Events in London – December 2017

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Music, comedy & film

Spend a night watching some live music, a comedy gig or blockbuster movie

Cadogan Hall
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Father Christmas, plus Peter And The Wolf

Watch Raymond Briggs 'Father Christmas' on a big screen, and listen to a kid-friendly version of Prokofiev's 'Peter And The Wolf'.
Cadogan Hall
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The Snowman and Carnival of the Animals

Enjoy 'The Snowman' with a live musical accompaniment, plus a family-friendly performance of Saint-Saens 'Carnival of the Animals'.

Theatre shows

Give your­self a Christmas treat with some tickets to a West End musical

SSE Arena Wembley
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Peter Pan - starring Bradley Walsh, Martin Kemp

Bradley Walsh and Martin Kemp will be starring in Peter Pan alongside Tinkerbell, Tiger Lily and Captain Hook.
Eventim Apollo
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The Christmasaurus - starring Santa Claus

Tom Fletcher's children's book 'The Christmasaurus' has been turned into a fun musical show, starring Santa Claus himself!

Family & Kid’s events

Events in December that will make a nice day out for families with children

O2 Arena
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Disney On Ice - Passport To Adventure

The Disney on Ice Passport To Adventure will re-live all your favourite scenes from all your favourite Disney movies.
Eventim Apollo
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Nativity The Musical - based on the hit movies

The smash-hit 'Nativity' movies have now been turned into a comedy musical, fun for all the family this Christmas.

Art & Museums

How about visiting an exhibition in one of the capital’s galleries or museums?

Natural History Museum
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New Years Eve, at the Natural History Museum

See in 2018 in style at the Natural History Museum's 'Under the Sea' themed New Year's Eve party.
Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The 'Art & Power' exhibition at the Queen's Gallery will explore how Charles II used art to glorify his restored monarchy.

Royal & Religious

For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals

Kensington Palace

to Kensington Palace The 'Her Fashion Story' exhibition at Kensington Palace has some of the most famous dresses worn by Princess Diana.
Somerset House

to Somerset House The "Old Palaces Tour" at Somerset House will teach you a little bit about three of England's Stuart Dynasty queens.

Political & Military

Daily parades and political events taking place during December

Soho Theatre
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Slacktivist Action Group with Andy Parsons

Andy Parsons will be chairing his monthly meeting with the 'Slacktivist Action Group' alongside the MP Lucy Powell.
Leicester Square Theatre
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Matt Forde - Political Party Podcast Xmas Special

Matt Forde's Political Party Podcast Christmas Special will combine some topical stand-up with a big political interview.

Sightseeing tours

If you’re visiting London in December then try one of these sightseeing tours

Millennium Bridge

to Millennium Bridge This guided walk will take you along a small stretch of the Thames, to look at some of the river's best buildings.
The City

to The City This guided walk will take you around some of the streets and locations that Charles Dickens used within his novels.

Classical music

All of the classical music, operas and ballets in London during December

Royal Albert Hall
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The Nutcracker - at the Royal Albert Hall

The Birmingham Royal Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the Royal Albert Hall.
SSE Arena Wembley
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Andre Rieu - The King of the Waltzes

The 'King of the Waltzes' Andre Rieu is back in London for his annual Christmas concert at Wembley Arena.

Free events

Visit London on the cheap in December, by trying these great free events

Benjamin Franklin House
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Childrens Christmas Party - 18th-century style

The Benjamin Franklin House will be throwing a Christmas party especially for kids, with carols, crafts and mince pies.
Serpentine Gallery
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Wade Guyton - Das New Yorker Atelier, Abridged

The Serpentine Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of work by Wade Guyton, called 'Das New Yorker Atelier, Abridged'.

Other London events

Here are some more great events that are worth trying during December

Royal Albert Hall
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Champions Tennis, at Royal Albert Hall

See some of the biggest names in tennis history compete at the Champions Tennis tournament at the Royal Albert Hall.
Albert Memorial
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Get a closer look at the Albert Memorial

Go inside the railings and learn about the Albert Memorial, one of Victorian London's finest, and most guilded monuments.
Spencer House

to Spencer House Spencer House is one of the finest 18th-century town houses in London, and opens up for a guided tour every Sunday.
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