Events in London – 2 January 2017

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Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Monday 2nd January

Leicester Square Theatre
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Stewart Lee - Content Provider

Stewart Lee will be testing out some new jokes at the Soho Theatre in a work in progress show called "Content Provider".
Harry Potter Studio Tour

Harry Potter Studio Tour Explore the magical world of Harry Potter at Warner Bros Studios, and see some of the props and sets from the movies.

Theatre shows

Watch a play on Monday 2 January, or one of London’s musicals

Hackney Empire
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Aladdin - Panto at the Hackney Empire

Come with Aladdin to the mystical world of Hackney, as he rubs a magic lamp and gets granted three wishes from a purple genie.
Wyndham’s Theatre
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The Kite Runner - at Wyndhams Theatre

Hamlet is on trial for the murder of Polonius, and a cast of characters will take the stand to plead his case.

Family & Kid’s events

Take your kids to London on the 2 January for one of these family events

London Zoo

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.
Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

Battersea Park Children’s Zoo Battersea Park Children's Zoo is a good place to visit for families with young kids, with plenty of small animals and birds.

Art & Museums

Visit an art gallery or museum on Monday 2nd January and see an exhibition

National Gallery
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Australia’s Impressionists - National Gallery

The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of forty works which explore Australia's Impressionist movement.
Tate Modern
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Robert Rauschenberg exhibition, at the Tate Modern

The Tate Modern will be putting on a retrospective exhibition of works by American artist Robert Rauschenberg.

Royal & Religious

Why not try one of these religious services or Royal events on 2 January?

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.
St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral St Paul's Cathedal has got three domes that you can climb up -- the Whispering Gallery, Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery.

Political & Military

Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 2 January

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.
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?

Sightseeing tours

Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Monday 2nd January

London Duck Tours
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London Duck Tours amphibious adventure

Enjoy an amazing amphibious adventure by both land and sea... with one of London Duck Tours sightseeing boats.

Classical music

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

Royal Opera House
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Tchaikovskys The Nutcracker - Royal Ballet

Watch the Royal Ballet performing Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" over Christmas, at the Royal Opera House.

Free events

There are lots of free events happening in London on the 2 January

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?
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

Don’t forget these other good events in London on Monday 2nd January

Wellington Arch

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

Monument The Monument to the Great Fire of London has a balcony at the top, which gives tourists some decent views of The City.
London Zoo

London Zoo Here's 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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