Events in London - Monday 18th November

Last chance to see – Mamma Mia -- The Party!

You've watched the films at the cinema. You've seen the musical at the theatre. Now you dance, dine, and have the time of your life at Mamma Mia! The Party! Spend a magical evening with your friends in a Greek-themed island taverna owned by Nikos and his family. As their story unfolds throughout the course of the night there will be lots of eating and drinking... more

 

Need some inspiration for 18th November? William Caxton published Dictes or Sayengis of the Philosophres on this day in 1477 – Britain’s first readily available book. So why not visit the British Library? They’ve got an exhibition of famous letters and manuscripts by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, William Shakespeare, Henry VIII and Mozart.

Theatre shows on 18th November

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Monday 18th November

Dear Evan Hansen at Noël Coward Theatre

Dear Evan Hansen

18 Nov to The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is coming to the West End for a five-month run at the Noel Coward Theatre
Les Miserables Staged Concert at Gielgud Theatre

Les Miserables all-star concert

18 to Michael Ball and Alfie Boe will be starring in this all-star concert version of the long-running West End show Les Miserables
Tina Turner Musical at Aldwych Theatre

TINA - The Tina Turner Musical

18 Nov to TINA tells the story of Tina Turner from her humble start in Nutbush to her transformation into a global superstar
School Of Rock at Gillian Lynne Theatre

School of Rock

18 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

Music and comedy on 18th November

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

Marillion at Royal Albert Hall

Marillion at the Royal Albert Hall

18 to Marillion will be playing two nights at the Royal Albert Hall in November to mark Steve Hogarths thirty years with the band
Desiree Burch at Soho Theatre

Desirees Coming Early

18 to Desiree Burch will be performing her new stand-up show all about relationships in a run of twelve nights at the Soho Theatre

Family & Kid’s events on 18th November

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 18th November

Museum of London

Beasts of London

18 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
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

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
Emirates Air Line Cable Car at The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

Cable car across the River Thames

This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from the O2 Arena to the ExCel Centre in five minutes

Art & Museum exhibitions on 18th November

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

Saatchi Gallery

Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Tutankhamun

18 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

18 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

18 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

18 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 18th November

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

Queen’s Gallery

George IV - Art & Spectacle

18 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

18 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
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 18th 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

18 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

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 18th November

Monday 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 18th 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 18th November

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Monday 18th November

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 18th November

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

Mamma Mia The Party at O2 Arena

Mamma Mia - The Party

18 Nov 2019 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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