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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
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Our pick of the best events taking place in London during the month of October
to 7th Oct 3rd Jan 2018 • Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academy of Arts will be exploring the friendship between two artistic giants: Salvador Dali and Marcel Duchamp.
23rd October 2017 • Royal Albert Hall Enjoy the best bits from Walt Disney's 'Fantasia' and 'Fantasia 2000', alongside a live performance of the score.
to 26th Oct 2017 11th Feb 2018 • National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery will be collecting together more than fifty of Cezanne's portraits in a major new exhibition.
26th October 2017 • Hackney Empire Henning Wehn is bringing his long-running stand-up show 'Westphalia Is Not An Option' to the Hackney Empire.
26th October 2017 • 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.
26th October 2017 • 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.
26th October 2017 • Royal Albert Hall The Royal Albert Hall will be screening the spooky 'Addams Family' movie alongside a live performance of the score.
28th October 2017 • Hampton Court Palace Pretend you're Henry VIII and spend an entire night eating and sleeping inside Hampton Court Palace.
28th October 2017 • 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.
28th October 2017 • Prince Charles Cinema The Prince Charles Cinema will be showing six classic horror movies back-to-back in a movie marathon all-nighter.
29th October 2017 • Prince Charles Cinema Disney's animated classic 'Frozen' is coming to the Prince Charles Cinema, in a special sing-a-long version for kids.
29th October 2017 • Royal Albert Hall Symphonic Star Wars at the Royal Albert Hall will take the best tunes and set them against a dazzling light show.
29th October 2017 • 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.
30th October 2017 • Soho Theatre Andy Parsons will be chairing his monthly meeting with the 'Slacktivist Action Group' alongside John O'Farrell and Jonathan Bartley.
31st October 2017 • 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
1st November 2017 • 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.
to 2nd 3rd Nov 2017 • O2 Arena John Bishop is back on tour and bringing his new show 'Winging It' to the O2 Arena for two nights in November.
to 2nd Nov 2017 7th May 2018 • 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.
2nd November 2017 • London Palladium Grayson Perry will be talking about identity, popularity and art at the London Palladium, in 'Typical Man In A Dress Part 2'.
3rd November 2017 • SSE Arena Wembley American wrestling is coming to London when all the big WWE stars fight it out at the SSE Wembley Arena.
4th November 2017 • Eventim Apollo Jon Richardson from '8 Out Of 10 Cats' is back doing stand-up, and bringing his nationwide tour to the Eventim Apollo.
to 7th 18th Nov 2017 • 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'.
to 8th Nov 2017 18th Feb 2018 • 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.
to 9th 10th Nov 2018 • SSE Arena Wembley Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour has already been around the globe, and is now coming back to the SSE Arena.
to 10th 13th Nov 2017 • Soho Theatre Alex Horne will be leading 'The Horne Section' in a live music and comedy variety show at the Soho Theatre.
11th November 2017 • Indigo Jimmy Carr is back on tour and playing one night at the Indigo, telling all his best jokes from the last ten years.
11th November 2017 • The City The Lord Mayor's Show is a spectacular event which includes a river pageant, procession in a gold coach, and fireworks.
12th November 2017 • Cenotaph On Remembrance Sunday the Queen, war veterans and politicians, will gather to remember our war dead at The Cenotaph.
to 12th 19th Nov 2017 • 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.
15th November 2017 • 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.
15th November 2017 • The Forum The Lemon Twigs will be coming to London in November and playing one night at the O2 Forum Kentish Town.
to 15th 17th Nov 2017 • Eventim Apollo Greg Davies is embarking on his biggest-ever tour, and bringing his 'You Magnificent Beast' show to the Eventim Apollo.
to 16th 19th Nov 2017 • Royal Albert Hall 'Classical Spectacular' is back at the Royal Albert Hall with a thundering, firework finale of Tchaikovsky's '1812 Overture'.
to 18th Nov 31st Dec 2017 • Hackney Empire Enjoy a traditional Christmas panto at the Hackney Empire, and see if Cinderella can find her Prince Charming.
to 21st Nov 2017 30th Jun 2018 • Victoria Palace Theatre Alexander Hamilton was George Washington's right hand man, and one of America's original founding fathers.
to 22nd Nov 1st Jan 2018 • Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Garden's Christmas trail includes a fairground, a tunnel of lights, scented fire garden and a million sparkling lights.
to 22nd 26th Nov 2017 • London Olympia The Ideal Home Show at Christmas has plenty of great ideas about buying presents, cooking dinner and decorating your house.
to 23rd Nov 14th Dec 2017 • Museum of Comedy Michael McIntyre will be doing some 'work in progress' shows at the Museum of Comedy in preparation for a new tour.
to 23rd Nov 31st Dec 2017 • Peacock Theatre Fly through the sky with the magical snowman, as the much-loved children's book "The Snowman" comes to the Peacock.
to 23rd 25th Nov 2017 • Leicester Square Theatre Canadian comedian Tom Stade is back with a brand-new stand-up show at the Leicester Square Theatre -- I Swear.
to 24th 25th Nov 2017 • Royal Albert Hall Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra are back at the Royal Albert Hall with Ruby Turner and Jose Feliciano.
25th November 2017 • 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.
27th November 2017 • Soho Theatre Andy Parsons will be chairing his monthly meeting with the 'Slacktivist Action Group' alongside the MP Clive Lewis.
to 28th 29th Nov 2017 • 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?'
to 30th Nov 3rd Dec 2017 • Royal Albert Hall See some of the biggest names in tennis history compete at the Champions Tennis tournament at the Royal Albert Hall.
30th November 2017 • 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
1st December 2017 • Olivier Theatre Private Eye's Ian Hislop will be taking a look back at the year with help from Harry Enfield and John Sessions.
to 3rd 17th Dec 2017 • Prince Charles Cinema Disney's animated classic 'Frozen' is coming to the Prince Charles Cinema, in a special sing-a-long version for kids.
to 4th 11th Dec 2017 • Pleasance Theatre Michael McIntyre will be doing some 'work in progress' shows at the Pleasance Theatre in preparation for a new tour.
to 4th 5th Dec 2017 • O2 Arena Damon Albarn's cartoon band Gorillaz are back with a brand-new album, Humanz, and playing two nights at The O2.
6th December 2017 • Royal Albert Hall John Rutter's Christmas Celebration concert is one of the most popular Christmas carol concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.
6th December 2017 • Leicester Square Theatre Matt Forde's Political Party Podcast Christmas Special will combine some topical stand-up with a big political interview.
to 9th Dec 14th Jan 2018 • London Palladium The London Palladium's Christmas panto is 'Dick Whittington', starring Charlie Stemp, Julian Clary, Elaine Paige and Diversity.
to 12th 13th Dec 2017 • O2 Arena Queen and Adam Lambert are back on tour and playing two nights at the O2 Arena in December.
to 13th Dec 6th Jan 2018 • London Coliseum The English National Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the London Coliseum.
14th December 2017 • O2 Arena Michael Ball and Alfie Boe recorded an album together last year, and now they're performing a show together at The O2.
15th December 2017 • O2 Arena Pete Tong has reworked some Ibiza Classics for a 60-piece orchestra, and will be performing it at The O2.
15th December 2017 • SSE Arena Wembley Adam Lambert will be stepping into Freddy Mercury's sizeable shoes when they play at the SSE Arena in December.
18th December 2017 • 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.
18th December 2017 • Soho Theatre Andy Parsons will be chairing his monthly meeting with the 'Slacktivist Action Group' alongside the MP Lucy Powell.
to 19th 29th Dec 2017 • The Magic Circle Treat yourself to a Christmas extravaganza at the world famous Magic Circle, and watch some of the world's top magicians.
20th December 2017 • Cadogan Hall Enjoy 'The Snowman' with a live musical accompaniment, plus a family-friendly performance of Saint-Saens 'Carnival of the Animals'.
to 20th 30th Dec 2017 • O2 Arena The Disney on Ice Passport To Adventure will re-live all your favourite scenes from all your favourite Disney movies.
to 20th 28th Dec 2017 • Eventim Apollo Tom Fletcher's children's book 'The Christmasaurus' has been turned into a fun musical show, starring Santa Claus himself!
21st December 2017 • 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'.
22nd December 2017 • SSE Arena Wembley The 'King of the Waltzes' Andre Rieu is back in London for his annual Christmas concert at Wembley Arena.
to 28th 31st Dec 2017 • Royal Albert Hall The Birmingham Royal Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the Royal Albert Hall.
to 29th 30th Dec 2017 • SSE Arena Wembley Bradley Walsh and Martin Kemp will be starring in Peter Pan alongside Tinkerbell, Tiger Lily and Captain Hook.
31st December 2017 • 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
to 7th Jan 11th Feb 2018 • 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.
26th January 2018 • SSE Arena Wembley Chris Rock's hugely anticipated 'Total Blackout Tour' is coming to London in Januarty, for a show at the SSE Arena.
27th January 2018 • 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
3rd February 2018 • SSE Arena Wembley Arenacross combines indoor motocross racing and freestyle motocross for a fast and furious night of family entertainment.
to 28th Feb 27th Aug 2018 • 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
3rd March 2018 • O2 Arena Paul Weller is setting off on a UK arena tour in 2018 to support his new studio album, 'A Kind Revolution'.
to 8th Mar 9th Sep 2018 • Tate Modern 'Love, Fame, Tragedy' will focus on just one year of Picasso's extraordinary career -- the so-called 'Year of Wonders' in 1932.
to 3rd Mar 21st Apr 2018 • Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Enjoy a theatrical version of Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons', with a quintet of musicians and Gyre & Gimble's master puppeteers.
to 9th 11th Mar 2018 • O2 Arena The C2C Country To Country Festival is back with Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire, the Zac Brown Band, and more.
to 27th 28th Apr 2018 • Royal Albert Hall The Royal Albert Hall will be screening 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' alongside a live performance of the score.
to 9th 12th May 2018 • 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.
19th May 2018 • SSE Arena Wembley The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are back in London to show off their basketball skills at the SSE Arena.
to 20th 30th Jun 2018 • London Coliseum The London Coliseum will be putting on a production of 'Kiss Me Kate', with a classic score by Cole Porter.
to 6th 8th Sep 2018 • 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'.
to 25th Sep 2018 6th Jan 2019 • Tate Britain The Turner Prize is Britain's most prestigious contemporary art prize, and always has a controversial work (or two) on show.
to 5th 13th Oct 2018 • 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.