Events in London - Tuesday 17th December

Christmas events on 17th December

Christmas is only 192 days away now, so why not try one of these seasonal events?

Dick Whittington at Hackney Empire

Dick Whittington Christmas panto

17 Dec to This years Christmas panto at the Hackney Empire is the classic rags-to-riches tale of Dick Whittington and his cat
A Christmas Carol at Old Vic

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

17 Dec to A Christmas Carol is returning to the Old Vic with a unique staging that will please everyone aged 8 and above
Cinderella Panto at Lyric Hammersmith

Cinderella Christmas panto

17 Dec to See if Cinderella can find her Prince Charming when she loses her new shoes and goes to the ball at the Lyric Hammersmith

Theatre shows on 17th December

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Tuesday 17th December

Dick Whittington at Hackney Empire

Dick Whittington Christmas panto

17 Dec to This years Christmas panto at the Hackney Empire is the classic rags-to-riches tale of Dick Whittington and his cat
A Christmas Carol at Old Vic

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

17 Dec to A Christmas Carol is returning to the Old Vic with a unique staging that will please everyone aged 8 and above
Cinderella Panto at Lyric Hammersmith

Cinderella Christmas panto

17 Dec to See if Cinderella can find her Prince Charming when she loses her new shoes and goes to the ball at the Lyric Hammersmith
Dear Evan Hansen at Noël Coward Theatre

Dear Evan Hansen

17 Dec to The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is coming to the West End for a five-month run at the Noel Coward Theatre

Music and comedy on 17th December

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

Rod Stewart at O2 Arena

Rod Stewart - Two nights at The O2

17 to Rod Stewart is back at the O2 Arena when his biggest-ever UK tour comes to London for two nights this Christmas

Family & Kid’s events on 17th December

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 17th December

Dick Whittington at Hackney Empire

Dick Whittington Christmas panto

17 Dec to This years Christmas panto at the Hackney Empire is the classic rags-to-riches tale of Dick Whittington and his cat
A Christmas Carol at Old Vic

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

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

Cinderella Christmas panto

17 Dec to See if Cinderella can find her Prince Charming when she loses her new shoes and goes to the ball at the Lyric Hammersmith
Museum of London

Beasts of London

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

Art & Museum exhibitions on 17th December

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

National Gallery
free

Young Bomberg and the Old Masters

17 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

17 Dec to Eco-Visionaries will show how artists and architects are helping to fight climate change with their innovative new designs
Saatchi Gallery

Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Tutankhamun

17 Dec 2019 to More than 150 artefacts from Tutankhamuns tomb will be put on display to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their discovery
Royal Academy of Arts

Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits

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

Royal & Religious events on 17th December

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

Queen’s Gallery

George IV - Art & Spectacle

17 Dec 2019 to An exhibition of paintings and porcelain from the Royal Collection that were collected together during the reign of George IV
British Library

Buddhism exhibition at the British Library

17 Dec to This exhibition will explore the history of Buddhism from its 6th-century origins in India right up to the present day

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
Somerset House
free

Old Palace Tour at Somerset House

The Old Palace Tour will introduce you to three Stuart queens who had an association with the old buildings at Somerset House
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

Political & Military events on 17th 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
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

Classical music on 17th December

Tuesday 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 17th 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 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

Sports events on 17th December

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Tuesday 17th 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 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 17th December

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

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
London Zoo

Be a zoo keeper for a day at London Zoo

Sign-up to be a zoo-keeper at London Zoo for a day and get close to the animals and help to feed them and muck them out
 
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