Events in London – Sunday 20 January

Need some inspiration for 20th January? Rebel leader Simon de Montfort held the first true English Parliament on this day in 1265. Why not go and listen the MPs debating inside the House of Commons? You can go inside the House of Lords as well, or have a look around on one of their regular Saturday tours.

 

Theatre shows on 20th January

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Sunday 20th January

Doctor Faustus at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

to Sam Wanamaker Playhouse The Sam Wanamaker Theatre will be putting on a candlelit production of Christopher Marlowes Doctor Faustus
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
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
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
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?
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

Family & Kid’s events on 20th January

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 20th January

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 20th January

How about spending a few hours on Sunday 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
Old Operating Theatre

Old Operating Theatre A demonstration and talk about Victorian surgery inside the original 19th-century Operating Theatre at St Thomass Hospital
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

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

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 20th 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
Hampton Court Palace
free

Hampton Court Palace Attend a Sunday service in one of the countrys most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIIIs Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace
Tower of London
free

Tower of London You can attend a Sunday service at the Chapel Royal in the Tower of London -- one of the most historic churches in the City
Westminster Abbey
free

Westminster Abbey You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey which combines a traditional mass with a choir
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 20th 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
Speakers’ Corner
free

Speakers’ Corner If you visit Speakers Corner at Sunday lunchtime you can listen to an orator stand up and discuss whatever they like -- all in the name of free speech
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

Sightseeing tours on 20th 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 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 20th January

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Sunday 20th 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
Hackney Marshes
free

Hackney Marshes Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams

Other London events on 20th January

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

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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