• Old Royal Naval CollegeEnjoy a 60-minute tour around the Old Royal Naval College, with one of their knowledgeable Yeoman guides. The historic buildings were designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the 1690s, as a refuge for old and injured sailors, but its rich history stretches back more than 500 hundred years to when Greenwich Palace was a home to Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
to • Mansion HouseLearn about the history of Mansion House, and how it has been used by previous Lord Mayors. The tour includes many of the public rooms and a collection of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings by masters like Frans Hals, Nicoleas Maes, and Jacob Ruisdael.
• Royal Festival HallJoin conductor Toby Purser, the Streetwise Opera, Orion Orchestra and Choir of HM Chapel Royal, Hampton Court, at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Mozart.
• Eventim Apollo
It's been seven long years since Billy Joel was last on stage in London, and now's your chance to catch him play one night at the Hammersmith Apollo. He's won six Grammies, sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, and written a clutch of classic tracks like "Piano Man", "Just The Way You Are", "Uptown Girl" and "My Life". Billy Joel will be performing at the Eventim Apollo in London on Tuesday November 5th.
• Wimbledon ParkWimbledon Park will be hosting two displays on the 5th November. This first one will cater for the younger crowd. A fairground with stalls and refreshments will remain open until 10 PM. Note: Please do not bring any sparklers, pets or alcohol.
• Roundwood ParkThe free fireworks display at Roundwood Park is always popular. A children's funfair will also be on hand to provide some entertainment. Gates will open at 6 PM, and the fireworks will be lit at 8 PM.
• Crystal Palace ParkCrystal Palace Park will be hosting two displays on the 5th November. The first one at 7 PM will be for the younger kids, with less noisy and more colourful fireworks. The second show at 8.30 PM will be the big display with bigger bangs, and set to music. A fairground with stalls and refreshments will also be on hand to provide some entertainment until 10 PM.
• RoundhousePeter Frampton is probably best known for his 1976 LP "Frampton Comes Alive!" -- the record breaking live LP which shifted over 6 million copies. Now he's back with a critically acclaimed new album called "Thank You Mr Churchill", and this special one-off show will see him performing songs both old and new.
• Sir John Soane’s MuseumSir John Soane's Museum is one of the most intriguing houses in the whole of London, crammed top to bottom with artifacts and oddities from all over the world, including masterpieces by Canaletto, Turner and Hogarth. Once a month you get the opportunity to see it by candlelight -- for free!
to • Leicester Square TheatreStewart Lee is back with a series of "Work in Progress" shows at the Leicester Square Theatre. The acclaimed comedian will present a mixed bag of unrelated ideas, read off of some crumpled bits of paper, in preparation for his new TV series in 2014.
to • O2 ArenaThe Barclays ATP World Tour Finals is played at the end of each tennis year, and features the top eight players in the men's world rankings. The format for the competition is a mix of group stages and knockout tennis. The competition should involve the likes of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal.
to • HarrodsIf you only take your kids to one Christmas Grotto this year, then make it the best of the bunch -- Harrods. Your kids will be able to meet Father Christmas and share their wish-list for the festive season, taking home an exclusive book, badge and Christmas chocolate.
to • Gielgud TheatreAlfred Hitchcock's fiendishly entertaining "Strangers On A Train" tells the tale of two men having a seemingly innocent conversation about the perfect murder. What if they 'swap' murders, and carry out each other's crime? But for one of the men the chat turns into a nightmare, when the other one carries out the plot... Strangers On A Train will be playing in London on Tuesday 5th Nov, during its run at the Gielgud Theatre.
to • Queen’s GalleryTo celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012, the Royal Academy presented a gift of 97 works from some of the most high-profile names in art -- including Tracey Emin, David Hockney, Anish Kapoor, Cornelia Parker and Grayson Perry. This exhibition showcases the entire collection of 97 works, displaying the breadth of membership of the Royal Academy.
to • Queen’s GalleryThe Queen's Gallery's new exhibition is called "Castiglione: Lost Genius". Castiglione worked in oils on paper, and won fame for his drawings and prints. His large, vibrant compositions were works of rare beauty, but he unaccountably fell from fame in the modern era.
to • Natural History MuseumDon your winter mittens and whizz around a 1000-metre square ice rink, set in the grounds of the Natural History Museum. The trees will be decked in fairy lights, and a traditional Carousel will be waltzing round to add to the festive atmosphere. There is also a Cafe Bar at the side of the rink to relax in, selling food and festive treats like mulled wine and hot chocolate.
to • Trafalgar StudiosBased on the life of the famous painter LS Lowry, "Mrs Lowry and Son" follows him from his early days a rent collector living with his mother, who has taken to her bed and demands complete devotion. It is only at night, while his mother sleeps, that Lowry can go to the attic and paint.
to • V&AThe "Masterpieces of Chinese Painting" exhibition will bring together over 100 of the finest examples of Chinese painting from the beginning of the 8th to the end of the 19th-century, including some of the rarest and earliest surviving pieces.
to • Canary WharfThe outdoor ice rink at Canary Wharf has a spectacular backdrop, sitting in the shadow of London's tallest building -- the skyscraper at Canada Square. This rink has an interesting little feature that sets it apart from the others -- a skate path that allows you to leave the main rink and glide past the fir trees and fairy lights that line the perimeter of the park.
to • Royal Academy of ArtsHonore Daumier lived during a turbulent time in France's history, and "Visions of Paris" sets out to explore his legacy. Many of the 130 works have never been seen in the UK before, and include a broad selection of paintings, drawings, watercolours and sculptures from 1830 to 1879. Daumier made his living as a caricaturist, observing and ridiculing the bourgeois society.
to • Wallace CollectionThis exhibition contains nearly 40 drawings of male nudes, all drawn in late 17th and 18th-century France. Belonging to the French equivalent of the Royal Academy, these works include pieces by Rigaud, Boucher, Nattier, Pierre and Jean-Baptiste Isabey.
to • Natural History MuseumThe Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will showcase the best images from the world's most prestigious wildlife photography competition, selected from 1,000s of international entries. Now in its 49th year, the competition provides a global showcase of the very best nature photography
to • Courtauld GalleryThe Courtauld Gallery is putting together a special exhibition of works by Albrecht Durer. It will collect together some of his finest figure drawings, in particular his 'wanderjahre' or 'journeyman' years, as well as some rare works by precursors and contemporaries who remain little known in the UK.
to • British MuseumThe legend of El Dorado dazzled Europeans for centuries... a lost city of gold in South America. The truth behind this myth is perhaps even more fascinating. This new exhibition features more than 200 objects from Museo del Oro in Bogota, combined with 100 from the British Museum's own collection.
to • Hampstead Theatre"Raving" tells the story of Briony and Keith, who are not finding parenthood as easy as their friends. When Ross and Rosy organise a relaxing weekend away in Wales (child-free!), an uninvited anarchic adolescent and a fanatical farmer turns their pleasant weekend into chaos. Raving will be playing at the Hampstead Theatre in London on Tuesday 5th Nov.
to • Tate ModernIt's been more than a decade since Paul Klee was last treated to a major UK exhibition. The Tate Modern will be exploring the Swiss artist's work, whose intense and inventive work covered everything from surrealism and cubism, to expressionism and orientalism.
to • Arts TheatreBeulah would eat a spider to fit in with the cool kids. Nadine's arm is missing and she would quite like it back. Franz's biggest problem is that life is too easy, and a procrastinating king only has 700 years to get his act together...
to • Museum of LondonThe Museum of London's new exhibition will investigate the secrets of the "Cheapside Hoard". This priceless cache of jewels and gemstones dates from the late 16th and early 17th-century (Elizabethan and Jacobean London), and was discovered buried in a cellar in 1912. But who owned the hoard, when was it hidden, and why was it never reclaimed?
to • National Portrait GalleryThe "Elizabeth I & Her People" exhibition will explore the reign of of one of England's greatest Queens - Elizabeth I - through portraits of both her and her people. The many outstanding paintings on display will include portraits of Elizabeth I and her courtiers including famous explorers, statesmen and soldiers.
to • National GalleryThis exhibition will explore the central role that portrait painting played in Vienna around the year 1900. Using paintings by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka, this ground-breaking exhibition will show how the bourgeois traditions of 19th-century art were swept away by the innovations made by avant-garde artists.
to • Hayward GalleryThe Hayward Gallery presents the first major retrospective of Dayanita Singh's work in the UK — one of today's foremost photographers. The exhibition brings together work from the past few decades and her famous 'museums' — large wooden structures which can be placed in various configurations, each holding 70 to 140 photographs.
to • V&AThis exhibition will cover more than 400 years of drawing practice, and include works by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Constable, Blake, Rossetti, Spencer, Freud and Hockney. The display will trace the central role played by drawing in portraiture and landscape paintings, and a selection of contemporary works will demonstrate drawing's continuing importance for artists.
to • British MuseumThe British Museum's new exhibition showcases some explicit, beautifully drawn Japanese prints, paintings and drawings. These detailed and brightly coloured works, produced between 1600 and 1900, inspired the likes of Toulouse-Lautrec, Rodin and Picasso, and continues to influence manga, anime and Japanese tattoo art today.
to • Donmar Warehouse"Roots" tells the story of Beatie Bryant falling for the young socialist, Ronnie. She is anxiously awaiting his arrival to meet her family at their Norfolk farm, hbut will his ideas about a bolder, freer world clash with their rural way of life? "Roots" is a portrait of a young woman finding her voice in a time of social change.
to • Tate BritainTate Britain's new exhibition is called "Art under Attack", and will explore the history of physical attacks on art in Britain from the 16th-century onwards. Iconoclasm is the deliberate destruction of artworks for religious, political or aesthetic motives. Political attacks include a portrait of Oliver Cromwell hung upside down, and the Suffragettes' targeted attacks on our cultural heritage during the early 20th-century.
to • Tate ModernThe Tate Modern's new exhibition will be the first full scale survey of Mira Schendel's work in the UK. Mira Schendel reinvented the language of European Modernism in Brazil, and the exhibition will reveal her dialogues with a diverse range of artists, philosophers and critics. It will bring together over 250 paintings, prints and sculptures from across her entire career.
to • Duchess Theatre"The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" is a funny take on the rise of Hitler in Nazi Germany, whose rise is shown in parallel with Ui's. Set in 1930s Chicago during the Great Depression, Ui and his mob of gangsters loom large, running protection rackets in the markets, the docks and across the city itself. You might be with him, or you might be against him -- but can anyone actually stop him?