Events in London – Tuesday 7 May

Need some inspiration for 7th May? Admiral Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory was launched on this day in 1765, so how about taking a day trip to Portsmouth Historic Dockyards to see it? It sounds incredible, but the ship still survives today and you can stand on the exact spot where Nelson was shot at the Battle of Trafalgar.

 

Theatre shows on 7th May

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Tuesday 7th May

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
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 7th May

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 7th May

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 7th May

How about spending a few hours on Tuesday 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
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 7th May

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

Somerset House
free

Somerset House The Old Palace Tour will introduce you to three Stuart queens who had an association with the old buildings at Somerset House
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 7th May

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

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
Mansion House

Mansion House Look inside the Lord Mayor of Londons official residence at Mansion House and see the interior courtyard and famous Egyptian Hall

Sightseeing tours on 7th May

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

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

Sports events on 7th May

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Tuesday 7th May

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 7th May

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

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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