Events in London - Thursday 10th October

Need some inspiration for 10th October? London Bridge was re-opened on this day in 1971 – in Arizona. The City of London decided to build a new one and sold the old stones to an American oil-man who re-assembled them in Lake Havasu City. Why not go and see the present-day one? It has a great view of Tower Bridge.

Theatre shows on 10th October

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Thursday 10th October

Master Harold And The Boys at Lyttelton Theatre

Master Harold… And The Boys

10 to A blistering play about apartheid in South Africa and how it made people hurt friends and those that they professed to love
Hansard at Lyttelton Theatre

Hansard at the National Theatre

10 to Hansard is a witty new play about a Tory MP who returns home who find his secrets uncovered during a marital spat
Les Miserables Staged Concert at Gielgud Theatre

Les Miserables all-star concert

10 Oct to Michael Ball and Alfie Boe will be starring in this all-star concert version of the long-running West End show Les Miserables
A Midsummer Nights Dream at Globe Theatre

A Midsummer Nights Dream

10 to Shakespeares tale about the arrival of the king and queen of the fairies to the forest and the complicated love life of two couples

Music and comedy on 10th October

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

Alice Cooper at O2 Arena

Alice Cooper - Ol Black Eyes Is Back

10 Oct 2019 Ol Black Eyes Is Back is back in London and will be bringing his brand-new show to the O2 Arena for one night in October

Family & Kid’s events on 10th October

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 10th October

Museum of London

Beasts of London

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

Hire a pedal boat on the Serpentine lake

10 to Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle

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 10th October

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

National Gallery

Gauguin Portraits - National Gallery

10 Oct to This exhibition will be totally devoted to Paul Gauguins portraits and feature around fifty works from his later years
National Portrait Gallery
free

Elizabeth Peyton - National Portrait Gallery

10 Oct to An exhibition of paintings by Elizabeth Peyton exploring her development from the 1990s to the present day
Tate Britain

Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey

10 Oct to Discover how technology has been changing British culture through the work of Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey
Royal Academy of Arts

Antony Gormley at the Royal Academy of Arts

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

Royal & Religious events on 10th October

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

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
Westminster Abbey
free

Evensong Mass at Westminster Abbey

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

Guided tour of Wrens best churches

This guided walk will look at the outside of St Pauls Cathedral and at a selection of Christopher Wrens finest City churches

Political & Military events on 10th October

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

Hansard at Lyttelton Theatre

Hansard at the National Theatre

10 to Hansard is a witty new play about a Tory MP who returns home who find his secrets uncovered during a marital spat
National Army Museum
free

70 years of the WRAC - Rise of the Lionesses

10 to An exhibition exploring the role of women serving in the military since the WRACs formation 70 years ago

Wartime Posters - The Art of Persuasion

10 Oct to An exhibition of posters by the wartime artist Abram Games during his time as Official War Poster Artist in World War II
Houses Of Commons Public Gallery at Houses of Parliament
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

Classical music on 10th October

Thursday 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 10th October

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

10 Oct 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 10th October

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Thursday 10th October

Royal Albert Hall

International Ballroom Dancing Championships

10 Oct 2019 The International Ballroom and Latin Dance contest will feature some of the worlds greatest dancers in a glittering competition
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 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 at Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium

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 10th October

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

Mamma Mia The Party at O2 Arena

Mamma Mia - The Party

10 Oct to Heres a treat for Mamma Mia fans -- an entire evening of eating and drinking singing and dancing at a Greek-themed taverna
St. James’s Park

Hire a deckchair in one of Londons parks

10 to Hire out a deck-chair in one of Londons Royal parks and have a nice relaxing sit-down and do a bit of people-watching
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
 
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