The Inside Track

Your guide to what's coming up at our destinations

Written by our partnerships team

Last updated 5 June 2024

With thousands of events happening across the Avanti West Coast network each year, we’ve chosen some of our favourites taking place in the next few weeks to help you plan your next trip.

What's on in June

London - Starlight Express launch (From 8th June)

The Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre welcomes the hotly anticipated Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express at the specially designed Starlight Auditorium to immerse you in the world of speed, song and storytelling. Insider tip: keep an eye on Avanti Instagram page for an exciting competition going live later this month to celebrate the launch.

Starlight Express Musical Tickets | Troubadour Wembley Park

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London - Princess Diana: Exhibition

Dockside Vaults, Ivory House, London E1W 1AT (25 May - 2 September)

Dubbed as "One of the best immersive experiences around the world" by the CNN and featuring 75 life-sized photographs, the Princess Diana: Accredited Access Exhibition is a stunning, visual memento of the Princess life's most iconic moments and behind-the-scenes stories from her official photographers. Follow Diana's footsteps through images and art installations from the well curated, remarkable collection.

Princess Diana: Accredited Access Exhibition tickets and tours | Golden Tours

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Wilmslow - RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (17-21 July)

Kicking off with Chelsea Flower Show in the spring, its time to smell the summer blooms. In the spirit of making the UK a greener and more beautiful place, join UK's leading gardening charity, Royal Horticultural Society in Tatton Park this summer and view the latest garden designs, fabulous floral displays, local food and drink and plenty of things to do and see for the whole family. Tickets prices start from £17, under 5's go free.

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park | RHS Gardening

Birmingham - Free Birmingham City Centre Walking Tours (June and July)

Get to know your doorstep or discover a new city. With Free* Birmingham City Walking tours happening this summer, you are invited to discover the City of Thousand Trades in a new way with a local guide; explore the city's past, its famed canals, squares and all best kept secrets. There is no ticket charge, only voluntary payment to the guide with a part of your donation passed to SIFA Fireside, a charity working on homelessness in Birmingham. Available on Saturday mornings throughout June and July.

Birmingham City Centre Walking Tour | Visit Birmingham

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London – Disney100: The Exhibition

Due to phenomenal demand, Disney100: The Exhibition has re-opened at London’s ExCel for an extended run. Book your tickets now and travel to London this Summer to step into the magic of Disney as you explore ten imaginatively themed galleries showcasing original artworks, costumes, props and memorabilia celebrating a centenary of captivating stories and most loved cinematic characters.

Receive 10% discount on any orders of 2 tickets or more using discount code AVANTI. All ticket types, 7 days a week, until 23rd June.

Disney 100: The Exhibition Tickets | Fever

Birmingham / Liverpool / Edinburgh: National Gallery

Our national icon – The National Gallery – celebrated its 200th birthday on the 10th of May. To mark the occasion, some of the world’s best loved pictures are on display in 12 cities across the UK, including Edinburgh, Liverpool and Birmingham on our network. Why not join the celebrations and get your art fix at the same time!

The National Gallery | Across the UK

Coventry: 'Collecting Coventry' at The Herbert

A newly launched exhibition, Collecting Coventry explores a catalogue of objects managed by Culture Coventry Trust, that reflect 75 years of collecting efforts.

Covering art, archaeology, natural sciences and social and industrial history, the Herbert holds a range of incredible collections. Explore what they have in store through this fascinating exhibition packed full of objects and curiosities, from a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite to a Covid testing kit. Visit old favourites like LS Lowry’s superb painting of Ebbw Vale and discover new items being shown for the first time. 

The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum | Collecting Coventry Exhibition

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