Darcie & May Green
Darcie & May Green
Dining 

It's hard to miss Darcie & May, two colourful canal boats designed by the godfather ...More

 
Royal Wharf Pier
Royal Wharf Pier
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Jutting out into the Thames like the British seaside piers of old, Royal Wharf Pier ...More

 
Best New Openings in London in 2019
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A pool in the sky, a former magistrates ...More

 
A.O.K Kitchen & Bakery
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The debut restaurant, bar and bakery from Kelly Landesberg, this opulent Marylebone bakery takes inspiration ...More

 
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

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Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa Dash return along with a Festive Feast at Hampton Court Palace and a new puppet show from the puppeteers behind ...More

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