Best events in London December 2016

Best events in London in December

Our guide to the best events in London during December 2016.

Museum exhibition in London at Geffrye Museum

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to Geffrye Museum The Geffrye's "Christmas Past" exhibition explores the origins and meanings behind 400 years of Christmas traditions.
Childrens event in London at Royal Botanic Gardens

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to Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Garden's Christmas trail includes a tunnel of lights, a scented fire garden, and a North Pole village for Santa and his elves.
 
Classical music in London: Nutcracker at Royal Opera House

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to Royal Opera House Watch the Royal Ballet performing Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" over Christmas, at the Royal Opera House.
Theatre show in London: Snowman at Peacock Theatre

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to Peacock Theatre Fly through the sky with the magical snowman, as the much-loved children's book "The Snowman" comes to the Peacock.
 
Childrens event in London at Hampton Court Palace

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to Hampton Court Palace The Christmas ice-rink at Hampton Court has a spectacular backdrop — the front wing of Henry VIII's Tudor Palace.
Childrens event in London at Frozen at Prince Charles Cinema

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to Prince Charles Cinema Disney's animated classic "Frozen" is coming to the Prince Charles Cinema, in a special sing-a-long version for kids.
 
Sport in London at Champions Tennis at Royal Albert Hall

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to Royal Albert Hall See some of the biggest names in tennis history compete at the Champions Tennis tournament at the Royal Albert Hall.
Opera in London: Il Trovatore at Royal Opera House

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to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of Verdi's "Il trovatore", which includes the famous "Anvil Chorus".
 
Rocky Horror Picture Show at Prince Charles Cinema

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Prince Charles Cinema Don your best pair of stilettos and fishnet tights and get down to the Prince Charles Cinema for Sing-A-Long Rocky Horror!
Free event in London at Buckingham Palace

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to Buckingham Palace The 'Changing the Guard' ceremony at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see events for every tourist's itinerary.
 
Music concert in London: Pete Tong at O2 Arena

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O2 Arena Pete Tong has reworked some Ibiza Classics for a 60-piece orchestra, and will be performing it at The O2.
Childrens event in London at Trafalgar Square

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to Trafalgar Square Have you ever taken the time to see the switching-on ceremony for the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree, with carols?
 
Classical music in London: St. Paul’s Cathedral

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St. Paul’s Cathedral St Paul's Cathedral Choir and the City of London Sinfonia will be giving a performance of Handel's "Messiah".
Theatre show in London: Sleeping Beauty Panto at Richmond Theatre

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to Richmond Theatre Maureen Lipman and CBeebies' Chris Jarvis will be starring in Richmond Theatre's Christmas panto, "Sleeping Beauty".
Theatre show in London: Brian Cox at Eventim Apollo

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Eventim Apollo Join Professor Brian Cox for a science stage-show and interview, whisking us through time and space to the edges of the cosmos.
Music concert in London: Christmas With The Rat Pack at Cadogan Hall

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Cadogan Hall See the Rat Pack in London when Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr take over the Cadogan Hall this Christmas.
 
Elf at Prince Charles Cinema

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to Prince Charles Cinema Quote along to Will Ferrell's classic Christmas comedy "Elf", where he seeks out his grumpy dad James Caan in New York.
Childrens event in London at Muppet Christmas Carol at Prince Charles Cinema

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to Prince Charles Cinema Prince Charles Cinema will be showing "The Muppet Christmas Carol" at one of their mad-cap sing-a-long nights.
 
Museum exhibition in London at British Museum

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British Museum Enjoy a heart-warming performance of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", in the Great Court of the British Museum.
Music concert in London: Red Hot Chili Peppers at O2 Arena

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to O2 Arena The Red Hot Chili Peppers have a new album out called 'The Getaway', and will be touring the UK in December.
 
Music concert in London: Pete Doherty at The Forum

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The Forum Peter Doherty is in solo mode for this show, and will playing without his Babyshambles or Libertines bandmates.
Musical in London: Dirty Dancing at Phoenix Theatre

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to Phoenix Theatre 'Dirty Dancing' is back in the West End for one month only, and tells the story of Baby and Johnny's unforgettable summer. Dirty Dancing will be coming to London in December, for a run at the Phoenix Theatre.
 
Cheap event in London at Golden Hinde

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Golden Hinde Enter a team into the Quiz & Chips night onboard the Golden Hinde II — a life-size replica of Francis Drake's Tudor galleon.
Music concert in London: Michael Ball at Eventim Apollo

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Eventim Apollo Michael Ball and Alfie Boe have recorded an album called 'Together', and will be going on a UK tour to promote it.
 
Classical music in London: Royal Albert Hall

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Royal Albert Hall John Rutter's Christmas Celebration concert is one of the most popular Christmas carol concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.
Musical in London: Rent at St. James Theatre

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to St. James Theatre The legendary rock musical 'RENT' is coming to London for a seven week run at St James Theatre.
 
Theatre show in London: Dick Whittington at New Wimbledon Theatre

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to New Wimbledon Theatre WImbledon Theatre's Christmas panto this year l be "Dick Whittington", starring Matthew Kelly as Sarah the Cook.
Childrens event in London at Royal Observatory

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to Royal Observatory Watch a Planetarium show and then spend an evening looking at the stars with other astronomers at the Royal Observatory.
 
Music concert in London: Chemical Brothers at Eventim Apollo

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to Eventim Apollo The Chemical Brothers will be playing two nights at the Hammersmith Apollo in support of their album 'Born In The Echoes'.
Guided tour in London at Museum of London

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Museum of London The Museum of London is putting on a boat trip down the Thames to show us how the city emerged after the Great Fire of London.
 
Lord Of The Rings at Prince Charles Cinema

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Prince Charles Cinema Spend a day in Middle Earth and watch all three 'Lord of the Rings' movies back-to-back, at the Prince Charles Cinema.
Music concert in London: Madness at O2 Arena

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O2 Arena Still going strong after 30 years, everyone's favourite nutty boys are back at The O2 with a new album, 'Can't Touch Us Now'.
 
Theatre show in London: Cinderella Panto at London Palladium

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to London Palladium Amanda Holden, Paul O'Grady and Julian Clary will be starring in the Christmas panto "Cinderella" at the London Palladium.
Music concert in London: Chas And Dave at The Forum

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The Forum It's two weeks before Christmas, so that means it must be time for a Chas & Dave gig at the O2 Forum Kentish Town.
 
Sport in London at Lord’s

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Lord’s Enjoy a Christmas Afternoon Tea in the historic Long Room at Lord's, surrounded by paintings of the game's greatest players.
Sport in London at London International Horse Show at London Olympia

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to London Olympia The London International Horse Show will feature world-class show jumping, dressage and carriage driving competitions.
 
 
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