Events in London – New Year’s Eve, 31 December

 

Theatre shows on 31st December

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Monday 31st December

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
Nativity The Musical at Eventim Apollo

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

Music, comedy & film on 31st 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 31st December

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 31st December

Nativity The Musical at Eventim Apollo

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
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
Operation Ouch at Apollo Theatre

to Apollo Theatre Popular childrens television series Operation Ouch with Dr Chris and Dr Xand is coming to the Apollo Theatre
A Christmas Carol at Old Vic

to Old Vic A Christmas Carol is returning to the Old Vic with a unique staging that will please everyone aged 8 and above

Art & Museum exhibitions on 31st December

How about spending a few hours on Monday 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 31st 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

Political & Military events on 31st 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

Classical music on 31st December

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

St. Martin-in-the-Fields
free

St. Martin-in-the-Fields St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week

Sightseeing tours on 31st 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
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

Sports events on 31st December

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Monday 31st 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

Other London events on 31st December

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

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?
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
 
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