Events in London – Thursday 25 April

Need some inspiration for 25th April? Watson and Crick published their findings on the structure of DNA on this day in 1953, earning them a Nobel Prize. Have you ever been to the medicine galleries at the Science Museum? They’re worth a visit just to see the life-size mock-ups of doctor surgeries throughout the ages.

 

Theatre shows on 25th April

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Thursday 25th April

All My Sons at Old Vic

to Old Vic Arthur Millers All My Sons tells the story of a family who lost their son in war and reveals the price of their American dream
Ghost Stories at Lyric Hammersmith

to Lyric Hammersmith Chill your blood with Ghost Stories - a terrifying theatrical experience filled with real shocks that will turn your hair white!
Come From Away at Phoenix Theatre

to Phoenix Theatre Come From Away tells the story of how a small Canadian town took in 7000 stranded air passengers after 9/11
9 To 5 at Savoy Theatre

to Savoy Theatre 9 To 5 uses the music of Dolly Parton to tell the story of three put-upon workers who oust their egotistical office boss
School Of Rock at Gillian Lynne Theatre

to Gillian Lynne Theatre The Jack Black movie School of Rock has been turned into a West End mind-blowing musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

to Palace Theatre Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling
Play That Goes Wrong at Duchess Theatre

to Duchess Theatre The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society put on a West End show but will they crack under the pressure?
Mamma Mia at Novello Theatre

to Novello Theatre Mamma Mia is based on the hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan and uses the songs of ABBA
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

to Cambridge Theatre Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers
Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

to Apollo Victoria Theatre If you like The Wizard of Oz then you will love Wicked -- it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches
Woman In Black at Fortune Theatre

to Fortune Theatre A man is obsessed with a family curse and hires a sceptical young actor to help him exorcise the fear that grips his soul

Family & Kid’s events on 25th April

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 25th April

Namco Funscape

Namco Funscape NAMCO Funscape is like an indoor funfair with three floors of arcade games pool tables 10-pin bowling bumper cars and a sports bar
The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car) This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from the O2 Arena to the ExCel Centre in five minutes

Art & Museum exhibitions on 25th April

How about spending a few hours on Thursday in one of London’s art galleries or museums?

National Gallery
free

to National Gallery Sean Scullys new work on display at the National Gallery was inspired by JMW Turners atmospheric painting The Evening Star
Tate Britain

to Tate Britain The 40 paintings in this important exhibition will represent the largest collection of paintings by Vincent Van Gogh in the UK for 10 years
National Gallery

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be putting on a rare exhibition of sixty works by the Spanish Impressionist painter Joaquin Sorolla
National Portrait Gallery

to National Portrait Gallery An exhibition by one of Britains best-known photographers - Martin Parr - revealing what Britons are like following the EU referendum
Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts Explore the evolution of nude painting in the 15th and 16th-century through Renaissance painters like Titian Raphael Michelangelo and Leonardo
National Gallery
free

to National Gallery French artist Louis-Leopold Boilly worked in revolutionary Paris and witnessed the rise and fall of Napoleon
Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition that looks back over the long career of surrealist artist Dorothea Tanning
Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts The RA will be showing one of Phyllida Barlows large-scale installations in the new Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Gallery
National Portrait Gallery

to National Portrait Gallery The Elizabethan Treasures exhibition brings together many of the best miniature paintings from the 16th and 17th-century
Tate Modern

to Tate Modern This retrospective will showcase some large-scale works and sculptures by Franz West - one of the leading figures in European art
Tate Modern

to Tate Modern Tate Modern will be putting on a major new exhibition of work by the master of colour and composition Pierre Bonnard
Guildhall Art Gallery

to Guildhall Art Gallery The Guildhall Art Gallerys new exhibition will explore the changing way that childhood was portrayed in Victorian art
Tate Modern
free

to Tate Modern Magic Realism is an exhibition of paintings created during the Weimar Republic years between World Wars I and II

Royal & Religious events on 25th April

See inside some beautiful buildings with one of these Royal or religious events

Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The Royalty & The Romanovs exhibition will explore some of the events and works of art that passed between British and Russian Royal families
Westminster Abbey
free

Westminster Abbey You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey which combines a traditional mass with a choir
St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St Pauls Cathedral then you can see a small part of the Cathedral for free
St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral This guided walk will look at the outside of St Pauls Cathedral and at a selection of Christopher Wrens finest City churches

Political & Military events on 25th April

Parades are always popular with tourists, so here are some military events and political debates

Tate Britain

to Tate Britain An exhibition of 250 photographs by Don McCullin showing scenes of poverty and war in Vietnam and Northern Ireland
Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The Shadows of War exhibition at the Queens Gallery reveals the futility of war through Roger Fentons photographs of the Crimean War
Guildhall
free

to Guildhall Attend a meeting of the Common Council at the Guildhall and see the Aldermen and Lord Mayor of London
Horse Guards
free

Horse Guards The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 OClock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at Horse Guards
Tower of London

Tower of London One of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the Beefeaters)
Horse Guards
free

Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace but is a lot less crowded and takes place every day
Tower of London
free

Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is the traditional locking up of the Tower of London and has been taking place every night for 700 years

Classical music on 25th April

Thursday sounds like a good day to go and watch an opera, ballet or listen to some classical music

Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall François-Xavier Roth and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing a selection of classical tunes by Ravel at Barbican Hall

Sightseeing tours on 25th April

When was the last time you sat on the top-deck of a sightseeing bus, or enjoyed a boat trip up the Thames?

Guildhall

to Guildhall Look around one of Londons most historic buildings with a Great Hall dating all the way back to medieval times
The City

The City If you dont fancy spending 25-30 pounds on an open-top sightseeing bus then theres a much cheaper alternative — the No 11 bus
Somerset House
free

Somerset House This tour has tales about Tudor intrigues and the extravagant entertainments laid on during Georgian times

Sports events on 25th April

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Thursday 25th April

Chelsea at Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge Walk in the footsteps of your football heroes with a guided tour of Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea Museum
Arsenal at Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium Walk in the footsteps of your Arsenal heroes on a tour of the stadium and pitch and visit the Arsenal Museum
Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms and pitch and walk up the stairs to the Royal Box and pretend to lift the FA Cup

Other London events on 25th April

Here are some other London events that will be taking place on Thursday

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square Enjoy riding around on one of Londons old 1960s double-decker buses (the one with a conductor and an open platform at the back)
Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

Docklands Light Railway (DLR) The driverless Docklands Light Railway train allows you to sit right at the front giving you a fantastic view of the track ahead
The City

The City If weaving your way in and out of the busy London traffic on a hire bike sounds like fun then how about hiring a Boris Bike for the day?
 
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