Children’s events in London January 2017

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 at Chinatown, London
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Celebrate the Chinese New Year

Chinatown Celebrate the Chinese New Year in London, with a big parade through Chinatown, and entertainment at Trafalgar Square.
 at Alexandra Palace, London
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London Model Engineering Exhibition

to Alexandra Palace The London Model Engineering Exhibition has everything from model trains and railways, to tanks, trucks, boats and planes.
 
Nba Basketball at O2 Arena, London
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NBA: Denver Nuggets v Indiana Pacers, at The O2

O2 Arena NBA basketball comes to London when the Denver Nuggets take on the Indiana Pacers in a regular season game.
Hackney Marshes

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Hackney Marshes Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football, with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams.
 
 at Royal Observatory, London
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Royal Observatory: An Evening with the Stars

to Royal Observatory Watch a Planetarium show and then spend an evening looking at the stars with other astronomers at the Royal Observatory.
Medieval Banquet

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Medieval Banquet Come and enjoy a medieval banquet alongside English knights, singing minstrels, and the great King Henry VIII himself.
 
London Zoo

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London Zoo Get closer to the animals at London Zoo, and help to feed and muck them out, by becoming a London Zoo keeper for a day.
Royal Observatory

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Royal Observatory The Royal Observatory's daily "Sky Tonight" show at the Planetarium will show you what will be visible in the sky tonight.
 
Chelsea at Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge Walk in the footballing footsteps of your Chelsea heroes on 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 guided tour of the Emirates Stadium, the pitch, and the Arsenal Museum.
 
Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

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Battersea Park Children’s Zoo Battersea Park Children's Zoo is a good place to visit for families with young kids, with plenty of small animals and birds.
Wembley Stadium

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Wembley Stadium Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms, the pitch, and climb up to the Royal Box and lift the FA Cup.
 
Namco Funscape

Namco Funscape The Namco Centre has has three floors of arcade games, bowling lanes, bumper-cars, pool tables, sports TV and a bar.
London Eye

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London Eye Every tourist should spend an hour riding the London Eye at the start of their break, as it gives a great overview of the city.
 
London Duck Tours

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London Duck Tours Enjoy an amazing amphibious adventure by both land and sea... with one of London Duck Tours sightseeing boats.
The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

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

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BFI IMAX Cinema Go and watch a 3D-movie at the BFI IMAX with state-of-the-art surround sound, and the largest cinema screen in the UK.
Harry Potter Studio Tour

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Harry Potter Studio Tour Explore the magical world of Harry Potter at Warner Bros Studios, and see some of the props and sets from the movies.
 
Madame Tussauds

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Madame Tussauds Rub shoulders with the stars at Madame Tussauds, where you'll meet Royalty and have your photo taken with the Queen.
 at Hampton Court Palace, London
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Child-friendly ghost tour of Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace Take your kids to Hampton Court Palace and spend a spooky night listening to some spine-tingling ghost stories.
 
Peppa Pig at Phoenix Theatre, London
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Peppa Pig’s Surprise! — at the Phoenix Theatre

to Phoenix Theatre Take your little kids to see "Peppa Pig's Surprise" and enjoy a lovely day with Peppa, George, and all their friends.
Potted Panto at Garrick Theatre, London
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Potted Panto — seven pantomimes in one show!

to Garrick Theatre Dan and Jeff are back with seven shows in one -- managing to shoe-horn seven pantomimes into a single show!
 
Cinderella Panto at London Palladium, London
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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
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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.
 
Sleeping Beauty Panto at Richmond Theatre, London
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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
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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?
 
Sleeping Beauty Panto at Hackney Empire, London
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Sleeping Beauty — Hackney Empire Christmas panto

to Hackney Empire The Hackney Empire's Christmas pantomime this year is "Sleeping Beaty", packed with songs, comedy and family fun.
 at Hampton Court Palace, London
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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
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Raymond Briggs’ “The Snowman”

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
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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.
 
Aladdin Panto at Lyric Hammersmith, London
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Christmas panto at the Lyric Hammersmith — Aladdin

to Lyric Hammersmith This year's Christmas panto at the Lyric Hammersmith will be have magical carpet ride to the mystical east, in "Aladdin".
Peter Pan at Greenwich Theatre, London
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Peter Pan panto, at the Greenwich Theatre

to Greenwich Theatre Greenwich Theatre has chosen "Peter Pan" as this year's panto, which tells the tale of Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell and Captain Hook.
 
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park, London
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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

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

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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
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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
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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
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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.
 at Bond Street, London
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Christmas lights in Bond Street

Bond Street Bond Street is one of the poshest shopping streets in in London, and they always have some of the poshest decorations too!
 
 at Oxford Street, London
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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
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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 Natural History Museum, London
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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.
 at Museum of Childhood, London
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Game Plan — Old board games, re-discovered

to Museum of Childhood The Museum of Childhood's new exhibition and explore the history of more than 100 board games, both old and new.
 
 
 
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