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An insider’s guide to London Borough of Culture 2020

Epic street parties, arena takeovers and multitudes of fascinating stories are taking centre stage at the second ever London Borough of Culture

Written by Time Out. Paid for by Transport for London

Ready to be Brent-ertained? The north-western borough has been selected as The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture for 2020 – and you can bet that it’ll make the most of its time in the spotlight. As one of the most culturally diverse boroughs in the capital, Brent’s year-long series of events is going to celebrate its rich array of stories, traditions and communities. Loads of events will be announced throughout the year, but we’ve got a selection of highlights that you’ll want to lock in your diary now. And remember: all of these events (many of which are free) can be reached on Transport for London’s network. Most take place during off-peak hours, making your trip even more affordable (single adult pay as you go fares start from £1.50).

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Remember to check the TfL Journey Planner before you travel.


For more tips on making the most of everything London has to offer, visit our guide to the wonderful world of off-peak.

London Borough of Culture highlights

‘Footholds: NW Stories’
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‘Footholds: NW Stories’

The Kiln Theatre will present a trilogy of plays – Brent stories that illuminate and explore life in the borough’s neighbourhoods, and celebrate the events and people who have made Brent what it is today. Part of the Listen Local programme, they’ll be written by Moira Buffini, Suhayla el-Bushra and Roy Williams, and directed by Taio Lawson and Susie McKenna. Kiln Theatre. Date and price tbc.

Getting there Jubilee line to Kilburn.

Get there for less!

Get there for less!

Get there for less!

When you’re getting out and about, it pays to remember that you’ll save big when you travel during the wonderful world of off-peak. Off-peak fares apply on all Tube, DLR, London Overground and TfL Rail services every weekday before 6.30am, between 9.30am and 3.59pm, and from 7pm onwards. Off-peak fares also apply all day on weekends and public holidays. Always touch in and out with the same card or device to pay the right fare. Touch in only on buses and trams. To check a fare, use the single fare finder.

Travel within Zones 2-6 for £1.50
Fare shown is for an adult off-peak pay as you go journey not going via Zone 1 on Tube, DLR and most London Overground services.

Travel into Zone 1 from £2.40
Fare shown is for an adult off-peak pay as you go journey from Zone 2 into Zone 1.

Travel by bus or tram for just £1.50
TfL’s Hopper fare lets you take unlimited pay as you go bus and tram journeys within one hour of first touching in for just £1.50.

Want more adventures?

The interactive Cultural TfL Map reveals more than 800 Time Out-recommended museums, galleries, street art works and more, all within a short walk or bus ride from each station. There are plenty of fantastic experiences to be found, which you can visit during the wonderful world of off-peak. Explore now at


We know that affordable, convenient public transport is the key to accessing the best that London has to offer – and thanks to TfL’s affordable off-peak fares and other discounts across the network, the possibilities for adventure are wider than ever. Here, you'll find plenty more unexpected and exciting off-peak outings.

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