Events in London – 31 December 2017

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Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Sunday 31st December

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 31st Dec, New Year’s Eve, or one of London’s musicals

Lyric Hammersmith
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Christmas panto: Jack and the Beanstalk

You'll find Jack and his magic beans at the Lyric, climbing up his beanstalk into the clouds where the giant lives.
Hackney Empire
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Cinderella - panto at the Hackney Empire

Enjoy a traditional Christmas panto at the Hackney Empire, and see if Cinderella can find her Prince Charming.

Family & Kid’s events

Take your kids to London on the 31 December for one of these family events

Royal Botanic Gardens
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Christmas trail and fairground at Kew Gardens

Kew Garden's Christmas trail includes a fairground, a tunnel of lights, scented fire garden and a million sparkling lights.
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 Sunday 31st December and see an exhibition

Natural History Museum
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New Years Eve, at the Natural History Museum

See in 2018 in style at the Natural History Museum's 'Under the Sea' themed New Year's Eve party.
Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The 'Art & Power' exhibition at the Queen's Gallery will explore how Charles II used art to glorify his restored monarchy.

Royal & Religious

Why not try one of these religious services or Royal events on 31 December?

Kensington Palace
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Princess Di: Her Fashion Story - Kensington Palace

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

Political & Military

Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 31 December

Tate Modern
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Red Star Over Russia - Art from the Soviet Union

The 'Red Star Over Russia' exhibition at the Tate Modern will explore the visual art of the early Soviet Union, up until 1953.
Science Museum
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Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care

The Science Museum's 'Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care' exhibition will look at medicine during the Battle of the Somme.

Classical music

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

Royal Albert Hall
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The Nutcracker - at the Royal Albert Hall

The Birmingham Royal Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the Royal Albert Hall.

Free events

There are lots of free events happening in London on the 31 December

Museum of Childhood
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Michael Morpurgo - A Lifetime in Stories

'A Lifetime in Stories' will explore the work of Michael 'War Horse' Morpurgo, one of the Britain's best-loved authors.
Museum of Childhood
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Searching for Ghosts - V&A Museum of Childhood

Peer into the lives of east Londoners to see how buildings have documented the changes in taste and the passage of time.

Other London events

Don’t forget these other good events in London on Sunday 31st December

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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