London – The Reawakening
From theatres to exhibitions, iconic London institutions to unique cinematic experiences, discover our top suggestions to experience the capital without the crowds as the city gradually comes back to life.
24th October 2019
Remember remember the fifth of November! Watch the sky light up in London to commemorate Guy Fawkes Night and the 1605 plot to blow up Parliament. There are dozens of events on and around this date in London – here’s some of our picks for Guy Fawkes Night.
A stalwart of London’s history, The Lord Mayor’s Show has been running for 804 years! Happening on 9 November this year, expect parades, marching bands, dance troupes, ceremonial displays and more – right in the heart of the city.
This exhibition has taken over the Main Galleries in Mayfair’s Royal Academy of Arts (RA), and will continue to do so until 3 December. A celebration of the 45 year career of the celebrated architect, the Antony Gormley exhibition ranges from experimental installations to the use of unusual materials.
Hear the sound of jazz at every twist and turn in London from 15 to 24 November. London Jazz Festival sees jazz musicians from around the world perform a variety of incredible events, from performances at legendary venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, to jazz sessions for toddlers!
Embrace London’s multiculturalism in Trafalgar Square on 3 November for the annual Diwali celebrations. Soak up the atmosphere by watching traditional performances, eating delicious vegetarian foods and browsing colourful arts and crafts stalls.
This brand new adaptation begins its three month run at the West End’s Playhouse Theatre on 27 November. Starring James McAvoy, this hotly anticipated show is worth getting tickets for while you can.
Tennis fans can watch the last event of the season for men’s professional tennis at The O2 from 10 to 17 November. Only the top qualifying players make it to this indoor tournament, promising nail-biting matches full of drama.
Join one of these workshops for babies and young children at the Southbank Centre for an original day out. Offering the opportunity to use traditional Javanese instruments, this is an experience like no other in London!
Get into the festive spirit towards the end of the month and pay a visit to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland from 21 November. From mulled wine to circus acts in the MegaDome, this is the place to begin the season of eating, drinking and being merry.
Make your way to one of London’s most famous shopping streets on the evening of 14 November and see the Christmas lights switched on for the season. It’s the perfect opportunity to do a spot of shopping too!
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