What’s on in London for November 2017

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There is plenty of special one off events this month, Guy Fawkes night, The Lord Mayor show and loads more. If you will be in London in November then you will not be disappointed with things to do. If you need transport or tickets for any of the activities that are mentioned then get in touch with Harmony cars who will help you get tickets and also supply chauffeur cars to take you to any of the events, and if you fancy a London tour or a shopping trip to ,one of the shopping villages, or maybe you would like to go further afield, to say Bath, Oxford, Cambridge or anywhere else that you have always wanted to visit then let Harmony Cars can help.

To contact them email: info@harmony-airport-transfers.com or phone 07976 374498.

No 1. 1st November to 31st December 2017 “Big Fish The Musical” at The Other Palace.

Tony award winner Kelsey Grammer makes his London stage debut alongside Clare Burt in the UK premiere of the fantastical musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the film by Tim Burton. Nigel Harman directs this life-affirming journey of a father and son into a world of twisted fiction, with a book by John August and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Tickets: £32 to £61.50 .

No 2. 3rd November 2017 till the 4th February 2018 “Elvis on Tour Exhibition” at The O2.

The exhibition charts the years 1969 to 1977, as the King of rock’n’roll played to screaming crowds across America. Get an insight into the world of Elvis on tour, from what went on behind the scenes to the music that was played on stage, with more than 200 artefacts from the Graceland archives on display.

Highlights include unique interviews with Elvis’s touring band, more than 35 trademark jumpsuits, original costume sketches by his designer Bill Belew, and the Gretsch Country Gentleman Guitar that Elvis played in Las Vegas in 1969.

Tickets: Adults £25, Children £12 .

No. 3. 4th November 2017 “Regent Street Motor Show” in Regent Street, London W1.

Get up close to classic and futuristic vehicles at the Regent Street Motor Show, the largest free motor show in the UK.

Showcasing 125 years of motoring history, hundreds of vehicles go on display in the famous shopping street. Check out the latest sports cars and motorbikes, see classic automobiles dating back to the early 20th century and find out about the latest low-emission technologies. Plus, enjoy music, dance performances and motorcycle stunt shows all along the traffic-free street. This interactive celebration of motoring is perfect for car enthusiasts and families, as well as West End shoppers looking for a fun distraction.

No.4. 5th November 2017 “Bonfire Night Fireworks Display” at Battersea Park.

Each year, London marks the historic moment when Guy Fawkes and his motley crew

attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament and King James I in the Gunpowder Plot of 5th November 1605 – the day became known as Guy Fawkes Day, or more commonly Bonfire night.

Every November, bonfires are lit and effigies known as “guys” are burned on top of the fires; while the skies are filled with colourful fireworks. It’s also a time to enjoy traditional Bonfire Night food and drink, alongside music, funfairs and family activities. Join the thousands of revellers as this pretty park is illuminated with a huge bonfire and a spectacular fireworks display.

No.5. 10th November2017 till the 4th January 2018 “Winter Festival” at Southbank Centre.

See Southbank Centre transformed into a Nordic-inspired wonderland for the annual Winter Festival. Enjoy a packed programme of free and ticketed events, including a Christmas market, festive shows and family entertainment. Over the Christmas and New Year’s Eve season, the riverside area glows with glittering lights, festive decorations and a huge Christmas tree.

Shop for Christmas gifts and quirky crafts at the twinkling wooden cabins of the Winter Market, which will line the south bank of the Thames. Tuck into festive snacks and steaming drinks, from mulled wine and hot chocolate, to German sausages, mince pies and spiced cider. And keep the little ones entertained with the family-friendly activities

No.6. 11th November 2017 “The Lord Mayor’s Show in the City of London”.

Cheer on the new mayor and the spectacular procession, as they wind their way between Bank and Aldwych for The Lord Mayor’s Show.

The Lord Mayor’s Show dates back to 1215, when King John granted a charter allowing the citizens of London to elect their own mayor. Every year since, the newly elected Lord Mayor has travelled from the City of London to Westminster to pledge allegiance to the Crown. These days, the parade is more of a celebration than a show of loyalty. Join in the fun between 11am and 2.30pm, as around half a million people line up along the route to watch the colourful parade travel across the City of London. After the procession, a fantastic fireworks display lights up the sky over the river Thames at around 5pm .

No.7.   11th and 12th November 2017 “Remembrance in London 2017”.

Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Day or sometimes Poppy Day, is commemorated every year on 11 November.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare during the First World War. In many parts of the world, people observe a two-minute silence at 11am every 11 November, to remember those who lost their lives during the First World War as well as in more recent conflicts. From 2014 to 2018, this day takes on added significance as it marks the centenary of the First World War.

A special Silence in the Square event takes place every year on 11 November in Trafalgar Square. Remembrance Sunday is the second Sunday in November, the Sunday nearest to 11th November (12th November in 2017). Various concerts, church services and commemorative events take place across London on this day to remember the men and women who gave their lives in combat.

Every year on Remembrance Sunday, a service and parade takes place at the Cenotaph in Whitehall , This year Prince Charles will be representing the Queen, as well as politicians and military representatives will also be attending.

No.8. 14th to 15th November 2017 “Alison Moyet” at London Palladium.

The soul, blues and pop singer-songwriter performs in support of her album “Other”.

Tickets from £29 to £73.

No.9.  17th November 2017 till 1st January 2018 “Winter Wonderland” in Hyde Park.

Get into the Christmas spirit as Winter Wonderland returns to London’s Hyde Park for the 11th year. This free-to-enter family event includes a host of festive fun and activities, including Winter Wonderland ice skating, big top shows, an observation wheel and a huge Christmas market. There is lots to see and do, so take a look at our top tips to make the most of your visit.

Skate to live music on the Winter Wonderland ice rink, the UK’s largest outdoor rink which circles Hyde Park’s Victorian bandstand.

Go on a deep sea adventure past mystical water creatures made from ice and snow in the Magical Ice Kingdom.

Watch The Imperial Ice Stars’ world and national championship-level skaters perform a thrilling interpretation of Cinderella on Ice.

Enjoy acrobatic wonders at Zippos Circus’ family daytime Christmas show or evening Cirque Berserk spectacular.

Take a seat on the iconic Giant Observation Wheel for a flight 60m (200ft) above Hyde Park, offering stunning views of London’s skyline.

Enjoy a ride on a traditional carousel or try out the world’s largest transportable rollercoaster, the Munich Looping, at the fairground.

Browse the traditional German Christmas market which houses more than 200 charming chalets overflowing with festive goods.

Explore the 150 chalets of the Angels Christmas Market, to shop for unusual and unique items, including arts and crafts, trinkets, jewellery and decorations.

Let the kids have a go on the carousel, helter skelter and run around funhouses at the traditional fairground. Older children will love the adrenaline-fuelled Winter Wonderland rollercoaster rides.

Tokens can be purchased at dedicated token booths.

Take the little ones to see a magical daytime show, such as Zippos Christmas Circus or The Sooty Christmas Show. Tickets can be booked in advance.

Step into Santa Land to meet Father Christmas and his elves for free in the Winter Wonderland Santa’s grotto every day until 6pm .

Head to the various restaurants, bars and food stalls for churros, mulled wine or warming hot chocolate.

Try festive German fare, such as German sausage and glühwein in the Bavarian Village, and enjoy sing-alongs and dancing to the oompah bands well into the evening.

Relax with a cocktail at Bar Ice, which features tables, walls and sculptures crafted from ice and inspired by Ancient Greek mythology. Booking tickets ahead is essential.

Winter Wonderland is open from 10.00 am to 22.00 pm. Except on 17th November when it opens at 17.00 pm .

No.10. 18th November 2017 till 28th January 2018 “ Hogwarts in the Snow” at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter.

Celebrate a very magical festive season with Hogwarts in the Snow.

Winter has arrived at Hogwarts. Glittering Christmas trees line the Great Hall and a replica festive feast including flaming Christmas puddings is laid out on the long tables. Special-effect fires roar in the fireplaces, the Gryffindor common room is filled with Christmas treats and the detailed Hogwarts castle model is covered in a special blanket of snow. Get up close to props, costumes and models used in the Harry Potter films, and take a look around the studio’s famous movie sets decorated as they were for the festive scenes. Plus, find out how different types of artificial snow and ice were created and used in the films. For tickets contact Harmony cars on 07976 374498 or email at info@harmony-airport-transfers.com   .

 

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