What’s on in London for November 2018

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A real selection of things to do, with the Lord Mayor Show and Guy Fawkes night this month. There will be lots of firework displays to visit around the 5th, we have only suggested one, but there are many more around London, so check out the press for more details. There is also a free Motor Show, and London’s Christmas lights go on, that is a clear sign that Christmas is just a few weeks away. Check out Leicester Square and Hyde Park as well for more Xmas activities. See below for more detailed information. Don’t forget if you want tickets for any of the shows mentioned then why not call Harmony Cars on 08976374498 or email info@harmony-airport-transfers.com and they should be able to help you, they can also help with arranging chauffeur cars to get you to all the events.

No 1. 2nd and 3rd November 2018 “Andrea Bocelli” at The O2.

The Italian tenor performs well-known hits including Time To Say Goodbye. Tickets : £45 to £125. If you need tickets contact Harmony cars 07976374498 or email: info@harmony-airport-transfers.com

No 2.   3rd November 2018 “Regent Street Motor Show” in Regent st, W1.

Get up close to classic and futuristic vehicles at the 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. From 10.30 a.m. to 4.00 pm.

No. 3. 3rd November 2018 “Battersea Park Fireworks” 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 5 November 1605 – the day became known as Guy Fawkes Day, or more commonly Bonfire Night.

Every November, bonfires are lit on which effigies known as “guys” are burned, 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.

Get set for a night of fireworks and fun at the annual Battersea Park Guy Fawkes fireworks display. Watch colourful pyrotechnics light up the sky from 8pm, at what is set to be a spectacular show of more than 20 minutes long.

Enjoy food and refreshments at the restaurants, bars and cafes of nearby Battersea Power Station before or after the fireworks. Gates open at 6pm and the bonfire is lit at 7.30pm. Tickets: £9.50 to £11.

No.4. 7th November 2018 till 1st January 2019 “Oxford Street Christmas Lights”.

The world-famous London shopping street once again glimmers with magical gold and silver baubles for its 58th annual Christmas lights installation. This year’s Christmas lights display also welcomes a flurry of twinkling snowflakes, as Oxford Street partners with children’s charity NSPCC for the second time, as well as Sky Cinema, for the Light Up Christmas for Children campaign.

See the area begin to sparkle at the Oxford Street Christmas lights switch-on event from 5pm on 7 November. Join Capital Breakfast’s Roman Kemp and Vick Hope for a line-up of music from Matt Terry, 5 Before Midnight and the cast of Five Guys Named Moe, before Rita Ora switches on the Christmas lights. Plus, enjoy an exciting programme of events, talks and workshops in many of the shopping hotspot’s stores.

No.5. 9th November 2018 to 6th January 2018 “Christmas in Leicester Square”.

See one of London’s most famous squares transformed for the festive season during Christmas in Leicester Square.

Last year, the traditional Christmas market welcomed more than 25 stalls filled with handcrafted gifts, festive decorations and warming winter fare.

After exploring the market, step inside the velvet-draped Belgian spiegeltent to catch an array of festive entertainment for all ages. You could find Black Cat Cabaret’s spellbinding Parisian circus, The Showstoppers’ Christmas Kids Show! and a performance of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine for little ones in 2018.

Usually, families with young children can also enjoy exploring Santa’s grotto and meet the man himself in the square’s enchanting festive atmosphere.

No.6. 10th November 2018 “The Lord Mayor’s Show” in the City of London.

Celebrate the new Lord Mayor as the spectacular procession winds its 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.

Join in the free celebrations which mix modern festivities with traditional pageantry, as more than half a million people line the route to watch the colourful parade travel across the City of London. This incredible three-mile-long procession is formed of 140 floats, 7,000 performers, the Lord Mayor’s Coach and two giant wicker figures.

No.7. 11th November 2018 “Remembrance in London 2018”.

Every year on Remembrance Sunday, a service and parade takes place at the Cenotaph in Whitehall which is attended by the Queen as well as politicians and military representatives.

No.8.  16th to 25th November 2018 “EFG London Jazz Festival 2018” at venues throughout London, from Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall, to smaller spaces such as King’s Place, the Purcell Room and the Omnnibus Theatre.

Experience a dazzling extravaganza of concerts, events and performances across the city during the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Bringing together new talent and world-renowned figures from the electrifying world of jazz, the festival plays host to 10 days of diverse performances, from headline concerts to intimate recitals. Since its inception in 1992, the EFG London Jazz Festival has seen the likes of Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, the Gipsy Kings, Wayne Shorter, Joe Pass and Robert Glasper on its billing; while composers such as George Russell, Carla Bley, Gerald Wilson and Randy Weston have composed pieces specifically for the festival. https://efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/

No.9. 22nd November 2018 to 6th January 2019 “Winter Wonderland” in Hyde Park .

Sees the return of this well established London Christmas Theme Park.

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.

  • Skate to live music on the Winter Wonderland ice rink, the UK’s largest outdoor rink which circles Hyde Park’s Victorian bandstand.
  • Discover mythical creatures made from ice and snow at the Magical Ice Kingdom presents The Enchanted Forest.
  • Watch The Imperial Ice Stars’ world and national championship-level skaters perform a thrilling interpretation of Peter Pan on Ice.
  • Enjoy acrobatic wonders at the Zippos Christmas Circus family daytime 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.
  • Take part in an immersive new cinematic experience with Backyard Cinema Presents: The Snowman™ Experience.
  • 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.
  • Letting the kids have a go on the carousel, helter skelter and run around funhouses at the traditional fairground. Older children can enjoy the adrenaline-fuelled Winter Wonderland rollercoaster rides. Tokens for these activities can usually be purchased at dedicated token booths.
  • Taking the little ones to see a magical daytime show, such as Zippos Christmas Circus or Teletubbies Christmas Show.
  • Stepping into Santa Land to meet Father Christmas and his elves for free in the Winter Wonderland Santa’s grotto, which is usually open every day (except Christmas Day). Families can uses the brand new entrance that leads straight to Santa Land.
  • 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. Booking tickets ahead is essential.                                                                               Although entrance into the park is Free some activities do require you to purchase tickets.

No.10. 29th November 2018 “Mumford and Sons” at the O2 Arena.

Mumford & Sons are a British band formed in 2007. The band consists of Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane. Mumford & Sons have released four studio albums: Sigh No More, Babel, Wilder Mind. They are set to release their newest album, Delta, on 16 November 2018.

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