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Here’s our pick of the best events in London. You’ll find everything from concerts and comedy gigs to theatre shows, art exhibitions and daily parades. We’ve also put together a huge
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Our pick of the best events taking place in London during the month of January
to 7th Sep 2006 1st Dec 2018 • Apollo Victoria Theatre If you like "The Wizard of Oz" then you will love "Wicked" -- it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches.
to 18th Oct 2011 10th Feb 2019 • Cambridge Theatre Roald Dahl's "Matilda" tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers.
to 21st Aug 2015 30th Jun 2018 • Adelphi Theatre 'Kinky Boots' tells the story of a Lola, who helps to save a bankrupt shoe factory by singing some Cyndi Lauper songs.
to 20th Oct 2017 28th Feb 2018 • British Library Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter by delving into the history of magic and old folklores at the British Library.
to 6th Nov 2017 6th Oct 2018 • Apollo Theatre 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' is a new musical about overcoming prejudice, with songs by The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells.
Every day • St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St. Paul's Cathedral, you can wander around and see part of the Cathedral for free.
Every day (except Wednesday) • Westminster Abbey You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey for free, which combines a traditional mass with a choir.
Every night • Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is over 700 years old, and represents the traditional locking up of the Tower of London at night.
Every day • Covent Garden Enjoy some free street entertainment in Covent Garden -- everything from buskers, acrobats and clowns to opera singers.
Every day • Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, but is usually a lot less crowded.
Every day • Original Bus Tour The Original Tour is one of London's most popular sightseeing buses, and it's also a great way to travel around the capital.
Every day • The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car) This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from The O2 to the ExCel Centre in five minutes.
Every day • Big Bus Tours This traditional open-top bus tour will take in all the best landmarks and attractions, with a free river cruise and guided walk.
Every day • Tower of London One of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the "Beefeaters").
Every day • The City If you don't fancy spending 25-30 pounds on a sightseeing bus, then there's a much cheaper alternative... the No.11 bus.
to 3rd 31st Jan 2018 • Buckingham Palace The 'Changing the Guard' ceremony at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see events for every tourist's itinerary.
Every Saturday (up to 30th June 2018) • Houses of Parliament The Houses of Parliament opens guided tours on most Saturdays of the year, when the MPs return to their constituencies.
Every Saturday (up to 30th June 2018) • Houses of Parliament Enjoy a Saturday tour of Parliament, and then enjoy a special afternoon tea on the Terrace Pavilion overlooking the Thames.
to 7th Jan 11th Feb 2018 • Royal Albert Hall Cirque du Soleil is back at the Royal Albert Hall with OVO, a crazy carnival of animals that live beneath our feet.
Every Sunday (except during the summer) • Hampton Court Palace Attend a Sunday service in one of the country's most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIII's Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.
8th Jan – 20th Dec 2018 • Houses of Parliament Visitors can enter the Houses of Parliament for free, and watch MPs debating in the House of Lords and House of Commons.
to 9th Jan 14th Apr 2018 • Harold Pinter Theatre Harold Pinter's 'The Birthday Party' is a darkly comic masterpiece about the menace that comes to a sleepy boarding house.
Every Wednesday • Houses of Parliament You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday, at Prime Minister's Questions.
to 18th Jan 22nd Mar 2018 • City Hall The London Assembly will be grilling Sadiq Khan at Mayor's Question Time, in their monthly meeting at City Hall.
to 21st Jan 18th Feb 2018 • Comedy Store "Have I Got News For You" star Paul Merton will be appearing with the Comedy Store Players at London's Comedy Store.
26th Jan 2018 • SSE Arena Wembley Chris Rock's hugely anticipated 'Total Blackout Tour' is coming to London in Januarty, for a show at the SSE Arena.
26th Jan 2018 • O2 Academy Brixton Steve Aoki is coming to London for a headline show at the O2 Academy Brixton in support of his new album KOLONY.
27th Jan 2018 • Banqueting House Banqueting House will be putting on a tour that explains the history behind the execution of King Charles I.
27th Jan 2018 • O2 Arena Hollywood star Chris Rock is back doing stand-up and bringing his Total Blackout Tour to the O2 Arena in January.
28th Jan 2018 • O2 Academy Brixton Latin urban star J Balvin is coming to London this January to play a huge headline show at the O2 Academy Brixton.
Pick of the best events in February
Here’s our pick of our favourite events coming up in London during February
3rd Feb 2018 • SSE Arena Wembley Arenacross combines indoor motocross racing and freestyle motocross for a fast and furious night of family entertainment.
10th Feb 2018 • O2 Academy Brixton Rising star Rat Boy will be appearing at the O2 Academy Brixton in February, in support of his debut album 'Scum'.
14th Feb 2018 • Alexandra Palace American superstar DJs The Chainsmokers will be coming to Alexandra Palace on their 'Euro Memories - Do Not Open Tour'.
16th Feb 2018 • O2 Academy Brixton Wilkinson is a drum'n'bass and dance DJ, and his headline tour is coming to the O2 Academy Brixton in February.
20th Feb 2018 • 100 Club See Tommy Cockles at the 100 Club alongside Billy Bleach, Tony Beckton, Brian Pern, Jeff Innocent and Barry from Watford.
to 25th Feb 18th Nov 2018 • Lord’s Cricket fans will love dressing themselves up for this Afternoon Tea, because it's held in the historic Long Room at Lord's.
to 28th Feb 27th Aug 2018 • Tate Britain 'All To Human: A Century Of Painting Life' will include works by the likes of Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon.
Pick of the best events in March
If you’re coming to London in March then check out these unmissable events
1st Mar 2018 • O2 Academy Brixton Morrissey, ex-frontman of The Smiths, will be heading out on tour to support his new album 'Low In High School'.
2nd Mar 2018 • O2 Academy Brixton Rap star Wiley will be playing his biggest headline show to date, when he plays the O2 Academy Brixton in March.
3rd Mar 2018 • O2 Arena Paul Weller is setting off on a UK arena tour in 2018 to support his new studio album, 'A Kind Revolution'.
7th Mar 2018 • O2 Academy Brixton Australian singer Vance Joy is coming to London in March to play a special headline show at the O2 Academy Brixton.
to 8th Mar 9th Sep 2018 • Tate Modern 'Love, Fame, Tragedy' will focus on just one year of Picasso's extraordinary career -- the so-called 'Year of Wonders' in 1932.
8th Mar 2018 • Alexandra Palace Rag 'N' Bone Man will be coming to Alexandra Palace in March when his 'Grande Reserve Tour' comes to London.
to 3rd Mar 21st Apr 2018 • Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Enjoy a theatrical version of Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons', with a quintet of musicians and Gyre & Gimble's master puppeteers.
to 9th 11th Mar 2018 • O2 Arena The C2C Country To Country Festival is back with Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire, the Zac Brown Band, and more.
to 21st Mar 16th Jun 2018 • Aldwych Theatre TINA is a new musical that tells the story of Tina Turner's life, from her humble start in Nutbush to her rise into a global superstar.
22nd Mar 2018 • O2 Academy Brixton Niall Horan from One Direction is playing a solo show at the O2 Academy Brixton in support of his album 'Flicker'.
24th Mar 2018 • River Thames The University Boat Race is a popular date in London's calendar - Cambridge have the lead over Oxford with 82 wins to 80.
Pick of the best events in April
Here’s our pick of the best events if you’re planning to visit London in April
14th Apr 2018 • Alexandra Palace The Vaccines will be playing songs from their next album 'Combat Sports' when they play Alexandra Palace in April.
to 27th 28th Apr 2018 • Royal Albert Hall The Royal Albert Hall will be screening 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' alongside a live performance of the score.
Pick of the best events in May
Here are the events we recommend if you’re visiting London next May
to 9th 12th May 2018 • SSE Arena Wembley 'Heaven On Earth' is a spectacular new musical at the SSE Arena that re-tells the Biblical story of Adam and Eve.
19th May 2018 • SSE Arena Wembley The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are back in London to show off their basketball skills at the SSE Arena.
to 24th 28th May 2018 • Lord’s Dust off your whites and get yourself down to Lord's for a cricket Test Match between England and Pakistan.
26th May 2018 • Horse Guards Two weeks before they celebrate the Queen's birthday at Trooping the Colour, they hold the Major General's Review.
More Great events in 2018/19
Here are some more great events coming up, for people who like to plan ahead
2nd Jun 2018 • Horse Guards One week before the actual 'Trooping the Colour' parade, they hold a second rehearsal called "The Colonel's Review".
to 6th 7th Jun 2018 • Horse Guards Beating Retreat is a floodlit pageant of military music and drill on Horse Guards Parade, ending with a salute to the Queen.
8th Jun 2018 • Banqueting House This is a pub quiz with a difference, because it will take place under Rubens' famous painted ceiling at Banqueting House.
9th Jun 2018 • Horse Guards Watch a parade of soldiers and bands marching down The Mall in 'Trooping the Colour', to celebrate the Queen's birthday.
to 20th 30th Jun 2018 • London Coliseum The London Coliseum will be putting on a production of 'Kiss Me Kate', with a classic score by Cole Porter.
to 11th 29th Jul 2018 • Barbican Hall Barry Humphries (Dame Edna) will be telling stories and sharing songs from 1930s Berlin, in the Weimar Cabaret.
14th Jul 2018 • Lord’s Enjoy some one day cricket at Lord's, when England take on India in a one day international game.
to 9th 13th Aug 2018 • Lord’s Dust off your whites and get yourself down to Lord's for a cricket Test Match between England and India.
to 6th 8th Sep 2018 • O2 Arena Barry 'Mandy' Manilow is back at The O2 for three nights to support his latest album, 'This is My Town: Songs of New York'.
to 22nd 23rd Sep 2018 • Alexandra Palace The MCN Ally Pally Show will have an indoor motorcycle sprint between celebrity riders on classic race bikes.
to 25th Sep 2018 6th Jan 2019 • Tate Britain The Turner Prize is Britain's most prestigious contemporary art prize, and always has a controversial work (or two) on show.
to 5th 13th Oct 2018 • O2 Arena Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour is coming to London in October, where he'll be playing four nights at the O2 Arena.
to 9th 10th Nov 2018 • SSE Arena Wembley Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour has already been around the globe, and is now coming back to the SSE Arena.
11th Nov 2018 • Cenotaph On Remembrance Sunday the Queen, war veterans and politicians, will gather to remember our war dead at The Cenotaph.
9th Dec 2018 • Lord’s Enjoy a Christmas Afternoon Tea in the historic Long Room at Lord's, surrounded by paintings of the game's greatest players.