Events in London – 2 January 2018

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Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Tuesday 2nd January


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.
Leicester Square Theatre
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Content Provider - with Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee is back at the Leicester Square Theatre with another run of his 'Content Provider' shows.

Theatre shows

Watch a play on Tuesday 2 January, or one of London’s musicals

Theatre Royal Haymarket
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The legendary Rat Pack - Live from Las Vagas

Step back in time and see Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis performing at the legendary Sands Hotel in Las Vegas.
London Palladium
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Dick Whittington - Julian Clary, Elaine Paige

The London Palladium's Christmas panto is 'Dick Whittington', starring Charlie Stemp, Julian Clary, Elaine Paige and Diversity.

Family & Kid’s events

Take your kids to London on the 2 January for one of these family events

Chelsea at Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge Walk in the footsteps of your Chelsea heroes on a guided tour of Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea Museum.
The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car) This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from The O2 to the ExCel Centre in five minutes.

Art & Museums

Visit an art gallery or museum on Tuesday 2nd January and see an exhibition

Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms, and experience Winston Churchill's wartime bunker from behind the glass.
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 2 January?

Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery Have a guided tour around Highgate Cemetery, and enjoy one of the most atmospheric and historic cemeteries in London.
Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey for free, which combines a traditional mass with a choir.

Political & Military

Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 2 January

Horse Guards

Horse Guards The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 O'Clock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at the Horse Guards.
Tower of London

Tower of London One of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the "Beefeaters").

Sightseeing tours

Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Tuesday 2nd January

See London by Night

See London by Night The 'See London By Night' bus tour will show you London's most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky.
The City

The City If you don't fancy spending 25-30 pounds on a sightseeing bus, then there's a much cheaper alternative... the No.11 bus.

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.
London Coliseum
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The Nutcracker - at the London Coliseum

The English National Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the London Coliseum.

Free events

There are lots of free events happening in London on the 2 January

One New Change

One New Change One New Change is a shopping centre close to St. Paul's Cathedral, which offers some great views from their roof terrace.
Little Venice

Little Venice Have a nice walk around Little Venice, past all the pretty houseboats, and stop for a cup of tea in one of the nice cafes.

Other London events

Don’t forget these other good events in London on Tuesday 2nd January

Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre Have a tour of William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on Bankside, and learn what Elizabethan life was like for the world's most famous playwright.
Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason Put on your best clothes and enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in the famous Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason.
Bateaux London

Bateaux London Bateaux London offers you great cuisine and live entertainment onboard the boat, as it sails serenely down the Thames.
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