Events in London – Monday 22 October

Need some inspiration for 22nd October? Dr Crippen, one of Britain’s most infamous criminals, was found guilty of poisoning his wife on this day in 1910. So how about doing something scary like the London Dungeon, Clink Prison Museum, or going on a Jack The Ripper Tour or Ghost Bus Tour?

 

Theatre shows on 22nd October

Macbeth at Barbican Centre

to Barbican Centre A contemporary re-telling of Shakespeares Macbeth starring Niamh Cusack and Christopher Eccleston
Othellomacbeth at Lyric Hammersmith

to Lyric Hammersmith Othellomacbeth combines two of Shakespeares most brutal and poetic plays into one condensed show
Height Of The Storm at Wyndham’s Theatre

to Wyndham’s Theatre Jonathan Pryce and Dame Eileen Atkins will be starring in The Height Of The Storm at Wyndhams Theatre
Measure For Measure at Donmar Warehouse

to Donmar Warehouse The Donmar Warehouse will be putting on a production of Shakespeares Measure For Measure starring Hayley Atwell
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
Showstopper at Lyric Theatre

to Lyric Theatre Showstopper is an improvised musical that revolves around the suggestions fired out from the audience
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
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
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
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
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

Family & Kid’s events on 22nd October

Serpentine

to Serpentine Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle
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

Sports events on 22nd October

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

Art & Museum exhibitions on 22nd October

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
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

Classical music on 22nd October

St. Martin-in-the-Fields

to St. Martin-in-the-Fields St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week
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 22nd October

Jason’s Trip

to Jason’s Trip Jasons Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regents Canal from Little Venice to Camden Lock
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!

Free events on 22nd October

Buckingham Palace

to Buckingham Palace The Changing the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see events for every tourists itinerary
Houses of Parliament

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
Horse Guards

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

Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace but is usually a lot less crowded
Covent Garden

Covent Garden Enjoy some free street entertainment in Covent Garden -- everything from buskers acrobats and clowns to opera singers
Tower of London

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
Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey for free which combines a traditional mass with a choir
St. Paul’s Cathedral

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

Other London events on 22nd October

St. James’s Park

to St. James’s Park Have a nice relaxing sit-down and doing a bit of people-watching in one of Londons Royal parks by hiring out a deckchair
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
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)
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?
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
 
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