Events in London - Monday 28th October

Final week – Jason's Trip, from Little Venice to Camden

Jason's Trip has been running barges up and down the Regent's Canal since 1951. They only serve two stops: Little Venice and Camden Lock, but if you're going to do it then we definitely recommend the boarding at Little Venice, because then you'll get a live commentary included. You can usually just turn up and pay on the day, but you might like to book in advan... more

 

Need some inspiration for 28th October? Queen Victoria reopened the Royal Exchange on this day in 1844, following a disastrous fire in 1838. The Royal Exchange is one of the London’s most beautiful buildings, full of very expensive shops, and sits on a junction with Mansion House and the Bank of England.

Halloween events on 28th 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!

Theatre shows on 28th October

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Monday 28th October

Les Miserables Staged Concert at Gielgud Theatre

Les Miserables all-star concert

28 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

28 Oct to TINA tells the story of Tina Turner from her humble start in Nutbush to her transformation into a global superstar
School Of Rock at Gillian Lynne Theatre

School of Rock

28 Oct to The Jack Black movie School of Rock has been turned into a West End mind-blowing musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes
Mamma Mia at Novello Theatre

Mamma Mia - with the songs of ABBA

28 Oct 2019 to Mamma Mia is based on the hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan and uses the songs of ABBA

Music and comedy on 28th October

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

Indigo Girls at O2 Empire Shepherd’s Bush

Indigo Girls at the O2 Empire

28 Oct 2019 Female rock duo Indigo Girls will be coming to London in October and playing one night at the O2 Empire Shepherds Bush

Family & Kid’s events on 28th October

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 28th October

Museum of London

Beasts of London

28 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

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

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
Namco Funscape London at Namco Funscape

Play arcade games at NAMCO Funscape

NAMCO Funscape is like an indoor funfair with arcade games pool tables 10-pin bowling bumper cars and a sports bar

Art & Museum exhibitions on 28th October

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

Royal Academy of Arts

Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits

28 Oct 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

28 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

28 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

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

Royal & Religious events on 28th October

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

British Library

Buddhism exhibition at the British Library

28 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 28th 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

28 Oct 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 28th October

Monday 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 28th 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

28 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 28th October

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Monday 28th 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 28th October

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

Mamma Mia The Party at O2 Arena

Mamma Mia - The Party

28 Oct to Heres a treat for Mamma Mia fans -- an entire evening of eating and drinking singing and dancing at a Greek-themed taverna
St. James’s Park

Hire a deckchair in one of Londons parks

28 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
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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