Events in London – Saturday 29 December

 

Theatre shows on 29th December

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Saturday 29th December

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
Party Time Celebration at Harold Pinter Theatre

to Harold Pinter Theatre The five-month long season of Harold Pinters one-act plays continues with Party Time and Celebration
The Magic Circle

to The Magic Circle Treat yourself to a Christmas extravaganza at the world famous Magic Circle and watch some of the worlds top magicians
Nativity The Musical at Eventim Apollo

to Eventim Apollo The smash-hit Nativity movies have been turned into a comedy musical fun for all the family this Christmas

Music, comedy & film on 29th December

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

Bill Bailey at Wyndham’s Theatre

to Wyndham’s Theatre Bill Bailey is back in the West End with his new stand-up show Larks in Transit about his twenty years as a comic

Family & Kid’s events on 29th December

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 29th December

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
Nativity The Musical at Eventim Apollo

to Eventim Apollo The smash-hit Nativity movies have been turned into a comedy musical fun for all the family this Christmas
Aladdin Panto at New Wimbledon Theatre

to New Wimbledon Theatre Paul Merton and comedy magician Pete Firman will be starring in the Christmas panto at Wimbledon Theatre
Peter Pan at Richmond Theatre

to Richmond Theatre Robert Lindsay will be starring as Captain Hook in this years Christmas pantomime at the Richmond Theatre
Beauty And The Beast at Shaw Theatre

to Shaw Theatre Beauty and the Beast is a traditional Christmas panto with lots of laughs and dancing and a bit of panto magic
Peppa Pigs Adventure at Theatre Royal Haymarket

to Theatre Royal Haymarket Take your little kids to see Peppa Pigs Adventure and go on a camping trip to the woods with all her friends

Art & Museum exhibitions on 29th December

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

National Gallery
free

to National Gallery Edwin Landseers majestic painting of The Monarch of the Glen is one of the worlds best-loved animal paintings
National Gallery
free

to National Gallery Rachel Macleans darkly comic and satirical film explores the relationship between Scotland and England
Guildhall Art Gallery

to Guildhall Art Gallery The Guildhall Art Gallerys new exhibition will explore the changing way that childhood was portrayed in Victorian art
National Portrait Gallery

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

Royal & Religious events on 29th December

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

Buckingham Palace

to Buckingham Palace Enjoy a glass of champagne and a tour of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace in the company of an expert guide
Hampton Court Palace

to Hampton Court Palace The outdoor ice-rink at Hampton Court has a spectacular backdrop in front of Henry VIIIs 500-year-old Tudor Palace
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
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 29th December

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
Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament Enjoy a Saturday tour of Parliament and then enjoy an afternoon tea on the Terrace Pavilion overlooking the Thames

Classical music on 29th December

Saturday 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 29th December

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

Buckingham Palace

to Buckingham Palace Enjoy a glass of champagne and a tour of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace in the company of an expert guide
Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge This guided walk will take you along a small stretch of the Thames to learn some history and see some of the rivers most famous landmarks
The City

The City Walk through the streets of Roman Londinium and see what remains of the old city walls military fort and amphitheatre
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
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

Sports events on 29th December

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Saturday 29th December

Tower of London

to Tower of London The Tower of Londons outdoor ice rink is back again for another year in the dry moat outside the castle walls
Hampton Court Palace

to Hampton Court Palace The outdoor ice-rink at Hampton Court has a spectacular backdrop in front of Henry VIIIs 500-year-old Tudor Palace
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

Other London events on 29th December

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

Portobello Road

Portobello Road Portobello Road is home to the UKs most famous antiques market where 100000 people browse hundreds of stalls every Saturday
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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