Events in London – 8 October 2017

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Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Sunday 8th October

Eventim Apollo
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Alone - Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders

Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders will be playing one night at the Eventim Apollo in October on their 'Alone' tour.
BFI IMAX Cinema

BFI IMAX Cinema Go and watch a 3D-movie at the BFI IMAX with state-of-the-art surround sound, and the largest cinema screen in the UK.
 

Theatre shows

Watch a play on Sunday 8 October, or one of London’s musicals

Globe Theatre
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William Shakespeares Much Ado About Nothing

The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' over the summer.
Piccadilly Theatre
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Annie The Musical - at the Piccadilly Theatre

One of the world's favourite family musicals, Annie, is back in the West End for a run at the Piccadilly Theatre.
 

Family & Kid’s events

Take your kids to London on the 8 October for one of these family events

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.
Namco Funscape

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

Art & Museums

Visit an art gallery or museum on Sunday 8th October and see an exhibition

Royal Academy of Arts
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Salvador Dali and Marcel Duchamp

The Royal Academy of Arts will be exploring the friendship between two artistic giants: Salvador Dali and Marcel Duchamp.
National Gallery

to National Gallery The National Gallery's "Reflections' exhibition will explain how Van Eyck's 'Arnolfini Portrait' influenced the Pre-Raphaelites.
 

Royal & Religious

Why not try one of these religious services or Royal events on 8 October?

Kensington Palace

to 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 8 October

National Army Museum
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War Paint - Brushes With Conflict

'War Paint - Brushes With Conflict' is the National Army Museum's first temporary exhibition after their grand re-opening.
Imperial War Museum
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Afghanistan: Reflections on Helmand

'Reflections on Helmand' will explore how Britain got caught up fighting the Taliban in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
 

Sightseeing tours

Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Sunday 8th October

The City
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Explore some of the Citys finest gardens

Explore some of the prettiest and most historic gardens and churchyards in the City of London, on this 2-hour walking tour.
The City

The City This walk will take you around the City, showing you the Guildhall, Mansion House, Bank of England, and Royal Exchange.
 

Classical music

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

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.
 

Free events

There are lots of free events happening in London on the 8 October

Serpentine Gallery
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Wade Guyton - Das New Yorker Atelier, Abridged

The Serpentine Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of work by Wade Guyton, called 'Das New Yorker Atelier, Abridged'.
Guildhall Art Gallery
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Trauma - a gladiator returns to the amphitheatre

The skull of a Roman gladiator will be returning to the amphitheatre where he lost his life, in the basement of the Guildhall Art Gallery.
 

Other London events

Don’t forget these other good events in London on Sunday 8th October

Photographer’s Gallery
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Gregory Crewdson - Cathedral of the Pines

The Photographer's Gallery will be putting on an exhibition called 'Cathedral of the Pines' by American artist Gregory Crewdson.
Spencer House

Spencer House Spencer House is one of the finest 18th-century town houses in London, and opens up for a guided tour every Sunday.
O2 Arena

O2 Arena Climb up The O2's roof and enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform at the top.
 
 
 
 
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