Best events in London today

Best events in London today

Our guide to the best events in London today on Tuesday 6th December.

Musical in London today: Dirty Dancing at Phoenix Theatre

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(Today) to Phoenix Theatre 'Dirty Dancing' is back in the West End for one month only, and tells the story of Baby and Johnny's unforgettable summer.
Music concert in London today: Pete Doherty at The Forum

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(Today)The Forum Peter Doherty is in solo mode for this show, and will playing without his Babyshambles or Libertines bandmates. Pete Doherty will be performing live today at the Forum in London.
 
Music concert in London today: Red Hot Chili Peppers at O2 Arena

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(Today) to O2 Arena The Red Hot Chili Peppers have a new album out called 'The Getaway', and will be touring the UK in December.
Elf at Prince Charles Cinema today

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(Today) to Prince Charles Cinema Quote along to Will Ferrell's classic Christmas comedy "Elf", where he seeks out his grumpy dad James Caan in New York.
 
Theatre show in London today: Sleeping Beauty Panto at Richmond Theatre

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(Today) to Richmond Theatre Maureen Lipman and CBeebies' Chris Jarvis will be starring in Richmond Theatre's Christmas panto, "Sleeping Beauty".
Childrens event in London today at Trafalgar Square

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(Today) to Trafalgar Square Have you ever taken the time to see the switching-on ceremony for the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree, with carols?
 
Childrens event in London today at Hampton Court Palace

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(Today) to Hampton Court Palace The Christmas ice-rink at Hampton Court has a spectacular backdrop — the front wing of Henry VIII's Tudor Palace.
Theatre show in London today: Snowman at Peacock Theatre

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(Today) to Peacock Theatre Fly through the sky with the magical snowman, as the much-loved children's book "The Snowman" comes to the Peacock.
 
Classical music in London today: Nutcracker at Royal Opera House

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(Today) to Royal Opera House Watch the Royal Ballet performing Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" over Christmas, at the Royal Opera House.
Museum exhibition in London today at Geffrye Museum

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(Today) to Geffrye Museum The Geffrye's "Christmas Past" exhibition explores the origins and meanings behind 400 years of Christmas traditions.
 
Childrens event in London today at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park

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(Today) to Hyde Park Hyde Park will once again become a magical Winter Wonderland with ice skating and rides, a circus, and a Christmas market.
Museum exhibition in London today at Star Wars at O2 Arena

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(Today) to O2 Arena 'Star Wars Identities' is a huge new exhibition at The O2 with 200 props, models, costumes and artworks from the movies.
 
Childrens event in London today at Regent Street

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(Today) to Regent Street Regent Street always has some of the best Christmas lights in London, stretching from Oxford Street to Waterloo Place.
Childrens event in London today at Somerset House

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(Today) to Somerset House Somerset House has got the prettiest rink in London, with a Christmas shopping arcade and decorated with a huge Christmas tree.
Childrens event in London today at Tower of London

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(Today) to Tower of London The Tower of London's outdoor ice rink is back again for another year, set in the dry moat outside the castle walls.
Theatre show in London today: Nice Fish at Harold Pinter Theatre

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(Today) to Harold Pinter Theatre Mark Rylance will be starring in 'Nice Fish' at the Harold Pinter Theatre, a comic play he co-wrote with Louis Jenkins.
 
Theatre show in London today: Buried Child at Trafalgar Studios

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(Today) to Trafalgar Studios Hollywood star Ed Harris will be starring in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'Buried Child', at the Trafalgar Studios.
Southbank today

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(Today) to Southbank This popular chalet-style Christmas market sells some great gifts and lots of festive food and drink in the pop-up bars.
 
Photography exhibition today at Tate Modern

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(Today) to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of Modernist Photography, drawn from Elton John's private collection.
Childrens event in London today at Oxford Street

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(Today) 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 today 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 today at Canary Wharf

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(Today) 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.
 
Art exhibition today at Queen’s Gallery

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(Today) to Queen’s Gallery See over 150 portraits of artists taken from the Royal Collection, by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens and Hockney.
Childrens event in London today at Harrods

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(Today) 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 today: An Inspector Calls at Playhouse Theatre

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(Today) 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. An Inspector Calls will be in London on the 6th December, during its run at the Playhouse Theatre.
Childrens event in London today 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 today at Westminster Abbey

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Westminster Abbey You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey for free, which combines a traditional mass with a choir.
Free event in London today 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 today at Royal Academy of Arts

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(Today) 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 today: Half A Sixpence at Noël Coward Theatre

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(Today) to Noël Coward Theatre Cameron Mackintosh and Julian Fellowes are bringing 'Half A Sixpence' to the West End, based on HG Well's novel. Half A Sixpence will be playing in London today, during its run at the Noël Coward Theatre.
 
Childrens event in London today at Natural History Museum

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(Today) 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.
Musical in London today: Lazarus at King’s Cross Theatre

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(Today) 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.
 
Theatre show in London today: Peter Pan Goes Wrong at Apollo Theatre

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(Today) to Apollo Theatre "Peter Pan Goes Wrong" tells the story of Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society's inept attempts to put on show.
Art exhibition today at Tate Britain

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(Today) to Tate Britain Whether you love it or loathe it, the Turner Prize is certainly one of Britain's most prestigious contemporary art prizes.
 
Art exhibition today at Royal Academy of Arts

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(Today) to Royal Academy of Arts "Abstract Expressionism" will feature works by celebrated artists like Kline, Pollock, Rothko, Newman, Still and de Kooning.
Theatre show in London today: No Mans Land at Wyndham’s Theatre

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(Today) 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. The theatre play No Mans Land will be shown tonight (6th December), at the Wyndham’s Theatre.
 
 
 
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