Events in London – December 2013

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Music, comedy & film

Have a great night out watching a concert, comedy gig or movie

The Forum
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New Years Eve, at The Forum

The Forum Join London's premier pop party-throwers Guilty Pleasures and the titans of power ballads, Ultimate Power, for an unforgettable New Year's Eve extravaganza at the legendary Forum.
 

Theatre shows

Give yourself a Christmas treat with some tickets to a musical

Shaw Theatre
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Cinderella - a traditional Christmas panto

to Shaw Theatre What could be more Christmassy than taking your kids to see a panto? The Shaw Theatre will be telling the tale of Cinders, whose life is one of drudgery and hardship, bullied and mistreated by her three ugly sisters, until her fairy Godmother casts a spell that leads her to meet her Prince Charming...
 

Family & Kid’s events

Events in December that will make a decent day out for people with kids

O2 Arena
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Disney On Ice - Dare To Dream

to O2 Arena The new "Disney On Ice" show is called "Dare to Dream". Watch your favourite Disney characters come to life before their very eyes as they tell the tale of two modern-day princesses, Rapunzel and Tiana, with the classic elegance of Cinderella.
 

Art & Museums

How about visiting an exhibition in one of the capital’s galleries or museums?

Natural History Museum
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Dino Snores (for grown-ups)

Natural History Museum Have you ever seen the movie "Night At The Museum"? Well... now's your chance to find out what really stalks the corridors of the Natural History Museum as night descends. This event is especially for grown-ups and will include a 3-course dinner in the restaurant, followed by a quiz, live music, and an all-night monster movie marathon.
 

Royal & Religious

For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals

St. Paul’s Cathedral
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Christmas Day Mass, at St. Pauls Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral There's not a lot to do in London in Christmas Day. All the theatres, galleries and attractions are closed, and all you're left with is a nice relaxing stroll around the deserted streets. But what about attending a mass at St. Paul's Cathedral? Even if you're not religious it's still a worthwhile experience.
 

Political & Military

Daily parades and political events taking place during December

The Blitz Party
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The Blitz Party - New Years Eve Special

The Blitz Party Dust off your old army uniform and get down to Shoreditch for a Blitz Party! Revellers will be able to dance to some of the East End's finest swing bands and DJs, including World War II-era hits from Glenn Miller and Dame Vera Lynne. Ration books will replace the menus, and old wartime films and black and white newsreels will be projected onto the walls.
 

Sightseeing tours

If you’re visiting London in December then try one of these sightseeing tours

Old Royal Naval College
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Guided tour, around the Old Royal Naval College

Old Royal Naval College Enjoy a 60-minute tour around the Old Royal Naval College, with one of their knowledgeable Yeoman guides. The historic buildings were designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the 1690s, as a refuge for old and injured sailors, but its rich history stretches back more than 500 hundred years to when Greenwich Palace was a home to Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
 

Classical music

All of the classical music, operas and ballets in London during December

Royal Albert Hall
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Christmas Spectacular, at the Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall Keep your Christmas Spirits up with Raymond Gubbay's "Christmas Spectacular" -- a fantastic mix of music, dance, lights and lasers, and an amazing indoor firework finale! West End star Kerry Ellis will sing a "Christmas Movie Medley" with hits from the theatre, and Anthony Inglis will lead the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in songs by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Verdi and more...
 

Free events

Visit London on the cheap in December, by trying these great free events

Southbank
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Celebrate the New Year, with Londons fireworks

Southbank Celebrate the New Year with bazillions of other people, as they gather on the South Bank to watch London's spectacular free fireworks display. The display will focus on the top of Big Ben and the London Eye. Be advised that you will have to arrive extremely early to grab a decent spot, as the viewing areas tend to fill up 4 hours before midnight.
 

Other London events

Here are some more great events that are worth trying during December

Bush Hall
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White Mischief New Years Eve Extravaganza

Bush Hall White Mischief will once more be hosting a New Year's Eve ball at Bush Hall. Expect some of the finest circus, cabaret and music artists, alongside plenty of DJs and dancing, and a few White Mischief surprises at midnight.
The Magic Circle
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Magic Circle Christmas Show

to The Magic Circle Join the stars of The Magic Circle for their traditional Christmas extravaganza. Watch magic being performed right under your nose and mingle with the magicians at the world famous Magic Circle, before sitting down to enjoy the wonderful illusions in the intimate theatre.
The Magic Circle
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Magic Circle Christmas Show - with LBCs Steve Allen

to The Magic Circle Join LBC's Steve Allen for some festive frolics, dazzling close-up magic, and a spectacular show in The Magic Circle Theatre.
 
 
 
 
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