Events in London – Friday 9 February 2018

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Theatre shows on 9th February

York Realist at Donmar Warehouse, London

The York Realist - Donmar Warehouse

to Donmar Warehouse The York Realist tells the story of two men from different classes falling for each other during the rehearsals of a play
All Or Nothing at Arts Theatre, London

All Or Nothing - The Mod Musical

to Arts Theatre All Or Nothing tells the story of the Small Faces one of the bands who grew up in the mod-era of 1965
Captive Queen at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

The Captive Queen - Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

to Sam Wanamaker Playhouse The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will be performing The Captive Queen -- a re-imagining John Drydens Aureng-zebe
Amadeus at Olivier Theatre, London

Amadeus - about the life of young Mozart

to Olivier Theatre The National Theatre will be putting on a production of Amadeus which tells the story of the young composer Mozart
Mary Stuart at Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Mary Stuart - Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams

to Duke of York’s Theatre Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams will decide who will be playing the role of Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart by the toss of a coin
Alls Well That Ends Well at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

Shakespeares Alls Well That Ends Well

to Sam Wanamaker Playhouse The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will be putting on a performance of Shakespeares Alls Well That Ends Well
Birthday Party at Harold Pinter Theatre, London

The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter

to Harold Pinter Theatre Harold Pinters The Birthday Party is a darkly comic masterpiece about the menace that comes to a sleepy boarding house
Cirque Du Soleil Ovo at Royal Albert Hall, London

Cirque du Soleils OVO - Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall Cirque du Soleil is back at the Royal Albert Hall with OVO a crazy carnival of animals that live beneath our feet
Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre, London

Hamilton - about Americas founding father

to Victoria Palace Theatre Alexander Hamilton was George Washingtons right hand man and one of Americas original founding fathers
Everybodys Talking About Jamie at Apollo Theatre

to Apollo Theatre Everybodys Talking About Jamie is all about overcoming prejudice with songs by The Feelings Dan Gillespie Sells
Young Frankenstein at Garrick Theatre

to Garrick Theatre Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein is now a musical starring Hadley Fraser and Ross Noble
The Ferryman at Gielgud Theatre, London

The Ferryman - directed by Sam Mendes

to Gielgud Theatre Sam Mendes will be directing a production of Jez Butterworths The Ferryman at the Gielgud Theatre
42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London

42nd Street - The high-kicking Broadway hit

to Theatre Royal Drury Lane 42nd Street tells the story of a Broadway dancer who gets her shot at stardom when the leading lady gets injured
Dreamgirls at Savoy Theatre, London

Dreamgirls - soul music from 1960s America

to Savoy Theatre Amber Riley will be starring in the Tony Award-winning musical Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre, London

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

to Palace Theatre Palace Theatre has snapped up the rights to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new story by JK Rowling
Comedy About A Bank Robbery at Criterion Theatre

to Criterion Theatre The writers behind The Play That Goes Wrong are back with The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at the Criterion
Motown The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre

to Shaftesbury Theatre Relive Berry Gordys journey as he launches Motown and the careers of superstars like Michael Jackson
Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre, London

Kinky Boots - music by Cyndi Lauper

to Adelphi Theatre Kinky Boots tells the story of a Lola who helps to save a bankrupt shoe factory by singing some Cyndi Lauper songs
Play That Goes Wrong at Duchess Theatre

to Duchess Theatre The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society put on a West End show but will they crack under the pressure?
Mamma Mia at Novello Theatre

to Novello Theatre Mamma Mia is based on the hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan and uses the songs of ABBA
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

to Cambridge Theatre Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers
Thriller Live at Lyric Theatre, London

Thriller - with the songs of Michael Jackson

to Lyric Theatre Thriller Live celebrates the career of Michael Jackson in a spectacular show filled with songs and dazzling dance moves
Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

to Apollo Victoria Theatre If you like The Wizard of Oz then you will love Wicked -- it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches
Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

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

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 Webbers finest scores
Woman In Black at Fortune Theatre

to Fortune Theatre A man is obsessed with a family curse and hires a sceptical young actor to help him exorcise the fear that grips his soul
Les Miserables at Queen’s Theatre

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

Music, comedy & film on 9th February

Lola And Jo at Battersea Arts Centre, London

Lola & Jo - Scratch (work in progress)

Battersea Arts Centre Join character comedians Lola & Jo at the Battersea Arts Centre for a bit of market research
Rob Delaney at Bush Hall, London

Rob Delaney at Bush Hall

Bush Hall American comic Rob Delaney will be appearing at Bush Hall with support from Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Jordan Brookes
Ed Gamble at Leicester Square Theatre, London

Ed Gambles Mammoth - Leicester Square Theatre

to Leicester Square Theatre Ed Gamble will be bring his Mammoth stand-up show to the Leicester Square Theatre in February

Family & Kid’s events on 9th February

Medieval Banquet

Medieval Banquet with minstrels and knights

Medieval Banquet Come and enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights singing minstrels and the King Henry VIII himself
Royal Observatory

Royal Observatory The Royal Observatorys daily Sky Tonight show at the Planetarium will show you what will be visible in the sky tonight
The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car) This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from The O2 to the ExCel Centre in five minutes
 at London Zoo, London

London Zoo - Be a zoo keeper for a day

London Zoo Get closer to the animals at London Zoo and help to feed and muck them out by becoming a London Zoo keeper for a day
 at Namco Funscape, London

NAMCO - Arcade games 10-pin bowling dodgems

Namco Funscape The Namco Centre has has three floors of arcade games bowling lanes bumper-cars pool tables sports TV and a bar

Sports events on 9th February

Chelsea at Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea FC - Guided tour of Stamford Bridge

Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge Walk in the footsteps of your Chelsea heroes on a guided tour of Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea Museum
Arsenal at Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium Walk in the footsteps of your Arsenal heroes on a guided tour of the Emirates Stadium the pitch and the Arsenal Museum

Lord’s Cricket fans will love having a look around the home of cricket with this tour of Lords Cricket Ground and the MCC Museum
Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms the pitch and climb up to the Royal Box and lift the FA Cup

Art & Museum exhibitions on 9th February

 at Hayward Gallery, London

Andreas Gursky exhibition - Hayward Gallery

to Hayward Gallery The Hayward Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of work by the German photographer Andreas Gursky
 at Courtauld Gallery, London

Antoine Caron: Drawings for Catherine de Medici

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery will be showing some 16th-century drawings by Antoine Caron created for his patron Catherine de Medici
National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery Enjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery amongst some of the gallerys great works of art
Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms and experience Winston Churchills wartime bunker from behind the glass
 at Queen’s Gallery, London

Charles II: Art & Power at the Queens Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The Art & Power exhibition at the Queens Gallery will explore how Charles II used art to glorify his restored monarchy
 at Tate Modern, London

Amedeo Modigliani exhibition at the Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be exploring the career of Amedeo Modigliani through a comprehensive survey of his works
 at Tate Modern, London

Red Star Over Russia - Art from the Soviet Union

to Tate Modern The Red Star Over Russia exhibition at the Tate Modern will explore the visual art of the early Soviet Union up until 1953
 at Tate Britain, London

French Artists in Exile - Impressionists in London

to Tate Britain Impressionists in London will tell the story of the French artists who came to Britain to seek refuge from the war in the 1870s
 at British Museum, London

Living With Gods - Peoples Places and Worlds Beyond

to British Museum The British Museums Living With Gods exhibition will explore the role of gods and religion in early human civilisations
 at National Gallery, London

Monochrome - Painting in Black and White

to National Gallery The National Gallerys new exhibition Monochrome will explore the history and techniques of black and white painting
 at Imperial War Museum, London

Age Of Terror - Art Since 9/11

to Imperial War Museum The Age Of Terror exhibition at the Imperial War Museum will include works by Ai Weiwei Grayson Perry Ivan Navarro and Gerhard Richter
 at National Portrait Gallery, London

Cezannes Portraits - National Portrait Gallery

to National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery will be collecting together more than fifty of Cezannes portraits in a major new exhibition
Harry Potter at British Library, London

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

to British Library Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter by delving into the history of magic and old folklores at the British Library
 at British Library, London

Listen: 140 Years of Recorded Sound

to British Library Listen to 140 Years of Recorded Sound at the British Library as they explore how sound and radio has transformed our society
 at National Gallery, London

Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites

to National Gallery The National Gallerys Reflections exhibition will explain how Van Eycks Arnolfini Portrait influenced the Pre-Raphaelites
 at Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Passion Power and Politics - The History of Opera

to V&A Passion Power and Politics explores the history of opera from its origins in late-Renaissance Italy right up to the present day
 at National Gallery, London

Drawn in Colour - Degas from the Burrell Collection

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be showing twenty rarely-seen pastels from the Burrell Collection by the French Impressionist Degas
 at Cartoon Museum, London

Daily Funnies: Exhibition of Newspaper Cartoons

to Cartoon Museum The Cartoon Museum will be be exploring the best strip cartoons from the past 100 years of newspapers and magazines
 at Museum of Childhood, London

Michael Morpurgo - A Lifetime in Stories

to Museum of Childhood A Lifetime in Stories will explore the work of Michael War Horse Morpurgo one of the Britains best-loved authors
 at Natural History Museum, London

Beneath The Surface - exhibition about whales

to Natural History Museum The Natural History Museums new exhibition is called Beneath The Surface all about the evolution of whales and dolphins
 at Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion at the V&A Museum

to V&A The Shaping Fashion exhibition will showcase some of the best pieces by Spanish fashion designer Cristobal Balenciaga
 at Kensington Palace, London

Princess Di: Her Fashion Story - Kensington Palace

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

Classical music on 9th February

 at Barbican Hall, London

Barber Ravel Mussorgsky and George Walker

Barbican Hall The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be some pieces by Barber Ravel Mussorgsky and George Walker at Barbican Hall
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

Sightseeing tours on 9th February

BrakeAway Bike Tours

BrakeAway Bike Tours Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike and see the major sights and landmarks of London from your saddle
See London by Night

See London by Night The See London By Night bus tour will show you Londons most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky
The City

The City If you dont fancy spending 25-30 pounds on a sightseeing bus then theres a much cheaper alternative the No11 bus
Ghost Bus Tours

Ghost Bus Tours The Ghost Bus Tour will take you on a journey through Londons gruesome past and into the dark heart of the capital
Thames Rockets

Thames Rockets A trip on a Thames Rocket is something youll never forget speeding down the river underneath the Londons bridges
City Cruises

City Cruises City Cruises offer one-way return or all-day boat trips between Westminster and Greenwich stopping off at Tower Bridge
TRS River Cruise

TRS River Cruise Spend a leisurely afternoon on a TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich and see some of the sights along the river
Big Bus Tours

Big Bus Tours This traditional open-top bus tour will take in all the best landmarks and attractions with a free river cruise and guided walk
Original Bus Tour

Original Bus Tour The Original Tour is one of Londons most popular sightseeing buses and its also a great way to travel around the capital
Jack The Ripper Tour

Jack The Ripper Tour Walk the streets of Whitechapel and try and discover the identity of the Victorian murderer Jack the Ripper - if you dare!
 at The City, London

Guided walk around Roman Londinium

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

Free events on 9th February

 at Buckingham Palace, London

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

to Buckingham Palace The Changing the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see events for every tourists itinerary
Horse Guards

Horse Guards The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 OClock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at the Horse Guards
Horse Guards

Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace but is usually a lot less crowded
Covent Garden

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

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
Westminster Abbey

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

St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St Pauls Cathedral you can wander around and see part of the Cathedral for free
 at Old Bailey, London

Watch a real-life court case at the Old Bailey

Old Bailey Watch the long arm of the law in action at the Old Bailey where members of the public can sit in the gallery and watch a case
 at Spitalfields City Farm, London

Volunteer to help out at Spitalfields City Farm

Spitalfields City Farm Spitalfields City Farm is a nice place to take your kids but did you know that you can volunteer to help out on the farm?
 at Royal Courts of Justice, London

Watch a case at the Royal Courts of Justice

Royal Courts of Justice Try something a bit different -- how about going to the Royal Courts of Justice and watching a real-life court case?
 at Sky Garden, London

Tropical garden at the top of the Sky Garden

Sky Garden The Sky Garden is a three-story garden that spans the top three floors of 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the Walkie Scorchie)

Other London events on 9th February

Globe Theatre

Guided tour of Shakespeares Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre Have a tour of William Shakespeares Globe Theatre on Bankside and learn what Elizabethan life was like for the worlds most famous playwright
Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason Put on your best clothes and enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in the famous Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason
Bateaux London

Bateaux London Bateaux London offers you great cuisine and live entertainment onboard the boat as it sails serenely down the Thames
Thames Clippers

Thames Clippers Thames Clippers offer one-way return or all-day trips along a 15-mile stretch of the river between Putney and Greenwich
The Ritz

The Ritz Dress up in your suit and shoes and sit down to an afternoon tea at the Ritz Hotel in the luxurious surroundings of the Palm Court
Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square Relive Londons history and ride a 1960s double-decker bus (the ones with a conductor and an open platform at the back)
Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

Docklands Light Railway (DLR) The driverless Docklands Light Railway lets you to sit right at the front of the train giving you a fantastic view of the track
Tower of London

Tower of London One of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the Beefeaters)
The City

The City If weaving your way in and out of the busy traffic on a hire bike sounds like fun then how about hiring a Boris Bike?
Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle the worlds oldest inhabited castle and the Royal Familys home for over 1000 years
 at London Zoo, London

Meet the animals up close at London Zoo

London Zoo Heres your chance to enter the animal enclosures watch them feed and get close to some of the animals at London Zoo
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