Best events in London Friday 4 November

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Best events in London on Fri 4th November

Our guide to the best events in London on Friday 4 November 2016.

 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 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 Bishop’s Park, London
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Fireworks and funfair at Bishops Park

Bishop’s Park Bishops Park will be hosting two displays -- one for the little kids, with less bangs, and one for the the adults a bit later on.
 at London Zoo, London
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Creepy sleepover in London Zoo’s BUGHouse

London Zoo Treat your kids to a scary sleepover in the Bugs house at London Zoo, alongside the spiders, beetles and creep crawlies.
 
 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 Kingsmeadow, London
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Fireworks at Kingsmeadow, Kingston

Kingsmeadow Kingston will be holding its annual fireworks display at the Kingsmeadow Stadium again, with a funfair and food stalls.
 
Micky Flanagan at Leicester Square Theatre, London
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Micky Flanagan (work in progress show)

to Leicester Square Theatre East End comedy cockney geezer Micky Flanagan will be doing some 'work in progress' shows at the Leicester Square Theatre.
 at The Magic Circle, London
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Close-up magic show at the Magic Circle

to 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.
 
An Inspector Calls at Playhouse Theatre, London
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J. B. Priestley’s “An Inspector Calls”

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.
 at Alexandra Palace, London
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Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival

to Alexandra Palace The fireworks at Alexandra Palace will include a children's funfair, ice rink, German beer festival, and Day of the Dead parade.
 
Wwe Smackdown Wrestling at SSE Arena Wembley, London
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WWE Wrestling — Live at the SSE Arena

SSE Arena Wembley American wrestling is coming to London when all the big WWE stars fight it out at the SSE Wembley Arena.
Jurassic Park at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Jurassic Park on a big screen, with live score

to Royal Albert Hall The Royal Albert Hall will be screening 'Jurassic Park' on a big screen, alongside a live performance of the score.
 
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.
 
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Intrigue — James Ensor (curated by Luc Tuymans)

to Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academy of Arts have invited artist Luc Tuymans to curate an exhibition of works by James Ensor.
Half A Sixpence at Noël Coward Theatre, London
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Half A Sixpence — Flash, Bang, Wallop!

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.
 
Lazarus at King’s Cross Theatre, London
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Lazarus — David Bowie’s final work

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.
School Of Rock at New London Theatre, London
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‘School of Rock’ — from the Jack Black movie

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.
 
Peter Pan Goes Wrong at Apollo Theatre, London
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Peter Pan Goes Wrong — Apollo Theatre

to Apollo Theatre "Peter Pan Goes Wrong" tells the story of Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society's inept attempts to put on show.
 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.
 
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.
Musical in London: Motown The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre

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Shaftesbury Theatre Relive the Motown years and Berry Gordy's journey as he launches the careers of Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and more!
 
Musical in London: Beautiful Carole King Musical at Aldwych Theatre

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to Aldwych Theatre "Beautiful" tells the story of music legend Carole King, who become one of the most successful songwriters in music history.
Jersey Boys at Piccadilly Theatre, London
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Jersey Boys — The Frankie Valli Story

to Piccadilly Theatre "Jersey Boys" tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' rise to fame and fortune in the 1960s.
 
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
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Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

to Theatre Royal Drury Lane Roald Dahl's much-loved children's classic "Charlie & The Chocolate Factory" has been turned into a West End musical.
Book Of Mormon at Prince of Wales Theatre, London
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Anarchic comedy, “The Book of Mormon”

to Prince of Wales Theatre The West End musical "The Book of Mormon" is written by the same guys behind the anarchic TV show "South Park".
 
Mamma Mia at Novello Theatre, London
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“Mamma Mia!” — with the songs of ABBA

to Novello Theatre "Mamma Mia" is based on the hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, and uses the songs of ABBA.
Stomp at Ambassadors Theatre, London
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“Stomp”, at the Ambassadors Theatre

to Ambassadors Theatre "Stomp" is one of the most original shows in London, as the dancers use everyday props to bash out their beats and rhythms.
 
Musical in London: Thriller Live at Lyric Theatre

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to Lyric Theatre "Thriller Live" celebrates the career of Michael Jackson in a spectacular show filled with songs and dazzling dance moves.
Musical in London: Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

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to Lyceum Theatre Based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie, "The Lion King" tells the story of Simba and his adventures in the jungle.
 
Musical in London: Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre

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to Her Majesty’s Theatre "The Phantom of the Opera" has some of the best sets in the West End, and one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's finest scores.
Musical in London: Les Miserables at Queen’s Theatre

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to Queen’s Theatre "Les Miserables" is an epic tale of passion and destruction, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.
 
 
 
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