Events in London – 1 December 2016

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Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Thursday 1st December

O2 Arena
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Pete Tong presents… Ibiza Classics

Pete Tong has reworked some Ibiza Classics for a 60-piece orchestra, and will be performing it at The O2.
Leicester Square Theatre
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Jason Byrne is Propped Up

Jason Byrne will be bringing out his collection of silly props for his 'Propped Up' show at the Leicester Square Theatre.
 

Theatre shows

Watch a play on Thursday 1 December, or one of London’s musicals

Hackney Empire
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Sleeping Beauty - Hackney Empire Christmas panto

The Hackney Empire's Christmas pantomime this year is "Sleeping Beaty", packed with songs, comedy and family fun.
Peacock Theatre
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Raymond Briggs The Snowman

Fly through the sky with the magical snowman, as the much-loved children's book "The Snowman" comes to the Peacock.
 

Family & Kid’s events

Take your kids to London on the 1 December for one of these family events

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?
Hampton Court Palace
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Outdoor ice rink, at Henry VIIIs Hampton Court

The Christmas ice-rink at Hampton Court has a spectacular backdrop — the front wing of Henry VIII's Tudor Palace.
 

Art & Museums

Visit an art gallery or museum on Thursday 1st December and see an exhibition

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.
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.
 
 

Political & Military

Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 1 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.
 
 

Classical music

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

St. Paul’s Cathedral
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Handels Messiah at St. Pauls

St Paul's Cathedral Choir and the City of London Sinfonia will be giving a performance of Handel's "Messiah".
Royal Opera House
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Verdis Il Trovatore, at the Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of Verdi's "Il trovatore", which includes the famous "Anvil Chorus".
 

Free events

There are lots of free events happening in London on the 1 December

Geffrye Museum
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Christmas Past: 400 Years of Traditions

The Geffrye's "Christmas Past" exhibition explores the origins and meanings behind 400 years of Christmas traditions.
Regent Street
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Christmas lights in Regent Street

Regent Street always has some of the best Christmas lights in London, stretching from Oxford Street to Waterloo Place.
 

Other London events

Don’t forget these other good events in London on Thursday 1st December

Queen’s House
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Christmas at the Queens House, Greenwich

The Queen's House is promising to transform itself into a giant advent calendar, with a surprise behind every door.
British Library
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Michael Morpurgo, talking about childrens literature

'War Horse' author Michael Morpurgo will be talking about his children's books, and why children's literature is so important.
Royal Albert Hall
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Champions Tennis, at Royal Albert Hall

See some of the biggest names in tennis history compete at the Champions Tennis tournament at the Royal Albert Hall.
 
 
 
 
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