What's on in London: November 2023

What's on in London November 2023

What’s on in London:
November 2023

What to see and do in the Capital this November

Words by Ali Howard


Florence Houston: JUICY!
1-7 November, J/M Gallery

The sweet-toothed with a keen eye for visual art will love this delectable solo show, combining food and art, nostalgic objects, and the ultimate fetishes. Houston’s vibrant Victorian jellies transport viewers to a bygone era, as told through a contemporary lens. The still lifes that wobble are a particular highlight. 230 Portobello Road, W11 (07792 424 801; j-m.gallery)

What's on in London November 2023 Florence Houston

Tutti Frutti, 2023


The Mongol Khan
17 November-2 December, London Coliseum

This lavish, large-scale production is the handiwork of lauded Mongolian director Hero Baatar. The show, which boasts an ensemble of over 70 performers, tells an epic historical tale as it explores Mongolian culture through music, dance, dialogue and puppetry – and it is nothing short of spectacular.
St. Martin’s Lane, WC2N (020 7845 9300; londoncoliseum.org)

What's on in London November 2023 Theatre


Portraits in a Chinese Studio
Until 17 December, Centre for British Photography

How’s this for a unique art experience? Photographer Grace Lau invites us, the public, to become sitters in her 19th century Chinese studio. More than just a playful pop-up, the immersive show cleverly inverts Western notions of the Chinese as an exotic ‘other’. Incongruous dress welcome.
49 Jermyn Street, SW1Y (britishphotography.org)

What's on in London November 2023 Portraits in a Chinese Studio



Merry Marylebone
9 November, Marylebone Village

Feeling festive yet? This annual switch-on and seasonal shopping event guarantees the warm and fuzzies. Expect an evening of Christmassy workshops, artisanal market stalls, a Ferris wheel and a magical meeting with the big man himself at Santa’s grotto. And, of course, you’ll be dazzled by the new sustainable lights display.
NW1 (marylebonevillage.com)

What's on in London November 2023 Marylebone Lights

Photograph by Bruce Mclean


Mates in Chelsea
3 November-16 December, Royal Court Theatre

Taking its cue from the works of Oscar Wilde and P.G. Wodehouse is this contemporary comedy of manners. Things aren’t looking too rosy for Theodore “Tug” Bungay, what with an oligarch eyeing up his Northumberland castle, his fedup fiancée, and his mother, Lady Agrippina, threatening to cut his funds. Not to be missed.
50-51 Sloane Square, SW1W (020 7565 5000; royalcourttheatre.com)

What's on in London November 2023 Mates in Chelsea

Left: Photograph by Ruth Crafer, Right: Photograph by Sam Irons

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