Events in London - Sunday 17th November

Last chance to see – Nitto ATP Tennis Finals

The Nitto ATP World Tour Finals is the big finale at the end of every tennis year, featuring the Top 8 players in the men's world rankings. No women take part. The format for the competition is a mix of group stages and knockout rounds. The first six days are split between two groups of four, with each player playing three round-robin matches. The top two playe... more

 

Need some inspiration for 17th November? The last national newspaper left Fleet Street on this day in 1989, ending a tradition that ran for nearly 300 years. But there’s still plenty of things to see down there: try Temple Bar, Temple Church and the Dr. Johnsons’s House and St. Bride’s Church with its secret museum underneath.

Theatre shows on 17th November

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

School Of Rock at Gillian Lynne Theatre

School of Rock

17 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
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

17 Nov to Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

17 Nov 2019 to Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers
Thriller Live at Lyric Theatre

Thriller - with the songs of Michael Jackson

17 Nov 2019 to Thriller celebrates Michaels career in a spectacular show filled with songs and dazzling dance moves

Family & Kid’s events on 17th November

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

Museum of London

Beasts of London

17 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 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

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
Namco Funscape London at Namco Funscape

Play arcade games at NAMCO Funscape

NAMCO Funscape is like an indoor funfair with arcade games pool tables 10-pin bowling bumper cars and a sports bar

Art & Museum exhibitions on 17th November

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

Saatchi Gallery

Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Tutankhamun

17 Nov 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 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

17 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

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

Royal & Religious events on 17th November

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

Queen’s Gallery

George IV - Art & Spectacle

17 Nov 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 Nov 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
Hampton Court Palace
free

Choral Mass at Hampton Court Palace

Attend a Sunday service in one of the countrys most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIIIs Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace
Tower of London
free

Sunday service at the Tower of London

You can attend a Sunday service at the Chapel Royal in the Tower of London -- one of the most historic churches in the City

Political & Military events on 17th November

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

National Army Museum

Wartime Posters - The Art of Persuasion

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

Listen to a speech at Speakers Corner

Visit Speakers Corner on a Sunday lunchtime and hear orators discussing whatever they like in the name of free speech
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)

Classical music on 17th November

Sunday 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 November

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 November

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

Nitto Atp Finals at O2 Arena

Nitto ATP Tennis Finals

17 Nov 2019 The end of season Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena will feature the top eight players in the mens tennis world rankings
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
free

Sunday football on Hackney Marshes

Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams
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

Other London events on 17th November

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

Mamma Mia The Party at O2 Arena

Mamma Mia - The Party

17 to Heres a treat for Mamma Mia fans -- an entire evening of eating and drinking singing and dancing at a Greek-themed taverna
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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