Events in London - Saturday 26th October

Pick of the day – 400 voices singing Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana returns to the Royal Albert Hall in what promises to be a rousing and memorable night. Andrew Greenwood will be conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and 400 voices of the London Chorus, English Concert Chorus, Goldsmiths Choral Union, Highgate Choral Society and Southend Boys' Choir in a performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana at the Roy... more

 

Need some inspiration for 26th October? The House of Commons re-opened on this day in 1950, after it took a direct hit in the Blitz and had to be rebuilt. Why not go and visit the House of Commons yourself? You don’t even need a ticket (except for PMQs). You can go and sit inside the House of Lords as well.

Halloween events on 26th October

Ooooh! Halloween is coming, so why not try one of these scary events in London?

Ghost Bus Tour London at Ghost Bus Tours

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
Jack The Ripper Tour at Jack The Ripper Tour

Walk in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper

Walk the streets of Whitechapel and try and discover the identity of the Victorian murderer Jack the Ripper - if you dare!

Medieval Banquet with minstrels and knights

Enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights and singing minstrels and King Henry VIII
Victorian Surgery Old Operating Theatre at Old Operating Theatre

Victorian surgery at the Old Operating Theatre

A demonstration about Victorian surgery inside the original 19th-century Operating Theatre at St Thomass Hospital
Woman In Black at Fortune Theatre

Spend a night with The Woman in Black

26 Oct 2019 to A man is obsessed with a family curse and hires a sceptical young actor to help him exorcise the fear that grips his soul

Theatre shows on 26th October

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Saturday 26th October

Translations at Olivier Theatre

Translations - National Theatre

26 Oct 2019 A story about two British Army officers arriving in rural Donegal to redraw their local map but with English place names
Master Harold And The Boys at Lyttelton Theatre

Master Harold… And The Boys

26 Oct 2019 A blistering play about apartheid in South Africa and how it made people hurt friends and those that they professed to love
Les Miserables Staged Concert at Gielgud Theatre

Les Miserables all-star concert

26 Oct to Michael Ball and Alfie Boe will be starring in this all-star concert version of the long-running West End show Les Miserables
Tina Turner Musical at Aldwych Theatre

TINA - The Tina Turner Musical

26 Oct to TINA tells the story of Tina Turner from her humble start in Nutbush to her transformation into a global superstar

Music and comedy on 26th October

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

Russell Kane at Eventim Apollo

Russell Kane at the Eventim Apollo

26 Oct 2019 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Russell Kane is bringing his new stand-up show to the Hammersmith Apollo in October
Henning Wehn at London Palladium

Henning Wehn - Get On With It

26 Oct 2019 Join Henning Wehn for an evening of Teutonic jolliness when the German comic comes to the London Palladium in October

Family & Kid’s events on 26th October

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 26th October

Museum of London

Beasts of London

26 Oct to Meet the animals that have shaped the city throughout history with voices provided by Kate Moss Pam Ferris Brian Blessed and Joe Pasquale
Serpentine

Hire a pedal boat on the Serpentine lake

26 to Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle

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
Royal Observatory

The night sky tonight (planetarium show)

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

Art & Museum exhibitions on 26th October

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

Hayward Gallery

Bridget Riley at the Hayward Gallery

26 Oct 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

26 Oct to Nam June Paiks pioneering use of video and media images will be explored in a major new retrospective at the Tate Modern
National Portrait Gallery

Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

26 Oct to The National Portrait Gallery will be exploring the untold story and contributions of twelve women from the Pre-Raphaelite Movement
National Gallery

Gauguin Portraits - National Gallery

26 Oct to This exhibition will be totally devoted to Paul Gauguins portraits and feature around fifty works from his later years

Royal & Religious events on 26th October

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

British Library

Buddhism exhibition at the British Library

26 Oct to This exhibition will explore the history of Buddhism from its 6th-century origins in India right up to the present day
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
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 26th October

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

National Army Museum

Wartime Posters - The Art of Persuasion

26 Oct 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 26th October

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

Carmina Burana at Royal Albert Hall

400 voices singing Carmina Burana

26 Oct 2019 Hear Carl Orffs Carmina Burana performed like youve never heard it performed before by 400 voices at the Royal Albert Hall
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 26th October

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

Jason’s Trip

Jasons Trip from Little Venice to Camden

26 Oct to Jasons Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regents Canal from Little Venice to Camden Lock
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 - 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 London at Ghost Bus Tours

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

Sports events on 26th October

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Saturday 26th October

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 26th October

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

St. James’s Park

Hire a deckchair in one of Londons parks

26 to Hire out a deck-chair in one of Londons Royal parks and have a nice relaxing sit-down and do a bit of people-watching
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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