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Popular tourist attractions for you to visit:

Changing the Guard – No London holiday is complete without seeing the soldiers outside the palace
House of Commons – It’s totally free to listen to the MPs debating inside the Houses of Parliament
Dismounting Ceremony – See the famous 4 O’Clock Parade takes place every day at Horse Guards
Evensong at St. Paul’s – There’s nothing like hearing a choral service inside St. Paul’s Cathedral
Yeoman Warder tour – Our visitors guide has information about the Tower’s Yeoman Warder tour
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Theatre shows in London

Upcoming theatre shows include Mamma Mia, Wicked, An American In Paris, Evita and Thriller Live

Music concerts in London

Music concerts coming soon include Paul Weller, Dan And Shay, Shakka, Beth Hart and Aimee Mann

Comedy in London

Some of the comedians performing in London are Jason Byrne, Jimmy Carr, Stewart Lee, Matt Lucas and Sandwichman

Children’s events in London

How about taking your kids to see Peter Pan Arena Spectacular, Dr Seusss The Lorax, Wwe Smackdown Wrestling, Christmasaurus or Dick Whittington?

Classical music in London

If you enjoy classical music then try Snowman, Dreamworks Animation In Concert, Amadeus, Carmina Burana and Casino Royale

Our London guide has hundreds of London events, tourist attractions and things to do:

Art exhibitions · Museum exhibitions

Your holiday in London wouldn’t be complete without a bit of pomp and pageantry:

Royal events in London · Religious events in London · Daily parades in London

How about doing some London sightseeing on a guided tour or a sightseeing bus?

Guided tours · Outdoor events · Places to go in London for a great view · Sports events in London · Things to do for free in London

 
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