Things to do - November 2022
Updated: Nov 7, 2022
Winter is in the air, Christmas has hit the shops, and suddenly we're thrown into thinking about the festive break. But what ever happened to celebrating November?
Maybe your diaries are packed with fulfilling business orders before the end of the year, but can you still spare yourself, family and friends some time to enjoy what incredible activities this month has to offer? We hope so!
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Dates to remember
11-13 November: Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday
Get your poppies at the ready, and set your alarm for the minute's silence at 11am. In London, the parade will take place, as always, at the Cenotaph in Whitehall.
12 November: Lord Mayor's Show
Following a circular walk from Mansion House to the Royal Courts, there are many opportunities to watch the procession for the Lord Mayor's Show. Suggested places to watch can be found on the dedicated website here.
24 November: Thanksgiving Day
Maybe you have American connections, or maybe you just need another excuse to eat turkey before Christmas... whatever the reason, this day of giving thanks to a successful harvest have become increasingly popular in the UK, and there are a number of restaurants offering celebratory meals. Check out the classic American restaurants of Hard Rock Cafe or Sunday in Brooklyn, in Notting Hill.
Things to watch
11-20 November: EFG London Jazz Festival Southbank Centre
Celebrating its 30th year, the London Jazz Festival is back at the Southbank Centre. Featuring artists from all around the world, there are some free sessions to inspire you, as well as paid tickets to specific artists of interest.
From 14 November: ELF The Musical The Dominion Theatre, London
Requiring little introduction, this hit musical based on the beloved film starring Will Ferrell is coming to London for 8 weeks only, so get your tickets soon! There are still some tickets left over the Christmas holidays - a great treat for the kids and big kids in your life!
18-19 November: Rugby League World Cup finals
If you haven't been following, the tournament started last month and most fixtures are taking place in the north of England, with some exceptions in London.
The Wheelchair final is being held on 18 November at 7:30pm GMT at Manchester Central.
The Women's and Men's finals are being held on 19 November at 1:15pm and 4pm GMT respectively at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester.
All matches are being broadcasted on the BBC.
Places to go
Until 8 January 2023: Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature Exhibition V&A Museum, South Kensington
This exhibition celebrates the life and works of the famous children's author. Which character is your favourite?
Until 15 January 2023: Jurassic World Exhibition The ExCeL, London
Can you believe the first Jurassic Park film was released in 1993? What a roaring success the franchise has been over the last 30 years, and in conjunction with the latest film, Jurassic World Dominion, this interactive exhibition has been set up at the Excel.
If you're looking for something to entertain your kids for an hour, be sure to book your tickets before the exhibition closes.
Until 2 July 2023: Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition Natural History Museum, South Kensington
Every year, the quality of images entered into this competition capture the hearts of visitors and inspire a new generation of photographers. Spend an hour mesmerised in the thought-provoking exhibition (tickets have a timed entry) and then continue to discover the other delights of the Natural History Museum.
The much-loved Dippy the Diplodocus is also back from its tour of the UK in its own exhibition until 2 January 2023, so make time to see this too.
Queen Elizabeth II's final resting place St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle has now re-opened following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and respects can be paid to the newly laid stone inscribed with the Queen's name, along with her father's, mother's, and husband's.
If you want to avoid the crowds, book onto an exclusive 1.5hr evening tour of the castle in December.