What’s on in London Sunday 4 December

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 at Barbican Hall, London
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John Adams’ “El Nino” — Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall John Adams will be conducting his own piece, 'El Nino' with the London Symphony Orchestra at Barbican Hall.
Soul Ii Soul at KOKO, London
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Soul II Soul — at KOKO

KOKO Legendary R&B band Soul II Soul will be coming to London in December for their Christmas show at KOKO.
 
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Philharmonia Orchestra, playing Tchaikovsky

Royal Festival Hall The Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Tchaikovsky at the Royal Festival Hall.
 at The Forum, London
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Marillion — O2 Kentish Town Forum

The Forum Marillion are still together and still playing some decent rock songs, and you can see them when they play the O2 Forum.
 
Muppet Christmas Carol at Prince Charles Cinema, London
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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.
Elf at Prince Charles Cinema, London
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Quote-a-long to Will Ferrell’s ‘Elf’ movie

to Prince Charles Cinema Quote along to Will Ferrell's classic Christmas comedy "Elf", where he seeks out his grumpy dad James Caan in New York.
 
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 Museum of London Docklands, London
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Victorian-themed Santa’s Grotto at Sailortown

to Museum of London Docklands Meet Father Christmas in a Victorian-themed grotto in the Sailortown gallery, at the Museum of London Docklands.
 
 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?
Jason Byrne at Leicester Square Theatre, London
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Jason Byrne is Propped Up

Leicester Square Theatre Jason Byrne will be bringing out his collection of silly props for his 'Propped Up' show at the Leicester Square Theatre.
 
Il Trovatore at Royal Opera House, London
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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 Tate Modern, London
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Robert Rauschenberg exhibition, at the Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on a retrospective exhibition of works by American artist Robert Rauschenberg.
 
 at Saatchi Gallery, London
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Painters’ Painters — at the Saatchi Gallery

to Saatchi Gallery The Saatchi Gallery's "Painters' Painters" exhibition showcases the work of nine artists who are inspiring the next generation.
Champions Tennis at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Champions Tennis, at Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall See some of the biggest names in tennis history compete at the Champions Tennis tournament at the Royal Albert Hall.
 
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”

to Peacock Theatre Fly through the sky with the magical snowman, as the much-loved children's book "The Snowman" comes to the Peacock.
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.
 
 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.
 at Geffrye Museum, London
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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.
 
 at Tower Bridge, London
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Swans, Gloves, Roses and Pancakes — Tower Bridge

to Tower Bridge Tower Bridge will be showing some photos of London by Martin Parr, called 'Swans, Gloves, Roses and Pancakes'.
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

to 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 Broadgate Ice Rink, London
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Broadgate ice rink (near Liverpool Street station)

to Broadgate Ice Rink Surrounded by tall offices and shops, the outdoor ice rink at Broadgate is only two minutes from Liverpool Street station.
 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 Carnaby Street, London
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Christmas lights in Carnaby Street

to Carnaby Street Carnaby Street will be kicking off its Christmas season with a big switch-on ceremony on the 10th November.
 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 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 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.
 
Hampton Court Palace

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Hampton Court Palace Attend a Sunday service in one of the country's most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIII's Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.
Speakers’ Corner

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Speakers’ Corner Listen to a speech at Speakers' Corner, where the public can discuss whatever they like -- all in the name of free speech.
 
Tower of London

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Tower of London You can attend a Sunday service at the Chapel Royal in the Tower of London -- one of the most historic churches in the City.
 at Tower of London, London
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Twilight Tour, at the Tower of London

to Tower of London See the Tower of London after dark, and be led around the grounds by a Yeoman Warder as he tells you all about the history.
 
Stick Man at Leicester Square Theatre, London
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Help “Stick Man” get back to his family tree

to Leicester Square Theatre The Leicester Square Theatre is putting on a production of 'Stick Man', a kid's show about the adventures of a brave stick.
 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 Queen’s Gallery, London
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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
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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.
 
 
 
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