Events in London - Thursday 31st October

Starts today – Little Mix -- The LMS Tour

Can you believe that it's been nearly ten years since Little Mix won the X-Factor? Usually Simon Cowell gets fed up with his bands after two singles, so they're doing pretty well. Perrie, Jesy, Leigh-Anne and Jade are onto their fifth album now and have spent the last year working with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Jess Glynne, Camille Purcell, Timberland, Loose Cha... more

 

Need some inspiration for 31st October? The English poet John Keats was born on this day in 1795, so why not go and visit his house in Hampstead? Sadly the famous plum tree that he sat under writing poetry has been uprooted now, but they’ve thoughtfully planted a new one in its place.

Halloween events on 31st October

Ooooh! Halloween is here, 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
Woman In Black at Fortune Theatre

Spend a night with The Woman in Black

31 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 31st October

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

Dear Evan Hansen at Noël Coward Theatre

Dear Evan Hansen

31 Oct 2019 to The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is coming to the West End for a five-month run at the Noel Coward Theatre
Les Miserables Staged Concert at Gielgud Theatre

Les Miserables all-star concert

31 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

31 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

31 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

Music and comedy on 31st October

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

Lisa Stansfield at Royal Albert Hall

Lisa Stansfield - Affection Tour

31 Oct 2019 Lisa Stansfield is celebrating the 30th anniversary of her original debut album Affection by taking it back out on tour
Little Mix at O2 Arena

Little Mix - The LMS Tour

31 Oct to Little Mix will be playing a run of five nights at the O2 Arena in October and November as part of their LMS UK & Ireland arena tour
Eddie Izzard at London Palladium

Eddie Izzard - Wunderbar

31 Oct to Eddie Izzard is taking a break from politics to bring his new stand-up show to the London Palladium for a run of four nights

Family & Kid’s events on 31st October

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

Museum of London

Beasts of London

31 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

31 Oct 2019 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 31st October

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

Royal Academy of Arts

Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits

31 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

31 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

31 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

31 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 31st October

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

British Library

Buddhism exhibition at the British Library

31 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
St. Paul’s Cathedral

Guided tour of Wrens best churches

This guided walk will look at the outside of St Pauls Cathedral and at a selection of Christopher Wrens finest City churches

Political & Military events on 31st 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

31 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 31st October

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

Royal Festival Hall

Daniil Trifonov at the Royal Festival Hall

31 Oct 2019 Pianist Daniil Trifonov will be playing a selection of classical works by Beethoven Prokofiev and Scriabin at the Royal Festival 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 31st 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

31 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 31st October

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

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

Mamma Mia The Party at O2 Arena

Mamma Mia - The Party

31 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

31 Oct 2019 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
 
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