Events in London today

Need some inspiration for 22nd February? The English actor and raconteur extraordinaire Kenneth Williams was born on this day in 1926. He’s best-known for appearing in the Carry On films, so why not check out tonight’s comedy listings, or just go straight down to the Comedy Store near Piccadilly Circus.

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Theatre shows today

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

Richard Ii at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Shakespeares Richard II

22 Feb to The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will be putting on an intimate candlelit production of William Shakespeares Richard II
Animals And Children Took To The Streets at Lyric Hammersmith

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

22 Feb to When Agnes Eaves arrives late to the feared Bayou Mansions it either signals hope for the residents or horror
Berberian Sound Studio at Donmar Warehouse

Berberian Sound Studio

22 Feb to The Donmar Warehouse is putting on a production of Berberian Sound Studio - based on Peter Stricklands horror movie
Waitress at Adelphi Theatre

Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre

22 Feb to Waitress tells the story of pie-making Jenna who longs to escape her dreary marriage in small-town America
Rip It Up at Garrick Theatre

Rip It Up - 1960s song and dance show

22 Feb to Harry Judd Aston Merrygold Jay McGuiness and Louis Smith will be dancing their way through a 1960s soundtrack in Rip It Up
American Clock at Old Vic

Arthur Millers The American Clock

22 Feb to The American Clock is Arthur Millers play about the nations unwavering faith in capitalism after the 1929 stock market crash
A Slight Ache Dumb Waiter at Harold Pinter Theatre

Pinter at the Pinter: A Slight Ache / The Dumb Waiter

22 to The five-month long season of Harold Pinters one-act plays continues with A Slight Ache and The Dumb Waiter

Music, comedy & film tonight

Here are some of the best music concerts, comedy gigs and films in London tonight

Alun Cochrane at Comedy Store

Alun Cochrane performing at the Comedy Store

22 to Alun Cochrane will be doing some stand-up at Londons most popular comedy club - all 6-foot 4-inches of him

Family & Kid’s events today

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

Bank of England Museum
free

Practically Perfect Adventure with Mary Poppins

22 Feb 2019 Meet Mary Poppins at the Bank of England Museum for one of her interactive storytelling tours for kids
Medieval Banquet London at Medieval Banquet

Medieval Banquet with minstrels and knights

Enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights and singing minstrels and King Henry VIII
London Zoo

Meet the animals up close at London Zoo

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

The night sky tonight (planetarium show)

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

A Pirates Life For Me

22 Feb to A child-friendly exhibition about pirates that will take your kids on a swashbuckling adventure and show them some real pirate coins
Namco Funscape London at Namco Funscape

Play arcade games at NAMCO Funscape

NAMCO Funscape is like an indoor funfair with arcade games pool tables 10-pin bowling bumper cars and a sports bar
Emirates Air Line Cable Car at The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

Cable car across the River Thames

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

The Sun - Living With Our Star

22 Feb to 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

Life In The Dark - Natural History Museum

22 to Enter the nocturnal world of the creatures that live in pitch-black caves and at the bottom of the deep dark ocean

Art & Museum exhibitions today

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

National Portrait Gallery

Elizabethan Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver

22 Feb to The Elizabethan Treasures exhibition brings together many of the best miniature paintings from the 16th and 17th-century
Tate Modern

Franz West at the Tate Modern

22 Feb to This retrospective will showcase some large-scale works and sculptures by Franz West - one of the leading figures in European art
Hayward Gallery

Kader Attia - The Museum of Emotion

22 Feb to The Hayward Gallery is putting on an exhibition of artworks by Kader Attia called The Museum of Emotion
Hayward Gallery

Diane Arbus - In The Beginning

22 Feb to In The Beginning collects together more than 100 works by the American photographer Diane Arbus from her early career
British Museum
free

Rembrandt - Thinking On Paper

22 Feb to An exhibition of 65 rarely seen Rembrandt prints and drawings to mark the 350th anniversary of the Dutch Masters death
Victoria & Albert Museum

Christian Dior - Designer of Dreams

22 Feb to Some of the finest designs and dresses by Christian Dior tracing the impact that his fashion house has made over the last seventy years
Institute of Contemporary Arts

Morag Keil - Moarg Kiel

22 Feb to An exhibition of work by Scottish artist Morag Keil using found materials and everyday objects in a series of installations

Royal & Religious events today

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

Queen’s Gallery

Russia: Royalty & The Romanovs

22 Feb to 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 Tour at Windsor Castle

Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle

Visit the State Apartments at the worlds oldest inhabited castle which has been home to the Royal Family for a thousand years
Westminster Abbey
free

Evensong Mass at 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

Evensong Mass at St Pauls Cathedral

If you attend a choral Evensong service at St Pauls Cathedral then you can see a small part of the Cathedral for free
Science Museum
free

The Last Tsar - Blood And Revolution

22 Feb to 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

British Museum
free

The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard

22 Feb to An exhibition of artists postcards that have been used to highlight political and social issues from the 1960s onwards
Tate Britain

The photographs of Don McCullin

22 Feb to An exhibition of 250 photographs by Don McCullin showing scenes of poverty and war in Vietnam and Northern Ireland
Changing The Guard Buckingham Palace at Buckingham Palace
free

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

22 to Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see sights in London for every tourists itinerary
National Army Museum

Alfred Munnings - Horse artist from World War I

22 Feb to World War I paintings by Sir Alfred Munnings created when he was part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force
Queen’s Gallery

Shadows of War - Fentons Photos of the Crimea

22 Feb to 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

Call in the Cavalry - National Army Museum

22 Feb to An exhibition about the British Hussars exploring their history and shared traditions with the Hungarian Hussars
Churchill War Rooms

Private tour of the Churchill War Rooms

Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms and experience Winston Churchills wartime bunker from behind the glass
Dismounting Ceremony At Horse Guards at Horse Guards
free

4 OClock Parade or Dismounting Ceremony

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

Yeoman Warder tour at the Tower of London

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

Classical music today

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

Barbican Hall

BBC SO playing Mozart Mahler and Larcher

22 Feb 2019 Hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra playing some classical music by Mozart Mahler and Thomas Larcher at Barbican Hall
St. Martin-in-the-Fields
free

Lunchtime concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields

22 Feb to St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week
Royal Albert Hall

Guided tour of the 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 today

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

London Bike Tour at BrakeAway Bike Tours

Guided tour of London on a bicycle

Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike and see the sights and landmarks of London from your saddle
See London By Night Tour at See London by Night

See London by night - on a sightseeing bus

The See London By Night bus tour will show you Londons most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky
Ghost Bus Tour London at Ghost Bus Tours

Ghost Bus Tour around Londons dark past

The Ghost Bus Tour will take you on a journey through Londons gruesome past and into the dark heart of the capital
Thames Rockets at Thames Rockets

Roar down the Thames in a speeding boat

A trip on a Thames Rocket is something youll never forget speeding down the river underneath the Londons bridges
City Cruises at City Cruises

Boat trip down the Thames with City Cruises

City Cruises offer one-way return or all-day boat trips between Westminster and Greenwich stopping off at Tower Bridge
Trs Boat Cruise London at TRS River Cruise

TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich

Spend a leisurely afternoon on a TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich and see some of the sights along the river
Big Bus Tour London at Big Bus Tours

London Bus Tour - open-top sightseeing bus

This traditional open-top bus tour will take in all the best landmarks and attractions with a free river cruise and guided walk
Original Bus Tour at Original Bus Tour

The Original Tour - Open-top sightseeing bus

The Original Tour is one of Londons most popular sightseeing buses and its also a great way to travel around the capital
Jack The Ripper Tour at Jack The Ripper Tour

Walk in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper

Walk the streets of Whitechapel and try and discover the identity of the Victorian murderer Jack the Ripper - if you dare!

Sports events today

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

Lord’s

Guided tour around Lords Cricket Ground

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 - Tour of 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 - Tour of the 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 tour

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 22nd February

Bateaux London at Bateaux London

Dinner cruise on the river with Bateaux London

Bateaux London offers you great cuisine and live entertainment onboard the boat as it sails serenely down the Thames
Thames Clippers at Thames Clippers

Thames Clippers from Putney to Greenwich

Thames Clippers offer one-way return or all-day trips along a 15-mile stretch of the river between Putney and Greenwich
Fortnum & Mason

Enjoy an Afternoon Tea at 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

Afternoon tea in the Palm Court at the Ritz Hotel

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

Be a zoo keeper for a day at 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

Climb to the platform at the top of The O2

Climb to the top of The O2s tented roof and enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform
No 15 Heritage Bus at Trafalgar Square

Ride an old-style double-decker bus

Ride 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)

Have a ride on the Docklands Light Railway

The driverless Docklands Light Railway train allows you to sit right at the front giving you a fantastic view of the track ahead
Boris Bike Hire In London at The City

Hire a Boris Bike and cycle around London

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?
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