Events in London – 18 December 2016

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Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Sunday 18th December

Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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Elaine Paige - Stripped Back

Elaine Paige's 23-date 'Stripped Back' tour will be coming to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in December.
O2 Arena
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Red Hot Chili Peppers - 3 nights at the O2 Arena

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have a new album out called 'The Getaway', and will be touring the UK in December.

Theatre shows

Watch a play on Sunday 18 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 18 December for one of these family events

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.
Criterion Theatre
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Mr Poppers Penguins - family puppet musical

Mr and Mrs Popper are bringing their amazing family of puppet penguins to the Criterion Theatre for two weeks over Christmas.

Art & Museums

Visit an art gallery or museum on Sunday 18th 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 18 December?

Southwark Cathedral
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Christmas carol service, at Southwark Cathedral

Enjoy a traditional Christmas carol service at Southwark Cathedral, with Lessons and readings from the King James Bible.
Westminster Abbey
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Ceremony of Carols, at Westminster Abbey

Enjoy a performance of Britten's "Ceremony of Carols" at Westminster Abbey, with a reading of The Christmas Proclamation.

Political & Military

Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 18 December

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.
Imperial War Museum
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Edmund Clark: State Control and the War of Terror

The Imperial War Museum will be putting on an exhibition by Edmund Clark, exploring State control and the War on Terror.

Classical music

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

Cadogan Hall
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Christmas Cracker concert, with the Royal Philharmonic

The "Christmas Cracker" concert has become a festive favourite, with seasonal songs and carols by the Royal Philharmonic.
Barbican Hall
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Mozart and Tchaikovsky - London Symphony Orchestra

Nikolaj Znaider and the London Symphony Orchestra will be playing works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky at Barbican Hall.

Free events

There are lots of free events happening in London on the 18 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 Sunday 18th December

Royal Albert Hall
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Jingle Bell Christmas, at the Royal Albert Hall

Join the London Concert Orchestra and Jingle Bell Dancers for an afternoon of festive favourites at the Royal Albert Hall.
Hampton Court Palace
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Christmas carols in the grounds of Hampton Court

Spend an atmospheric evening strolling through Hampton Court's courtyards, singing Christmas carols as you go.
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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