Best events in London Monday 9 January

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Houses of Parliament

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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.
Monument

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Monument The Monument to the Great Fire of London has a balcony at the top, which gives tourists some decent views of The City.
 
St. Paul’s Cathedral

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St. Paul’s Cathedral St Paul's Cathedal has got three domes that you can climb up -- the Whispering Gallery, Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery.
Primrose Hill

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Primrose Hill Primrose Hill is a lot higher than it looks, and boasts one of the finest views of the London skyline from anywhere in the city.
 
The Ritz

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The Ritz Dress up in your Sunday best and enjoy an afternoon tea at the Ritz Hotel, in the luxurious surroundings of the Palm Court.
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.
Highgate Cemetery

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Highgate Cemetery Have a guided tour around Highgate Cemetery, and enjoy one of the most atmospheric and historic cemeteries in London.
 
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.
London Zoo

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London Zoo Here's your chance to enter the animal enclosures, watch them feed, and get close to some of the animals at London Zoo.
 
Sky Garden

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Sky Garden The Sky Garden is a three-story garden that spans the top three floors of 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the Walkie Scorchie).
Bateaux London

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Bateaux London Bateaux London offers you great cuisine and live entertainment onboard the boat, as it sails serenely down the Thames.
 
The City

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The City If you don't fancy spending 25-30 pounds on a sightseeing bus, then there's a much cheaper alternative... the No.11 bus.
Ghost Bus Tours

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Ghost Bus Tours The Ghost Bus Tour will take you on a journey through London's gruesome past, and into the dark heart of the capital.
 
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.
 
Tower of London

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Tower of London One of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the "Beefeaters").
City Cruises

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City Cruises City Cruises offer one-way, return or all-day boat trips between Westminster and Greenwich, stopping off at Tower Bridge.
 
TRS River Cruise

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TRS River Cruise Spend a leisurely afternoon on a TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich, and see some of the sights along the river.
Big Bus Tours

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Big Bus Tours This traditional open-top bus tour will take in all the best landmarks and attractions, with a free river cruise and guided walk.
 
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.
Original Bus Tour

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Original Bus Tour The Original Tour is one of London's most popular sightseeing buses, and it's also a great way to travel around the capital.
 
Horse Guards

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Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, but is usually a lot less crowded.
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.
Tower of London

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Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is over 700 years old, and represents the traditional locking up of the Tower of London at night.
 
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.
Windsor Castle

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Windsor Castle Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle, the world's oldest inhabited castle, and the Royal Family's home for over 1000 years.
 
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.
Rent at St. James Theatre, London
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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.
 
Nutcracker at Royal Opera House, London
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Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ — Royal Ballet

to Royal Opera House Watch the Royal Ballet performing Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" over Christmas, at the Royal Opera House.
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 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.
Nice Fish at Harold Pinter Theatre, London
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“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
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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
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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.
 
 at Tate Modern, London
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Modernist Photography from Elton John’s Collection

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of Modernist Photography, drawn from Elton John's private collection.
 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.
 
Westminster Abbey

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

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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
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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.
Covent Garden

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Covent Garden Enjoy some free street entertainment in Covent Garden -- everything from buskers, acrobats and clowns to opera singers.
 
 
 
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