Events in London – Wednesday 12 December

 

Christmas events on 12th December

Snowman at Peacock Theatre

to Peacock Theatre Fly through the sky with the magical snowman as the much-loved childrens book The Snowman comes to the Peacock
Robinson Crusoe at Greenwich Theatre

to Greenwich Theatre Set sail with Robinson Crusoe this Christmas and help him battle the Pirate Queen and find the treasure chest full of gold
Aladdin Panto at Hackney Empire

to Hackney Empire Join Aladdin in the magical land of Hackney where hell rub a magic lamp and get three wishes from a genie
A Christmas Carol at Old Vic

to Old Vic A Christmas Carol is returning to the Old Vic with a unique staging that will please everyone aged 8 and above
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall Carols by Candlelight will include your favourite Christmas carols performed in a candlelit setting and full 18th-century costume
Father Christmas at Lyric Hammersmith

to Lyric Hammersmith Raymond Briggs classic childrens book Father Christmas has been turned into a theatre show at the Lyric Hammersmith

Theatre shows on 12th December

Merry Wives Of Windsor at Barbican Centre

to Barbican Centre The Merry Wives of Windsor will be getting the reality TV treatment in this modern-day re-telling of Shakespeares play
Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time at Piccadilly Theatre

to Piccadilly Theatre When Christopher comes under suspicion for killing Mrs Shears dog he decides to solve the crime himself
Room On The Broom at Lyric Theatre

to Lyric Theatre Room On The Broom is a childrens adventure about a poor witch whose hat and wand blow away in the wind
Fiddler On The Roof at Menier Chocolate Factory

to Menier Chocolate Factory Trevor Nunn will be directing the heartbreaking but ultimately joyous story of Tevye the milkman and his family
Caroline Or Change at Playhouse Theatre

to Playhouse Theatre Caroline is a poorly paid maid who transforms her basement workplace into a magical place of singing washing machines
Summer And Smoke at Duke of York’s Theatre

to Duke of York’s Theatre The Duke of Yorks Theatre will be putting on a production of Tennessee Williams Summer and Smoke
Don Quixote at Garrick Theatre

to Garrick Theatre David Threlfall and Rufus Hound will be starring in the medieval adventures of Don Quixote at the Garrick Theatre
Company at Gielgud Theatre

to Gielgud Theatre The legendary Broadway musical Company is coming to the West End with some of Stephen Sondheims best songs
The Inheritance at Noël Coward Theatre

to Noël Coward Theatre Noel Coward Theatre is putting on a production of Matthew Lopezs celebrated play about young gay men in New York
Foxfinder at Ambassadors Theatre

to Ambassadors Theatre Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon will be appearing in the premiere of the darkly thrilling new play Foxfinder
Bat Out Of Hell Musical at Dominion Theatre

to Dominion Theatre The Domionion Theatre will be showing Bat Out Of Hell The Musical using the bombastic music of Jim Steinman and Meatloaf
Chicago at Phoenix Theatre

to Phoenix Theatre Alexandra Burke and Duncan James will be starring in Chicago -- the sassiest and sexiest West End musical ever
Tina Turner Musical at Aldwych Theatre

to Aldwych Theatre TINA tells the story of Tina Turner from her humble start in Nutbush to her transformation into a global superstar
Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre

to Victoria Palace Theatre Alexander Hamilton was George Washingtons right hand man and one of Americas Founding Fathers
Everybodys Talking About Jamie at Apollo Theatre

to Apollo Theatre Everybodys Talking About Jamie is all about overcoming prejudice with songs by The Feelings Dan Gillespie Sells
School Of Rock at Gillian Lynne Theatre

to Gillian Lynne Theatre The Jack Black movie School of Rock has been turned into a West End mind-blowing musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

to Palace Theatre Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling
Aladdin at Prince Edward Theatre

to Prince Edward Theatre Disneys Aladdin has been turned into a West End musical and will be showing at the Prince Edward Theatre
Comedy About A Bank Robbery at Criterion Theatre

to Criterion Theatre The writers behind The Play That Goes Wrong are back with The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at the Criterion
Motown The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre

to Shaftesbury Theatre Relive Berry Gordys journey as he launches Motown and the careers of superstars like Michael Jackson
Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre

to Adelphi Theatre Kinky Boots tells the story of entertainer Lola who helps to save a bankrupt shoe factory by singing some Cyndi Lauper songs
Play That Goes Wrong at Duchess Theatre

to Duchess Theatre The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society put on a West End show but will they crack under the pressure?
Book Of Mormon at Prince of Wales Theatre

to Prince of Wales Theatre The Book of Mormon is a totally fearless comedy musical written by the same guys as anarchic TV cartoon South Park
Mamma Mia at Novello Theatre

to Novello Theatre Mamma Mia is based on the hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan and uses the songs of ABBA
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

to Cambridge Theatre Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers
Thriller Live at Lyric Theatre

to Lyric Theatre Thriller celebrates Michaels career in a spectacular show filled with songs and dazzling dance moves
Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

to 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
Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

to Lyceum Theatre Based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie The Lion King tells the story of Simba and his adventures in the jungle
Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre

to Her Majesty’s Theatre The Phantom of the Opera has some of the best sets in the West End and one of Andrew Lloyd Webbers finest scores
Woman In Black at Fortune Theatre

to Fortune Theatre A man is obsessed with a family curse and hires a sceptical young actor to help him exorcise the fear that grips his soul
Les Miserables at Queen’s Theatre

to Queen’s Theatre Les Miserables is an epic tale of passion and destruction set against the backdrop of the French Revolution

Music, comedy & film on 12th December

Bill Bailey at Wyndham’s Theatre

to Wyndham’s Theatre Bill Bailey is back in the West End with his new stand-up show Larks in Transit about his twenty years as a comic

Family & Kid’s events on 12th December

Medieval Banquet

Medieval Banquet Enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights singing minstrels and King Henry VIII himself
Royal Observatory

Royal Observatory The Royal Observatorys daily Sky Tonight show at the Planetarium will show you what will be visible in the sky tonight
The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

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

Art & Museum exhibitions on 12th December

National Portrait Gallery

to National Portrait Gallery Gainsboroughs Family Album collects together fifty works showing the family life of 18th-century artist Thomas Gainsborough
National Gallery

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of works by the Italian Renaissance portrait artist Lorenzo Lotto
Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Tate Britain will be putting on a retrospective of work by the last of the Pre-Raphaelites Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones
Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on a retrospective of work by the influential textile artist Anni Albers
National Gallery

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of works by the Italian Renaissance painters Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna
Tate Britain

to Tate Britain The Turner Prize is Britains most prestigious contemporary art prize and always has a controversial work (or two) on show

Royal & Religious events on 12th December

Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The Royalty & The Romanovs exhibition will explore some of the events and works of art that passed between British and Russian Royal families
St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St Pauls Cathedral you can wander around and see part of the Cathedral for free
Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle the worlds oldest inhabited castle and the Royal Familys home for over 1000 years

Political & Military events on 12th December

Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The Shadows of War exhibition at the Queens Gallery reveals the futility of war through Roger Fentons photographs of the Crimean War
Houses of Parliament
free

Houses of Parliament You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday at Prime Ministers Questions
Houses of Parliament
free

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
Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms and experience Winston Churchills wartime bunker from behind the glass
Horse Guards
free

Horse Guards The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 OClock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at the Horse Guards
Tower of London

Tower of London One of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the Beefeaters)
Horse Guards
free

Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace but is usually a lot less crowded
Tower of London
free

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

Classical music on 12th December

Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall This guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of the balcony boxes for a fantastic view of the auditorium

Sightseeing tours on 12th December

BrakeAway Bike Tours

BrakeAway Bike Tours Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike and see the major sights and landmarks of London from your saddle
See London by Night

See London by Night The See London By Night bus tour will show you Londons most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky
The City

The City If you dont fancy spending 25-30 pounds on a sightseeing bus then theres a much cheaper alternative the No11 bus
Ghost Bus Tours

Ghost Bus Tours The Ghost Bus Tour will take you on a journey through Londons gruesome past and into the dark heart of the capital
Thames Rockets

Thames Rockets A trip on a Thames Rocket is something youll never forget speeding down the river underneath the Londons bridges
City Cruises

City Cruises City Cruises offer one-way return or all-day boat trips between Westminster and Greenwich stopping off at Tower Bridge
TRS River Cruise

TRS River Cruise Spend a leisurely afternoon on a TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich and see some of the sights along the river
Big Bus Tours

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
Original Bus Tour

Original Bus Tour The Original Tour is one of Londons most popular sightseeing buses and its also a great way to travel around the capital
Jack The Ripper Tour

Jack The Ripper Tour Walk the streets of Whitechapel and try and discover the identity of the Victorian murderer Jack the Ripper - if you dare!

Sports events on 12th December

Chelsea at Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge Walk in the footsteps of your heroes on a guided tour of Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea Museum
Arsenal at Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium Walk in the footsteps of your Arsenal heroes on a tour of the stadium the pitch and the Arsenal Museum
Lord’s

Lord’s Cricket fans will love having a look around the home of cricket with this tour of Lords Cricket Ground and the MCC Museum
Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms the pitch and climb up to the Royal Box and lift the FA Cup

Other London events on 12th December

O2 Arena

O2 Arena Climb to the top of the O2 Arenas big tent roof and enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform at the top
Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre Have a tour of William Shakespeares Globe Theatre on Bankside and learn what Elizabethan life was like for the worlds most famous playwright
Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason Put on your best clothes and enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in the famous Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason
Bateaux London

Bateaux London Bateaux London offers you great cuisine and live entertainment onboard the boat as it sails serenely down the Thames
Thames Clippers

Thames Clippers Thames Clippers offer one-way return or all-day trips along a 15-mile stretch of the river between Putney and Greenwich
The Ritz

The Ritz Dress up in your suit and shoes and sit down to an afternoon tea at the Ritz Hotel in the luxurious surroundings of the Palm Court
Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square Relive Londons history and ride a 1960s double-decker bus (the ones with a conductor and an open platform at the back)
Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

Docklands Light Railway (DLR) The driverless Docklands Light Railway lets you to sit right at the front of the train giving you a fantastic view of the track
The City

The City If weaving your way in and out of the busy traffic on a hire bike sounds like fun then how about hiring a Boris Bike?
 
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