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OTL is the same family-owned brand behind the OTL Seat Fillers club. And, yes, there is a community seat fillers club in London!

The London Guide includes Things to Eat, Things to Do, and Things to Learn. 

Our London event calendar is powered by Evvnt. Since it’s updated every hour, you’ll always be able to see the latest shows and activities. Directory listings, like museums and cinemas, dining recommendations, and plenty more are also available.

However, reviews, comments, and negativity are off the table. We are happy to post London-focused blogs, theatre and sport schedules, and other London-related information. But, we’re keeping it upbeat, leaving the discussion and opinions to social media and other sites. Enjoy!

London Events

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We enjoy providing quality information to OTL City Guides readers. So, we’d love to post your content if it has an evergreen or semi-evergreen nature and isn’t only a one-day offering. Send us your local submission using the button below, and we’ll let you know when it’s live.

London Movies, TheatREs, and Museums

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The London Movie Guide includes a list and links to all area cinemas.
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When’s the last time you visited a London area museum? Pick one!

Seat Fillers in London

Would YOU enjoy being a London area seat filler?

Consider these questions:

  • Is it nice to get free tickets?
  • Does live entertainment appeal to me, such as plays, musicals, comedy, and music – community-based and not “west end”?
  • Will it be fun to see what shows pop up out of the blue (but aware that they aren’t always available)?
  • Would it be fun to treat my family and friends to free tickets?
  • Do I have a budget that allows me to pay just £4 per month for all-inclusive seating privileges for two?

Ask yourself one more question if you answered yes to all of the above: 

What am I waiting for?

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Seat Filling in London

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Would you like to expand the audience or add to your patron list for London area shows, events, services, or activities?

If so, then local seat filling through is effective marketing for the 21st century! Free, private, easy, and proven to be effective – what else could you possibly want?

It works like this:

  • Tell OTL how many tickets or admissions you’d like to offer to seat fillers
  • Members can reserve tickets in their member area
  • You will receive a reservation/will-call list from OTL
  • On the day of the event (or activity), you distribute the tickets or manage admissions.

Providing complimentary tickets or admission is all you need to do. However, OTL never announces your efforts (so your regular ticket sales aren’t impacted!). It’s a win-win!

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London, England

It would be impossible to do justice to London in just a few paragraphs. But here are a few fun facts about the incredible city called home by more than nine million (very lucky) people!

  • Standing on the River Thames in the southeast of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans in 47 AD, who named it Londinium.
  • London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret’s Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich.
  • The Metropolitan Line in the London Underground is the oldest underground railway network globally. While the city’s red double-decker buses are among its most recognizable landmarks.
  • Over 300 languages are spoken in London, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world.
  • London has been described as a world cultural capital. It is the world’s most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the world’s busiest city airport system.

Movies in London

ODEON, Picturehouse, Cineworld, Electric Cinema, and Vue are among the biggest London movie theatres for new releases.

The Odeon Luxe Leicester Square is one of London’s most luxurious movie theatres. It features London’s first commercial Dolby screen. Premieres and red carpet events are often held there. The cinema features reclining seats, drinks and dining in the theatre.

And, they might not be as glamourous as the Odeon Luxe, but outdoor cinemas are a lot of fun! London is home to the Sunset Cinema and The Drive-in Movies. You can even go vehicle-less at The Drive-In by asking for a car-free bay. Just don’t forget your lawn chairs and FM radio.

London Museums

London has so many wonderful things to offer. Quite a few in fact. It might not even occur to a resident how good their lives are until they travel and compare them.

Are you aware that many of the best London museums are free? 

Then again, if you’re an avid museum-goer, you might expect that. But, if you look at any of our US museum pages, you’ll see that many museums in the United States charge $20 or $30 for a few hours. So, when you need something to do in London, it’s not necessary to pull out your billfold.

Live Theatre in London

Some of our favourite small theatres in London include the Donmar Warehouse, the Almeida Theatre, and the Young Vic. These theatres are all located in different parts of the city, so you can easily find one convenient for you to visit.

The Donmar Warehouse is a particularly popular venue known for its innovative productions and intimate atmosphere. The Almeida Theatre is another great option, known for its cutting-edge productions and world-class acting. And finally, the Young Vic is a great choice for those looking for an intimate and unique theatre experience.

Prominent theatres, small venues, and theatre troupes are all listed for you in our London Theatre Guide, along with current and upcoming performances and ticket information.

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Frequently Asked Questions About the London Guide

What’s the London Guide on

Our London Guide focuses on What to Do, Eat, and Learn in London and is specifically written for locals (although tourists will appreciate some of the posts). Powered by Evvnt, the events calendar is auto-updated every hour. Additional resources include lists of movie theatres, museums, theatres and theatre groups, dining recommendations, and more. London area information is provided by the OTL team in conjunction with London residents in the know.

Is the OTL London Guide the same as OTL Seat Fillers in London?

The OTL City Guides and Seat Fillers websites are sister sites. OTL London Seat Fillers is a membership club open to members only, while the London City Guide ( is a free resource available to anyone.  Public events are listed on the London Guide events calendar, but free tickets offered to OTL seat fillers are posted privately on

How can I get my information included in the London City Guide?

It’s easy! OTL loves to share information. So, all you have to do is use the submissions form – In addition to seasonal schedules and blog posts, the London City Guide accepts discounts, business launches, and other news and resources throughout the area. However, the content needs to remain relevant for a while. We can’t publish one-day events or postings with a time-sensitive nature (at least not yet).