What to do this weekend in London – 9th & 10th November

Here is a list of things you can do this weekend to keep yourself busy. There is always so much going on in London and with Christmas right round the corner, why not enjoy some of the Christmas events happening now.

La Clique – 8th November until 4th January 2020
Come and enjoy this multi award winning 1920s Leicester Square Spiegeltent as it makes an iconic return to the West End with jugglers, fire-breathing, sword-swallowing acts and more.

Image courtesy of Ian Georgeson

Christmas fair in Leicester Square – 8th November until 5th January 2020
The best way to get in the mood for Christmas and to somehow enjoy this freezing weather, is to have a little wonder round a Christmas market. This is guaranteed to get you feeling festive! Here you will find stalls filled with seasonal treats, sumptuous food and delicious drinks.

Image courtesy of Akira – Flickr

The Lord Mayor’s Show – 9th November 2019
Join in the free celebrations of a tradition that dates back as far as 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. This incredible three-mile-long procession is formed of around 140 performances, 6,000 people, the Lord Mayor’s Coach and two giant wicker figures.
The parade takes place from 11am to 2.30pm.

Image courtesy of Peter Turner

Remembrance Sunday – 10th November to 11th November 2019
Each year, London remembers those who lost their lives in war with commemorative events on and around Remembrance Day. On Remembrance Sunday, a service and parade takes place at 11am at the Cenotaph in Whitehall which is attended by the Queen, as well as politicians and military representatives.

Image courtesy of Funk Dooby

South Bank Christmas Market – 8th November until 5th January 2020
Come along to the river side this weekend and see the beginning of the South Bank turn into a winter wonderland for the season. The Thames will be surrounded by Christmas lights and festive stalls, with entertainment and lots of comfort food to keep you warm!

Image courtesy of emptyseas

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