Events in London – Friday 2 November

 

Firework displays on 2nd November

Here are some firework displays being held in London in the days before Bonfire Night

Bishop’s Park

Bishop’s Park Bishops Park will be hosting two displays -- one for the little kids with less scary bangs and a big one for the adults a bit later on
Alexandra Palace

to Alexandra Palace The fireworks display at Alexandra Palace will include a big bonfire ice rink childrens funfair and German beer festival
Kingsmeadow

Kingsmeadow Kingstons annual fireworks display with a funfair and food stalls will be held at Kingstonian FCs football stadium

Theatre shows on 2nd November

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

Romeo And Juliet at Barbican Centre

to Barbican Centre Shakespeares tragic play Romeo and Juliet will receive a contemporary re-telling at the Barbican Theatre
Moonlight Night School at Harold Pinter Theatre

to Harold Pinter Theatre The five-month long season of Harold Pinters one-act plays continues with Moonlight and Night School
Don Quixote at Garrick Theatre

to Garrick Theatre David Threlfall and Rufus Hound will be starring in the medieval adventures of Don Quixote at the Garrick Theatre
Landscape A Kind Of Alaska at Harold Pinter Theatre

to Harold Pinter Theatre Watch three of Harold Pinters one-act plays in one sitting: Landscape A Kind of Alaska and Monologue

Music, comedy & film on 2nd November

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

David O Doherty at Hackney Empire

Hackney Empire David ODoherty is back at the Hackney Empire with his crappy 1980s keyboard and a brand new show -- You Have To Laugh
James Acaster at Vaudeville Theatre

to Vaudeville Theatre James Acaster will be refelecting on the best year of his life whilst having a strop in Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

Family & Kid’s events on 2nd November

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

Medieval Banquet

Medieval Banquet Enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights and some singing minstrels and even King Henry VIII himself
Royal Observatory

Royal Observatory The Royal Observatory in Greenwich puts on a daily show at their planetarium to show you what will be visible in the sky tonight
Museum of Childhood
free

to Museum of Childhood A child-friendly exhibition about pirates that will take your kids on a swashbuckling adventure and show them some real pirate coins
Namco Funscape

Namco Funscape NAMCO Funscape is like an indoor funfair with three floors of arcade games pool tables 10-pin bowling bumper cars and a sports bar
The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car) This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from the O2 Arena to the ExCel Centre in five minutes
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

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

Art & Museum exhibitions on 2nd November

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

Tate Britain
free

to Tate Britain The Tate will looking at the uncompromising sculptures that emerged in Britain after the Second World War
Photographer’s Gallery

to Photographer’s Gallery This exhibition examines the role that photography once had and how it has changed in this age of internet images
Photographer’s Gallery

to Photographer’s Gallery Roman Vishniac is best known for documenting the daily life of harrassed Jews living in Germany between the wars
Somerset House

to Somerset House Fans of Charles M Schulz much-loved Peanuts cartoon will want to see the Charlie Brown and Snoopy exhibition at Somerset House

Royal & Religious events on 2nd November

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

St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

St. Paul’s Cathedral The Cathedral Choir and the City of London Sinfonia will be performing Mozarts Requiem at St Pauls Cathedral on All Souls Day
Windsor Castle

to Windsor Castle See Meghans beautiful wedding dress and Harrys Household Cavalry uniform at the Royal Wedding exhibition at Windsor Castle
Westminster Abbey
free

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

St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St Pauls Cathedral then you can see a small part of the Cathedral for free
Kensington Palace

to Kensington Palace Kensington Palace will be exploring the life of Queen Victoria using objects and excerpts from her journals and letters
Kensington Palace

to Kensington Palace Dianas Fashion Story at Kensington Palace is an exhibition of iconic dresses that show the evolution of her style

Political & Military events on 2nd November

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

Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms and experience Winston Churchills wartime bunker from behind the glass
Horse Guards
free

Horse Guards The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 OClock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at Horse Guards
Tower of London

Tower of London One of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the Beefeaters)
Horse Guards
free

Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace but is a lot less crowded and takes place every day
Tower of London
free

Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is the traditional locking up of the Tower of London and has been taking place every night for 700 years
Buckingham Palace
free

to Buckingham Palace The Changing the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see events for every tourists itinerary

Classical music on 2nd November

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

St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

St. Paul’s Cathedral The Cathedral Choir and the City of London Sinfonia will be performing Mozarts Requiem at St Pauls Cathedral on All Souls Day
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Michal Nesterowicz and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music from Poland at Barbican Hall
Royal Albert Hall

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
St. Martin-in-the-Fields
free

to St. Martin-in-the-Fields St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week

Sightseeing tours on 2nd November

When was the last time you sat on the top-deck of a sightseeing bus, or enjoyed a boat trip up the Thames?

Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre Have a tour of William Shakespeares Globe and learn what Elizabethan life was like for the worlds most famous playwright
Royal Albert Hall

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
The City

The City If you dont fancy spending 25-30 pounds on an open-top sightseeing bus then theres a much cheaper alternative — the No 11 bus
The City

The City This guided walk will take you around some of the most memorable streets and locations that Charles Dickens used in his novels
Jason’s Trip

to Jason’s Trip Jasons Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regents Canal from Little Venice to Camden Lock
BrakeAway Bike Tours

BrakeAway Bike Tours Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike and see the major sights and landmarks of London from your saddle

Sports events on 2nd November

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Friday 2nd November

Canary Wharf

to Canary Wharf This ice rink sits in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers with an icy perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights
Natural History Museum

to Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum has one of Londons prettiest ice rinks decorated with a huge tree and fairground carousel
Lord’s

Lord’s 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, 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, 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 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 2nd November

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

Fortnum & Mason

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

The Ritz Dress up in your Sunday best and enjoy an afternoon tea at the Ritz Hotel in the luxurious surroundings of the Palm Court
O2 Arena

O2 Arena Climb to the top of The O2s tented roof and enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform
Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square Enjoy riding around on one of Londons old 1960s double-decker buses (the one with a conductor and an open platform at the back)
Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

Docklands Light Railway (DLR) The driverless Docklands Light Railway train allows you to sit right at the front giving you a fantastic view of the track ahead
The City

The City If weaving your way in and out of the busy London traffic on a hire bike sounds like fun then how about hiring a Boris Bike for the day?
Bateaux London

Bateaux London Bateaux London offers you great cuisine and live entertainment onboard the boat as it sails serenely down the Thames
Thames Clippers

Thames Clippers Thames Clippers offer one-way return or all-day trips along a 15-mile stretch of the river between Putney and Greenwich
 
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