Best events in London Friday 18 November

Best events in London on Fri 18th November

Our guide to the best events in London on Friday 18 November 2016.

Childrens event in London at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park

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to Hyde Park Hyde Park will once again become a magical Winter Wonderland with ice skating and rides, a circus, and a Christmas market.
Grease at Prince Charles Cinema

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Prince Charles Cinema Sing along with Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in 'Sing-A-Long-A Grease' at the Prince Charles Cinema.
 
Museum exhibition in London at Star Wars at O2 Arena

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to O2 Arena 'Star Wars Identities' is a huge new exhibition at The O2 with 200 props, models, costumes and artworks from the movies.
Comedy in London: Dara O Briain at Eventim Apollo

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Eventim Apollo 'Roar With Laughter' alongside Dara O'Briain, Seann Walsh, Aisling Bea, Kevin Eldon and Rob Deering at the Apollo.
 
Childrens event in London at Regent Street

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to Regent Street Regent Street always has some of the best Christmas lights in London, stretching from Oxford Street to Waterloo Place.
Classical music in London: Royal Albert Hall

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to Royal Albert Hall "Classical Spectacular" is back at the Royal Albert Hall with a thundering, firework finale of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture".
 
Childrens event in London at Somerset House

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to Somerset House Somerset House has got the prettiest rink in London, with a Christmas shopping arcade and decorated with a huge Christmas tree.
Childrens event in London at Tower of London

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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.
 
Theatre show in London: Nice Fish at Harold Pinter Theatre

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to Harold Pinter Theatre Mark Rylance will be starring in 'Nice Fish' at the Harold Pinter Theatre, a comic play he co-wrote with Louis Jenkins.
Theatre show in London: Buried Child at Trafalgar Studios

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to Trafalgar Studios Hollywood star Ed Harris will be starring in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'Buried Child', at the Trafalgar Studios.
 
Sport in London at Atp World Tour Finals at O2 Arena

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to O2 Arena The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals are played at the end of each year, between the top eight men in the world rankings.
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.
 
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.
Childrens event in London at Oxford Street

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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.
 
Art exhibition at Queen’s Gallery

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to Queen’s Gallery See over 150 portraits of artists taken from the Royal Collection, by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens and Hockney.
Childrens event in London at Harrods

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to Harrods Take you kids to see the toy factory at Harrods, and then meet Santa in his Winter Cabin inside the Christmas Grotto.
 
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.
 
Childrens event in London at Natural History Museum

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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.
Theatre show in London: King Lear at Old Vic

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to Old Vic Oscar winner Glenda Jackson is reprising her role as King Lear in Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, at the Old Vic Theatre.
 
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.
Art exhibition at Tate Britain

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

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to Royal Academy of Arts "Abstract Expressionism" will feature works by celebrated artists like Kline, Pollock, Rothko, Newman, Still and de Kooning.
Theatre show in London: No Mans Land at Wyndham’s Theatre

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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 Primrose Hill

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Primrose Hill Primrose Hill is a lot higher than it looks, and boasts one of the finest views of the London skyline from anywhere in the city.
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.
 
 
 
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