whats on

The best things to see in west London this week, including some brilliant Christmas theatre!

Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas is coming to west London this week, along with a host of other activities and events

Do something fun and exciting in west London this week!

Need something to occupy yourself or the children this week (Monday November 14 to Friday November 18) whether it's a day out or an evening at a concert?

The festive season is well and truly underway as everybody's favourite play Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas comes to The Lyric Hammersmith from Friday.

There's also a whole host of other events going on, from exhibitions to plays, all across west London.

Pick your favourite and enjoy a fun week!

See some brilliant children's theatre this Christmas

Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas at The Lyric Hammersmith

Join Father Christmas as he gets ready for his busiest day of the year, Christmas Eve.

Watch as he prepares his Christmas deliveries, feeds his reindeer and finally takes flight into the snowy night. Full of merry touches with plenty of live music, songs and playful puppetry.

A perfect festive treat that families cannot miss!

Where: The Lyric Theatre, King Street, Lyric Square, Hammersmith, W6 0QL

When: Friday November 18 to Saturday December 24

Cost: Tickets cost £10

Call: 020 8741 6850

See the world's greatest love story, live!

Romeo and Juliet at The Beck Theatre

Join Ballet Theatre UK as they bring their passionate and innovative recreation of the world's greatest love story Romeo and Juliet to The Beck Theatre in Hayes.

As literature-lovers across the world celebrate 400 years of William Shakespeare's love story, watch this tragic tale of star-crossed lovers live!

Where: The Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, UB3 2UE

When: Wednesday November 16, 7.30pm

Cost: £23 for adults, £21 for concessions, £18 for children

Call: 020 8561 8371

Have your chance to see Steve 'n' Seagulls live!

Steve 'n' Seagulls: Brothers in Farms at Bush Hall

Steve 'n' Seagulls have just released their second album, and you could have your chance to see them perform live in west London.

This year alone, the band have toured America, their native Finland, and are now coming to the UK... Don't miss out.

Where: Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush, W12 7LJ

When: Tuesday November 15, 7.30pm

Cost: Tickets cost £13

Call: 020 8222 6955

Visit the Natural History Museum's iconic ice-rink!

Ice Rink at The Natural History Museum

Christmas is just around the corner, and the Natural History's iconic ice rink is open for another year!

Why not skate around the beautiful rink and enjoy the stunning surroundings before heading into London for a delicious hot chocolate?

Where: The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 5BD

When: Thursday October 27 to Sunday January 8, 2017

Cost: Tickets cost from £12.65 for adults, from £8.80 for children

Call: 020 7942 5511

(Image: Stephen Frak)

See blues musician Ian Siegal at Under the Bridge

Ian Siegal at Under the Bridge

Blues musician Ian Siegal is marking his 25th anniversary in music with an European tour this year, and he'll be coming to Fulham on his journey.

The musician has travelled around the world performing, so don't miss your chance to see him live!

Where: Under the Bridge, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, Fulham, SW6 1HS

When: Tuesday November 15, 7.30pm

Cost: Tickets cost £22.50

Call: 020 7957 8261

Explore the Great Barrier Reef in amazing virtual reality!

David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef Dive

Set sail on a journey deep beneath the waves, exploring planet Earth's largest coral reef.

With Sir David Attenborough as your guide, you'll learn about the challenges faced by this extraordinary aquatic community, and find out how scientists are researching ways to conserve one of nature's most important ecosystems... All in amazing 3D virtual reality!

Where: The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 5BD

When: From Monday November 7 to Sunday December 18

Cost: Tickets cost £6.50

Call: 020 7942 5511

(Image: MMVIII Jeff Hunter/Getty Images)

Drink some delicious beer for charity!

Boozers without Borders present Craft for Calais

You could enjoy some delicious beer for charity this week, as Boozers without Borders are running a charity night.

At the event there will be a tasting menu for beers, snacks, and a chance to talk with brewers, beer critics, woodyard staff, and boozers.

All of the money raised will go to charities helping refugees in northern France and beyond.

Where: Draft House Hammersmith, 238 Shepherd's Bush Road, Hammersmith, W6 7NL

When: Monday November 14, 7pm to 11pm

Cost: Tickets cost from £30.32

Visit: The Craft for Calais website

See hilarious comedian Ross Noble

Ross Noble at The Eventim Apollo

Everybody's favourite randomist is back for a special show!

As always, Ross has lots of stuff in his head and it's time to let it all out. Famed for his super quick freewheeling style and highly imaginative flights of fancy, a Ross Noble show is always an unmissable event.

Where: The Eventim Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, W6 9QH

When: Wednesday November 16 to Thursday November 17

Cost: Tickets cost from £21.75

Call: 020 8563 3800

Keep up to date with the latest news in west London via the free getwestlondon app. You can even set it to receive push notifications for all the breaking news in your area.

Available to download from the App Store or Google Play for Android now!

View full mobile page