Events in London today

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Theatre shows today

Here are the best shows and musicals playing in London’s West End this evening

Caroline Or Change at Playhouse Theatre

to Playhouse Theatre Caroline is a poorly paid maid who transforms her basement workplace into a magical place of singing washing machines
Macbeth at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

to Sam Wanamaker Playhouse The Sam Wanamaker Theatre will be putting on a candlelit production of Shakespeares most brutal play Macbeth
Romeo And Juliet at Barbican Centre

to Barbican Centre Shakespeares tragic play Romeo and Juliet will receive a contemporary re-telling at the Barbican Theatre
Moonlight Night School at Harold Pinter Theatre

to Harold Pinter Theatre The five-month long season of Harold Pinters one-act plays continues with Moonlight and Night School
Don Quixote at Garrick Theatre

to Garrick Theatre David Threlfall and Rufus Hound will be starring in the medieval adventures of Don Quixote at the Garrick Theatre
A Guide For The Homesick at Trafalgar Studios

to Trafalgar Studios A new thriller about two strangers who meet up in Amsterdam for the night and end up confessing their greatest fears
Wider Earth at Natural History Museum

to Natural History Museum The story of Charles Darwins dramatic voyage to the other side of the world onboard HMS Beagle

Family & Kid’s events today

A selection of children’s events that will make a great family day out in London

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
Museum of Childhood
free

to Museum of Childhood A child-friendly exhibition about pirates that will take your kids on a swashbuckling adventure and show them some real pirate coins
Namco Funscape

Namco Funscape NAMCO Funscape is like an indoor funfair with three floors of arcade games pool tables 10-pin bowling bumper cars and a sports bar
Wider Earth at Natural History Museum

to Natural History Museum The story of Charles Darwins dramatic voyage to the other side of the world onboard HMS Beagle
The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car) This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from the O2 Arena to the ExCel Centre in five minutes
Science Museum

to Science Museum The Science Museum will be telling the extraordinary story of the life-giving star that sits at the centre of our Solar System
Natural History Museum

to Natural History Museum Enter the nocturnal world of the creatures that live in pitch-black caves and at the bottom of the deep dark ocean
Aladdin at Prince Edward Theatre

to Prince Edward Theatre Disneys Aladdin has been turned into a West End musical and will be showing at the Prince Edward Theatre

Art & Museum exhibitions today

Here are some art exhibitions and museum exhibitions taking place in London today

British Museum

to British Museum The major new exhibition at the British Museum will reveal treasures from the reign of King Ashurbanipal of Assyria
Wallace Collection
free

to Wallace Collection The Wallace Collection will be showcasing some of the best plates from Edouard Lievres Musee Graphique
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
Photographer’s Gallery

to Photographer’s Gallery This exhibition examines the role that photography once had and how it has changed in this age of internet images
Photographer’s Gallery

to Photographer’s Gallery Roman Vishniac is best known for documenting the daily life of harrassed Jews living in Germany between the wars

Royal & Religious events today

Here are some interesting Royal-related events and religious services taking place today

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
Windsor Castle

to Windsor Castle This after hours tour will give you a chance to see the State Apartments at Windsor Castle away from all the crowds
Somerset House
free

Somerset House The Old Palace Tour will introduce you to three Stuart queens who had an association with the old buildings at Somerset House
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
St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral This guided walk will look at the outside of St Pauls Cathedral and at a selection of Christopher Wrens finest City churches
Science Museum
free

to Science Museum The Science Museum will be exploring the life and death of the Romanovs — the last imperial monarchs of Russia

Political & Military events today

Here are some interesting political events and military parades you might like to attend today

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
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
Mansion House

Mansion House Look inside the Lord Mayor of Londons official residence at Mansion House and see the interior courtyard and famous Egyptian Hall
Old Bailey
free

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

Classical music today

Treat yourself to an evening watching an opera or ballet, or listen to a classical music recital

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
St. Martin-in-the-Fields
free

to St. Martin-in-the-Fields St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week

Sightseeing tours today

See a bit of London today and try one of these guided walks and sightseeing tours

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
Windsor Castle

to Windsor Castle This after hours tour will give you a chance to see the State Apartments at Windsor Castle away from all the crowds
Somerset House
free

Somerset House The Old Palace Tour will introduce you to three Stuart queens who had an association with the old buildings at Somerset House
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)
St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral This guided walk will look at the outside of St Pauls Cathedral and at a selection of Christopher Wrens finest City churches
Mansion House

Mansion House Look inside the Lord Mayor of Londons official residence at Mansion House and see the interior courtyard and famous Egyptian Hall
The City

The City If you dont fancy spending 25-30 pounds on an open-top sightseeing bus then theres a much cheaper alternative — the No 11 bus

Sports events today

Here’s a selection of football, cricket and rugby games being played in London today

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
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
Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms and pitch and walk up the stairs to the Royal Box and pretend to lift the FA Cup

Other London events today

Here are some more interesting things to see and do if you’re visiting London on the 20th November

Michael Morpurgo at Lyttelton Theatre

Lyttelton Theatre Michael Morpurgo will be talking about the motivations that led to him writing his West End hit War Horse
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
London Zoo

London Zoo Sign-up to be a zoo-keeper at London Zoo for a day and get close to the animals and help to feed them and muck them out
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
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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