Best events in London

Here’s our pick of the best events in London. You’ll find everything from concerts and comedy gigs to theatre shows, art exhibitions and daily parades. We’ve also put together a huge London bucket list containing the Top 25 must-see attractions in the capital to help you pick the best places.

Pick of the best events in October

Our pick of the best events taking place in London during the month of October

Craig recommends… I’ve written reviews of all my favourite places. The Top 5 in my all-time list are Changing the Guard, a ride on the London Eye, a tour of Buckingham Palace, climbing to the top of St. Paul’s, and a guided tour of Parliament.

Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academy of Arts will be exploring the friendship between two artistic giants: Salvador Dali and Marcel Duchamp.
Disney Fantasia at Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall Enjoy the best bits from Walt Disney's 'Fantasia' and 'Fantasia 2000', alongside a live performance of the score.
National Portrait Gallery

to National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery will be collecting together more than fifty of Cezanne's portraits in a major new exhibition.
Henning Wehn at Hackney Empire

Hackney Empire Henning Wehn is bringing his long-running stand-up show 'Westphalia Is Not An Option' to the Hackney Empire.
Golden Hinde

Golden Hinde The Golden Hinde II is putting on a music night with some live jazz on board their replica of Francis Drake's Tudor galleon.
Little Mix at O2 Arena

O2 Arena Little Mix will be bringing their 'Glory Days Tour' to London in October and November, and playing three big shows at The O2.
Addams Family at Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall The Royal Albert Hall will be screening the spooky 'Addams Family' movie alongside a live performance of the score.
Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace Pretend you're Henry VIII and spend an entire night eating and sleeping inside Hampton Court Palace.
Carmina Burana at Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall Hear Carl Orff's 'Carmina Burana' sung like you've never heard it sung before -- with 400 voices at the Royal Albert Hall.
Friday The 13th at Prince Charles Cinema

Prince Charles Cinema The Prince Charles Cinema will be showing six classic horror movies back-to-back in a movie marathon all-nighter.
Frozen at Prince Charles Cinema

Prince Charles Cinema Disney's animated classic 'Frozen' is coming to the Prince Charles Cinema, in a special sing-a-long version for kids.
Star Wars at Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall Symphonic Star Wars at the Royal Albert Hall will take the best tunes and set them against a dazzling light show.
Nfl American Football at Twickenham Stadium

Twickenham Stadium The fourth and final NFL regular season game to be held in the UK this year will be the Minnesota Vikings v Cleveland Browns.
Andy Parsons at Soho Theatre

Soho Theatre Andy Parsons will be chairing his monthly meeting with the 'Slacktivist Action Group' alongside John O'Farrell and Jonathan Bartley.
Russell Brand at Eventim Apollo

Eventim Apollo Russell Brand has undergone a 'Rebirth', in which he's promising to answer all the big questions about life and death.

Pick of the best events in November

Here’s our pick of our favourite events coming up in London during November

Jimmy Carr at Hackney Empire

Hackney Empire Jimmy Carr is back on tour and playing one night at the Hackney Empire, telling all his best jokes from the last ten years.
John Bishop at O2 Arena

to O2 Arena John Bishop is back on tour and bringing his new show 'Winging It' to the O2 Arena for two nights in November.
Tate Britain

to Tate Britain "Impressionists in London" will tell the story of the French artists who came to Britain to seek refuge from the war in the 1870s.
Grayson Perry at London Palladium

London Palladium Grayson Perry will be talking about identity, popularity and art at the London Palladium, in 'Typical Man In A Dress Part 2'.
Wwe Smackdown Wrestling at SSE Arena Wembley

SSE Arena Wembley American wrestling is coming to London when all the big WWE stars fight it out at the SSE Wembley Arena.
Jon Richardson at Eventim Apollo

Eventim Apollo Jon Richardson from '8 Out Of 10 Cats' is back doing stand-up, and bringing his nationwide tour to the Eventim Apollo.
Dave Johns at Soho Theatre

to Soho Theatre Dave Johns, the star of Ken Loach's 'I, Daniel Blake', is back doing comedy with his new stand-up show, 'I, Fillum Star'.
Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The 'Red Star Over Russia' exhibition at the Tate Modern will explore the visual art of the early Soviet Union, up until 1953.
Michael Mcintyre at SSE Arena Wembley

to SSE Arena Wembley Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour has already been around the globe, and is now coming back to the SSE Arena.
Alex Horne at Soho Theatre

to Soho Theatre Alex Horne will be leading 'The Horne Section' in a live music and comedy variety show at the Soho Theatre.
Jimmy Carr at Indigo

Indigo Jimmy Carr is back on tour and playing one night at the Indigo, telling all his best jokes from the last ten years.
The City

The City The Lord Mayor's Show is a spectacular event which includes a river pageant, procession in a gold coach, and fireworks.
Cenotaph

Cenotaph On Remembrance Sunday the Queen, war veterans and politicians, will gather to remember our war dead at The Cenotaph.
Atp World Tour Finals at O2 Arena

to O2 Arena The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals are played at the end of each year, between the top eight men in the world rankings.
Tony Robinson at Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle Tony Robinson will be coming to Windsor Castle for a talk about the discovery of Edward III’s long lost House of Chivalry.
Lemon Twigs at The Forum

The Forum The Lemon Twigs will be coming to London in November and playing one night at the O2 Forum Kentish Town.
Greg Davies at Eventim Apollo

to Eventim Apollo Greg Davies is embarking on his biggest-ever tour, and bringing his 'You Magnificent Beast' show to the Eventim Apollo.
Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall 'Classical Spectacular' is back at the Royal Albert Hall with a thundering, firework finale of Tchaikovsky's '1812 Overture'.
Cinderella Panto at Hackney Empire

to Hackney Empire Enjoy a traditional Christmas panto at the Hackney Empire, and see if Cinderella can find her Prince Charming.
Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre

to Victoria Palace Theatre Alexander Hamilton was George Washington's right hand man, and one of America's original founding fathers.
Royal Botanic Gardens

to Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Garden's Christmas trail includes a fairground, a tunnel of lights, scented fire garden and a million sparkling lights.
Ideal Home Show Christmas at London Olympia

to London Olympia The Ideal Home Show at Christmas has plenty of great ideas about buying presents, cooking dinner and decorating your house.
Michael Mcintyre at Museum of Comedy

to Museum of Comedy Michael McIntyre will be doing some 'work in progress' shows at the Museum of Comedy in preparation for a new tour.
Snowman at Peacock Theatre

to Peacock Theatre Fly through the sky with the magical snowman, as the much-loved children's book "The Snowman" comes to the Peacock.
Tom Stade at Leicester Square Theatre

to Leicester Square Theatre Canadian comedian Tom Stade is back with a brand-new stand-up show at the Leicester Square Theatre -- I Swear.
Jools Holland at Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra are back at the Royal Albert Hall with Ruby Turner and Jose Feliciano.
Little Mix at O2 Arena

O2 Arena Little Mix will be bringing their 'Glory Days Tour' to London in October and November, and playing three big shows at The O2.
Andy Parsons at Soho Theatre

Soho Theatre Andy Parsons will be chairing his monthly meeting with the 'Slacktivist Action Group' alongside the MP Clive Lewis.
Simon Amstell at O2 Empire Shepherd’s Bush

to O2 Empire Shepherd’s Bush Simon Amstell is back at the O2 Empire Shepherd's Bush with his new stand-up show -- 'What Is This?'
Champions Tennis at Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall See some of the biggest names in tennis history compete at the Champions Tennis tournament at the Royal Albert Hall.
Elvis Presley at O2 Arena

O2 Arena Elvis will be singing on a big screen at The O2, with live backing from the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

Pick of the best events in December

If you’re coming to London in December then check out these unmissable events

Ian Hislop at Olivier Theatre

Olivier Theatre Private Eye's Ian Hislop will be taking a look back at the year with help from Harry Enfield and John Sessions.
Frozen at Prince Charles Cinema

to Prince Charles Cinema Disney's animated classic 'Frozen' is coming to the Prince Charles Cinema, in a special sing-a-long version for kids.
Michael Mcintyre at Pleasance Theatre

to Pleasance Theatre Michael McIntyre will be doing some 'work in progress' shows at the Pleasance Theatre in preparation for a new tour.
Gorillaz at O2 Arena

to O2 Arena Damon Albarn's cartoon band Gorillaz are back with a brand-new album, Humanz, and playing two nights at The O2.
Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall John Rutter's Christmas Celebration concert is one of the most popular Christmas carol concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.
Matt Forde at Leicester Square Theatre

Leicester Square Theatre Matt Forde's Political Party Podcast Christmas Special will combine some topical stand-up with a big political interview.
Dick Whittington at London Palladium

to London Palladium The London Palladium's Christmas panto is 'Dick Whittington', starring Charlie Stemp, Julian Clary, Elaine Paige and Diversity.
Queen Adam Lambert at O2 Arena

to O2 Arena Queen and Adam Lambert are back on tour and playing two nights at the O2 Arena in December.
Nutcracker at London Coliseum

to London Coliseum The English National Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the London Coliseum.
Michael Ball Alfie Boe at O2 Arena

O2 Arena Michael Ball and Alfie Boe recorded an album together last year, and now they're performing a show together at The O2.
Pete Tong at O2 Arena

O2 Arena Pete Tong has reworked some Ibiza Classics for a 60-piece orchestra, and will be performing it at The O2.
Queen Adam Lambert at SSE Arena Wembley

SSE Arena Wembley Adam Lambert will be stepping into Freddy Mercury's sizeable shoes when they play at the SSE Arena in December.
Russell Brand at O2 Academy Brixton

O2 Academy Brixton Russell Brand's new show is called 'Rebirth', in which he's promising to answer all the big questions about life and death.
Andy Parsons at Soho Theatre

Soho Theatre Andy Parsons will be chairing his monthly meeting with the 'Slacktivist Action Group' alongside the MP Lucy Powell.
The Magic Circle

to The Magic Circle Treat yourself to a Christmas extravaganza at the world famous Magic Circle, and watch some of the world's top magicians.
Snowman at Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall Enjoy 'The Snowman' with a live musical accompaniment, plus a family-friendly performance of Saint-Saens 'Carnival of the Animals'.
Disney On Ice Passport To Adventure at O2 Arena

to O2 Arena The Disney on Ice Passport To Adventure will re-live all your favourite scenes from all your favourite Disney movies.
Christmasaurus at Eventim Apollo

to Eventim Apollo Tom Fletcher's children's book 'The Christmasaurus' has been turned into a fun musical show, starring Santa Claus himself!
Father Christmas at Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall Watch Raymond Briggs 'Father Christmas' on a big screen, and listen to a kid-friendly version of Prokofiev's 'Peter And The Wolf'.
Andre Rieu at SSE Arena Wembley

SSE Arena Wembley The 'King of the Waltzes' Andre Rieu is back in London for his annual Christmas concert at Wembley Arena.
Nutcracker at Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall The Birmingham Royal Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the Royal Albert Hall.
Peter Pan Arena Spectacular at SSE Arena Wembley

to SSE Arena Wembley Bradley Walsh and Martin Kemp will be starring in Peter Pan alongside Tinkerbell, Tiger Lily and Captain Hook.
Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum See in 2018 in style at the Natural History Museum's 'Under the Sea' themed New Year's Eve party.

Pick of the best events in January 2018

Here’s our pick of the best events if you’re planning to visit London in January

Cirque Du Soleil Ovo at Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall Cirque du Soleil is back at the Royal Albert Hall with OVO, a crazy carnival of animals that live beneath our feet.
Chris Rock at SSE Arena Wembley

SSE Arena Wembley Chris Rock's hugely anticipated 'Total Blackout Tour' is coming to London in Januarty, for a show at the SSE Arena.
Chris Rock at O2 Arena

O2 Arena Hollywood star Chris Rock is back doing stand-up and bringing his Total Blackout Tour to the O2 Arena in January.

Pick of the best events in February 2018

Here are the events we recommend if you’re visiting London next February

Arenacross at SSE Arena Wembley

SSE Arena Wembley Arenacross combines indoor motocross racing and freestyle motocross for a fast and furious night of family entertainment.
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.

More Great events in 2018/19

Here are some more great events coming up, for people who like to plan ahead

Paul Weller at O2 Arena

O2 Arena Paul Weller is setting off on a UK arena tour in 2018 to support his new studio album, 'A Kind Revolution'.
Tate Modern

to Tate Modern 'Love, Fame, Tragedy' will focus on just one year of Picasso's extraordinary career -- the so-called 'Year of Wonders' in 1932.
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

to Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Enjoy a theatrical version of Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons', with a quintet of musicians and Gyre & Gimble's master puppeteers.
Country To Country Festival at O2 Arena

to O2 Arena The C2C Country To Country Festival is back with Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire, the Zac Brown Band, and more.
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets at Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall The Royal Albert Hall will be screening 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' alongside a live performance of the score.
Heaven On Earth at SSE Arena Wembley

to SSE Arena Wembley 'Heaven On Earth' is a spectacular new musical at the SSE Arena that re-tells the Biblical story of Adam and Eve.
Harlem Globetrotters at SSE Arena Wembley

SSE Arena Wembley The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are back in London to show off their basketball skills at the SSE Arena.
Kiss Me Kate at London Coliseum

to London Coliseum The London Coliseum will be putting on a production of 'Kiss Me Kate', with a classic score by Cole Porter.
Barry Manilow at O2 Arena

to O2 Arena Barry 'Mandy' Manilow is back at The O2 for three nights to support his latest album, 'This is My Town: Songs of New York'.
Tate Britain

to Tate Britain The Turner Prize is Britain's most prestigious contemporary art prize, and always has a controversial work (or two) on show.
Michael Mcintyre at O2 Arena

to O2 Arena Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour is coming to London in October, where he'll be playing four nights at the O2 Arena.
 
 
 
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