Sport in London Friday 16 December

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Sport in London on Fri 16th December

Our guide to sport in London on Friday 16 December 2016.

 at Alexandra Palace, London
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William Hill World Darts Championship

to Alexandra Palace The William Hill World Darts Championship features 72 of the world's best players competing for the Sid Waddell Trophy.
London International Horse Show at London Olympia, London
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The London International Horse Show

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

to London Olympia London Chess Classic will feature ten of the world's best players competing live on stage, at the London Olympia.
 at Hampton Court Palace, London
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Outdoor ice rink, at Henry VIII’s Hampton Court

to Hampton Court Palace The Christmas ice-rink at Hampton Court has a spectacular backdrop — the front wing of Henry VIII's Tudor Palace.
 
 at Somerset House, London
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Skate! — Christmas ice rink at Somerset House

to Somerset House Somerset House has got the prettiest rink in London, with a Christmas shopping arcade and decorated with a huge Christmas tree.
 at Tower of London, London
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Outdoor ice rink, in the Tower of London’s moat

to Tower of London The Tower of London's outdoor ice rink is back again for another year, set in the dry moat outside the castle walls.
 
 at Broadgate Ice Rink, London
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Broadgate ice rink (near Liverpool Street station)

to Broadgate Ice Rink Surrounded by tall offices and shops, the outdoor ice rink at Broadgate is only two minutes from Liverpool Street station.
 at Canary Wharf, London
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Skate around Canary Wharf’s outdoor ice rink

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 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.

That’s all the sports events, but there are lots more outdoor events in London on 16 December including:

Evensong Mass at Westminster Abbey16 DecemberYou can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey for free, which combines a traditional mass with a choir.

Portrait of the Artist — at the Queen’s Gallery16 DecemberSee over 150 portraits of artists taken from the Royal Collection, by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens and Hockney.

Night-time Christmas trail at Kew Gardens16 DecemberKew Garden’s Christmas trail includes a tunnel of lights, a scented fire garden, and a North Pole village for Santa and his elves.

Peter Pan panto, at the Greenwich Theatre16 DecemberGreenwich Theatre has chosen “Peter Pan” as this year’s panto, which tells the tale of Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell and Captain Hook.

Bad Manners — 40th Anniversary Concert16 DecemberHelp Buster Bloodvessel and Bad Manners celebrate their 40th anniversary with this gig at Under the Bridge.

Dick Whittington panto — with Matthew Kelly16 DecemberWImbledon Theatre’s Christmas panto this year l be “Dick Whittington”, starring Matthew Kelly as Sarah the Cook.

Christmas lights in Oxford Street16 DecemberThe Oxford Street switch-on ceremony is always one of the biggest, and this year they’re shutting the street to traffic.

Modernist Photography from Elton John’s Collection16 DecemberThe Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of Modernist Photography, drawn from Elton John’s private collection.

Great Fire of London Tour — St. Paul’s Cathedral16 DecemberDiscover how the Great Fire of London destroyed Old St Paul’s, and gave us Christopher Wren’s masterpiece.

 
 

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