Events in London today – Thursday 16 August

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Theatre shows today

Othello at Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre Mark Rylance will be starring in the Globes production of one of Shakespeares most celebrated tragedies
King Lear at Duke of York’s Theatre

to Duke of York’s Theatre Ian McKellen will be taking on the role of mad King Lear in one of William Shakespeares finest tragedies
King And I at London Palladium

to London Palladium The Palladium is putting on a production of the much-loved musical The King And I starring Ken Watanabe
Everybodys Talking About Jamie at Apollo Theatre

to Apollo Theatre Everybodys Talking About Jamie is all about overcoming prejudice with songs by The Feelings Dan Gillespie Sells
Young Frankenstein at Garrick Theatre

to Garrick Theatre Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein is now a musical starring Hadley Fraser and Ross Noble
Comedy About A Bank Robbery at Criterion Theatre

to Criterion Theatre The writers behind The Play That Goes Wrong are back with The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at the Criterion
Motown The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre

to Shaftesbury Theatre Relive Berry Gordys journey as he launches Motown and the careers of superstars like Michael Jackson
Play That Goes Wrong at Duchess Theatre

to Duchess Theatre The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society put on a West End show but will they crack under the pressure?
Mamma Mia at Novello Theatre

to Novello Theatre Mamma Mia is based on the hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan and uses the songs of ABBA
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

to Cambridge Theatre Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers
Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

to Apollo Victoria Theatre If you like The Wizard of Oz then you will love Wicked -- it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches
Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

to Lyceum Theatre Based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie The Lion King tells the story of Simba and his adventures in the jungle
Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre

to Her Majesty’s Theatre The Phantom of the Opera has some of the best sets in the West End and one of Andrew Lloyd Webbers finest scores
Woman In Black at Fortune Theatre

to Fortune Theatre A man is obsessed with a family curse and hires a sceptical young actor to help him exorcise the fear that grips his soul
Les Miserables at Queen’s Theatre

to Queen’s Theatre Les Miserables is an epic tale of passion and destruction set against the backdrop of the French Revolution

Family & Kid’s events today

Serpentine

to Serpentine Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle
Medieval Banquet

Medieval Banquet Come and enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights singing minstrels and the King Henry VIII himself
Royal Observatory

Royal Observatory The Royal Observatorys daily Sky Tonight show at the Planetarium will show you what will be visible in the sky tonight
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

Sports events today

Middlesex at Lord’s

Lord’s Watch some T20 cricket at Lords Cricket Ground when Middlesex take on the Essex Eagles in a NatWest T20 Blast game
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
Arsenal at Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium Walk in the footsteps of your Arsenal heroes on a guided tour of the Emirates Stadium the pitch and the Arsenal Museum
Lord’s

Lord’s Cricket fans will love having a look around the home of cricket with this tour of Lords Cricket Ground and the MCC Museum
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

Art & Museum exhibitions today

National Portrait Gallery

to National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery will be exploring Michael Jacksons influence on contemporary art in an exhibition called On The Wall
National Gallery

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be exhibiting works by American landscape painter Thomas Cole alongside works by Turner and Constable
National Gallery

to National Gallery Ed Ruschas Course of Empire is his take on American civilisation inspired by Thomas Coles 19th-century series of the same name
Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The Queens Gallery will be exhibiting four centuries of paintings from the Royal Collection in Splendours Of The Subcontinent
Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Tate Britains Aftermath exhibition will explore how British German and French artists responded at the end of World War I
Tate Modern

to Tate Modern Into The Light will explore how photographers helped to develop abstract art alongside famous painters like Jackson Pollock
British Library

to British Library The British Library will be putting on an exhibition of maps artworks and journals from the voyages of Captain James Cook
Tate Modern

to Tate Modern Love Fame Tragedy will focus on just one year of Picassos extraordinary career -- the so-called Year of Wonders in 1932
Tate Britain

to Tate Britain All To Human: A Century Of Painting Life will include works by the likes of Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon
Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms and experience Winston Churchills wartime bunker from behind the glass

Classical music today

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

Sightseeing tours today

Jason’s Trip

to Jason’s Trip Jasons Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regents Canal from Little Venice to Camden Lock
BrakeAway Bike Tours

BrakeAway Bike Tours Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike and see the major sights and landmarks of London from your saddle
See London by Night

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

The City If you dont fancy spending 25-30 pounds on a sightseeing bus then theres a much cheaper alternative the No11 bus
Ghost Bus Tours

Ghost Bus Tours The Ghost Bus Tour will take you on a journey through Londons gruesome past and into the dark heart of the capital
Thames Rockets

Thames Rockets A trip on a Thames Rocket is something youll never forget speeding down the river underneath the Londons bridges
City Cruises

City Cruises City Cruises offer one-way return or all-day boat trips between Westminster and Greenwich stopping off at Tower Bridge
TRS River Cruise

TRS River Cruise Spend a leisurely afternoon on a TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich and see some of the sights along the river
Big Bus Tours

Big Bus Tours This traditional open-top bus tour will take in all the best landmarks and attractions with a free river cruise and guided walk
Original Bus Tour

Original Bus Tour The Original Tour is one of Londons most popular sightseeing buses and its also a great way to travel around the capital
Jack The Ripper Tour

Jack The Ripper Tour Walk the streets of Whitechapel and try and discover the identity of the Victorian murderer Jack the Ripper - if you dare!

Free events today

Tower Bridge

to Tower Bridge Here is a list of the scheduled lift times for Tower Bridge so you can see the roadway open and close and grab a photo
Horse Guards

Horse Guards The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 OClock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at the Horse Guards
Horse Guards

Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace but is usually a lot less crowded
Covent Garden

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

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
Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey for free which combines a traditional mass with a choir
St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St Pauls Cathedral you can wander around and see part of the Cathedral for free

Other London events today

Clarence House

to Clarence House Enjoy a guided tour around Prince Charles and Camillas Clarence House and be treated to a glass of champagne at the end
Clarence House

to Clarence House Have a tour around Clarence House home to Prince Charles and Camilla which used to be home to the Queen Mother
Buckingham Palace

to Buckingham Palace Why not combine a visit to the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening with a tour of the Queens gardens as well?
Buckingham Palace

to Buckingham Palace Step inside Buckingham Palace and see the State Rooms lavishly decorated with treasures from the Royal Collection
St. James’s Park

to St. James’s Park Have a nice relaxing sit-down and doing a bit of people-watching in one of Londons Royal parks by hiring out a deckchair
O2 Arena

O2 Arena Climb to the top of the O2 Arenas big tent roof and enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform at the top
Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre Have a tour of William Shakespeares Globe Theatre on Bankside and learn what Elizabethan life was like for the worlds 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
Thames Clippers

Thames Clippers Thames Clippers offer one-way return or all-day trips along a 15-mile stretch of the river between Putney and Greenwich
The Ritz

The Ritz Dress up in your suit and shoes and sit down to an afternoon tea at the Ritz Hotel in the luxurious surroundings of the Palm Court
Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square Relive Londons history and ride a 1960s double-decker bus (the ones with a conductor and an open platform at the back)
Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

Docklands Light Railway (DLR) The driverless Docklands Light Railway lets you to sit right at the front of the train giving you a fantastic view of the track
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)
The City

The City If weaving your way in and out of the busy traffic on a hire bike sounds like fun then how about hiring a Boris Bike?
Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle the worlds oldest inhabited castle and the Royal Familys home for over 1000 years
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