Best events in London Tuesday 1 November

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Best events in London on Tue 1st November

Our guide to the best events in London on Tuesday 1 November 2016.

Jimmy Carr at Hackney Empire, London
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Jimmy Carr — Best Of, Ultimate, Greatest Hits

Hackney Empire Jimmy Carr is back on tour with his 'greatest hits' from the last ten years, and playing one night at the Hackney Empire.
 at The Magic Circle, London
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Watch some magic at the Magic Circle

to The Magic Circle Enjoy an evening of magic at the Magic Circle's own headquarters, and have a look around their museum as well.
 
Free event in London at 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.
Free event in London at 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.
 at Natural History Museum, London
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Winter Ice Rink, at the Natural History Museum

to Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum always has one of the best outdoor ice rinks, decorated with a huge tree and fairy lights.
 
King Lear at Old Vic, London
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“King Lear” — Glenda Jackson, Jane Horrocks

to Old Vic Oscar winner Glenda Jackson is reprising her role as King Lear in Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, at the Old Vic Theatre.
Lazarus at King’s Cross Theatre, London
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Lazarus — David Bowie’s final work

to King’s Cross Theatre 'Lazarus' is a musical based on 'The Man Who Fell To Earth', and was one of the last works created by David Bowie.
 
Peter Pan Goes Wrong at Apollo Theatre, London
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Peter Pan Goes Wrong — Apollo Theatre

to Apollo Theatre "Peter Pan Goes Wrong" tells the story of Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society's inept attempts to put on show.
 at Tate Britain, London
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Turner Prize 2016 — at Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Whether you love it or loathe it, the Turner Prize is certainly one of Britain's most prestigious contemporary art prizes.
 
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Abstract Expressionism — Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts "Abstract Expressionism" will feature works by celebrated artists like Kline, Pollock, Rothko, Newman, Still and de Kooning.
No Mans Land at Wyndham’s Theatre, London
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No Man’s Land — Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart

to Wyndham’s Theatre Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will be starring in Harold Pinter's classic play, 'No Man's Land', at the Wyndham's Theatre.
 
The Entertainer at Garrick Theatre, London
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The Entertainer — starring Kenneth Branagh

to Garrick Theatre Kenneth Branagh will be starring in John Osborne's modern classic "The Entertainer", at the Garrick Theatre.
 at Museum of London, London
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Fire! Fire! Great Fire of London exhibition

to Museum of London This year is the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, and the Museum of London will be putting on a special exhibition.
 
Bodyguard at Dominion Theatre, London
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The Bodyguard — starring Beverley Knight

to Dominion Theatre The Whitney Houston movie "The Bodyguard" has been turned into a West End musical starring Beverley Knight.
 at British Museum, London
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Ancient Sunken Cities — Egypt’s Lost Worlds

to British Museum This fantastic new exhibition at the British Museum will explore the ancient sunken cities that have been discovered in Egypt.
Musical in London: Beautiful Carole King Musical at Aldwych Theatre

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to Aldwych Theatre "Beautiful" tells the story of music legend Carole King, who become one of the most successful songwriters in music history.
Jersey Boys at Piccadilly Theatre, London
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Jersey Boys — The Frankie Valli Story

to Piccadilly Theatre "Jersey Boys" tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' rise to fame and fortune in the 1960s.
 
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
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Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

to Theatre Royal Drury Lane Roald Dahl's much-loved children's classic "Charlie & The Chocolate Factory" has been turned into a West End musical.
Musical in London: Thriller Live at Lyric Theatre

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to Lyric Theatre "Thriller Live" celebrates the career of Michael Jackson in a spectacular show filled with songs and dazzling dance moves.
 
Musical in London: Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre

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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 Webber's finest scores.
Musical in London: Les Miserables at Queen’s Theatre

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to Queen’s Theatre "Les Miserables" is an epic tale of passion and destruction, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.
 

That’s all of our top picks, but there are plenty more London events on 1 November, including:

Courting to Contract: Love and Marriage in Iran1 NovemberThe British Museum’s “Courting to Contract” exhibition will explore the themes of love and marriage in Iranian art and literature.

Great Fire of London Tour — St. Paul’s Cathedral1 NovemberDiscover how the Great Fire of London destroyed Old St Paul’s, and gave us Christopher Wren’s masterpiece.

Bastille — Wild Wild World Tour — at the O2 Arena1 NovemberBastille’s ‘Wild Wild World Tour’ is coming to London in November, and will include two nights at the O2 Arena.

‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ competition1 November“Wildlife Photographer of the Year” returns to the Natural History Museum, with an exhibition of the the top 100 nature photos.

Tom Stoppard’s ‘Travesties’ — with Tom Hollander1 NovemberThe Menier Chocolate Factory will be putting on a production of Tom Stoppard’s comedy “Travesties”.

In The Heights — Tony Award-winning musical1 November“In The Heights” is a Tony Award-winning musical built around the infectious Latin rhythms of salsa and merengue.

Candle-lighting at Highgate Cemetery1 NovemberWalk around Highgate’s East Cemetery late in the evening, and enjoy the candles that have been lit for All Saints’ Day.

Spirit of Christmas Fair — at London Olympia1 NovemberWhy not start your Christmas shopping early this year, when the “Spirit of Christmas” fair comes to London Olympia.

Oil — at the Almeida Theatre1 November“Oil” is a new play which drills deep into the world’s relationship with oil, through the eyes of one woman and her daughter.

 
 
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