What’s on in London for November

Big events are taking place this November in London, including Alice Cooper Live, Natural History Museums Christmas ice rink, Rugby Internationals and Andrea Bocelli.

Starting on the 1st sees rock legend Alice Cooper bringing his Halloween Night of Fear show to the Roundhouse which is located in Chalk Farm North London. He is expected to be performing all his big hits, Schools Out, Elected etc at this special 2 night performance. Tickets are available on line.

The 5th sees the opening of the Natural History Museums Christmas ice rink, this will stay open until the beginning of January next year. Tickets can be bought at the rink. Also on the 5th is Guy Fawkes Day. This is the time of year when us Brits remember the attempted plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament by Mr Fawkes and his co conspirators. The event took place a few hundred year ago but every year we celebrate all over the country with outdoor fireworks displays. The big one in central London this year will take place in Battersea Park. So wrap up warm and come over to the Park for a really traditional British experience.

Into Rugby then this is your month. England are hosting The Rugby Investec Internationals at Twickenham with some of the best national rugby teams in the world competing. The event starts from the 6th with England taking on New Zealand, on the 13th England play there old rivals Australia and on the 27th they welcome World champions South Africa. All tickets are available on line or from the stadium box office.

Back to music, on the 12th November the famous tenor, Andrea Bocelli will be performing at the O2 centre. For tickets check online.

On the 13th sees one of the highlights of Londons yearly events.

The Lord Mayor show. This ceremony dates back to 1215, so as you can see this has a lot of history behind it. The newly elected 683rd Mayor of London travels from the City of London to Westminster to pledge his allegiance to the Crown. This year will it is expected that some half a million people will turn out along the route to watch this spectacular procession.

14th Is remembrance Sunday. This is the day the country remembers its war dead. A large parade takes place in London’s Whitehall by the Cenotaph. Both current military personnel and ex-servicemen join together to remember their fallen comrades. The Prime minister, and also a member of the Royal Family will lay wreaths.

Wembley Stadium welcomes France to play a friendly soccer international with England. Neither teams performed well at this years World Cup so this will give them both a chance to show their class

Winter Wonderland returns to London’s Hyde Park for Christmas on the 19th and will run until January next year. This fantastic event has been running for the last few years and each year it gets better and better. Free to enter, you will find funfair rides various stalls and lots of food. Exhibitors come from all over Europe to take part, so it is a little different from the usual London fair, and don’t miss out on the chance to try out there outdoor ice rink.

Back to sport, and London brings the AEGON Masters Tennis 2010 on the 30th November till 5th December. All the top names of tennis past will be playing to win the coveted title. Britain’s own Tim Henman will also be making his first appearance at this event and Pat Rafters, Goran Ivanisevic, and Henry Leconte and many more names from the past will join him. Tickets are from £17.50 to £87.50 book online.

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