Events in London - Sunday 5th January

Last chance to see – Cinderella Christmas panto

You shall go to the ball.. This year's Christmas panto at the Lyric Hammersmith is Cinderella ... more classic rags to riches tale that proves a new pair of shoes really can change your life. Cinderella's life is one of drudgery and hardship (a bit like mine), being bullied and mis-treated by her ugly sisters (still a bit like mine).. until her fairy Godmother... more

 

Need some inspiration for 5th January? Edward the Confessor died on this day in 1066. Why not go and see where he’s buried inside Westminster Abbey? Other famous monarches with tombs inside the Abbey include Edward III, Henry V, Richard II, Henry VII, Elizabeth I and Charles II.

Theatre shows on 5th January

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Sunday 5th January

Dick Whittington at Hackney Empire

Dick Whittington Christmas panto

5 Jan 2020 This years Christmas panto at the Hackney Empire is the classic rags-to-riches tale of Dick Whittington and his cat
Sleeping Beauty Panto at Greenwich Theatre

Sleeping Beauty Christmas panto

5 Jan 2020 This years panto at the Greenwich Theatre will be the love story between Sleeping Beauty and her handsome prince
Snowman at Peacock Theatre

Raymond Briggs The Snowman

5 Jan 2020 Fly through the sky with the magical snowman as Raymond Briggs much-loved childrens book returns to the Peacock Theatre
Cinderella Panto at Lyric Hammersmith

Cinderella Christmas panto

5 Jan 2020 See if Cinderella can find her Prince Charming when she loses her new shoes and goes to the ball at the Lyric Hammersmith

Family & Kid’s events on 5th January

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 5th January

Dick Whittington at Hackney Empire

Dick Whittington Christmas panto

5 Jan 2020 This years Christmas panto at the Hackney Empire is the classic rags-to-riches tale of Dick Whittington and his cat
Sleeping Beauty Panto at Greenwich Theatre

Sleeping Beauty Christmas panto

5 Jan 2020 This years panto at the Greenwich Theatre will be the love story between Sleeping Beauty and her handsome prince

Raymond Briggs The Snowman

5 Jan 2020 Fly through the sky with the magical snowman as Raymond Briggs much-loved childrens book returns to the Peacock Theatre
Cinderella Panto at Lyric Hammersmith

Cinderella Christmas panto

5 Jan 2020 See if Cinderella can find her Prince Charming when she loses her new shoes and goes to the ball at the Lyric Hammersmith
Museum of London

Beasts of London

5 Jan 2020 Meet the animals that have shaped the city throughout history with voices provided by Kate Moss Pam Ferris Brian Blessed and Joe Pasquale

Art & Museum exhibitions on 5th January

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

National Gallery
free

Young Bomberg and the Old Masters

5 Jan to An exhibition of early works by David Bomberg alongside some of the Old Master paintings that inspired him
Royal Academy of Arts

Eco-Visionaries at the Royal Academy

5 Jan to Eco-Visionaries will show how artists and architects are helping to fight climate change with their innovative new designs
Saatchi Gallery

Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Tutankhamun

5 Jan to More than 150 artefacts from Tutankhamuns tomb will be put on display to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their discovery
Royal Academy of Arts

Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits

5 to The Royal Academys landmark exhibition will unite more than fifty of Lucian Freuds self-portraits in a single exhibition

Royal & Religious events on 5th January

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

Queen’s Gallery

George IV - Art & Spectacle

5 Jan to An exhibition of paintings and porcelain from the Royal Collection that were collected together during the reign of George IV
British Library

Buddhism exhibition at the British Library

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