Free Vintage Bus Rides And Golden Hinde Visits For Heritage Open Days 2023

Will Noble
By Will Noble Last edited 13 months ago

Last Updated 14 June 2023

Free Vintage Bus Rides And Golden Hinde Visits For Heritage Open Days 2023
Two Vintage London buses next to one another on a leafy street
Board one of the beauts for free on 16 September. Image: Peter Zabek/London Bus Museum

Free rides on 1950/60s London buses feature as part of this year's Heritage Open Days this September.

The programme of events — which runs from 8-17 September 2023 — opens up everything from lesser-known museums, to old factories, to music halls to the public, showcasing a slew of cultural nooks and crannies that may have escaped your attention. Other institutions that you may alredy have heard of, waive their usual entrance fees.

A room full of old televisions - many of them on
The British Vintage Wireless and Television Museum: possibly the best shed museum anywhere. Image: Londonist

The event, we should point out, is UK-wide, although our attention, naturally, is drawn to what's going on in the capital. At the time of writing, events are still being added, but here's what ruffling our truffles right now:

All Heritage Open Days events are free to visit/do, but you'll need to book in advance for some. Booking for different venues opens/closes at different times — your best bet is to peruse the calendar, earmarking what you're keenest to do.

September is a bonanza month for those eager to do a deep dive into London; the Open House festival also runs 6-17 September 2023.