Best events in London Friday 16 December

This date has already passed

Best events in London on Fri 16th December

Our guide to the best events in London on Friday 16 December 2016.

Korn And Limp Bizkit at SSE Arena Wembley, London
This event has already passed

Korn and Limp Bizkit — SSE Wembley Arena

SSE Arena Wembley Korn and Limp Bizkit are back on tour together and co-headlining a show at the SSE Wembley Arena.
Brian Cox at Eventim Apollo, London
This event has already passed

Brian and Robin’s Christmas Compendium

Eventim Apollo Join Brian Cox and Robin Ince for a night of science, music and comedy at their Christmas Compendium of Reason.
 
 at Cutty Sark, London
This event has already passed

Time Out Silent Disco — underneath the Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark Put on some headphones and dance along to the songs inside your head, at the Silent Disco inside the Cutty Sark.
Nutcracker at London Coliseum, London
This event has already passed

The Nutcracker — English National Ballet

to London Coliseum The English National Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the London Coliseum.
 
London International Horse Show at London Olympia, London
This event has already passed

The London International Horse Show

to London Olympia The London International Horse Show will feature world-class show jumping, dressage and carriage driving competitions.
Cinderella Panto at London Palladium, London
This event has already passed

Cinderella — with Paul O’Grady, Amanda Holden

to London Palladium Amanda Holden, Paul O'Grady and Julian Clary will be starring in the Christmas panto "Cinderella" at the London Palladium.
 
Dick Whittington at New Wimbledon Theatre, London
This event has already passed

Dick Whittington panto — with Matthew Kelly

to New Wimbledon Theatre WImbledon Theatre's Christmas panto this year l be "Dick Whittington", starring Matthew Kelly as Sarah the Cook.
Rent at St. James Theatre, London
This event has already passed

RENT — the legendary rock musical

to St. James Theatre The legendary rock musical 'RENT' is coming to London for a seven week run at St James Theatre.
 
Dirty Dancing at Phoenix Theatre, London
This event has already passed

Dirty Dancing — in town for one month only!

to Phoenix Theatre 'Dirty Dancing' is back in the West End for one month only, and tells the story of Baby and Johnny's unforgettable summer.
Muppet Christmas Carol at Prince Charles Cinema, London
This event has already passed

Sing-A-Long with The Muppet Christmas Carol

to Prince Charles Cinema Prince Charles Cinema will be showing "The Muppet Christmas Carol" at one of their mad-cap sing-a-long nights.
 
Sleeping Beauty Panto at Richmond Theatre, London
This event has already passed

Sleeping Beauty panto — with Maureen Lipman

to Richmond Theatre Maureen Lipman and CBeebies' Chris Jarvis will be starring in Richmond Theatre's Christmas panto, "Sleeping Beauty".
 at Trafalgar Square, London
This event has already passed

Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square

to Trafalgar Square Have you ever taken the time to see the switching-on ceremony for the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree, with carols?
 
Il Trovatore at Royal Opera House, London
This event has already passed

Verdi’s Il Trovatore, at the Royal Opera House

to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of Verdi's "Il trovatore", which includes the famous "Anvil Chorus".
 at Hampton Court Palace, London
This event has already passed

Outdoor ice rink, at Henry VIII’s Hampton Court

to Hampton Court Palace The Christmas ice-rink at Hampton Court has a spectacular backdrop — the front wing of Henry VIII's Tudor Palace.
 
Snowman at Peacock Theatre, London
This event has already passed

Raymond Briggs’ “The Snowman”

to Peacock Theatre Fly through the sky with the magical snowman, as the much-loved children's book "The Snowman" comes to the Peacock.
 at Royal Botanic Gardens, London
This event has already passed

Night-time Christmas trail at Kew Gardens

to Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Garden's Christmas trail includes a tunnel of lights, a scented fire garden, and a North Pole village for Santa and his elves.
 at Geffrye Museum, London
This event has already passed

Christmas Past: 400 Years of Traditions

to Geffrye Museum The Geffrye's "Christmas Past" exhibition explores the origins and meanings behind 400 years of Christmas traditions.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park, London
This event has already passed

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

to Hyde Park Hyde Park will once again become a magical Winter Wonderland with ice skating and rides, a circus, and a Christmas market.
 
Museum exhibition in London at Star Wars at O2 Arena

Pick

to O2 Arena 'Star Wars Identities' is a huge new exhibition at The O2 with 200 props, models, costumes and artworks from the movies.
 at Regent Street, London
This event has already passed

Christmas lights in Regent Street

to Regent Street Regent Street always has some of the best Christmas lights in London, stretching from Oxford Street to Waterloo Place.
 
 at Somerset House, London
This event has already passed

Skate! — Christmas ice rink at Somerset House

to Somerset House Somerset House has got the prettiest rink in London, with a Christmas shopping arcade and decorated with a huge Christmas tree.
 at Tower of London, London
This event has already passed

Outdoor ice rink, in the Tower of London’s moat

to Tower of London The Tower of London's outdoor ice rink is back again for another year, set in the dry moat outside the castle walls.
 
Nice Fish at Harold Pinter Theatre, London
This event has already passed

“Nice Fish” — starring Mark Rylance

to Harold Pinter Theatre Mark Rylance will be starring in 'Nice Fish' at the Harold Pinter Theatre, a comic play he co-wrote with Louis Jenkins.
Buried Child at Trafalgar Studios, London
This event has already passed

Buried Child — with Ed Harris and Amy Madigan

to Trafalgar Studios Hollywood star Ed Harris will be starring in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'Buried Child', at the Trafalgar Studios.
 
 at Southbank, London
This event has already passed

Southbank’s Winter Festival & Christmas market

to Southbank This popular chalet-style Christmas market sells some great gifts and lots of festive food and drink in the pop-up bars.
Photography exhibition at Tate Modern

Pick

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of Modernist Photography, drawn from Elton John's private collection.
 
 at Oxford Street, London
This event has already passed

Christmas lights in Oxford Street

to Oxford Street The Oxford Street switch-on ceremony is always one of the biggest, and this year they're shutting the street to traffic.
 at Canary Wharf, London
This event has already passed

Skate around Canary Wharf’s outdoor ice rink

to Canary Wharf An outdoor ice rink in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers, with a perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights.
 
 at Queen’s Gallery, London
This event has already passed

Portrait of the Artist — at the Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery See over 150 portraits of artists taken from the Royal Collection, by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens and Hockney.
 at Harrods, London
This event has already passed

Meet Santa at the Harrods Christmas Grotto

to Harrods Take you kids to see the toy factory at Harrods, and then meet Santa in his Winter Cabin inside the Christmas Grotto.
 
An Inspector Calls at Playhouse Theatre, London
This event has already passed

J. B. Priestley’s “An Inspector Calls”

to Playhouse Theatre JB Priestley's classic thriller "An Inspector Calls" is returning to the London stage for a limited run at the Playhouse Theatre.
Free event in London at Westminster Abbey

PickFree

Westminster Abbey You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey for free, which combines a traditional mass with a choir.
 
Free event in London at St. Paul’s Cathedral

PickFree

St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St. Paul's Cathedral, you can wander around and see part of the Cathedral for free.
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
This event has already passed

Intrigue — James Ensor (curated by Luc Tuymans)

to Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academy of Arts have invited artist Luc Tuymans to curate an exhibition of works by James Ensor.
 
 at Natural History Museum, London
This event has already passed

Winter Ice Rink, at the Natural History Museum

to Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum always has one of the best outdoor ice rinks, decorated with a huge tree and fairy lights.
Lazarus at King’s Cross Theatre, London
This event has already passed

Lazarus — David Bowie’s final work

to King’s Cross Theatre 'Lazarus' is a musical based on 'The Man Who Fell To Earth', and was one of the last works created by David Bowie.
 
Peter Pan Goes Wrong at Apollo Theatre, London
This event has already passed

Peter Pan Goes Wrong — Apollo Theatre

to Apollo Theatre "Peter Pan Goes Wrong" tells the story of Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society's inept attempts to put on show.
 at Tate Britain, London
This event has already passed

Turner Prize 2016 — at Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Whether you love it or loathe it, the Turner Prize is certainly one of Britain's most prestigious contemporary art prizes.
 
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
This event has already passed

Abstract Expressionism — Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts "Abstract Expressionism" will feature works by celebrated artists like Kline, Pollock, Rothko, Newman, Still and de Kooning.
No Mans Land at Wyndham’s Theatre, London
This event has already passed

No Man’s Land — Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart

to Wyndham’s Theatre Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will be starring in Harold Pinter's classic play, 'No Man's Land', at the Wyndham's Theatre.
 
 
 
Copyright © 2017 London Drum. All rights reserved · Contact London Drum · Privacy policy / Terms of use / Cookies

By category

just on Fri 16 Dec

By day

just pick of the best

By month

just pick of the best

By venue

Find events

Custom dates

London Pass

Save some money with London Pass Cheap entry into London attractions

London Pass

Learn more about London Pass

> Save moneyFree or discounted entry into top attractions

> Save timeJump the longest queues with Fast Track entry

Oyster card

Get an Oyster for the cheapest fares The easiest way to travel in London

Oyster card

Learn more about Oyster cardsBuy an Oyster card

> Save moneyGet the cheapest fares on London transport

> Easy to usePay as you go credit on the buses, boats and underground trains

Guide book

Have you seen our London book?

London guidebook

Find out more and read a free sample

Get the ebook

Amazon.com $3.99

Amazon.co.uk £2.99

Get the paperback

Amazon.com $15.99

Amazon.co.uk £11.99

Honest reviews of London’s landmarks and attractions

Money saving tips things to do for free and cheap days out

Useful information with opening times, prices, photos, maps

London blog

Read our review:
Battersea Park Children's Zoo

I'm always a bit embarrassed coming to Battersea Park Children's Zoo because I'm obviously not a kid. It's definitely a… more

Read our review:
Guards' Museum

While I'm standing here waiting for the Guards' Museum to open a little old lady has walked up with a load of tatty plas… more

Read our review:
Primrose Hill

The first time you clap eyes on Primrose Hill you'll kid yourself into thinking it's an easy climb. From the ground it's… more

Read our review:
Dismounting Ceremony (or Four O'Clock Parade)

You've done Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace... posed for a photo outside Horse Guards... seen the Ceremony of th… more

Read our review:
Hampton Court Palace

If you grew up within ten miles of Hampton Court Palace then this place was your educational day out. This is how they'd… more

Read our review:
Green Park

Green Park is the great un-loved park of London. No one has ever said: "I know -- let's take the kids to Green Park… more

Read our review:
Changing the Guard, at Horse Guards Parade

Not a lot of tourists know about Changing the Guard at Horse Guards which is a shame, because in some respects it's bett… more

London Pass