Events in London – 20 October 2017

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Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Friday 20th October

SSE Arena Wembley
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Legends Live: Suzi Quatro, David Essex, The Osmonds

Join Suzi Quatro, David Essex, The Osmonds and Hot Chocolate for 'Legends Live' at the SSE Arena.
KOKO
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Indie rock band, The Big Moon - at KOKO

Indie rockers The Big Moon will be touring the UK in the autumn and playing their headline show at KOKO.
 

Theatre shows

Watch a play on Friday 20 October, or one of London’s musicals

Hampstead Theatre
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The Slaves of Solitude - Hampstead Theatre

'The Slaves of Solitude' tells the story of an improbable heroine stuck inside a boarding house during World War II.
Old Vic
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Dr. Seusss The Lorax - at the Old Vic Theatre

Help Dr Seuss's Lorax save the world from a greedy, tree-chopping businessman called The Once-ler, at the Old Vic Theatre.
 

Family & Kid’s events

Take your kids to London on the 20 October for one of these family events

Piccadilly Theatre
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Annie The Musical - at the Piccadilly Theatre

One of the world's favourite family musicals, Annie, is back in the West End for a run at the Piccadilly Theatre.
Serpentine
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Hire a pedal boat on the Serpentine lake

Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine, or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle.
 

Art & Museums

Visit an art gallery or museum on Friday 20th October and see an exhibition

Courtauld Gallery
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Soutines Portraits - Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys

The Courtauld Gallery's 'Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys' exhibition will include some portraits by French artist Chaim Soutine.
Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of paintings and installations by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov.
 

Royal & Religious

Why not try one of these religious services or Royal events on 20 October?

Kensington Palace

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

Westminster Cathedral Westminster Cathedral's campanile is one of the city's best viewing platforms, rising 210 feet over the streets of Victoria.
 

Political & Military

Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 20 October

Noël Coward Theatre
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Martin Freeman, Sarah Lancashire – Labour of Love

Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire will be starring in James Graham's sharp new political play, 'Labour of Love'.
National Army Museum
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War Paint - Brushes With Conflict

'War Paint - Brushes With Conflict' is the National Army Museum's first temporary exhibition after their grand re-opening.
 

Sightseeing tours

Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Friday 20th October

Jason’s Trip
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Jasons Trip, from Little Venice to Camden

Jason's Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regent's Canal, from Little Venice to Camden Lock.
The City

The City Walk the streets of Londinium, and see what remains of the Roman amphitheatre, Temple of Mithras, military fort and walls.
 

Classical music

How about watching an opera, ballet, or listening to some classical music?

Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall This guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of the balcony boxes for a fantastic view of the auditorium.
 

Free events

There are lots of free events happening in London on the 20 October

Serpentine Gallery

to Serpentine Gallery The Serpentine Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of work by Wade Guyton, called 'Das New Yorker Atelier, Abridged'.
Guildhall Art Gallery
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Trauma - a gladiator returns to the amphitheatre

The skull of a Roman gladiator will be returning to the amphitheatre where he lost his life, in the basement of the Guildhall Art Gallery.
 

Other London events

Don’t forget these other good events in London on Friday 20th October

St. James’s Park
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Hire a deckchair in one of Londons parks

Have a nice, relaxing sit-down and doing a bit of people-watching in one of London's Royal parks, by hiring out a deckchair.
O2 Arena

O2 Arena Climb up The O2's roof and enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform at the top.
Wellington Arch

Wellington Arch The balconies on Wellington Arch have views of Constitution Hill, Apsley House and part of Buckingham Palace's gardens.
 
 
 
 
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