Events in London – 21 December 2016

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Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Wednesday 21st December

Alexandra Palace
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Vanilla Ice… on Ice - Skate while he plays

Vanilla Ice will be doing a show with a difference — you'll be able to skate while he plays, at Alexandra Palace Ice Rink.
 

Theatre shows

Watch a play on Wednesday 21 December, or one of London’s musicals

Hackney Empire
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Aladdin - Panto at the Hackney Empire

Come with Aladdin to the mystical world of Hackney, as he rubs a magic lamp and gets granted three wishes from a purple genie.
Wyndham’s Theatre
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The Kite Runner - at Wyndhams Theatre

Hamlet is on trial for the murder of Polonius, and a cast of characters will take the stand to plead his case.
 

Family & Kid’s events

Take your kids to London on the 21 December for one of these family events

O2 Arena
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Disney On Ice - Frozen - at the O2 Arena

Disney on Ice's new skating show brings "Frozen" to The O2, with all your favourite characters and songs from the movie.
Criterion Theatre
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Mr Poppers Penguins - family puppet musical

Mr and Mrs Popper are bringing their amazing family of puppet penguins to the Criterion Theatre for two weeks over Christmas.
 

Art & Museums

Visit an art gallery or museum on Wednesday 21st December and see an exhibition

National Gallery
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Australia’s Impressionists - National Gallery

The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of forty works which explore Australia's Impressionist movement.
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.
 

Royal & Religious

Why not try one of these religious services or Royal events on 21 December?

Southwark Cathedral
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Christmas carol service, at Southwark Cathedral

Enjoy a traditional Christmas carol service at Southwark Cathedral, with Lessons and readings from the King James Bible.
 

Political & Military

Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 21 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?

Royal Opera House
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Royal Ballet - The Sleeping Beauty

The Royal Ballet will be performing Tchaikovsky's classic ballet "The Sleeping Beauty" at the Royal Opera House.
London Coliseum
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The Nutcracker - English National Ballet

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 21 December

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?
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.
 

Other London events

Don’t forget these other good events in London on Wednesday 21st December

Royal Albert Hall
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Christmas Cracker - with Anton Du Beke & Erin Boag

The nation's favourite ballroom couple Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag will be putting on a Christmas show at the Royal Albert Hall.
Hampton Court Palace
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Christmas carols in the grounds of Hampton Court

Spend an atmospheric evening strolling through Hampton Court's courtyards, singing Christmas carols as you go.
Alexandra Palace
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William Hill World Darts Championship

The William Hill World Darts Championship features 72 of the world's best players competing for the Sid Waddell Trophy.
 
 
 
 
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