What’s on in London Thursday 16 February

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Richard Herring at Leicester Square Theatre, London
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The Best of Richard Herring: 20 years of jokes

to Leicester Square Theatre Richard Herring is re-using twenty years worth of gags to create a special best-of show at the Leicester Square Theatre.
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Mendelssohn, Schumann and Johannes Brahms

Royal Festival Hall The Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing music by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms at the Royal Festival Hall.
 
 at Tate Modern, London
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Wolfgang Tillmans exhibition, at the Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of works by the experimental photographer Wolfgang Tillmans.
 at National Gallery, London
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Cagnacci’s Repentant Magdalene — National Gallery

to National Gallery You'll be able to see Cagnacci's 'Repentant Magdalene' on display at the National Gallery for the first time in thirty years.
 
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Russian Art after the Revolution, 1917-1932

to Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academy will be exploring Russian art made after the Russian Revolution, and before Stalin's clampdown in 1932.
Pirates Of Penzance at London Coliseum, London
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Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance”

to London Coliseum Gilbert and Sullivan's swashbuckling farce "The Pirates of Penzance" is coming to the London Coliseum in February.
 
 at Tate Britain, London
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David Hockney exhibition — at Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Tate Britain will be putting on a comprehensive exhibition of David Hockney's work, drawn from the last sixty years.
Science Museum

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to Science Museum The Science Museum will be exploring the last 500 years of robots, with over 100 robots on display, plus 12 working models.
 
Travesties at Apollo Theatre, London
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Tom Hollander, in Tom Stoppard’s ‘Travesties’

to Apollo Theatre The Apollo Theatre will be putting on a production of Tom Stoppard's comedy 'Travesties', starring Tom Hollander.
Somerset House

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Somerset House This Somerset House tour will explore some of the Tudor intrigues and extravagant entertainments of the Georgian period.
 
 at Cartoon Museum, London
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Future Shock: 40 Years of the 2000 AD comic

to Cartoon Museum The Cartoon Museum's 'Future Shock' exhibition will celebrate forty years of science fiction stories with the 2000 AD comic.
 at Courtauld Gallery, London
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Reading Drawings, at the Courtauld Gallery

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery will be exploring some of the marks that have been added to their works of art, in 'Reading Drawings'.
 
Dirty Great Love Story at Arts Theatre, London
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Dirty Great Love Story — at the Arts Theatre

to Arts Theatre 'Dirty Great Love Story' tells the story of a woman's one night stand, who then mysteriously keeps turning up at parties.
O2 Arena

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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.
 
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.
Jack The Ripper Tour

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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!
 
Parliament Hill

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Parliament Hill Enjoy London's skyline from the top of Parliament Hill, which takes in the Gherkin, London Eye, St Paul's and Canary Wharf.
Old Bailey

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Old Bailey Watch the long arm of the law in action at the Old Bailey, where members of the public can sit in the gallery and watch a case.
 
Spitalfields City Farm

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Spitalfields City Farm Spitalfields City Farm is a nice place to take your kids, but did you know that you can volunteer to help out on the farm?
One New Change

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One New Change One New Change is a shopping centre close to St. Paul's Cathedral, which offers some great views from their roof terrace.
 
Wellington Arch

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Wellington Arch The balconies on Wellington Arch have views of Constitution Hill, Apsley House and part of Buckingham Palace's gardens.
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.
 
Tate Modern

Tate Modern Check out the restaurant and bar at the Tate Modern art gallery, for a great view of St. Paul's Cathedral across the river.
Westminster Cathedral

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Westminster Cathedral Westminster Cathedral's campanile is one of the city's best viewing platforms, rising 210 feet over the streets of Victoria.
 
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.
Royal Courts of Justice

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Royal Courts of Justice Try something a bit different -- how about going to the Royal Courts of Justice and watching a real-life court case?
 
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.
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.
 
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.
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.
 
Lord’s

Lord’s Cricket fans will love having a look around the home of cricket, with this tour of Lord's Cricket Ground and the MCC 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.
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.
 
Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms, and experience Winston Churchill's wartime bunker from behind the glass.
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.
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.
 
 
 
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