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London Events on Wednesday 16th October 2024

Things to do on 16 Oct include seeing Mike Kelley's Ghost & Spirit exhibition at the Tate Modern, and visiting the Courtauld's Drawn to Blue exhibition about artists' use of blue paper

Theatre shows & Musicals

Mean Girls

Best seats Mean Girls The Musical at the Savoy Theatre Tina Feys movie about the Queen Bees of North Shore High is now a West End musical

MJ - The Musical

MJ - The Michael Jackson Musical A jukebox musical celebrating the life of the legendary King of Pop Michael Jackson

Stranger Things The First Shadow

Netflixs Stranger Things: The First Shadow A supernatural thriller based on the hugely popular Netflix TV series

Mrs Doubtfire

Best prices Mrs Doubtfire Musical - Robin Williams comedy classic The hilarious new musical adaptation of Robin Williams smash-hit comedy Mrs Doubtfire

Cabaret

Cabaret - See Cara Delevingne in Berlins Kit Kat Club An electrifying production set inside a recreation of Berlins famous Kit Kat Club

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

Harry Potter & The Cursed Child - JK Rowlings New Story A new story by JK Rowling which catches up with Harry Potter and his son in later life

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Six

SIX - Henry VIIIs wives as modern pop princesses Henry VIIIs wives have discovered girl power and take to the stage to tell their Tudor tales

Matilda - The Musical

Exclusive prices Roald Dahls Matilda The Musical - Music by Tim Minchin Roald Dahls childrens story about Matilda teaching the grown-ups a lesson2

Wicked

Wicked - The untold story of The Wizard of Oz witches Meet the witches before they met Dorothy on the Yellow Brick Road1

Witness For The Prosecution

Agatha Christies Witness For The Prosecution Watch Agatha Christies gripping crime drama from the jury box of a real court room

Back To The Future - The Musical

Exclusive prices Back To The Future Musical at the Adelphi Theatre Marty McFly and Doc Browns time-travelling adventures have been turned into a musical

Hamilton

Hamilton - American revolutionary musical The Tony Award-winning musical about George Washingtons right hand man

The Lion King

Disneys The Lion King Musical (with songs by Elton John) The story of Simba and his Serengeti adventures with amazing animal puppetry3

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

Save up to 34% TINA - The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre The story of Tinas life from her humble start in Nutbush to becoming a global superstar

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre Will Cornley Drama Society crack under the pressure of putting on a new show?2

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap

Agatha Christies The Mousetrap at St Martins Theatre The worlds longest-running play will keep you guessing whodunnit until the very end

Music concerts & Comedy gigs

Mamma Mia The Party

Mamma Mia The Party - ABBA meal at the O2 Arena Visit the Greek taverna from the ABBA movie in an evening of eating singing and dancing

Various artists

Sofar Sounds secret concert in a surprise location Get hold of an invite to a secret concert held in a surprise venue somewhere within London

City Comedy Club

City Comedy Club downstairs at the Trapeze Bar A hilarious line of up-and-coming comedians and big name comics from the TV

Soho Comedy Factory

Soho Comedy Factory above The Blue Posts Pub Cheap comedy night watching stars of tomorrow and comedians from the TV

Art & Museum exhibitions

Mike Kelley Ghost And Spirit

Mike Kelley: Ghost & Spirit at the Tate Modern The first major UK exhibition by American artist Mike Kelley at the Tate Modern

Drawn to Blue Artists' use of blue paper

Drawn to Blue: Artists use of blue paper at the Courtauld Drawings made on blue paper from the Courtauld Gallerys own collection

Monet and London Views of the Thames

Monet & London: Views of the Thames at the Courtauld Its been 120 years since Monets Thames views were last seen together

Turner Prize 2024

Turner Prize 2024 exhibition at Tate Britain The annual Turner Prize exhibition showcasing the work of the shortlisted artists

Michael Craig-Martin

Michael Craig-Martin exhibition at the Royal Academy An exhibition looking back at the career of the British conceptual artist

Van Gogh Poets and Lovers

Van Gogh: Poets & Lovers at the National Gallery A once-in-a-lifetime exhibition bringing together Van Goghs most beloved paintings

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Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi exhibition at the Tate Modern A major survey of the acclaimed South African photographer Zanele Muholi

Expressionists Kandinsky Munter And The Blue Rider

Expressionists: Kandinsky Munter & The Blue Rider The Blue Riders were a circle of friends who transformed modern art

Ranjit Singh Sikh Warrior King

Ranjit Singh: Sikh Warrior King at the Wallace Collection 19th-century artworks and jewellery from the court of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh

Family & Kid’s events

Virtual Reality Experience at DNA VR London

DNA VR: Virtual Reality Arcade Experience Immerse yourself inside a virtual reality world with more than 40 games to play

AIM Escape's Spy Heroes

AIM Spy Heroes - Family-Friendly Escape Room Game Save your friend from his arch-nemesis by using his high-tech gadgets and gizmos

IFS Cloud Cable Car

Ride the IFS Cloud Cable Car from the O2 Arena Ride a dangling cable car over the River Thames between the O2 Arena and Excel Centre16

VR & Immersive experiences

AIM Escape's Hotel of Horrors

AIM Hotel Of Horrors Escape Room Game Can you escape from Londons scariest hotel before the evil spirit takes your soul?

AIM Escape's Psychopath's Den

AIM Psychopaths Den - Horror Escape Room Game Escape from a serial killers blood-spattered torture room by solving puzzles

AIM Escape's Patient Zero 2150

AIM Patient Zero 2150 - Zombie Escape Room Game Enter a top secret facility to try and stop humankind turning into zombies!

Bond for a Day Immersive Tour & Dining Experience

James Bond For A Day: Tour & Shooting Experience Enter the spy world of 007 with a chauffeured tour and vodka martini

Drinking experiences, Parties & Pub crawls

London Pub Crawl

London Pub Crawl around Soho and the West End Stagger around the heart of the West End on a pub crawl around the best bars and clubs

London Party Pub Crawl

London Party Pub Crawl around West End bars & clubs Join a crowd of party people for a fun night out in the West Ends liveliest bars and clubs

Piccadilly and Soho Beer Bike Tour

Beer Bike Tour around Piccadilly and Soho Pedal a 15-seater beer bike around London while enjoying some sights and drinks

The Chocolate Cocktail Club

The Chocolate Cocktail Club - A Bar For Chocoholics Sample one of the heavenly drinks from the UKs first chocolate cocktail bar

Food experiences & Afternoon teas

Fortnum & Mason Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea in Fortnum & Masons Diamond Jubilee Salon Enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason

The Ritz Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea in the Ritz Hotels Palm Court Enjoy an afternoon tea at the Ritz in the luxurious surroundings of the Palm Court

Royal & Religious events

St Paul's Cathedral Evensong

Choral Evensong service at St Pauls Cathedral Attend a choral Evensong at St Pauls Cathedral and see part of the Cathedral for free5

Professional Photoshoot outside Buckingham Palace

Have a professional photoshoot outside Buckingham Palace Treat yourself to a professional photoshoot outside the palace for an amazing souvenir

Tower of London and Tower Bridge Early-Access Tour

Early access to the Tower of London & Tower Bridge Skip the lines to see the Crown Jewels and the Towers opening ceremony by the Yeoman Warders

Political events & Military parades

Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

Guided Tour: Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace Watch the soldiers marching after forming up outside St Jamess Palace

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Changing the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace Changing the Guard at the palace is one of Londons must-see sights10

Changing the Guard at Horse Guards

Changing the Guard ceremony at Horse Guards Parade Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to Buckingham Palace but a lot less crowded4

Dismounting Ceremony at Horse Guards

Dismounting Ceremony (4 OClock Parade) at Horse Guards A daily ceremony of Foot Guards and cavalry that takes place in the courtyard at Horse Guards7

Ceremony of the Keys

Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London A Yeoman Warder has been locking up the Tower of London every night for 700 years6

Westminster Walking Tour with Churchill's War Rooms

Westminster Walking Tour + Churchill War Rooms Walk past Downing Street and Parliament and then enter the Churchill War Rooms underground bunker

Bus, Taxi & Train sightseeing tours

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers

Uber Boat - Thames Clippers River Bus Service Uber runs a river bus along a 15-mile stretch of the river from Putney to Greenwich12

See London By Night

See London By Night – Spectacular Nighttime Bus Tour A sightseeing bus tour past Londons famous landmarks beautifully lit up at night2

Ghost Bus Tour

Ghost Bus Tour – Scary nighttime ride through London A scary nighttime bus tour that will take you on a journey through the dark heart of the capital

City Cruises

City Cruises – Westminster to Greenwich sightseeing boat Enjoy a sightseeing boat trip between Big Ben and Greenwich and pass under Tower Bridge4

Thames River Sightseeing

Thames River Sightseeing (TRS) Boat to Greenwich Take a boat trip and see Londons landmarks on a TRS cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich8

Big Bus Tours

Big Bus Tours - London Open-Top Sightseeing Bus An open-top sightseeing bus taking in all the best landmarks with a river cruise and walk included5

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Tootbus Tour

Tootbus Tour - London Open-Top Sightseeing Bus One of Londons most popular sightseeing buses is a great way to see all the landmarks7

Jason's Trip

Jasons Trip – Canal boat from Little Venice to Camden A painted canal boat that runs down the Regents Canal from Little Venice to Camden Lock16

Beatles Tour of London by Black Taxi

Beatles Tour - Three hours in a London black taxi Ride an iconic London black taxi around the places associated with The Beatles including Abbey Road

Jack The Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Bus Tour

Jack The Ripper & Sherlock Holmes Bus Tour After-dark tour around the streets of London to see famous crime scenes ending at the Sherlock Holmes pub

London Private Underground and Tube Tour

Private tube tour of the London Underground A two-hour tour of the London Underground including a journey from Paddington to Sloane Square

London Private Chauffeur-Driven Sightseeing Tour

Private chauffeur-driven tour around Londons landmarks Create your own tailor-made route around London in the comfort of a chauffeur-driven car

No26 Bus

No26 – Londons cheapest sightseeing bus past lots of famous landmarks A cheap alternative to riding those expensive open-top sightseeing buses28

Guided sightseeing walks

Wizards London Walk

Wizards Walk - Harry Potter London Locations Tour Walk in the footsteps of JK Rowlings Harry Potter and see some of the famous locations from the books and movies

London Harry Potter Locations Walking Tour

Harry Potter walking tour - Locations from the books & movies Visit some of the famous locations that featured in JK Rowlings Harry Potter books and movies

Jack the Ripper Walking Tour with Ripper-Vision

Jack the Ripper Walking Tour with Ripper-Vision Walk the nighttime streets of Victorian London where Jack the Ripper committed his crimes

London A Halloween Haunted Adventure with Ghost equipment

Halloween Haunted Adventure - with Ghost Equipment Walk through dark alleyways and darkened parks to see some of Londons most haunted buildings

London's Palaces and Parliament Walking Tour

Palaces & Parliament walking tour around Westminster See 20 of the most famous landmarks in Westminster in the company of a knowledgable guide

London Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

Scavenger hunt - Self-guided walking tour of London A fun walking tour around ten of Londons most famous landmarks - solving clues and riddles on a mobile app

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StreetHunt Games Outdoor Adventure Game

Outdoor Adventure Game: The Case of Colombias Finest Discover some of the citys most curious locations in this self-guided outdoor adventure game

Day trips & Excursions

From London The Cotswolds Blenheim Palace & Downtown Abbey

Cotswolds Blenheim Palace & Downtown Abbey village Drive through the Cotswolds to Churchills birthplace and the village seen in Downton Abbey

Harry Potter Studio Tour and Oxford Day Trip

Day trip to Oxford & Harry Potter Film Studios A coach trip to the university town of Oxford followed by a tour of Harry Potters Warner Bros Studios

Other events in London

Up at The O2

Up At The O2 Arena - Climb to the top of the dome Climb to the top of the O2s roof and enjoy a 360-degree view of Londons skyline

Professional Photoshoot at Tower Bridge

Book a professional photoshoot at Tower Bridge Treat yourself to a professional photoshoot in front of Tower Bridge for an amazing holiday souvenir

Scenes In The Square

Scenes In The Square - Cinema statues in Leicester Square Walk around an interactive trail of bronze statues and try and find all the film stars hiding in Leicester Square

Things to do in London on 16 October – The first airplane flight in Britain took place on this day in 1908. How about marking the day by riding the IFS Cloud Cable Car over to the Excel Centre, and then walking down to London City Airport to watch the planes taking off over the water?