Events in London – Friday 18 January

Need some inspiration for 18th January? Henry VII married Elizabeth of York on this day in 1486, starting the successful Tudor dynasty and putting an end to the destructive Wars of the Roses by joining the Houses of Lancaster and York. They are now buried together inside the Lady Chapel at Westminster Abbey.

 

Theatre shows on 18th January

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Friday 18th January

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
Party Time Celebration at Harold Pinter Theatre

to Harold Pinter Theatre The five-month long season of Harold Pinters one-act plays continues with Party Time and Celebration
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
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
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
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
Macbeth at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

to Sam Wanamaker Playhouse The Sam Wanamaker Theatre will be putting on a candlelit production of Shakespeares most brutal play Macbeth
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
Macbeth at Barbican Centre

Barbican Centre A contemporary re-telling of Shakespeares Macbeth starring Niamh Cusack and Christopher Eccleston
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
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
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

Family & Kid’s events on 18th January

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 18th January

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 18th January

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

National Gallery
free

to National Gallery Edwin Landseers majestic painting of The Monarch of the Glen is one of the worlds best-loved animal paintings
National Gallery
free

to National Gallery Rachel Macleans darkly comic and satirical film explores the relationship between Scotland and England
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
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
Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts An exhibition of drawings by two Austrian artists in the centenary of their deaths -- Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele
Tate Britain
free

to Tate Britain The Tate will looking at the uncompromising sculptures that emerged in Britain after the Second World War
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 Modern

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

to Serpentine Gallery Pierre Huyghes new exhibition at the Serpentine uses images of peoples brain activity and a birthing chamber of live flies
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
free

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

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of Impressionist works by Cezanne Renoir Manet and more
Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts This exhibition will explore the buildings of Renzo Piano - the famous Italian architect who designed The Shard
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 18th January

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

Political & Military events on 18th January

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

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

Classical music on 18th January

Friday 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 classical music by Beethoven and Schoenberg at Barbican Hall

Sightseeing tours on 18th January

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

The City This guided walk will take you around some of the most memorable streets and locations that Charles Dickens used in his novels

Sports events on 18th January

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Friday 18th January

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

Other London events on 18th January

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

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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