Events in London - Saturday 23rd November

Starts today – Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

As the bitter old miser Ebenezer Scrooge sits in his stone cold room he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley.. and so begins Dicken's classic tale of greed, grief, and the redemptive power of Christmas. Matthew Warchus' unique staging of this festive classic immerses the audience in an heart-warming story that's suitable for... more

 

Need some inspiration for 23rd November? Britain’s first postbox was installed on this day in 1852 (it was actually on the Channel Island of Jersey), so why not go and visit the Postal Museum? It’s a lot more exciting than it sounds because they let you take a ride on the old mail train as it hurtles through the underground tunnels.

Theatre shows on 23rd November

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Saturday 23rd November

Dick Whittington at Hackney Empire

Dick Whittington Christmas panto

23 Nov 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

23 Nov 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

23 Nov 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

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

Music and comedy on 23rd November

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

Jack Whitehall at O2 Arena

Jack Whitehall - Stood Up

23 Nov to Jack Whitehall is taking a break from all his big TV and movie roles and going on the road with his new stand-up show — Stood Up
Billy Bragg at Islington Assembly Hall

Billy Bragg - One Step Forward Two Steps Back

23 Nov 2019 Billy Braggs One Step Forward Two Steps Back tour will see him playing a different set on each of the three nights
Desiree Burch at Soho Theatre

Desirees Coming Early

23 Nov 2019 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 23rd November

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 23rd November

Dick Whittington at Hackney Empire

Dick Whittington Christmas panto

23 Nov 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

23 Nov 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

23 Nov 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

23 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

23 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

Art & Museum exhibitions on 23rd November

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

Saatchi Gallery

Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Tutankhamun

23 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

23 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

23 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

23 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 23rd November

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

Queen’s Gallery

George IV - Art & Spectacle

23 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

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

Monthly vigil at Crossbones Graveyard

On the 23rd of every month people gather at Crossbones Graveyard to pay their respects to societys outcasts
Windsor Castle Tour at Windsor Castle

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

Political & Military events on 23rd 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

23 to An exhibition of posters by the wartime artist Abram Games during his time as Official War Poster Artist in World War II
Churchill War Rooms

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
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)
Changing The Guard At Horse Guards at Horse Guards
free

Changing the Guard at Horse Guards

Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to Buckingham Palace but its less crowded and takes place every day

Classical music on 23rd November

Saturday 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 23rd 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 23rd November

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Saturday 23rd 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 23rd November

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

Ideal Home Show Christmas at London Olympia

Ideal Home Show at Christmas

23 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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