- 5 November - 800 miners end their strike and return to work.
- 12 November - The English one pound note is withdrawn after 150 years in circulation.
- 15 November - The General Synod of the Church of England support the ordination of women as deacons, but not as full priests.
- 19 November - The number of working miners increases to around 62,000 when nearly 3,000 striking miners return to work.
- 20 November - British Telecom shares go on sale in the biggest share issue ever. Two million people (5% of the adult population) buy shares, almost doubling the number of share owners in Britain.
- 23 November - The Oxford Circus fire traps around 1,000 passengers on the London Underground but no-one is killed.
- 25 November - 36 of Britain and Ireland's top pop musicians gather in a Notting Hill studio to form Band Aid and recorded the song "Do They Know It's Christmas" in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.
- 28 November - The British Telecom share offer closes.
- 29 November - The Band Aid single goes on sale.
- 30 November
- Tension in the miners' strike increases when two South Wales miners are charged with the murder of taxi driver David Wilkie, 35, who died when a concrete block was dropped on his car from a road overbridge. The passenger in his car, who escaped with minor injuries, was a miner who had defied the strike and continued going to work.
- The British and French governments announce their intention to seek private promoters for the construction of the Channel Tunnel in order to build and operate it without public funding. The tunnel, for which proposals were first made as long ago as 1802, is expected to be open by the early 1990s.
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