Events in London – 17 December 2016

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Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Saturday 17th December

O2 Arena
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Fatboy Slim, at the O2 Arena

Fro this gig at The O2 Fatboy Slim will be raving 'in the round', with a heaving dance floor and spectacular production overhead.
Cadogan Hall
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The Snowman and Were Going On A Bear Hunt

Raymond Briggs "The Snowman" will be shown at Cadogan Hall, alongside a performance of 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt'.
 

Theatre shows

Watch a play on Saturday 17 December, 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.
Royal Festival Hall
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Million Dollar Quartet: Elvis, Jerry, Carl and Cash

"Million Dollar Quartet" tells the true story of a jam session between Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis.
 

Family & Kid’s events

Take your kids to London on the 17 December for one of these family events

St. Paul’s Cathedral
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Family Christmas carols, at St. Pauls Cathedral

Enjoy a Christmas Carol concert at St Paul's Cathedral, especially suitable for families and children.
Phoenix Theatre
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Peppa Pigs Surprise - at the Phoenix Theatre

Take your little kids to see "Peppa Pig's Surprise" and enjoy a lovely day with Peppa, George, and all their friends.
 

Art & Museums

Visit an art gallery or museum on Saturday 17th December 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 17 December?

 

Political & Military

Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 17 December

Garrick Theatre
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This House - at the Garrick Theatre

'This House' takes us behind the scenes in Parliament, when the whips do all they can to coerce the MPs into voting the right way.
Imperial War Museum
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Mahwish Chishty: Spy drones and Pakistani folk art

Mahwish Chishty's exhibition of art at the Imperial War Museum combines Pakistani folk art with unmanned spy drones.
 

Sightseeing tours

Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Saturday 17th December

The City
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A Christmas walk around Charles Dickens London

Enjoy a walk around the Victorian streets where Charles Dickens found inspiration for Oliver Twist and the Artful Dodger.
 

Classical music

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

Royal Albert Hall
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Carols by candlelight, in full 18th-century costume

"Carols by Candlelight" features seasonal readings and Christmas carols performed in an evocative candlelit setting.
Royal Opera House
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Renee Fleming in Strauss Der Rosenkavalier

Renee Fleming will be starring in Richard Strauss' comedy opera "Der Rosenkavalier", at the Royal Opera House.
 

Free events

There are lots of free events happening in London on the 17 December

Trafalgar Square
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Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square

Have you ever taken the time to see the switching-on ceremony for the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree, with carols?
Saatchi Gallery
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Painters Painters - at the Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery's "Painters' Painters" exhibition showcases the work of nine artists who are inspiring the next generation.
 

Other London events

Don’t forget these other good events in London on Saturday 17th December

London Dungeon
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London Dungeon Lates - Have you got a dark side?

London Dungeon Lates is an adult-only event which will try and scare the living bejesus out of you and your missus.
Royal Albert Hall
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Christmas Carol Singalong, with Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan Cohen will lead the audience through an evening of Christmas carols and seasonal hits at the Royal Albert Hall.
Alexandra Palace
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William Hill World Darts Championship

The William Hill World Darts Championship features 72 of the world's best players competing for the Sid Waddell Trophy.
 
 
 
 
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