Free events in London April 2017

Free events in London in April

Our guide to free events in London during April 2017.

Art exhibition at National Gallery


to National Gallery The National Gallery will be showcasing a brand-new tapestry work by the Turner Prize winning artist, Chris Ofili.
Free event in London at Hyde Park


Hyde Park 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.
Free event in London at Tower of London


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.
Sport in London at River Thames


River Thames The University Boat Race is a popular date in London's calendar - Cambridge have the lead over Oxford with 82 wins to 79.
Art exhibition at National Gallery


to National Gallery You'll be able to see Cagnacci's 'Repentant Magdalene' on display at the National Gallery for the first time in thirty years.
Free event in London at Old Bailey


Old Bailey Watch the long arm of the law in action at the Old Bailey, where members of the public can sit in the gallery and watch a case.
Free event in London at Royal Courts of Justice


Royal Courts of Justice Try something a bit different -- how about going to the Royal Courts of Justice and watching a real-life court case?
Free event in London at Hampstead Observatory


to Hampstead Observatory Hampstead Observatory has a small six-inch refractor inside a rotating dome, and is very popular with amateur astronomers.
Free event in London at Parliament Hill


Parliament Hill Enjoy London's skyline from the top of Parliament Hill, which takes in the Gherkin, London Eye, St Paul's and Canary Wharf.
Free event in London at One New Change


One New Change One New Change is a shopping centre close to St. Paul's Cathedral, which offers some great views from their roof terrace.
Free event in London at Primrose Hill


Primrose Hill Primrose Hill is a lot higher than it looks, and boasts one of the finest views of the London skyline from anywhere in the city.
Free event in London at Horse Guards


Horse Guards The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 O'Clock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at the Horse Guards.
Free event in London at Little Venice


Little Venice Have a nice walk around Little Venice, past all the pretty houseboats, and stop for a cup of tea in one of the nice cafes.
Free event in London at Horse Guards


Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, but is usually a lot less crowded.
Free event in London at Covent Garden


Covent Garden Enjoy some free street entertainment in Covent Garden -- everything from buskers, acrobats and clowns to opera singers.
Free event in London at Tower of London


Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is over 700 years old, and represents the traditional locking up of the Tower of London at night.
Museum exhibition in London at Imperial War Museum


to Imperial War Museum The Imperial War Museum will be putting on an exhibition by Edmund Clark, exploring State control and the War on Terror.
Museum exhibition in London at Science Museum


to Science Museum The Science Museum's 'Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care' exhibition will look at medicine during the Battle of the Somme.

We don’t have any more free events, but how about these other events in London during April?

‘Queer British Art’ exhibition — at Tate BritainApril 2017Tate Britain’s ‘Queer British Art’ will explore how artists expressed themselves when their sexuality had to remain hidden.

A Meeting of Minds — Michelangelo and SebastianoApril 2017An exhibition showing two collaborations by the great Renaissance masters, Sebastiano del Piombo and Michelangelo.

Wolfgang Tillmans exhibition, at the Tate ModernApril 2017The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of works by the experimental photographer Wolfgang Tillmans.

Russian Art after the Revolution, 1917-1932April 2017The Royal Academy will be exploring Russian art made after the Russian Revolution, and before Stalin’s clampdown in 1932.

David Hockney exhibition — at Tate BritainApril 2017Tate Britain will be putting on a comprehensive exhibition of David Hockney’s work, drawn from the last sixty years.

500 years of Robots — at the Science MuseumApril 2017The Science Museum will be exploring the last 500 years of robots, with over 100 robots on display, plus 12 working models.

Caro Emerald — The Emerald Island TourApril 2017Caro Emerald is coming to the Royal Albert Hall for one night in April, on ‘The Emerald Island Tour’.

‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ competitionApril 2017“Wildlife Photographer of the Year” returns to the Natural History Museum, with an exhibition of the the top 100 nature photos.

Lindisfarne — at Under the BridgeApril 2017Lindisfarne are playing one night at Under the Bridge, with the original band member Rod Clements at the helm.

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