What’s on April 2014 – Free events in London

Looking for something to do in London for free during April? Our what’s on guide has all the best free events.

Crossbones Graveyard

FreeMonthly vigil at Crossbones Graveyard

 •  Crossbones Graveyard, Redcross Way, Southwark, London51.504141; -0.093046 Every month people gather at Crossbones Graveyard for a simple vigil.
Queen Elizabeth at Tower of London

Free41-gun salute, for the Queen’s birthday

 •  Tower of London, Tower Hill, London51.508599; -0.076331 There will be a 41-gun salute by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery at 1 PM, to mark the Queen's birthday.
River Thames

PickFreeOxford v Cambridge Boat Race

 •  River Thames, London51.469987; -0.218181 The inaugral University Boat Race was held in 1829, making it one of the oldest sporting competitions in the world -- and a favourite date...
Sir John Soane’s Museum

PickFreeSee Sir John Soane’s Museum by candlelight

 •  Sir John Soane’s Museum, Holborn, London51.51697; -0.117877 Sir John Soane's Museum is one of the most intriguing houses in the whole of London, crammed top to bottom with artifacts and oddities from...
St. Martin-in-the-Fields

FreeFree lunchtime concert, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

 •  St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London51.508828; -0.126614 St Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square has a proud history of hosting some of London's best live classical music events.
National Portrait Gallery

FreeThe Great War in Portraits

 •  National Portrait Gallery, London51.509256; -0.128096 With the centenary of the First World War coming up this year, the National Portrait Gallery will be putting on a timely exhibition of...
National Gallery

PickFreeVan Gogh’s Sunflowers

 •  National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London51.508862; -0.128746 "The Sunflowers" is a small exhibition which offers visitors the rare opportunity to see two of Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflower" paintings...
Houses of Parliament

PickFreeWatch Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs)

 •  Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, Westminster, London51.499437; -0.124738 The best time to go and watch a debate in the House of Commons is on a Wednesday lunchtime.
Spitalfields City Farm

FreeHelp out at Spitalfields City Farm

 •  Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton Street, Spitalfields, London51.521746; -0.06485 Situated a short distance from The City, Spitalfields City Farm is a lovely place to take your kids.
Houses of Parliament

PickFreeWatch MPs debating in the Houses of Parliament

 •  Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, Westminster, London51.499437; -0.124738 Both UK residents and overseas visitors can enter the Houses of Parliament for free and watch the MPs debating.
Hampton Court Palace

PickFreeChoral Mass, at the Chapel Royal

 •  Hampton Court Palace, London51.403645; -0.338482 The Chapel Royal is one of the country's most beautiful chapels.
Hackney Marshes

FreeSunday morning football on Hackney Marshes

 •  Hackney Marshes, Homerton Road, Hackney, London51.555975; -0.02993 Hackney Marshes is the spiritual home of Sunday league football, with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams every week.
Tower of London

FreeSunday service, at the Tower of London

 •  Tower of London, Tower Hill, London51.508599; -0.076331 The Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula is located behind Tower Green, where Henry VIII's traitors were put to death.
Royal Courts of Justice

FreeWatch a trial at the Royal Courts of Justice

 •  Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London51.514143; -0.113742 It's not everyone's idea of a good day out, but it can be fascinating watching the long arm of the law in action at the Royal Courts of...
Old Bailey

FreeWatch a trial at the Old Bailey

 •  Old Bailey, The City, London51.515491; -0.101998 It's not everyone's idea of a good day out, but it can be fascinating watching the long arm of the law in action at the Old Bailey.
National Portrait Gallery

FreeDrop-in Drawing, at the National Portrait Gallery

 •  National Portrait Gallery, London51.509256; -0.128096 Take inspiration from the great works around you, and do your own sketches in this artist-led session.
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