Events in London - Tuesday 17th September

Pick of the day – 2001: A Space Odyssey

Watch a screening of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (U, 149 mins) at the Barbican Cinema. The movie is a sci-fi classic and tells the story of mankind's journey from earth to the furthest reaches of space, and how it encountered a strange obelisk at every important milestone. The second half of the movie tells how the ship's spooky computer HAL trie... more

 

Need some inspiration for 17th September? Round-the-world yachtsman Francis Chichester was born on this day in 1901. For a long time his Gypsy Moth IV used to be dry-docked in Greenwich, but you can always go and see the Cutty Sark instead. Or how about a visit to the National Maritime Museum?

Theatre shows on 17th September

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

A Very Expensive Poison at Old Vic

A Very Expensive Poison

17 to Luke Hardings story takes us into the world of Cold War espionage to explain the death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko
Les Miserables Staged Concert at Gielgud Theatre

Les Miserables all-star concert

17 Sep to Michael Ball and Alfie Boe will be starring in this all-star concert version of the long-running West End show Les Miserables
Night Of The Iguana at Noël Coward Theatre

The Night Of The Iguana

17 to Clive Owen will be starring in Tennessee Williams last great play about a group of lost souls thrown together in a rainforest hotel
Peter Gynt at Olivier Theatre

Peter Gynt - National Theatre

17 Sep to Follow Peter Gynt as he travels from Florida to Scotland via Egypt and a mountain of trolls in a new version of Henrik Ibsens story

Music and comedy on 17th September

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

Julia Michaels at O2 Empire Shepherd’s Bush

Julia Michaels at the O2 Empire

17 Sep 2019 Julia Michaels will be playing a string of dates in the UK including one night in London at the O2 Empire Shepherds Bush
Khalid at O2 Arena

Khalid - Free Spirit World Tour

17 to Khalid will be playing two nights at the O2 Arena when his Free Spirit World Tour comes to London in September

Family & Kid’s events on 17th September

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

Museum of London

Beasts of London

17 Sep 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

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

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 September

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

Tate Britain

William Blake - The Artist

17 Sep 2019 to Tate Britain will be putting on an exhibition of 300 works by the English poet painter and printmaker William Blake
Royal Academy of Arts

Helene Schjerfbeck at the Royal Academy

17 Sep to The Royal Academy of Arts will be putting on an exhibition of work by the Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck
Tate Modern

Olafur Eliasson at the Tate Modern

17 Sep to Olafur Eliasson is back at the Tate Modern with some more of his immersive installations that focus on environmental issues
Royal Academy of Arts

Felix Vallotton at the Royal Academy

17 to The Royal Academy of Arts will be putting on an exhibition of work by the French painter and printmaker Felix Vallotton

Royal & Religious events on 17th September

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

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace and Garden Highlights

17 to Why not combine a visit to the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening with a tour of the Queens gardens as well?
Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

17 to Step inside Buckingham Palace and see the lavishly decorated State Rooms and all the treasures from the Royal Collection

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 September

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

National Army Museum
free

70 years of the WRAC - Rise of the Lionesses

17 Sep to An exhibition exploring the role of women serving in the military since the WRACs formation 70 years ago
National Army Museum

Wartime Posters - The Art of Persuasion

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

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)

Classical music on 17th September

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

St. Martin-in-the-Fields
free

Lunchtime concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields

17 Sep 2019 St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week
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 September

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

17 Sep 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 17th September

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

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 September

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

2001 A Space Odyssey at Barbican Cinema

2001: A Space Odyssey

17 Sep 2019 Watch Stanley Kubricks 2001 A Space Odyssey and listen to a discussion about the progress of AI technology in the real-world
St. James’s Park

Hire a deckchair in one of Londons parks

17 Sep 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
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
 
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