Events in London – November 2018

November is the wettest month of the year – this is real London weather! Fireworks will be exploding all over the sky in the week before the 5th, and there’ll be another big fireworks display at the Lord Mayor’s Show. After the sombre Remembrance Day Parade you’ll start to see the Christmas lights going up.

 

Firework displays in November

How about going to one of these big fireworks displays tonight?

Kingsmeadow

Kingsmeadow Kingstons annual fireworks display with a funfair and food stalls will be held at Kingstonian FCs football stadium
Alexandra Palace

to Alexandra Palace The fireworks display at Alexandra Palace will include a big bonfire ice rink childrens funfair and German beer festival
Bishop’s Park

Bishop’s Park Bishops Park will be hosting two displays -- one for the little kids with less scary bangs and a big one for the adults a bit later on
Ravenscourt Park

Ravenscourt Park There will be two fireworks displays at Ravenscourt Park this year -- a little one for the kiddies and a bigger one for everyone else
Morden Park

Morden Park Morden Park will be putting on an early evening display for the younger kids and then a second main display for the grown-ups
Blackheath
free

Blackheath The fireworks at Blackheath is always one of the most popular fireworks displays in London -- because its completely free!

Theatre shows in November

How about watching one of these November shows in London?

Les Miserables at Queen’s Theatre

to Queen’s Theatre Les Miserables is an epic tale of passion and destruction set against the backdrop of the French Revolution
Woman In Black at Fortune Theatre

to Fortune Theatre A man is obsessed with a family curse and hires a sceptical young actor to help him exorcise the fear that grips his soul
Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre

to Her Majesty’s Theatre The Phantom of the Opera has some of the best sets in the West End and one of Andrew Lloyd Webbers finest scores
Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

to Lyceum Theatre Based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie The Lion King tells the story of Simba and his adventures in the jungle

Music, comedy & film in November

Our pick of the best music concerts and stand-up comedy gigs

Fastlove Tribute To George Michael at Lyric Theatre

to Lyric Theatre Fastlove is wildly regarded as the UKs finest George Michael tribute act performing alongside his actual saxophonist
Mo Gilligan at Vaudeville Theatre

to Vaudeville Theatre Rising comedy star Mo Gilligans Coupla Cans Tour is coming to the West End for two weeks in the autumn
James Acaster at Vaudeville Theatre

to Vaudeville Theatre James Acaster will be refelecting on the best year of his life whilst having a strop in Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999
David O Doherty at Hackney Empire

Hackney Empire David ODoherty is back at the Hackney Empire with his crappy 1980s keyboard and a brand new show -- You Have To Laugh
Jamali Maddix at Hackney Empire

Hackney Empire Hate Thy Neighbour host Jamali Maddixs first-ever world tour — Vape Lord — is coming to the Hackney Empire in November
Bridget Joness Diary at Apollo Victoria Theatre

Apollo Victoria Theatre The Apollo Victoria will be screening the chick-flick movie Bridget Joness Diary with music performed by a live orchestra

Family & Kid’s events in November

Here are some children’s events if you’re coming to London this month

Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

to Lyceum Theatre Based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie The Lion King tells the story of Simba and his adventures in the jungle
Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

to Apollo Victoria Theatre If you like The Wizard of Oz then you will love Wicked -- it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

to Cambridge Theatre Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers
Aladdin at Prince Edward Theatre

to Prince Edward Theatre Disneys Aladdin has been turned into a West End musical and will be showing at the Prince Edward Theatre
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

to Palace Theatre Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling
Royal Observatory

Royal Observatory The Royal Observatorys daily Sky Tonight show at the Planetarium will show you what will be visible in the sky tonight

Art & Museum exhibitions in November

Here’s some upcoming exhibitions if you’re coming to London in November

National Portrait Gallery
free

National Portrait Gallery Enjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery amongst some of the gallerys great works of art
Wallace Collection
free

to Wallace Collection The Wallace Collections new exhibition will highlight the contributions made by the museums founder Sir Richard Wallace
Tate Modern
free

to Tate Modern Magic Realism is an exhibition of paintings created during the Weimar Republic years between World Wars I and II
The Magic Circle

The Magic Circle Discover the history of magic at The Magic Circle Experience which takes place at the Magic Circles own headquarters

Royal & Religious events in November

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

Hampton Court Palace

to Hampton Court Palace The outdoor ice-rink at Hampton Court has a spectacular backdrop in front of Henry VIIIs 500-year-old Tudor Palace
Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The Royalty & The Romanovs exhibition will explore some of the events and works of art that passed between British and Russian Royal families
Hampton Court Palace

to Hampton Court Palace Pretend youre Henry VIII and spend a night sleeping in one of the Kings State Apartments at Hampton Court Palace
St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

St. Paul’s Cathedral The Cathedral Choir and the City of London Sinfonia will be performing Mozarts Requiem at St Pauls Cathedral on All Souls Day
Hampton Court Palace

to Hampton Court Palace Spend a spooky night at Hampton Court being led around the courtyards whilst listening to some spine-tingling ghost stories
Crossbones Graveyard
free

Crossbones Graveyard On the 23rd of every month people gather at Crossbones Graveyard to pay their respects to societys outcasts

Political & Military events in November

Daily parades and political events taking place during November

Green Park
free

Green Park The KTRHA will be firing a 41-gun salute in Green Park to mark Prince Charles 69th birthday (happy birthday Charlie!)
Tower of London
free

Tower of London The HAC will be firing off a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London to make sure everyone knows its Prince Charles birthday
Cenotaph
free

Cenotaph On Remembrance Sunday the Queen war veterans and politicians will gather to remember our war dead at The Cenotaph
The City
free

The City The Lord Mayors Show is a spectacular event which includes a river pageant followed by a procession in a gold coach and ending with a fireworks display
Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The Shadows of War exhibition at the Queens Gallery reveals the futility of war through Roger Fentons photographs of the Crimean War
Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey Listen to a performance of Faures Requiem at Westminster Abbey on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day

Classical music in November

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

Royal Albert Hall

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
St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral Every Sunday St Pauls Cathedral invites one of the worlds finest organists to play on the Grand Organ for half-an-hour
St. Martin-in-the-Fields
free

to St. Martin-in-the-Fields St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Shostakovich Kodaly and MacMillan at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Michal Nesterowicz and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music from Poland at Barbican Hall
St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

St. Paul’s Cathedral The Cathedral Choir and the City of London Sinfonia will be performing Mozarts Requiem at St Pauls Cathedral on All Souls Day

Sightseeing tours in November

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

Jack The Ripper Tour

Jack The Ripper Tour Walk the streets of Whitechapel and try and discover the identity of the Victorian murderer Jack the Ripper - if you dare!
Original Bus Tour

Original Bus Tour The Original Tour is one of Londons most popular sightseeing buses and its also a great way to travel around the capital
Big Bus Tours

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
TRS River Cruise

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
City Cruises

City Cruises City Cruises offer one-way return or all-day boat trips between Westminster and Greenwich stopping off at Tower Bridge
Thames Rockets

Thames Rockets A trip on a Thames Rocket is something youll never forget speeding down the river underneath the Londons bridges

Sports events in November

Lord’s

Lord’s Cricket fans will love having a look around the home of cricket with this tour of Lords Cricket Ground and the MCC Museum
Lord’s

Lord’s Cricket fans will love dressing themselves up for this Afternoon Tea because its held in the historic Long Room at Lords
Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms and pitch and walk up the stairs to the Royal Box and pretend to lift the FA Cup
Arsenal at Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium Walk in the footsteps of your Arsenal heroes on a tour of the stadium and pitch and visit the Arsenal Museum
Chelsea at Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge Walk in the footsteps of your football heroes with a guided tour of Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea Museum
Hackney Marshes
free

Hackney Marshes Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams

Other London events during November

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

The Ritz

The Ritz Dress up in your suit and shoes and sit down to an afternoon tea at the Ritz Hotel in the luxurious surroundings of the Palm Court
Thames Clippers

Thames Clippers Thames Clippers offer one-way return or all-day trips along a 15-mile stretch of the river between Putney and Greenwich
Bateaux London

Bateaux London Bateaux London offers you great cuisine and live entertainment onboard the boat as it sails serenely down the Thames
Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason Put on your best clothes and enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in the famous Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason
Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre Have a tour of William Shakespeares Globe Theatre and learn what Elizabethan life was like for the worlds most famous playwright
O2 Arena

O2 Arena Climb to the top of the O2 Arenas big tent roof and enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform at the top
Albert Memorial

Albert Memorial Go inside the Albert Memorials railings and see one of Londons finest looking monuments from up close
The City

The City If weaving your way in and out of the busy London traffic on a hire bike sounds like fun then how about hiring a Boris Bike for the day?
Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

Docklands Light Railway (DLR) The driverless Docklands Light Railway train allows you to sit right at the front giving you a fantastic view of the track ahead
Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square Enjoy riding around on one of Londons old 1960s double-decker buses (the one with a conductor and an open platform at the back)
 
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