Things to do in London in November 2023

November has rolled around, and you know what that means – it’s time to embrace the magic of London in the crisp autumn air. From cosying up with a cup of hot chocolate to exploring dazzling seasonal events and uncovering hidden gems, this city is just brimming with delights waiting for you to discover.

So, grab your scarf and your sense of wonder as we reveal the very best things to do in London this November.


The O2 Arena

The O2 in London Greenwich

The Chemical Brothers: For That Beautiful Feeling Tour – Saturday 4th November (book tickets)

Rema World Tour – Tuesday 14th November (book tickets)

Queens Of The Stone Age: End Is Nero World Tour – Wednesday 15th November (book tickets)

Louis Tomlinson: Faith in the Future Tour – Friday 17th November (book tickets)

50 Cent: The Final Lap Tour – Tuesday 21st November (book tickets)

Anne-Marie: The Unhealthy Club Tour – Wednesday 29th November (book tickets)

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Royal Festival Hall

Emeli Sandé: EFG London Jazz Festival – Saturday 11th November (book tickets)

The Music of Zimmer vs. Williams – Friday 17th November (book tickets)

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Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace LondonThe Streets – Thursday 16th November (book tickets)

Jessie Ware: That! Feels! Good! Tour! – Saturday 18th November (book tickets)

Ashnikko: Weedkiller Tour – Thursday 30th November (book tickets)

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Eventim Apollo

Cliff Richard: The Blue Sapphire Tour – Friday 10th November (book tickets)

Bakar: The Halo Tour – Monday 27th November (book tickets)

Sam Tompkins: European Tour – Wednesday 29th November (book tickets)

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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Cup of hot chocolate at Hyde Park Winter WonderlandWhat’s a Christmas city break to London without a trip to Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland? With the famous Giant Wheel, the next-level festive Street Food Village and Christmas market stalls, the Real Ice Slide and an endless supply of marvellous theme park rides, Winter Wonderland has it all to get you in the Christmas spirit. Winter Wonderland is open late every night from late November to early January. Secure your pre-booked time slot to explore this festive paradise with some of the best Christmas lights in London.

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Christmas at Kew

Winter trail at Kew GardensBotanical paradise turned Christmas dreamland, throughout the winter season Kew Gardens is transformed into a fabulous 3km festive light trail! Perfect for families or groups of friends, Christmas at Kew is a superb way to start off the festive season. Staying late into the evening? Grab some festive sweet treats or hot grub from a selection of independent street food stalls along the trail. Or take a seat at the Botanical Brasserie overlooking the glittering views of the Kew Gardens’ winter trail.

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Glide at Battersea Power Station

10th November – 7th January

Glide at Battersea Power StationExperience the winter wonderland of London like never before at Glide Battersea Power Station! This event is pure magic set against the backdrop of one of London’s most iconic buildings. As skate around three enchanting rinks, you’ll be surrounded by a sea of twinkling lights and a show-stopping 30ft Christmas tree to add that extra touch of festive cheer. But the fun doesn’t end on the ice – head over to The Glass House for a toasty hot chocolate or something a little stronger to keep the good vibes flowing. You can sit back, relax and watch skaters glide, or soak in the stunning Battersea Power Station views – yes, the bar is all glass! And when you’re ready to refuel, the power station is brimming with over 120 shops, bars, cafes, entertainment venues and restaurants. Don’t miss out on this magical winter adventure – Glide at Battersea Power Station is where the festive season truly comes to life!

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Carnaby Street Christmas Light Switch-On

November 7th

Carnaby Street Christmas lightsLondon’s most eccentric Christmas display is back for 2023! Famous for its unique and breathtaking festive decorations, Soho’s Carnaby Street proudly believes it offers the BEST Christmas light displays in London! With a new theme every year, each exciting Christmas light installation is just as unforgettable as the last. Carnaby’s past decorations have spanned from carnival and ocean creature themes to featuring giant snowmen and even collaborations with British icons such as Queen and The Rolling Stones.

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London's West End

Ghosts at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse – Opening 10th November (book tickets)

Elf! at Dominion Theatre – Opening 15th November (book tickets)

Stanger Things: The First Shadow at Phoenix Theatre – Opening 17th November (book tickets)

Aladdin pantomime at Hackney Empire – Opening 18th November (book tickets)

The Enfield Haunting at Ambassadors Theatre starring Catherine Tate – Opening 30th November (book tickets)

Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out at Theatre Royal Haymarket – Opening 30th November (book tickets)

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Art and History

DIVA Exhibition at V&A

June 2023 – April 2024

Diva Exhibition LondonPrepare to be captivated by the incredible world of DIVAs at the V&A London. This exhibition is a true ode to the extraordinary power and creativity of iconic performers, delving deep into the iconic realm of divas across opera, stage, popular music and film. It’s a journey that’ll make you ponder how the very notion of ‘diva’ has evolved, been challenged, and wholeheartedly embraced over the ages. Whether you’re a devoted fan of incredible ladies or just curious, you’ll be inspired by the stories, the music and the sheer brilliance of these legendary figures. So, step into the spotlight and explore the intricate tapestry of DIVA.

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Historical Highlights Tour at Somerset House

Somerset HouseConsider yourself a History Buff? If you’ve ever pondered the secrets and stories behind Somerset House, then the Historical Highlights Tour is an absolute must for you. Step back in time and uncover the fascinating tales woven into the fabric of this Grade 1 listed beauty. Ever wondered why Somerset House graces the River Thames at this very bend or how it played a role in our naval history? This tour will answer those questions and more, giving you a deeper connection to this iconic place. And let’s not forget its journey from historical grandeur to the vibrant hub of cultural innovation it is today. Somerset House has hosted art, science and trailblazing minds that shaped our world. So, dive into the past and explore the rich tapestry of Somerset House’s history – you won’t be disappointed!

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The Butterfly Trail at Outernet

Get ready to embark on an enchanting adventure at Outernet London’s Butterfly Trail! This is not your ordinary experience, it’s a technical masterpiece that invites you to hold a digital butterfly in the palm of your hand. Step into the shoes of intrepid explorer Professor Peter Pelgrin as you journey through his Botanical Workshop and explore the magical Glass House, all while wielding the power of your smartphone. With a few taps on your screen, you can release magical AR butterflies and set off real-time animations that will leave you in awe. The best part? It’s absolutely free, no tickets needed! So, head to The Now Building and immerse yourself in this captivating Butterfly Trail. Just be sure to check the Outernet App for viewing times – this is an experience you won’t want to miss!

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