Events in London - Thursday 2nd January

Need some inspiration for 2nd January? Henry Morgan’s pirate ship blew up and sank on this day in 1669. But did you know that London has its own pirate ship? It’s a full-sized replica of Francis Drake’s Golden Hinde, and you’ll find it moored in a dry-dock next to Southwark Cathedral.

Theatre shows on 2nd January

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Thursday 2nd January

Dick Whittington at Hackney Empire

Dick Whittington Christmas panto

2 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

2 to A Christmas Carol is returning to the Old Vic with a unique staging that will please everyone aged 8 and above
Sleeping Beauty Panto at Greenwich Theatre

Sleeping Beauty Christmas panto

2 to This years panto at the Greenwich Theatre will be the love story between Sleeping Beauty and her handsome prince
Snowman at Peacock Theatre

Raymond Briggs The Snowman

2 to Fly through the sky with the magical snowman as Raymond Briggs much-loved childrens book returns to the Peacock Theatre

Family & Kid’s events on 2nd January

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 2nd January

Dick Whittington at Hackney Empire

Dick Whittington Christmas panto

2 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

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

Sleeping Beauty Christmas panto

2 to This years panto at the Greenwich Theatre will be the love story between Sleeping Beauty and her handsome prince
Snowman at Peacock Theatre

Raymond Briggs The Snowman

2 to Fly through the sky with the magical snowman as Raymond Briggs much-loved childrens book returns to the Peacock Theatre
Cinderella Panto at Lyric Hammersmith

Cinderella Christmas panto

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

Art & Museum exhibitions on 2nd January

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

National Gallery
free

Young Bomberg and the Old Masters

2 Jan 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

2 Jan 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

2 Jan 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

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

Royal & Religious events on 2nd January

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

Queen’s Gallery

George IV - Art & Spectacle

2 Jan 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

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