What to do in London this December?

Thinking of what to do in London this December?
In this article you will find our recommendations for this cold month. From musicals to museums, here’s a complete list that will keep you busy and entertained.

Tales of the Tube
When: 1st December 2013
The London Transport Museum celebrates the 150th anniversary of London’s Underground.
Where: London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB
Tube Station: Covent Garden
The entry is free.
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American Psycho
When: 3rd December 2013 – 25th January 2013
A musical thriller based on the 1991 novel by Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho explores the American high life of Patrick Bateman situated on the 80’s including designer clothes and partying at the top nightclubs. In private he deals with other forms of transgression.
Where: Almeida Theatre, Islington, London N1 1TA
Tube Station: Angel Station
The ticket price is between £8 and £45.
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Stephen Ward
When: 3rd December 2013 – 1st March 2014
Stephen Ward is a musical about a scandal in 1963 that shocked the society. It looks back at the Porfumo Affair – named after the illicit encounters between Secretary of State John Porfumo and a call girl – and how free-living society physician Stephen Ward introduced the major players of this government-toppling sex and espionage scandal.
Where: Aldwych Theatre, Covent Garden, London WC2B 4DF
Tube Station: Covent Garden Station
The Ticket price is between £15 and £67.50.
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Master Tennis
When: 4th – 8th December 2013
It’s an annual Master Tennis event at London’s prettiest indoor arena in the Royal Albert Hall. The Players must be 35 years or older.
Where: Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP
Tube Station: South Kensington station
The ticket price is between £9 and £97.50.
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Centrally Heated Knickers – Adventures in Science and Sound
When: 5th – 7th December 2013
It’s a new show which features ‘Centrally Heated Knickers’, a collection of poems about the weird and wonderful world of science.
Where: Science Museum, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD
Tube Station: South Kensington
The ticket price is between £17.50 and £20.
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East London Design Show
When: 5th – 8th December 2013
At Shoreditch Town Hall will be over hundreds of stalls with original designer pieces. It’s a great place to get a designer gift for your loved one.
Where: Shoreditch Town Hall, Shoreditch, London EC1V 9LT
Tube Station: Old Street Station
The ticket price in between £3 and £5
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Spitalfields Winter Festival
When: 6th – 17th December 2013
Spitalfields Winter Festival is a musical celebration which takes place at several Spitalfields locations. The festival explores the east London area’s hidden corner with early and contemporary music, musical tours, opera for under 2s and free events which bring together global and local artists.
Where: Christ Church Spitalfields, Spitalfields, London E1 6LY
Tube Station: Aldgate East Station
The ticket price is various
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The New Wimbledon Theatre Panto
When: 6th December 2013 – 12th January 2014
It’s the annual Christmas pantomime show of the New Wimbledon Theatre. In recent years, David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson and Edna Everage have all graced the stage.
Where: New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway, London SW19 1QG
Tube Station: Wimbledon Station
The ticket price is various.

Santa Run
When: 7th December 2013
The Santa Run is a festive charity run with hundreds of Santa lookalikes through the Battersea Park. It’s organised to raise funds for Disability Snowsport UK.
Where: Battersea Park, Battersea, London Sw11 4NJ
Tube Station: Sloane Square Station
The registration fee is £10 – £20
For more info click here 

OSS December Dip
When: 7th December 2013
It’s formerly known as ‘Plum Pudding Plunge’ and is a plunge into the freezing waters of Parliament Hill Lido.
Where: Parliament Hill Lido, Parliament Hill Fields, London NW5
Tube Station: Belsize Park Station
The ticket price is £15, free to spectate.
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Great Christmas Pudding Race
When: 7th December 2013
It’s a festive relay race with fancy dresses around a course strewn with flour-filled balloons, all while trying to balance a Christmas pudding on a flimsy plate. Covent Garden Piazza swells with spectators and is full of Christmas decoration.
Where: Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD
Tube Station: Covent Garden 
The ticket price is £25 registration fee for teams, free to watch.
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British Military Tournament
When: 7th – 8th December 2013
It’s the largest display of military theatre in the world. The show gives the visitors the opportunity to marvel at and enjoy the skill and precision of the British Armed Forces.
Where: Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Earls Court, London SW5 9TA
Tube Station: West Brompton Station
The ticket price is between £29.75 and £65.75
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Rick Stein Live
When: 9th December 2013
Rick Stein talks about his culinary career during preparing some glorious dishes and sharing tips and favourite recipes for the Christmas season.
Where: London Palladium, Soho, London W1F 7TF
Tube Station: Oxford Circus
The ticket price is between £35 and £70.
For more info click here 

The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker
When: 10th December 2013 – 16th January 2014
Hoffman’s The Nutcracker is a great ballet especially for Christmas at the Royal Opera House. You will definitely get in Christmas spirit by watching this glittering production.
Where: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD
Tube Station: Covent Garden Station
The ticket price is between £6 and £112.
For more info click here 

Primal Scream
When: 11th December 2013
Primal Scream are psychedelic rockers and promote their tenth album at Brixton O2 Academy.
Where: Brixton Academy, Brixton, London SW9 9SL
Tube Station: Brixton Station
The ticket price is £26.50.
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The Wind In The Willows
When: 11th December 2013 – 1st February 2014
Tony Robinson plays Kenneth Grahame in the Royal Opera House for an eight week Christmas season.
Where: Duchess Theatre, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5LA
Tube Station: Covent Garden Station
The Ticket price is between £15 and £42.50.
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Jameel Prize 2013
When: 11th December 2013 – 23rd March 2014
The Jameel Prize of £25,000 encourages contemporary artist to take their inspiration from Islamic traditional craft and design. Ten shortlisted finalists competing for the prize.
Where: Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL
Tube Station: South Kensington Station
The entry is free.
For more info click here 

Christmas Chocolate Festival
When: 13th – 15th December 2013
It’s a Christmas festival with some top chocolatiers and many stalls all around chocolate. The festival is the best opportunity to indulge yourself and take home tasty Christmas presents.
Where: Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 8XX
Tube Station: Waterloo Station
The entry is free.
For more info click here 

Ed Byrne: Roaring Forties
When: 13th December 2013
It’s an Irish stand up comedian show of Ed Byrne. Join unrivalled observational stand-up Ed Byrne as he talks an audience at the Hammersmith Apollo through what it’s like when a self-confessed “miserable old git” since the age of 23 hits the Roaring Forties.
Where: Hammersmith Apollo, London W6 9QH
Tube Station: Hammersmith Station
The ticket price is £22.50.
For more info click here 

Hands-on Nature: Dinosaurs
When: 15th December 2013
It’s an exhibition with real fossils which can be inspected.
Where: Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD
Tube Station: South Kensington
The entry is free.
For more info click here 

London International Horse Show
When: 16th – 22nd December 2013
It’s London’s annual equestrian fiesta, a full week of galloping, jumping and pinpoint dressage steps.
Where: Olympia, Kensington, London W14 8UX
Tube Station: Kensington Olympia Station
The ticket price is various.
For more info click here 

Real Food Christmas Market
When: 19th – 21st December 2013
The weekly Real Food Market at the Southbank Centre turns into a Christmas food market for one weekend. The Christmas Real Food Market will boast a whole range of seasonal produce such as wild game, ham, charcuterie, pies, cheeses, chutneys, pickles, cakes and chocolates as well as Christmas staples like mince pies and mulled wine.
Where: Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 8XX
Tube Station: Waterloo Station
The entry is free.
For more info click here 

BOING!: Travelling Light & Bristol Old Vic
When: 20th December 2013 – 5th January 2014
It’s a collaborative dance-theatre work from Travelling Light and Bristol Old Vic.
Where: Sadler’s Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4TN
Tube Station: Angel Station
The ticket price is between £7 and £12.
For more info click here 

JLS
When: 21st – 22nd December 2013
The boy band had been discovered at X Factor in 2008 and has continued on a great music career. They promote their new album ‘Evolution’ at the O2 Arena.
Where: The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0BB
Tube Station: North Green Station
The ticket price is between £25 and £33.50.
For more info click here 

Fuerzabruta
When: 23rd December 2013 – 2nd March 2014
The fastest selling show at Roundhouse returns back with visual effects and impressive acrobatic stunts this year. With its title meaning brute force, the show has pushed its way to the top.
Where: Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH
Tube Station: Chalk Farm Station
The ticket price is between £32.50 – £46.50.
For more info click here 

Midnight Mass at St Paul’s Cathedral
When: 24th December 2013
It’s a Midnight Eucharist with soaring sounds of the Cathedral Choir.
Where: St Paul’s Cathedral, London EC4M 8AD
Tube Station: St Paul’s Station
The entry is free.
For more info click here 

Peter Pan Cup Swimming Race
When: 25th December 2013
The members of the Serpentine Swimming Club plunge themselves into the icy water of the Serpentine Boating Lake every Christmas Day since 1864. Behind you, Hyde Park offers a wonderful wintry landscape and, if you want to continue the Peter Pan theme, why not nip across to see the famous statue in Kensington Gardens.
Where: Serpentine Boating Lake, The Boat House, Hyde Park, London W2 2UH
Tube Station: Knightsbridge Station
The entry is free.
For more info click here 

William Hill Winter Festival
When: 26th, 27th December 2013
The King George VI Chase is the showpiece event at the two day post-Christmas William Hill Winter Festival at Kempton Park, the closest racecourse to central London. It’s one of the three Grade 1 races on Bowing Day.
Where: Kempton Park, Sunbury-on-Thames, London TW16 5AQ
Tube Station: Heathrow Terminal 5 Station
The ticket price is between £8 and £65.
For more info click here 

The Big Game 6
When: 28th December 2013
The Big Game has become important in the Aviva Premiership calendar between Harlequins vs. Exeter Chiefs.
Where: Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London TW1 1DZ
Tube Station: Hounslow East Station
The ticket price is between £5 and £45.
For more info click here 

New Year’s Eve Fireworks
When: 31st December 2013
It’s the annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks display through London. It launches from the foot of the London Eye and from rafts on the Thames and is visible from most of Central London.
Where: London Eye, Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, London SE1 7PB
Tube Station: Embankment Underground Station, Westminster Station, Waterloo Station

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