London events > London events in October > London events on 16th October Need some inspiration for 16th October? The first airplane flight in Britain took place on this day in 1908. How about marking the day by riding the Emirates Air Line cable car over to the Excel Centre, and then walking down to London City Airport to watch the planes taking off over the water? Music, comedy & film All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Monday 16th October Show all music, comedy 16th October 2017 • KOKO Beth Ditto, from the American indie band Gossip, will be coming to London in October and playing one night at KOKO.
Theatre shows Go and watch a play on Monday 16 October, or one of London’s musicals Show all theatre to 16th Oct 9th Dec 2017 • Theatre Royal Haymarket 'Venus In Fur' tells the story of an enigmatic actress doing all she can to win the leading role in a new Broadway play.
Family & Kid’s events Take your kids to London on the 16 October for one of these family events Show all kid’s events to 16th Oct 7th Jan 2018 • Piccadilly Theatre One of the world's favourite family musicals, Annie, is back in the West End for a run at the Piccadilly Theatre.
Art & Museums Visit an art gallery or museum on Monday 16th October and see an exhibition Show all exhibitions to 16th Oct 28th Jan 2018 • Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of paintings and installations by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov.
Royal & Religious Why not try one of these religious services or Royal events on 16 October? Show royal, religious to 16th Oct 28th Feb 2018 • Kensington Palace The 'Her Fashion Story' exhibition at Kensington Palace showcases some of the most famous dresses worn by Princess Diana.
Political & Military Parades are always popular with tourists – here are some on the 16 October Show all political, military to 16th Oct 2nd Dec 2017 • Noël Coward Theatre Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire will be starring in James Graham's sharp new political play, 'Labour of Love'.
Sightseeing tours Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Monday 16th October Show all tours to 16th Oct 5th Nov 2017 • Jason’s Trip Jason's Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regent's Canal, from Little Venice to Camden Lock.
How about watching an opera, ballet, or listening to some classical music?
Every day • 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.
Free events There are lots of free events happening in London on the 16 October Show all free events to 16th 29th Oct 2017 • Guildhall Art Gallery The skull of a Roman gladiator will be returning to the amphitheatre where he lost his life, in the basement of the Guildhall Art Gallery.
Other London events Don’t forget these other good events in London on Monday 16th October Show other events to 16th 31st Oct 2017 • St. James’s Park Have a nice, relaxing sit-down and doing a bit of people-watching in one of London's Royal parks, by hiring out a deckchair. Every day • O2 Arena Climb up The O2's roof and enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform at the top. Every day • Wellington Arch The balconies on Wellington Arch have views of Constitution Hill, Apsley House and part of Buckingham Palace's gardens.