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If you love film and are looking for a new way to watch them then Movies on the River is just for you. Run by CityCruises it allows passengers to hop aboard and watch some of their favourite films while gently cruising down the Thames. Some of the films this year will include Jaws, Some Like It Hot, Dunkirk, Dirty Dancing and much more.
Event Location Tower Millennium Pier
Event Address Tower Millennium Pier , Lower Thames Street , London EC3N 4DT
The Royal Ballet perform a brand new production of Swan Lake, updating the previous performance which had remained for the last three decades. Of course, Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score remains in place and the Royal Ballet's artist in residence, Liam Scarlett, has produced a leaner and cleaner version of the story for 2018, while still retaining much of the traditional choreography.
Event Location Royal Opera House
Event Address Bow Street , Covent Garden , London WC2E 9DD
Phone Number 020 7240 1200
Musical Chicago comes back to London after a 6 year abscence, a show that originally ran from 1997-2012. It lands at the Phoenix Theatre after an international and UK tour and features all of the hits that has made the show such as success for all these years.
Event Location Phoenix Theatre
Event Address Phoenix Theatre , Charing Cross Road , Soho , London WC2H 0JP
Set amongst the beautiful architecture of Hampton Court Palace is the Hampton Court Festival which returns this year with Paloma Faith, Lionel Richie, Beach Boys and Tom Jones. You can even hire a waterside gazebo to enjoy a pre-gig picnic if that's your sort of thing.
Event Location Hampton Court Palace
Event Address Hampton Court Palace , East Molesey , Surrey KT8 9AU
Phone Number 020 3166 6000
American artist Duke Riley will send 1,500 pigeons up into the air watching them fly over the Thames, each one with a tiny LED attached. It acts as a homage to the role messenger pigeons played during WWI.
Event Location Various venues
Event Address East Thamesmead
English artist Juno Calypso's new exhibition is a recreation of an enormous underground bunker she discovered on the outskirts of Las Vegas. The time capsule was in perfect condition, filed with strange 70s interior design that was once owned by an 'immortalist' cult. It's an exhibition full of nostalgia, tension and fear that places you into a strange, subterranean world.
Event Location TJ Boulting
Event Address TJ Boulting , 59 Riding House Street , London W1W 7EG
Secret 7" brings togeher seven musicians who each have a single pressed onto 7" vinyl with only 100 made of each. Artsits from all over the world are then asked to create unique covers for each one and the final 700 created these are put on display at the Secret 7" exhibition. The records can be bought for £50 each, with all money going to mental health chairty Mind.
Event Location The Jetty
Event Address The Jetty , Greenwich Peninsula , London SE10 0ER
A look back at the many photoshoots by celebrity photographer Milton H. Greene and his favourite subject Marilyn Monroe. He shot her over 50 times between 1953 and 1957 and the exhibition picks out some of the best from the 5,000 images the curators had available.
Event Location Proud Central
Event Address Proud Central , 32 John Adam Street , London WC2N 6BP
Sadie Benning's exhibition, Sleep Rock, is her first solo exhibition in the UK. It features 19 new pieces of work that are orgainsed to resemble film stills or the frames used in a graphic novel. These are small retro photos that look like paintings, along with larger pieces that are a blend of drawings and photos.
Event Location Camden Arts Centre
Event Address Arkwright Road , West Hampstead , London NW3 6DG
Phone Number 020 7472 5500
Ever wondered what the animals at London Zoo look like after closing hours? Well, Zoo Lates returns for a second year running giving visitors a chance to enjoy the sights in the evening. The fun will include an amazing street market, a Zooniversity Challenge quiz and much more.
Event Location London Zoo
Event Address Outer Circle , Regent’s Park , London NW1 4RY
Phone Number 020 7492 1561
The broadway smash Hamilton is finally making its way to London for a 6 month run in early December. After picking up 11 awards in the 2016 Tonys, it looks set to continue its record breaking run over in the UK. It tells the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, told through in style of modern hip-hop. Tickets will be hard to get hold of but it's worth keeping an eye out for any opportunities to see the show while it is here.
Event Location Victoria Palace Theatre
Event Address Victoria St , Westminster , London SW1E 5EA
This exhibition looks back at the Battle of the Somme to commemorate its centenary. On July 1, 2016, 57,000 British servicemen were killed during this momentous battle. Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care reflects on the human and medical impact from dealing with so many wounded and dead during and after the war.
Event Location Science Museum
Event Address Exhibition Road , South Kensington , London SW7 2DD
Phone Number 0870 870 4868
The Moderate Soprano comes to the West End after proving to be a hit in Hampstead Theatre in 2015. It's the story about an opera festival founder whose love of Wagner inspires him to build an Opera House on his Sussex estate. Roger Allam and Nancy Carroll return to the roles that made it such a success the first time round.
Event Location Duke of York's Theatre
Event Address Duke of York's Theatre , St Martins Lane , London WC2N 4BG
As part of the ongoing celebrations for the Old Vic's 200th birthday, Joe Penhall's Mood Music gets ready for a 3 month run at the grand old theatre. The play is set in an old claustrophobic recording studio in London, where two songwriters exchange verbal barbs about their music.
Event Location Old Vic Theatre
Event Address Old Vic Theatre , 103 The Cut , London SE1 8NB
Leaving Taking is about a British Caribbean family living in Deptford, London that looks at the cross generational conflicts between those born and raised in the UK, and those who arrived during Windrush during the 50s.The story centres around three women in the family and has an unnerving edge given the ongoing Windrush scandal still affecting many families today.
Event Location Bush Theatre
Event Address Bush Theatre , 7 Uxbridge Road , Shepherd's Bush , London W12 8LJ
Cole Porter's 'Kiss Me Kate' is brought to life by Opera North for ten days in central London. Raunchy jazz numbers like 'It's Too Darn Hot' can all be heard in their full glory, and sees Opera North resurrect a show that proved to be such a huge hit back in 2015.
Event Location London Coliseum
Event Address London Coliseum , St Martin's Lane , London WC2N 4ES
French artist Bernard Frize's new exhibition opens up his abstract paintings that are filled with colour and geometric shapes. It's the sort of art that needs to be seen in person, coming to life and filling the Simon Lee gallery with the lush and powerful colour combinations.
Event Location Simon Lee Gallery
Event Address Simon Lee Gallery , 12 Berkeley St , London W1J 8DT
An interesting and unique exhibition highlighting the difficulties of being a child in care and how this label was used as an identifying mechanism. It made in response to the Foundling Hospital school uniforms and young people's experiences of being labelled as a 'child in care' at school. The shirt labels record sentences that teachers and parents said to them during their school life.
Event Location Foundling Museum
Event Address 40 Brunswick Square , London WC1N 1AZ
Phone Number 020 7841 3600
- Family: FREE
- 2 x Adult: £10.25 each
- 0 x Child: FREE
- 0 x OAP: £7.50 each
Starts: Sunday 15th January 2017
Ends: Sunday 1st July 2018
To celebrate the new Jane Austen £10 note, the Bank of England Museum’s exhibition ‘Stories from the City will look back at their fictional appearances and connections to literature from greats such as George Eliot and Charles Dickens to TS Eliot and Robert Browning. The items go back as 1694, including a hand drawn artwork for the £10 featuring Charles Dickens.
Event Location Bank of England Museum
Event Address Bartholomew Lane , London EC2R 8AH
Phone Number 020 3461 5545
The Merge Festival combines the best in art and music with a series of events taking place in the Bankside district. At Borough Market you'll find musical bingo, a day-long street party taking place between Union Street and Flat Iron Square and immersive experience at The Feel Good Institute, with much more going on elsewhere.
Event Location Various venues
Event Address Various venus