Events in London – April 2017

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Music, comedy & film

Concerts, comedy and blockbuster movies coming up this month

Royal Festival Hall
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Frank Sinatra: An afternoon of music and dance

The Royal Festival Hall is putting on an afternoon of music and dance to celebrate the work of Frank Sinatra.
Union Chapel
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Eddi Reader (from Fairground Attraction)

Eddi Reader was the singer in Fairground Attraction, and you can hear her when she comes to the Union Chapel in April.
 

Theatre shows

There are some great theatre shows running in London this month

Almeida Theatre
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The Treatment - a satire on the movie businesss

'The Treatment' is a satire on the film business, and how it can turn one woman's true story into a profit-making movie.
Globe Theatre
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Shakespeares Romeo & Juliet - Globe Theatre

William Shakespeare's tragic play 'Romeo and Juliet' will be returning to the Globe Theatre this summer.
 

Family & Kid’s events

Here are some children’s events if you’re coming to London during April

O2 Arena
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Basketball legends, the Harlem Globetrotters

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are back in London at The O2 to show off their basketball skills.
SSE Arena Wembley
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The Original Harlem Globetrotters

American basketball legends Harlem Globetrotters are back in London to show off their basketball skills at the SSE Arena.
 

Art & Museums

Here are some interesting exhibitions in the capital’s galleries and museums

National Gallery
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Weaving Magic, by Turner Prize winner Chris Ofili

The National Gallery will be showcasing a brand-new tapestry work by the Turner Prize winning artist, Chris Ofili.
Benjamin Franklin House
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Easter egg hunt at the Benjamin Franklin House

The Benjamin Franklin House will be laying on a fun Easter egg hunt throughout the house, suitable for 5-11 year olds,
 

Royal & Religious

For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals

Hyde Park
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41-gun salute to mark the Queens 91st birthday

You can hear the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery fire a 41-gun salute in Hyde Park to mark the Queen's 91st birthday.
Tower of London
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Hear a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London

The HAC will be firing a 62-gun salute at Gun Wharf by the Tower of London, to mark Her Majesty the Queen's 91st birthday.
 

Political & Military

Daily parades and political events taking place during April

Arts Theatre
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The Wipers Times - WW1 paper for the troops

Ian Hislop's 'The Wipers Times' tells the true story of a trench newspaper written by the soldiers during the Battle of the Somme.
Royal Academy of Arts
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Russian Art after the Revolution, 1917-1932

The Royal Academy will be exploring Russian art made after the Russian Revolution, and before Stalin's clampdown in 1932.
 

Sightseeing tours

If you’re visiting London in April then try one of these sightseeing tours

Globe Theatre
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Sonnet Walk, through Shakespeares London

Talk a stroll through Shakespeare's London and be entertained by some of his finest prose and poetry at the same time.
The City
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Explore some of the Citys finest gardens

Explore some of the prettiest and most historic gardens and churchyards in the City of London, on this 2-hour walking tour.
 

Classical music

All of the classical music, operas and ballets in London during April

Royal Festival Hall
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Ravel, Stravinsky and Turnage - Royal Festival Hall

Marin Alsop will be conducting some music by Ravel, Stravinsky and Turnage at the Royal Festival Hall.
Cadogan Hall
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Angela Brownridge playing Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy

Pianist Angela Brownridge will be playing some classical music by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy at Cadogan Hall.
 

Free events

Visit London on the cheap in April, by trying these great free events

Bank of England Museum
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Chicks Great EGGscape + with a free chocolate egg

Take your kids on an EGGcellent Easter Adventure at the Bank of England Museum, and hunt for a free chocolate egg.
Saatchi Gallery
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From Selfie to Self-Expression - Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery will be exploring the history of the selfie in their new exhibition -- From Selfie to Self-Expression.
 

Other London events

Here are some more great events that are worth trying during April

Lord’s
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Royal London One-Day Cup: Middlesex v Gloucestershire

Middlesex will be playing Gloucestershire at Lord's Cricket Ground, in a group game for the Royal London One-Day Cup.
Lord’s
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Royal London One-Day Cup: Middlesex v Sussex

Middlesex will be playing Sussex at Lord's Cricket Ground, in a group game for the Royal London One-Day Cup.
The Mall
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The Virgin London Marathon 2017

The London Marathon is one of the premier marathons in athletics, twenty six miles from Greenwich to Buckingham Palace.
 
 
 
 
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