Events in London - Friday 1st November

Starts today – Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire -- In Concert

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will be bringing Patrick Doyle's score for Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire to life alongside a big-screen showing of the movie. The fourth story in J.K. Rowling's best-selling saga brings some of the best wizards from around the wizarding world to Hogwarts for a contest where they'll have to fight against a dragon, s... more

 

Need some inspiration for 1st November? The very first Premium Bond went on sale on this day in 1956… not a very exciting anniversary, you might think, but did you know that you can go and see an early version of ERNIE at the Science Museum? That’s the friendly computer that picked out the winning numbers every month.

Theatre shows on 1st November

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Friday 1st November

Dear Evan Hansen at Noël Coward Theatre

Dear Evan Hansen

1 Nov 2019 to The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is coming to the West End for a five-month run at the Noel Coward Theatre
Les Miserables Staged Concert at Gielgud Theatre

Les Miserables all-star concert

1 to Michael Ball and Alfie Boe will be starring in this all-star concert version of the long-running West End show Les Miserables
Tina Turner Musical at Aldwych Theatre

TINA - The Tina Turner Musical

1 Nov to TINA tells the story of Tina Turner from her humble start in Nutbush to her transformation into a global superstar
School Of Rock at Gillian Lynne Theatre

School of Rock

1 Nov to The Jack Black movie School of Rock has been turned into a West End mind-blowing musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes

Music and comedy on 1st November

Have a night out at one of these rock and pop concerts or comedy gigs

Jonathan Pie at Eventim Apollo

Political comedian Jonathan Pie

1 Nov 2019 Jonathan Pie is back at the Hammersmith Apollo with his new comedy show that holds politicians and the press to account
Little Mix at O2 Arena

Little Mix - The LMS Tour

1 to Little Mix will be playing a run of five nights at the O2 Arena in October and November as part of their LMS UK & Ireland arena tour
Eddie Izzard at London Palladium

Eddie Izzard - Wunderbar

1 to Eddie Izzard is taking a break from politics to bring his new stand-up show to the London Palladium for a run of four nights

Family & Kid’s events on 1st November

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 1st November

Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire at Royal Albert Hall

Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire - In Concert

1 to The Royal Albert Hall will be screening JK Rowlings fourth Harry Potter movie alongside a live performance of the score
Museum of London

Beasts of London

1 Nov to Meet the animals that have shaped the city throughout history with voices provided by Kate Moss Pam Ferris Brian Blessed and Joe Pasquale

Medieval Banquet with minstrels and knights

Enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights and singing minstrels and King Henry VIII
London Zoo

Meet the animals up close at London Zoo

Heres your chance to enter the animal enclosures and get close to some of the friendliest animals at London Zoo
Royal Observatory

The night sky tonight (planetarium show)

The Royal Observatory in Greenwich puts on a daily show at their planetarium to show you what will be visible in the sky tonight

Art & Museum exhibitions on 1st November

How about spending a few hours on Friday in one of London’s art galleries or museums?

Royal Academy of Arts

Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits

1 Nov to The Royal Academys landmark exhibition will unite more than fifty of Lucian Freuds self-portraits in a single exhibition
Hayward Gallery

Bridget Riley at the Hayward Gallery

1 Nov to A major retrospective of Bridget Rileys work including her iconic black-and-white paintings and colour canvases
Tate Modern

Nam June Paik - The Future Is Now

1 Nov to Nam June Paiks pioneering use of video and media images will be explored in a major new retrospective at the Tate Modern
National Portrait Gallery

Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

1 Nov to The National Portrait Gallery will be exploring the untold story and contributions of twelve women from the Pre-Raphaelite Movement

Royal & Religious events on 1st November

See inside some beautiful buildings with one of these Royal or religious events

British Library

Buddhism exhibition at the British Library

1 Nov to This exhibition will explore the history of Buddhism from its 6th-century origins in India right up to the present day
Windsor Castle Tour at Windsor Castle

Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle

Visit the State Apartments at the worlds oldest inhabited castle which has been home to the Royal Family for a thousand years
free

Evensong Mass at Westminster Abbey

You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey which combines a traditional mass with a choir
St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

Evensong Mass at St Pauls Cathedral

If you attend a choral Evensong service at St Pauls Cathedral then you can see a small part of the Cathedral for free

Political & Military events on 1st November

Parades are always popular with tourists, so here are some military events and political debates

Jonathan Pie at Eventim Apollo

Political comedian Jonathan Pie

1 Nov 2019 Jonathan Pie is back at the Hammersmith Apollo with his new comedy show that holds politicians and the press to account
National Army Museum

Wartime Posters - The Art of Persuasion

1 to An exhibition of posters by the wartime artist Abram Games during his time as Official War Poster Artist in World War II
free

Listen to MPs in the Houses of Commons

Visit Parliament for free and watch MPs debating in the House of Commons and House of Lords
Churchill War Rooms

Private tour of the Churchill War Rooms

Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms and experience Winston Churchills wartime bunker from behind the glass
Dismounting Ceremony At Horse Guards at Horse Guards
free

4 OClock Parade or Dismounting Ceremony

The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 OClock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at Horse Guards

Classical music on 1st November

Friday sounds like a good day to go and watch an opera, ballet or listen to some classical music

Royal Albert Hall

Guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall

This guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of the balcony boxes for a fantastic view of the famous auditorium

Sightseeing tours on 1st November

When was the last time you sat on the top-deck of a sightseeing bus, or enjoyed a boat trip up the Thames?

Jason’s Trip

Jasons Trip from Little Venice to Camden

1 to Jasons Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regents Canal from Little Venice to Camden Lock
London Bike Tour at BrakeAway Bike Tours

Guided tour of London on a bicycle

Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike and see the sights and landmarks of London from your saddle

See London by night - on a sightseeing bus

The See London By Night bus tour will show you Londons most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky
Ghost Bus Tour London at Ghost Bus Tours

Ghost Bus Tour around Londons dark past

The Ghost Bus Tour will take you on a journey through Londons gruesome past and into the dark heart of the capital
Thames Rockets at Thames Rockets

Roar down the Thames in a speeding boat

A trip on a Thames Rocket is something youll never forget speeding down the river underneath the Londons bridges

Sports events on 1st November

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Friday 1st November

Lord’s

Guided tour around Lords Cricket Ground

Cricket fans will love having a look around the home of cricket with this tour of Lords Cricket Ground and the MCC Museum
Chelsea at Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea FC - Tour of Stamford Bridge

Walk in the footsteps of your football heroes with a guided tour of Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea Museum

Arsenal FC - Tour of the Emirates Stadium

Walk in the footsteps of your Arsenal heroes on a tour of the stadium and pitch and visit the Arsenal Museum
Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium tour

Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms and pitch and walk up the stairs to the Royal Box and pretend to lift the FA Cup

Other London events on 1st November

Here are some other London events that will be taking place on Friday

Bateaux London at Bateaux London

Dinner cruise on the river with Bateaux London

Bateaux London offers you great cuisine and live entertainment onboard the boat as it sails serenely down the Thames
Thames Clippers at Thames Clippers

Thames Clippers from Putney to Greenwich

Thames Clippers offer one-way return or all-day trips along a 15-mile stretch of the river between Putney and Greenwich
Fortnum & Mason

Enjoy an Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason

Put on your best clothes and enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in the famous Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason
The Ritz

Afternoon tea in the Palm Court at the Ritz Hotel

Dress up in your Sunday best and enjoy an afternoon tea at the Ritz Hotel in the luxurious surroundings of the Palm Court
 
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