Events in London - Thursday 21st November

Need some inspiration for 21st November? The Pilgrim Fathers arrived in America on this day in 1620. Why not have a drink in The Mayflower pub in Rotherhithe? It’s a cosy little pub with hanging flower baskets that stands on the same spot where they began their long journey around England and across the Atlantic.

Theatre shows on 21st November

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Thursday 21st November

Snowman at Peacock Theatre

Raymond Briggs The Snowman

21 Nov 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

21 Nov to See if Cinderella can find her Prince Charming when she loses her new shoes and goes to the ball at the Lyric Hammersmith
Dear Evan Hansen at Noël Coward Theatre

Dear Evan Hansen

21 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

21 to Michael Ball and Alfie Boe will be starring in this all-star concert version of the long-running West End show Les Miserables

Music and comedy on 21st November

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

Yungblud at O2 Academy Brixton

Yungblud at the O2 Academy

21 Nov 2019 See one of Yungbluds high-energy and passionate performances when he plays the O2 Brixton Academy in November
Billy Bragg at Islington Assembly Hall

Billy Bragg - One Step Forward Two Steps Back

21 to Billy Braggs One Step Forward Two Steps Back tour will see him playing a different set on each of the three nights
Little Mix at O2 Arena

Little Mix - The LMS Tour

21 to Little Mix will be playing a run of five nights at the O2 Arena in October and November as part of their LMS UK & Ireland arena tour

Family & Kid’s events on 21st November

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 21st November

Snowman at Peacock Theatre

Raymond Briggs The Snowman

21 Nov 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

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

Beasts of London

21 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
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

Art & Museum exhibitions on 21st November

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

Saatchi Gallery

Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Tutankhamun

21 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

21 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

21 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

21 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 21st November

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

Queen’s Gallery

George IV - Art & Spectacle

21 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

21 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 21st 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

21 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 21st November

Thursday 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 21st 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 21st November

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Thursday 21st 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 21st November

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

Ideal Home Show Christmas at London Olympia

Ideal Home Show at Christmas

21 to The Ideal Home Show at Christmas will give you plenty of ideas for presents cooking dinner and decorating your house
Bateaux London at Bateaux London

Dinner cruise on the river with Bateaux London

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