Events in London – Bonfire Night, 5 November

 

Firework displays on 5th November

Listen to the cracks and bangs and whistles at one of these Bonfire night displays

Southwark Park

Southwark Park Southwark Parks firework display is always one of the biggest and busiest around and will be held on the 5th November
Crystal Palace Park

Crystal Palace Park Crystal Palace Park will be putting on two displays on the 5th November -- a little one for the kids and a huge one with choreographed lights
Wimbledon Park

Wimbledon Park Wimbledon Park will be putting on two fireworks displays this year -- one aimed at children and another display for the grown-ups

Theatre shows on 5th November

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

Romeo And Juliet at Barbican Centre

to Barbican Centre Shakespeares tragic play Romeo and Juliet will receive a contemporary re-telling at the Barbican Theatre
Don Quixote at Garrick Theatre

to Garrick Theatre David Threlfall and Rufus Hound will be starring in the medieval adventures of Don Quixote at the Garrick Theatre
Landscape A Kind Of Alaska at Harold Pinter Theatre

to Harold Pinter Theatre Watch three of Harold Pinters one-act plays in one sitting: Landscape A Kind of Alaska and Monologue
Wise Children at Old Vic

to Old Vic Its twin chorus girls Nora and Doras 70th birthday so they start wondering whats happened to their actor father Melchior Hazard

Music, comedy & film on 5th November

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

Mo Gilligan at Vaudeville Theatre

to Vaudeville Theatre Rising comedy star Mo Gilligans Coupla Cans Tour is coming to the West End for two weeks in the autumn
Fastlove Tribute To George Michael at Lyric Theatre

to Lyric Theatre Fastlove is wildly regarded as the UKs finest George Michael tribute act performing alongside his actual saxophonist

Family & Kid’s events on 5th November

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

Namco Funscape

Namco Funscape NAMCO Funscape is like an indoor funfair with three floors of arcade games pool tables 10-pin bowling bumper cars and a sports bar
The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car) This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from the O2 Arena to the ExCel Centre in five minutes
Royal Observatory

Royal Observatory The Royal Observatorys daily Sky Tonight show at the Planetarium will show you what will be visible in the sky tonight
Aladdin at Prince Edward Theatre

to Prince Edward Theatre Disneys Aladdin has been turned into a West End musical and will be showing at the Prince Edward Theatre
Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

to Apollo Victoria Theatre If you like The Wizard of Oz then you will love Wicked -- it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches

Art & Museum exhibitions on 5th November

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

National Gallery

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of works by the Italian Renaissance portrait artist Lorenzo Lotto
Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts An exhibition of drawings by two Austrian artists in the centenary of their deaths -- Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele
Tate Britain
free

to Tate Britain The Tate will looking at the uncompromising sculptures that emerged in Britain after the Second World War
Photographer’s Gallery

to Photographer’s Gallery This exhibition examines the role that photography once had and how it has changed in this age of internet images

Royal & Religious events on 5th November

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

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 5th November

Parades are always popular with tourists, so here are some military events and political debates

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
Buckingham Palace
free

to Buckingham Palace The Changing the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see events for every tourists itinerary
Houses of Parliament
free

Houses of Parliament Visitors can enter the Houses of Parliament for free and watch MPs debating in the House of Lords and House of Commons

Classical music on 5th November

Monday 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 5th November

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

The City

The City A two-hour guided walk around the Square Mile showing you some of the most famous historical sites and buildings in the City of London
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
Ghost Bus Tours

Ghost Bus Tours The Ghost Bus Tour will take you on a journey through Londons gruesome past and into the dark heart of the capital
Thames Rockets

Thames Rockets A trip on a Thames Rocket is something youll never forget speeding down the river underneath the Londons bridges

Sports events on 5th November

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Monday 5th November

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
Arsenal at Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal FC, 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 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
Lord’s

Lord’s Cricket fans will love having a look around the home of cricket with this tour of Lords Cricket Ground and the MCC Museum

Other London events on 5th November

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?
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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