Events in London – Thursday 22 November

 

Theatre shows on 22nd November

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Thursday 22nd November

Father Christmas at Lyric Hammersmith

to Lyric Hammersmith Raymond Briggs classic childrens book Father Christmas has been turned into a theatre show at the Lyric Hammersmith
Snowman at Peacock Theatre

to Peacock Theatre Fly through the sky with the magical snowman as the much-loved childrens book The Snowman comes to the Peacock
Caroline Or Change at Playhouse Theatre

to Playhouse Theatre Caroline is a poorly paid maid who transforms her basement workplace into a magical place of singing washing machines
Summer And Smoke at Duke of York’s Theatre

to Duke of York’s Theatre The Duke of Yorks Theatre will be putting on a production of Tennessee Williams Summer and Smoke

Music, comedy & film on 22nd November

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

Roger Taylors Queen Extravaganza at Eventim Apollo

Eventim Apollo Roger Taylors Queen Extravaganza (a Queen tribute band) will be playing one night at the Hammersmith Apollo

Family & Kid’s events on 22nd November

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 22nd November

Father Christmas at Lyric Hammersmith

to Lyric Hammersmith Raymond Briggs classic childrens book Father Christmas has been turned into a theatre show at the Lyric Hammersmith
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park

to Hyde Park Hyde Park will be transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland with rollercoaster rides a circus ice rink and Christmas market
Snowman at Peacock Theatre

to Peacock Theatre Fly through the sky with the magical snowman as the much-loved childrens book The Snowman comes to the Peacock
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
Medieval Banquet

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

Art & Museum exhibitions on 22nd November

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

National Portrait Gallery

to National Portrait Gallery Gainsboroughs Family Album collects together fifty works showing the family life of 18th-century artist Thomas Gainsborough
Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The Royalty & The Romanovs exhibition will explore some of the events and works of art that passed between British and Russian Royal families
Wallace Collection
free

to Wallace Collection The Wallace Collection will be showcasing some of the best plates from Edouard Lievres Musee Graphique
National Gallery

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of works by the Italian Renaissance portrait artist Lorenzo Lotto

Royal & Religious events on 22nd November

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

Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The Royalty & The Romanovs exhibition will explore some of the events and works of art that passed between British and Russian Royal families
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
St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral This guided walk will look at the outside of St Pauls Cathedral and at a selection of Christopher Wrens finest City churches
Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle the worlds oldest inhabited castle and the Royal Familys home for over 1000 years

Political & Military events on 22nd November

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

Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The Shadows of War exhibition at the Queens Gallery reveals the futility of war through Roger Fentons photographs of the Crimean War
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
Sadiq Khan at City Hall
free

to City Hall The London Assembly will be grilling Sadiq Khan at Mayors Question Time in their monthly meeting at City Hall

Classical music on 22nd November

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

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 auditorium

Sightseeing tours on 22nd November

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

St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral This guided walk will look at the outside of St Pauls Cathedral and at a selection of Christopher Wrens finest City churches
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
Somerset House
free

Somerset House This tour has tales about Tudor intrigues and the extravagant entertainments laid on during Georgian times
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
See London by Night

See London by Night The See London By Night bus tour will show you Londons most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky
Ghost Bus Tours

Ghost Bus Tours The Ghost Bus Tour will take you on a journey through Londons gruesome past and into the dark heart of the capital

Sports events on 22nd November

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Thursday 22nd November

Somerset House

to Somerset House Somerset House has got the prettiest rink in London with a huge Christmas tree and festive shopping arcade
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
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 22nd November

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

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?
O2 Arena

O2 Arena Climb to the top of the O2 Arenas big tent roof and enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform at the top
Globe Theatre

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

The Ritz Dress up in your suit and shoes and sit down to an afternoon tea at the Ritz Hotel in the luxurious surroundings of the Palm Court
 
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