13 December events in London

Christmas events on 13th December

Christmas is only 280 days away now, so why not try one of these seasonal events?

Nativity The Musical at Eventim Apollo

Nativity The Musical - based on the hit movies

13 to The smash-hit Nativity movies have been turned into a comedy musical fun for all the family this Christmas
Dick Whittington at Hackney Empire

Dick Whittington Christmas panto

13 Dec to This years Christmas panto at the Hackney Empire is the classic rags-to-riches tale of Dick Whittington and his cat
Sleeping Beauty Panto at Greenwich Theatre

Sleeping Beauty Christmas panto

13 Dec to This years panto at the Greenwich Theatre will be the love story between Sleeping Beauty and her handsome prince

Theatre shows on 13th December

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Friday 13th December

Nativity The Musical at Eventim Apollo

Nativity The Musical - based on the hit movies

13 to The smash-hit Nativity movies have been turned into a comedy musical fun for all the family this Christmas
Dick Whittington at Hackney Empire

Dick Whittington Christmas panto

13 Dec to This years Christmas panto at the Hackney Empire is the classic rags-to-riches tale of Dick Whittington and his cat
Sleeping Beauty Panto at Greenwich Theatre

Sleeping Beauty Christmas panto

13 Dec to This years panto at the Greenwich Theatre will be the love story between Sleeping Beauty and her handsome prince
Tina Turner Musical at Aldwych Theatre

TINA - The Tina Turner Musical

13 to TINA tells the story of Tina Turner from her humble start in Nutbush to her transformation into a global superstar

Family & Kid’s events on 13th December

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 13th December

Nativity The Musical at Eventim Apollo

Nativity The Musical - based on the hit movies

13 to The smash-hit Nativity movies have been turned into a comedy musical fun for all the family this Christmas
Dick Whittington at Hackney Empire

Dick Whittington Christmas panto

13 Dec to This years Christmas panto at the Hackney Empire is the classic rags-to-riches tale of Dick Whittington and his cat
Sleeping Beauty Panto at Greenwich Theatre

Sleeping Beauty Christmas panto

13 Dec to This years panto at the Greenwich Theatre will be the love story between Sleeping Beauty and her handsome prince
Medieval Banquet London at Medieval Banquet

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 13th December

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

National Gallery
free

Young Bomberg and the Old Masters

13 Dec to An exhibition of early works by David Bomberg alongside some of the Old Master paintings that inspired him
Royal Academy of Arts

Eco-Visionaries at the Royal Academy

13 Dec to Eco-Visionaries will show how artists and architects are helping to fight climate change with their innovative new designs
Royal Academy of Arts

Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits

13 Dec 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

13 Dec to A major retrospective of Bridget Rileys work including her iconic black-and-white paintings and colour canvases

Royal & Religious events on 13th December

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

British Library

Buddhism exhibition at the British Library

13 Dec 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
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
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 13th December

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

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
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
Tower of London

Yeoman Warder tour at the Tower of London

One of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the Beefeaters)
Changing The Guard At Horse Guards at Horse Guards
free

Changing the Guard at Horse Guards

Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to Buckingham Palace but its less crowded and takes place every day
Tower of London
free

Ceremony of the Keys – Tower of London

The Ceremony of the Keys is the traditional locking up of the Tower of London and has been taking place every night for 700 years

Classical music on 13th December

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 13th December

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

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 Tour at See London by Night

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
City Cruises at City Cruises

Boat trip down the Thames with City Cruises

City Cruises offer one-way return or all-day boat trips between Westminster and Greenwich stopping off at Tower Bridge
Trs Boat Cruise London at TRS River Cruise

TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich

Spend a leisurely afternoon on a TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich and see some of the sights along the river

Sports events on 13th December

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Friday 13th December

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 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 13th December

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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