Part of the ornate ceiling of the Apollo Theatre in London collapses during a performance, injuring at least 81 people in the audience.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces the introduction of "Tier 4" restrictions in London and South East England beginning at midnight. Households in those areas are to be banned from mixing over the festive season, while in the rest of the country, mixing of households will only be allowed on Christmas Day.
A meeting is held in London on the issue of West Papuan independence. Independence leader Benny Wenda joined various humanitarians, parliamentarians and lawyers in urging the United Nations to secure a vote on the future status of the region, which is occupied by Indonesia.
Secretary of State for Transport Justine Greening gives the go-ahead for HS2, a £33bn high-speed rail line that will eventually link several major cities in the United Kingdom to London and enabling quicker journey times.
Tens of thousands of university students and lecturers march in a National Union of Students protest in London against plans by the United Kingdom government to raise tuition fees to £9,000 per year in England. Violence occurs later with the building hosting the Conservative Party's campaign headquarters trashed by riots in the day