Events in London – Wednesday 13 February

Need some inspiration for 13th February? William of Orange was proclaimed king on this day in 1689, after he successfully ousted the James II during the Glorious Revolution. You can learn some more about him, and see how he lived, in two of his palatial homes: Kensington Palace and Hampton Court.

 

Theatre shows on 13th February

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Wednesday 13th February

Edward Ii at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

to Sam Wanamaker Playhouse The Sam Wanamaker Theatre will be putting on a candlelit production of Christopher Marlowes Edward II
A Slight Ache Dumb Waiter at Harold Pinter Theatre

to Harold Pinter Theatre The five-month long season of Harold Pinters one-act plays continues with A Slight Ache and The Dumb Waiter
Come From Away at Phoenix Theatre

to Phoenix Theatre Come From Away tells the story of how a small Canadian town took in 7000 stranded air passengers after 9/11
9 To 5 at Savoy Theatre

to Savoy Theatre 9 To 5 uses the music of Dolly Parton to tell the story of three put-upon workers who oust their egotistical office boss
Leave To Remain at Lyric Hammersmith

to Lyric Hammersmith Leave To Remain tells the story of a gay couple facing an uncertain future which threatens to fracture their families as well
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
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
True West at Vaudeville Theatre

to Vaudeville Theatre True West tells the story of two brothers pitted against each other as they try and impress a producer with their film ideas
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
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?
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
Mousetrap at St. Martin’s Theatre

to St. Martin’s Theatre Agatha Christies murder mystery crime thriller has been running in the West End for nearly 60 years
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

Family & Kid’s events on 13th February

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 13th February

Namco Funscape

Namco Funscape NAMCO Funscape is like an indoor funfair with three floors of arcade games pool tables 10-pin bowling bumper cars and a sports bar
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 Arena to the ExCel Centre in five minutes

Art & Museum exhibitions on 13th February

How about spending a few hours on Wednesday in one of London’s art galleries or museums?

Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts This exhibition compares the work of two very different artists: the peerless Michelangelo and the video artist Bill Viola
Tate Modern

to Tate Modern Tate Modern will be putting on a major new exhibition of work by the master of colour and composition Pierre Bonnard
Guildhall Art Gallery

to Guildhall Art Gallery The Guildhall Art Gallerys new exhibition will explore the changing way that childhood was portrayed in Victorian art
Photographer’s Gallery

to Photographer’s Gallery This exhibition examines the role that photography once had and how it has changed in this age of internet images
Photographer’s Gallery

to Photographer’s Gallery Roman Vishniac is best known for documenting the daily life of harrassed Jews living in Germany between the wars
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 Britain
free

to Tate Britain Jesse Darling uses the legend of Saint Jerome to create works about control captivity and the subjugation of others
Tate Modern
free

to Tate Modern Magic Realism is an exhibition of paintings created during the Weimar Republic years between World Wars I and II

Royal & Religious events on 13th February

See inside some beautiful buildings with one of these Royal or religious events

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 then you can see a small part of the Cathedral for free

Political & Military events on 13th February

Parades are always popular with tourists, so here are some military events and political debates

Tate Britain

to Tate Britain An exhibition of 250 photographs by Don McCullin showing scenes of poverty and war in Vietnam and Northern Ireland
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
Horse Guards
free

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

Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is the traditional locking up of the Tower of London and has been taking place every night for 700 years

Classical music on 13th February

Wednesday sounds like a good day to go and watch an opera, ballet or listen to some classical music

Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some music by Shostakovich Peteris Vasks and Gavin Higgins at Barbican Hall

Sightseeing tours on 13th February

When was the last time you sat on the top-deck of a sightseeing bus, or enjoyed a boat trip up the Thames?

The City

The City Walk through the streets of Roman Londinium and see what remains of the old city walls military fort and amphitheatre
The City

The City A two-hour guided walk around the Square Mile showing you some of the most famous historical sites and buildings in the City of London
The City

The City If you dont fancy spending 25-30 pounds on an open-top sightseeing bus then theres a much cheaper alternative — the No 11 bus

Sports events on 13th February

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Wednesday 13th February

Canary Wharf

to Canary Wharf This ice rink sits in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers with an icy perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights
Chelsea at Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge Walk in the footsteps of your football heroes with 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 and pitch and visit the Arsenal Museum
Wembley Stadium

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

Other London events on 13th February

Here are some other London events that will be taking place on Wednesday

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square Enjoy riding around on one of Londons old 1960s double-decker buses (the one with a conductor and an open platform at the back)
Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

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

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