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

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Pick of the best events in November

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

Craig recommends… My top five events 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 tour of the Houses of Parliament

Hampton Court Palace

to Hampton Court Palace Spend a spooky night at Hampton Court being led around the courtyards whilst listening to some spine-tingling ghost stories
Natural History Museum

to Natural History Museum Experience the Night At The Museum movie for real with this adult sleep-over at the Natural History Museum
Canary Wharf

to Canary Wharf This ice rink sits in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers with an icy perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights
Natural History Museum

to Natural History Museum A group event where youll turn into a CSI and collect evidence around the Natural History Museum to solve a murder mystery
Summer And Smoke at Duke of York’s Theatre

to Duke of York’s Theatre The Duke of Yorks Theatre will be putting on a production of Tennessee Williams Summer and Smoke
Natural History Museum

to Natural History Museum Re-live the movie Night At The Museum by spending a whole night inside the Natural History Museum!
Somerset House

to Somerset House Somerset House has got the prettiest rink in London with a huge Christmas tree and festive shopping arcade
London Transport Museum

to London Transport Museum A guided tour of the secret underground station which played refuge to Winston Churchill during the Blitz in World War II
Tower of London

to Tower of London See the Tower of London after dark and be led around the grounds by a Yeoman Warder as he tells you all the stories
National Portrait Gallery

to National Portrait Gallery Gainsboroughs Family Album collects together fifty works showing the family life of 18th-century artist Thomas Gainsborough
Roger Taylors Queen Extravaganza at Eventim Apollo

Eventim Apollo Roger Taylors Queen Extravaganza (a Queen tribute band) will be playing one night at the Hammersmith Apollo
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park

to Hyde Park Hyde Park will be transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland with rollercoaster rides a circus ice rink and Christmas market
True West at Vaudeville Theatre

to Vaudeville Theatre True West tells the story of two brothers pitted against each other as they try and impress a producer with their film ideas
Fiddler On The Roof at Menier Chocolate Factory

to Menier Chocolate Factory Trevor Nunn will be directing the heartbreaking but ultimately joyous story of Tevye the milkman and his family
Sarah Millican at Eventim Apollo

to Eventim Apollo Sarah Millican will be coming to the Eventim Apollo in November to tell us all about her life as a Control Enthusiast
Hampton Court Palace

to Hampton Court Palace The outdoor ice-rink at Hampton Court has a spectacular backdrop in front of Henry VIIIs 500-year-old Tudor Palace
Tower of London

to Tower of London The Tower of Londons outdoor ice rink is back again for another year in the dry moat outside the castle walls
A Christmas Carol at Old Vic

to Old Vic A Christmas Carol is returning to the Old Vic with a unique staging that will please everyone aged 8 and above

Pick of the best events in December

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

The Band at Theatre Royal Haymarket

to Theatre Royal Haymarket Take Thats musical The Band tells the story of five girls who reunite after 25 years to try and meet the boys from the band
Star Wars The Last Jedi at Royal Observatory

Royal Observatory Watch the latest Star Wars movie The Last Jedi at the Royal Observatory and then learn how to build a lightsabre
British Museum

to British Museum Ballet Central will be putting on a very special performance of The Nutcracker inside the Great Hall at the British Museum
Bill Bailey at Wyndham’s Theatre

to Wyndham’s Theatre Bill Bailey is back in the West End with his new stand-up show Larks in Transit about his twenty years as a comic
Love Actually at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Theatre Royal Drury Lane The Theatre Royal will be screening the Christmas movie Love Actually with the score performed by a live orchestra
Ian Hislop at Lyttelton Theatre

Lyttelton Theatre Private Eye editor Ian Hislop will be taking a look back at the year with help from Harry Enfield John Sessions and Jan Ravens
St. Paul’s Cathedral
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St. Paul’s Cathedral Enjoy a performance of Handels Messiah by the Cathedral Choir and the City of London Sinfonia at St Pauls Cathedral
Tower of London

Tower of London Enjoy a Christmas carol concert inside the candlelit Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula at the Tower of London
Peter Pan at Richmond Theatre

to Richmond Theatre Robert Lindsay will be starring as Captain Hook in this years Christmas pantomime at the Richmond Theatre
Aladdin Panto at New Wimbledon Theatre

to New Wimbledon Theatre Paul Merton and comedy magician Pete Firman will be starring in the Christmas panto at Wimbledon Theatre
Scrooge at Wallace Collection
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Wallace Collection The Wallace Collection will be screening Scrooge - arguably the best-ever version of Charles Dickens Christmas classic
Lord’s

Lord’s Enjoy a Christmas Afternoon Tea in the historic Long Room at Lords surrounded by paintings of the games greatest players
A Christmas Carol Musical at Lyceum Theatre

to Lyceum Theatre A Christmas Carol gets the full Broadway treatment when the London Musical Theatres version comes to the Lyceum
Brian Cox at Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Professor Brian Cox will be discussing what challenges and opportunities Artificial Intelligence will give us during the next decade
Nigel Kennedy at Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Hear violinist Nigel Kennedy and the Academy of Ancient Music play some classical music by JS Bach at Barbican Hall
Kimberley Walsh at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

to Theatre Royal Drury Lane A Christmas Spectacular at the Theatre Royal with the Jingle Belle Dancers and Kimberley Walsh
Home Alone at Kensington Palace

to Kensington Palace Kensington Palace will be showing Macaulay Culkins Home Alone on a big screen by the Orangery
Die Hard at Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace Watch Bruce Willis in the classic action movie Die Hard on a big screen by the Orangery at Kensington Palace
Elf at Kensington Palace

to Kensington Palace Watch Will Ferrells Christmas comedy classic Elf on a big cinema screen by the Orangery at Kensington Palace
The Magic Circle

to The Magic Circle Treat yourself to a Christmas extravaganza at the world famous Magic Circle and watch some of the worlds top magicians
Love Actually at Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace Watch the Christmassy chick-flick movie Love Actually in a pavilion on the Orangery lawn at Kensington Palace
Wallace Collection

Wallace Collection Enjoy a mince pie some mulled wine and an evening of Christmas carols in the Great Galley at the Wallace Collection
Buckingham Palace

to Buckingham Palace Enjoy a glass of champagne and a tour of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace in the company of an expert guide
Nightmare Before Christmas at Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace Watch Tim Burtons animated classic The Nightmare Before Christmas in a pavilion on the Orangery lawn at Kensington Palace
Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre Enjoy a Winter Wassail with music from the English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble and Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments
Its A Wonderful Life at Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace Watch James Stewart in the classic Christmas movie Its A Wonderful Life in a pavilion on the Orangery lawn at Kensington Palace
St. Paul’s Cathedral
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to St. Paul’s Cathedral Enjoy some seasonal readings and Christmas carols sung by the congregation and Cathedral Choir at St Pauls Cathedral
Westminster Abbey
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Westminster Abbey The Midnight Mass at Westminster Abbey includes a sermon and Holy Communion and Christmas carols by the Abbey Choir
St. Paul’s Cathedral
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St. Paul’s Cathedral Start your Christmas in style by attending the atmospheric candlelit midnight mass at St Pauls Cathedral on Christmas Eve
Westminster Abbey
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Westminster Abbey London is like a ghost town on Christmas Day so how about attending the Sung Eucharist at Westminster Abbey instead?
St. Paul’s Cathedral
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St. Paul’s Cathedral Theres not a lot to do in London on Christmas Day so how about attending a church service at St Pauls Cathedral instead?
Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum Try something a little different this New Years Eve and see in 2019 at the Natural History Museums Party Animals event

Pick of the best events in January 2019

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

Natural History Museum

to Natural History Museum Put on some headphones at the Natural History Museum and dance along to the songs playing inside your head
Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts This exhibition compares the work of two very different artists: the peerless Michelangelo and the video artist Bill Viola
9 To 5 at Savoy Theatre

to Savoy Theatre 9 To 5 uses the music of Dolly Parton to tell the story of three put-upon workers who oust their egotistical office boss
A Slight Ache Dumb Waiter at Harold Pinter Theatre

to Harold Pinter Theatre The five-month long season of Harold Pinters one-act plays continues with A Slight Ache and The Dumb Waiter

Pick of the best events in February 2019

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

American Clock at Old Vic

to Old Vic The American Clock is Arthur Millers play about the nations unwavering faith in capitalism after the 1929 stock market crash
Chinatown
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Chinatown Celebrate the Chinese Year of the Pig with a lively parade through Chinatown and some free entertainment in Trafalgar Square
Royal Observatory

Royal Observatory Take your date to the Royal Observatory for a romantic evening looking at the stars through their Victorian telescope

Pick of the best events in March 2019

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

Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts Explore the evolution of nude painting in the 15th and 16th-century through Renaissance painters like Titian Raphael Michelangelo and Leonardo
Tate Britain

to Tate Britain The 40 paintings in this important exhibition will represent the largest collection of paintings by Vincent Van Gogh in the UK for 10 years

More Great events in 2019/20

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

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
River Thames
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River Thames The annual University Boat Race will take place in April this year - Cambridge have the lead over Oxford with 83 wins to 80
All My Sons at Old Vic

to Old Vic Arthur Millers All My Sons tells the story of a family who lost their son in war and reveals the price of their American dream
The Mall

The Mall The London Marathon is one of the premier marathons in the world and covers a twenty-six mile stretch from Greenwich to Buckingham Palace
Royal Hospital

to Royal Hospital The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the gardening equivalent of Ascot and is held in the grounds of Christopher Wrens Royal Hospital
England Cricket at Lord’s

Lord’s England will be taking on the mighty Australia at Lords in one of the round-robin games for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup
Lord’s

Lord’s Australia will be taking on New Zealand at Lords in one of the round-robin games for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup
Tate Modern

to Tate Modern Olafur Eliasson is back at the Tate Modern with some more of his immersive installations that focus on environmental issues
Lord’s

Lord’s The final of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup will be taking place at Lords Cricket Ground after seven weeks of cricket across England and Wales
England Cricket at Lord’s

to Lord’s Dust off your whites and get yourself down to Lords Cricket Ground for a Test Match between England and Australia
Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Tate Britain will be putting on an exhibition of 300 works by the English poet painter and printmaker William Blake
Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts A solo exhibition by the famous sculptor Antony Gormley showcasing some of his best work both old and new
Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academys landmark exhibition will unite more than fifty of Lucian Freuds self-portraits in a single exhibition
 
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