Events in London this weekend

Need some inspiration for the weekend? You’ll find all the busiest pubs and clubs and nightlife around Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus and Soho. Leicester Square is the best area for cinemas. The West End is great for theatres and musicals. Maybe you can enjoy a quiet Sunday in an art gallery or museum.

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Theatre shows this weekend

Why not surprise your partner this weekend and take them to see a show in London?

Aladdin Panto at Hackney Empire

to Hackney Empire Join Aladdin in the magical land of Hackney where hell rub a magic lamp and get three wishes from a genie
Room On The Broom at Lyric Theatre

to Lyric Theatre Room On The Broom is a childrens adventure about a poor witch whose hat and wand blow away in the wind
Robinson Crusoe at Greenwich Theatre

to Greenwich Theatre Set sail with Robinson Crusoe this Christmas and help him battle the Pirate Queen and find the treasure chest full of gold
Fiddler On The Roof at Menier Chocolate Factory

to Menier Chocolate Factory Trevor Nunn will be directing the heartbreaking but ultimately joyous story of Tevye the milkman and his family
True West at Vaudeville Theatre

to Vaudeville Theatre True West tells the story of two brothers pitted against each other as they try and impress a producer with their film ideas
Snowman at Peacock Theatre

to Peacock Theatre Fly through the sky with the magical snowman as the much-loved childrens book The Snowman comes to the Peacock
Father Christmas at Lyric Hammersmith

to Lyric Hammersmith Raymond Briggs classic childrens book Father Christmas has been turned into a theatre show at the Lyric Hammersmith

Music, comedy & film this weekend

Some of the best live music and stand-up shows taking place in London this weekend

Sarah Millican at Eventim Apollo

Eventim Apollo Sarah Millican will be coming to the Eventim Apollo in November to tell us all about her life as a Control Enthusiast

Family & Kid’s events this weekend

Take your kids to London this weekend and see one of these family-friendly events

Aladdin Panto at Hackney Empire

to Hackney Empire Join Aladdin in the magical land of Hackney where hell rub a magic lamp and get three wishes from a genie
Room On The Broom at Lyric Theatre

to Lyric Theatre Room On The Broom is a childrens adventure about a poor witch whose hat and wand blow away in the wind
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park

to Hyde Park Hyde Park will be transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland with rollercoaster rides a circus ice rink and Christmas market
Snowman at Peacock Theatre

to Peacock Theatre Fly through the sky with the magical snowman as the much-loved childrens book The Snowman comes to the Peacock
Father Christmas at Lyric Hammersmith

to Lyric Hammersmith Raymond Briggs classic childrens book Father Christmas has been turned into a theatre show at the Lyric Hammersmith
The City

The City A family-friendly walk around some of the sites associated with the Great Fire of London with mini-challenges along the way
Medieval Banquet

Medieval Banquet Enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights and some singing minstrels and even King Henry VIII himself
London Zoo

London Zoo Heres your chance to enter the animal enclosures and get close to some of the friendliest animals at London Zoo
Royal Observatory

Royal Observatory The Royal Observatory in Greenwich puts on a daily show at their planetarium to show you what will be visible in the sky tonight

Art & Museum exhibitions this weekend

Our guide to the best exhibitions taking place in London this Saturday and Sunday

Guildhall Art Gallery

to Guildhall Art Gallery The Guildhall Art Gallerys new exhibition will explore the changing way that childhood was portrayed in Victorian art
British Library
free

to British Library An exhibition all about cats that explores how they have been portrayed in literature in paintings and on the stage
National Portrait Gallery

to National Portrait Gallery Gainsboroughs Family Album collects together fifty works showing the family life of 18th-century artist Thomas Gainsborough
British Museum

to British Museum The major new exhibition at the British Museum will reveal treasures from the reign of King Ashurbanipal of Assyria
National Gallery

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of works by the Italian Renaissance portrait artist Lorenzo Lotto
Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts An exhibition of drawings by two Austrian artists in the centenary of their deaths -- Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele
Tate Britain
free

to Tate Britain The Tate will looking at the uncompromising sculptures that emerged in Britain after the Second World War

Royal & Religious events this weekend

If you’re visiting London at the weekend try one of these Royal Family-related events or church services

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
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 the stories
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
Windsor Castle

to Windsor Castle See Meghans beautiful wedding dress and Harrys Household Cavalry uniform at the Royal Wedding exhibition at Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle Visit the State Apartments at Windsor Castle - the worlds oldest inhabited castle which has been home to the Royal Family for a thousand years
Hampton Court Palace
free

Hampton Court Palace Attend a Sunday service in one of the countrys most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIIIs Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace
Tower of London
free

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
Westminster Abbey
free

Westminster Abbey You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey which combines a traditional mass with a choir
St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St Pauls Cathedral then you can see a small part of the Cathedral for free

Political & Military events this weekend

History buffs might like to attend one of these parades or political events at the weekend

London Transport Museum

to London Transport Museum A guided tour of the secret underground station which played refuge to Winston Churchill during the Blitz in World War II
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
National Army Museum
free

to National Army Museum An exhibition about the British Hussars exploring their history and shared traditions with the Hungarian Hussars
Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms and experience Winston Churchills wartime bunker from behind the glass
Speakers’ Corner
free

Speakers’ Corner If you visit Speakers Corner at Sunday lunchtime you can listen to an orator stand up and discuss whatever they like -- all in the name of free speech
Horse Guards
free

Horse Guards The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 OClock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at Horse Guards
Tower of London

Tower of London One of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the Beefeaters)
Horse Guards
free

Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace but is a lot less crowded and takes place every day
Tower of London
free

Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is the traditional locking up of the Tower of London and has been taking place every night for 700 years

Classical music this weekend

Music lovers might like to try one of these classical music events this weekend

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 famous auditorium

Sightseeing tours this weekend

Why not explore London this weekend on one of these guided sightseeing tours?

Charles Dickens Museum

Charles Dickens Museum Walk the same streets as Charles Dickens and see the locations that inspired him to write the scenes in Oliver Twist
London Transport Museum

to London Transport Museum A guided walk through the unused parts of Charing Cross Underground station that are not usually accessible to the public
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 the stories
London Transport Museum

to London Transport Museum A guided tour of the secret underground station which played refuge to Winston Churchill during the Blitz in World War II
The City

The City A family-friendly walk around some of the sites associated with the Great Fire of London with mini-challenges along the way
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!
Globe Theatre

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

Tower of London One of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the Beefeaters)

Sports events this weekend

Saturday and Sunday are definitely the best days to watch a bit of sport in London

Tower of London

to Tower of London The Tower of Londons outdoor ice rink is back again for another year in the dry moat outside the castle walls
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
Somerset House

to Somerset House Somerset House has got the prettiest rink in London with a huge Christmas tree and festive shopping arcade
Canary Wharf

to Canary Wharf This ice rink sits in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers with an icy perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights
Natural History Museum

to Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum has one of Londons prettiest ice rinks decorated with a huge tree and fairground carousel
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
Hackney Marshes
free

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

Other London events at the weekend

Here are some more events over the weekend that we couldn’t fit into the other categories…

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
The Ritz

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
O2 Arena

O2 Arena Climb to the top of The O2s tented roof and enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform
Portobello Road

Portobello Road Portobello Road is home to the UKs most famous antiques market where 100000 people browse hundreds of stalls every Saturday
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)
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
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?
Bateaux London

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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