Best events in London Friday 11 November

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Best events in London on Fri 11th November

Our guide to the best events in London on Friday 11 November 2016.

Southbank

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to Southbank This popular chalet-style Christmas market sells some great gifts and lots of festive food and drink in the pop-up bars.
 at Royal Observatory, London
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Spend an evening looking at the stars

to Royal Observatory Watch a Planetarium show and then spend an evening looking at the stars with other astronomers at the Royal Observatory.
 
Good Food Show at London Olympia, London
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BBC Good Food Show — at London Olympia

to London Olympia If you love food then get yourself down to the BBC Good Food Show exhibition, with expert chefs and tips for the kitchen.
Coldplay at London Palladium, London
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Coldplay — at the London Palladium

London Palladium The all-conquering Coldplay will be playing a special hometown show at the London Palladium in November.
 
England Football at Wembley Stadium, London
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England v Scotland at Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium England will be playing a game against our old foe Scotland, on our way to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Dirty Dancing at Prince Charles Cinema, London
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Sing-a-long with Dirty Dancing

Prince Charles Cinema The Prince Charles Cinema will be screening a sing and dance along version of the ulitimate chick flick -- "Dirty Dancing".
 
Spanish Riding School at SSE Arena Wembley, London
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The Spanish Riding School of Vienna

to SSE Arena Wembley The world famous Spanish Riding School of Vienna will be returning to the SSE Arena to celebrate its 450th anniversary.
Photography exhibition at Tate Modern

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to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of Modernist Photography, drawn from Elton John's private collection.
 
 at Oxford Street, London
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Christmas lights in Oxford Street

to Oxford Street The Oxford Street switch-on ceremony is always one of the biggest, and this year they're shutting the street to traffic.
Free event in London at Sky Garden

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Sky Garden The Sky Garden is a three-story garden that spans the top three floors of 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the Walkie Scorchie).
 
Childrens event in London at Canary Wharf

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to Canary Wharf An outdoor ice rink in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers, with a perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights.
 at Queen’s Gallery, London
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Portrait of the Artist — at the Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery See over 150 portraits of artists taken from the Royal Collection, by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens and Hockney.
 
 at Harrods, London
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Meet Santa at the Harrods Christmas Grotto

to Harrods Take you kids to see the toy factory at Harrods, and then meet Santa in his Winter Cabin inside the Christmas Grotto.
 at The Magic Circle, London
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Close-up magic show at the Magic Circle

The Magic Circle Enjoy an evening of entertainment performed by some of the world's best close-up magicians, at the Magic Circle's HQ.
Theatre show in London: An Inspector Calls at Playhouse Theatre

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to Playhouse Theatre JB Priestley's classic thriller "An Inspector Calls" is returning to the London stage for a limited run at the Playhouse Theatre.
Childrens event in London at BFI IMAX Cinema

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BFI IMAX Cinema Go and watch a 3D-movie at the BFI IMAX with state-of-the-art surround sound, and the largest cinema screen in the UK.
 
Free event in London at Westminster Abbey

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

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St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St. Paul's Cathedral, you can wander around and see part of the Cathedral for free.
 
Art exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts

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to Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academy of Arts have invited artist Luc Tuymans to curate an exhibition of works by James Ensor.
Musical in London: Half A Sixpence at Noël Coward Theatre

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to Noël Coward Theatre Cameron Mackintosh and Julian Fellowes are bringing 'Half A Sixpence' to the West End, based on HG Well's novel.
 
 at Natural History Museum, London
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Winter Ice Rink, at the Natural History Museum

to Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum always has one of the best outdoor ice rinks, decorated with a huge tree and fairy lights.
King Lear at Old Vic, London
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“King Lear” — Glenda Jackson, Jane Horrocks

to Old Vic Oscar winner Glenda Jackson is reprising her role as King Lear in Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, at the Old Vic Theatre. King Lear will be playing at the Old Vic in London on Friday 11th Nov.
 
Musical in London: Lazarus at King’s Cross Theatre

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to King’s Cross Theatre 'Lazarus' is a musical based on 'The Man Who Fell To Earth', and was one of the last works created by David Bowie.
Musical in London: School Of Rock at New London Theatre

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to New London Theatre The Jack Black movie 'School of Rock' has been turned into a West End musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes.
 
Theatre show in London: Peter Pan Goes Wrong at Apollo Theatre

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to Apollo Theatre "Peter Pan Goes Wrong" tells the story of Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society's inept attempts to put on show. You can catch the popular theatre show Peter Pan Goes Wrong at the Apollo Theatre on Fri 11th November.
 at Tate Britain, London
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Turner Prize 2016 — at Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Whether you love it or loathe it, the Turner Prize is certainly one of Britain's most prestigious contemporary art prizes.
 
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Abstract Expressionism — Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts "Abstract Expressionism" will feature works by celebrated artists like Kline, Pollock, Rothko, Newman, Still and de Kooning.
No Mans Land at Wyndham’s Theatre, London
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No Man’s Land — Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart

to Wyndham’s Theatre Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will be starring in Harold Pinter's classic play, 'No Man's Land', at the Wyndham's Theatre.
 
Free event in London at Horse Guards

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Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, but is usually a lot less crowded.
Free event in London at Covent Garden

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

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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.
The Entertainer at Garrick Theatre, London
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The Entertainer — starring Kenneth Branagh

to Garrick Theatre Kenneth Branagh will be starring in John Osborne's modern classic "The Entertainer", at the Garrick Theatre.
 
Theatre show in London: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

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to Palace Theatre Palace Theatre has snapped up the rights to "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" -- a brand-new story by JK Rowling.
Museum exhibition in London at Museum of London

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to Museum of London This year is the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, and the Museum of London will be putting on a special exhibition.
 
Bodyguard at Dominion Theatre, London
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The Bodyguard — starring Beverley Knight

to Dominion Theatre The Whitney Houston movie "The Bodyguard" has been turned into a West End musical starring Beverley Knight.
 at British Museum, London
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Ancient Sunken Cities — Egypt’s Lost Worlds

to British Museum This fantastic new exhibition at the British Museum will explore the ancient sunken cities that have been discovered in Egypt.
 
 
 
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