Best events in London Wednesday 9 November

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Best events in London on Wed 9th November

Our guide to the best events in London on Wednesday 9 November 2016.

 at Oxford Street, London
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Christmas lights in Oxford Street

to Oxford Street The Oxford Street switch-on ceremony is always one of the biggest, and this year they're shutting the street to traffic.
Free event in London at Sky Garden

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Sky Garden The Sky Garden is a three-story garden that spans the top three floors of 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the Walkie Scorchie).
 
Childrens event in London at Canary Wharf

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to Canary Wharf An outdoor ice rink in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers, with a perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights.
 at Queen’s Gallery, London
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Portrait of the Artist — at the Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery See over 150 portraits of artists taken from the Royal Collection, by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens and Hockney.
 
 at Harrods, London
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Meet Santa at the Harrods Christmas Grotto

to Harrods Take you kids to see the toy factory at Harrods, and then meet Santa in his Winter Cabin inside the Christmas Grotto.
Theatre show in London: An Inspector Calls at Playhouse Theatre

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to Playhouse Theatre JB Priestley's classic thriller "An Inspector Calls" is returning to the London stage for a limited run at the Playhouse Theatre.
 
Childrens event in London at BFI IMAX Cinema

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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.
Free event in London at St. Paul’s Cathedral

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St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St. Paul's Cathedral, you can wander around and see part of the Cathedral for free.
 
Art exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts

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to Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academy of Arts have invited artist Luc Tuymans to curate an exhibition of works by James Ensor.
Musical in London: Half A Sixpence at Noël Coward Theatre

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to Noël Coward Theatre Cameron Mackintosh and Julian Fellowes are bringing 'Half A Sixpence' to the West End, based on HG Well's novel.
 
 at Natural History Museum, London
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Winter Ice Rink, at the Natural History Museum

to Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum always has one of the best outdoor ice rinks, decorated with a huge tree and fairy lights.
King Lear at Old Vic, London
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“King Lear” — Glenda Jackson, Jane Horrocks

to Old Vic Oscar winner Glenda Jackson is reprising her role as King Lear in Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, at the Old Vic Theatre.
 
Musical in London: Lazarus at King’s Cross Theatre

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to King’s Cross Theatre 'Lazarus' is a musical based on 'The Man Who Fell To Earth', and was one of the last works created by David Bowie.
Musical in London: School Of Rock at New London Theatre

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to New London Theatre The Jack Black movie 'School of Rock' has been turned into a West End musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes.
Theatre show in London: Peter Pan Goes Wrong at Apollo Theatre

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to Apollo Theatre "Peter Pan Goes Wrong" tells the story of Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society's inept attempts to put on show.
 at Tate Britain, London
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Turner Prize 2016 — at Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Whether you love it or loathe it, the Turner Prize is certainly one of Britain's most prestigious contemporary art prizes.
 
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Abstract Expressionism — Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts "Abstract Expressionism" will feature works by celebrated artists like Kline, Pollock, Rothko, Newman, Still and de Kooning.
No Mans Land at Wyndham’s Theatre, London
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No Man’s Land — Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart

to Wyndham’s Theatre Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will be starring in Harold Pinter's classic play, 'No Man's Land', at the Wyndham's Theatre.
 
Free event in London at Horse Guards

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Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, but is usually a lot less crowded.
Free event in London at Covent Garden

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Covent Garden Enjoy some free street entertainment in Covent Garden -- everything from buskers, acrobats and clowns to opera singers.
 
Free event in London at Tower of London

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Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is over 700 years old, and represents the traditional locking up of the Tower of London at night.
The Entertainer at Garrick Theatre, London
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The Entertainer — starring Kenneth Branagh

to Garrick Theatre Kenneth Branagh will be starring in John Osborne's modern classic "The Entertainer", at the Garrick Theatre. The Entertainer will be playing at the Garrick Theatre in London on Wednesday 9th Nov.
 
Theatre show in London: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

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to Palace Theatre Palace Theatre has snapped up the rights to "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" -- a brand-new story by JK Rowling.
Museum exhibition in London at Museum of London

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to Museum of London This year is the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, and the Museum of London will be putting on a special exhibition.
 
Bodyguard at Dominion Theatre, London
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The Bodyguard — starring Beverley Knight

to Dominion Theatre The Whitney Houston movie "The Bodyguard" has been turned into a West End musical starring Beverley Knight. See Bodyguard at the Dominion Theatre on Wed 9th November 2016.
 at British Museum, London
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Ancient Sunken Cities — Egypt’s Lost Worlds

to British Museum This fantastic new exhibition at the British Museum will explore the ancient sunken cities that have been discovered in Egypt.
 
Musical in London: Motown The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre

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Shaftesbury Theatre Relive the Motown years and Berry Gordy's journey as he launches the careers of Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and more!
 at The City, London
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A walk around The City’s top 10 sights

The City This walk will take you around the City, showing you the Guildhall, Mansion House, Bank of England, and Royal Exchange.
 
 at Wembley Stadium, London
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Guided tour of Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms, the pitch, and climb up to the Royal Box and lift the FA Cup.
Musical in London: Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre

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to Adelphi Theatre "Kinky Boots" tells the story of a Lola and a bankrupt shoe factory, and it's songs are written by pop-star Cyndi Lauper. You can catch the popular musical Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre on Wed 9th November.
 
Musical in London: Beautiful Carole King Musical at Aldwych Theatre

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to Aldwych Theatre "Beautiful" tells the story of music legend Carole King, who become one of the most successful songwriters in music history.
 at Houses of Parliament, London
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Watch PMQs (Prime Minister’s Questions)

to Houses of Parliament You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday, at Prime Minister's Questions.
 
 at Houses of Parliament, London
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Listen to MPs in the Houses of Commons

to Houses of Parliament Visitors can enter the Houses of Parliament for free, and watch MPs debating in the House of Lords and House of Commons.
 at O2 Arena, London
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Climb to the platform at the top of The O2

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.
 
 at The Shard, London
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The Shard — for fantastic views of London

The Shard Enjoy the stunning views from the top of The Shard -- London's tallest skyscraper -- more than 1000-feet above the city.
 at Monument, London
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Climb to the top of The Monument

Monument The Monument to the Great Fire of London has a balcony at the top, which gives tourists some decent views of The City.
 
 
 
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