What’s on in London Wednesday 7 December

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 at Barbican Hall, London
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Haydn, Stravinsky, Diana Burrell — Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Jukka-Pekka Saraste and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be playing works by Haydn and Stravinsky at Barbican Hall.
 at Golden Hinde, London
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Quiz & Chips on Drake’s Golden Hinde

Golden Hinde Enter a team into the Quiz & Chips night onboard the Golden Hinde II — a life-size replica of Francis Drake's Tudor galleon.
 
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Glinka, Dargomizhsky, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky

Royal Festival Hall The London Philharmonic will be playing music by Glinka, Prokofiev, Dargomizhsky and Tchaikovsky at the Royal Festival Hall.
 at National Gallery, London
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Australia’s Impressionists — National Gallery

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of forty works which explore Australia's Impressionist movement.
 
 at Alexandra Palace, London
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The Mosconi Cup at the Ally Pally (professional pool)

Alexandra Palace Get down to Alexandra Palace and see some of the world's greatest pool players battle it out for the Mosconi Cup.
Hamlet at Trafalgar Studios, London
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Critically-acclaimed adaptation of ‘Hamlet’

to Trafalgar Studios This critically-acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' boils the bloody action down into a single night at a wedding.
 
Up And Down at London Coliseum, London
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Boris Eifman’s new ballet, “Up & Down”

to London Coliseum The London Coliseum will be hosting the UK premiere of Boris Eifman's new ballet, "Up & Down".
Dirty Dancing at Phoenix Theatre, London
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Dirty Dancing — in town for one month only!

to Phoenix Theatre 'Dirty Dancing' is back in the West End for one month only, and tells the story of Baby and Johnny's unforgettable summer.
 
Roy Ayers at Jazz Café, London
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Roy Ayers — three nights at the Jazz Cafe

Jazz Café Jazz funk legend Roy Ayers will be playing three nights at the Jazz Cafe in Camden this December.
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".
 
Wild Honey at Hampstead Theatre, London
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Wild Honey — at the Hampstead Theatre

to Hampstead Theatre "Wild Honey" is a comedy of misunderstandings and passion, based on Anton Chekhov's early, untitled play.
 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?
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.
 
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.
Thinking Drinkers at Museum of Comedy, London
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Thinking Drinkers: Around the World in 80 Drinks

to Museum of Comedy Join the Thinking Drinkers for a Christmas-themed version of "Around the World in 80 Drinks" at the Museum of Comedy.
 
 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'.
This House at Garrick Theatre, London
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This House — at the Garrick Theatre

to Garrick Theatre 'This House' takes us behind the scenes in Parliament, when the whips do all they can to coerce the MPs into voting the right way.
 
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.
Peter Pan at Olivier Theatre, London
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Peter Pan — at the National Theatre

Olivier Theatre The National Theatre will be bringing Peter Pan to London (via Neverland), with Tinkerbell, Tiger Lily and Captain Hook in tow.
 
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.
 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.
 
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 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.
Stewart Lee at Leicester Square Theatre, London
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Stewart Lee’s “Content Provider”

to Leicester Square Theatre Stewart Lee will be testing out some new jokes at the Soho Theatre in a work in progress show called "Content Provider".
 
 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.
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.
 
 
 
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