The festive season may be fast approaching but there are still plenty of great things to do that don’t require a dose of Christmas cheer (it’s still a month away, after all). With so many November events in London to choose from, guests can really make the most of staying at one of our sophisticated, centrally located hotels. So, whether you’re after strictly pre-watershed activities for the entire family, or are looking for an adults only night out in the capital, we have it covered with our event highlights for the month.
Catch infamous Hollywood starlet Lindsey Lohan’s stage debut in the fitting revival of David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow. The tongue-in-cheek satirical observation of Hollywood’s movie business has already garnered lots of attention. With only a limited run at the Playhouse Theatre, catch this production while you can.
Until Saturday, 29 November 2014.
Brick 2014: Built for Lego Fans
Visit this Lego emporium at London’s ExCeL Centre and marvel at magnificent constructions from the best Lego builders in the world. With interactive displays, games and a huge store selling millions of Lego bricks, kids (and kids at heart) will be in their element.
27 November – 29 November 2014.
Regent Street Christmas Lights Switch On
Get into the swing of the festivities and experience the annual Regent Street Christmas Lights Switch On. With a string of celebrity hosts, fireworks display, and live music, join thousands of revellers in central London’s main shopping thoroughfare for the spectacular show.
Sunday, 16 November 2014.
Made in Dagenham
Based on the blockbuster film, Made in Dagenham hits the stage at the Adelphi Theatre this autumn. The new musical comedy, set in 1960s Essex and starring A-list actress Gemma Arterton, tells the inspirational true story of Ford Factory worker and mother Rita O’Grady’s struggle for equality. One of our favourite November events in London.
Until Saturday, 28 March 2015
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition
This year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the National History Museum marks 50 years of the renowned competition. Immerse yourself in an awe-inspiring display of images from professional and amateur photographers from around the world.
Until Sunday, 30 August 2015.
Lord Mayor’s Show and Fireworks
Expect pomp and pageantry at this year’s Lord Mayor’s procession, celebrating the new annually elected ambassador of the City of London. Follow the marching bands and floats from Mansion House as they pass the city’s key landmarks before the grand finale: a spectacular fireworks display over the Thames.
Saturday, 8 November 2014.
EFG London Jazz Festival
The EFG London Jazz Festival returns to the capital with a heady mix of world-class musicians and emerging stars including the Branford Marsalis Quartet. As one of UK’s landmark music festivals, jazz fans in search of November events in London are in for an extra special treat.
From Friday 14 November – Sunday 23 November 2014.
Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
Somerset House’s new exhibition showcases over 100 works from enigmatic fashion photographer Guy Bourdin. The major show, set in the striking gallery space of the neoclassical building, features works that span the photographer’s illustrious 40-year career, revealing the aptitude, craftsmanship and creativity that has shaped his work.
From 27 November 2014 – Sunday 15 March 2015.
Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
Watch the cream of the crop from the world of men’s tennis battle it out at the 02 Arena. Stanislas Wawrinka makes his tournament debut alongside seasoned vets Novak Djokovic, Rodger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the title and a whopping US$6 million prize.
From Saturday 9 November – Sunday 16 November 2014.
Andrea Bocelli at the O2
The biggest selling solo classical artists of all time will be in town to grace the stage at the epic O2 arena. One of the best November events in London, listen to Andrea Bocelli perform a string of hits alongside newer songs from his latest album, Passione. Plus, watch out for surprise appearances from special guests and support from acclaimed violinist Lindsey Stirling.
Thursday, 20 November 2014.
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