London events > London events in April
April is a great time to visit London because we get some lighter evenings at last (for pavement drinking at the pubs).
Sports fans have got county cricket and the London Marathon. There’s a gun salute for the Queen’s birthday, and Shakespeare’s birthday kicks off the Globe Theatre season from April to October.
Music, comedy & film Concerts, comedy and blockbuster movies coming up this month See all music, comedy 30th Apr 2018 • The Forum Eden (aka The Eden Project) is touring his debut album 'Vertigo' and playing one night at the O2 Forum Kentish Town in April. to 27th 28th Apr 2018 • Royal Albert Hall The Royal Albert Hall will be screening 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' alongside a live performance of the score.
Theatre shows There are some great theatre shows running in London this month See all theatre shows to 26th Apr 2nd Jun 2018 • London Coliseum The London Coliseum is reviving the legendary West End musical Chess, written by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice. to 25th Apr 26th Aug 2018 • Globe Theatre This summer the Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies -- Hamlet.
Family & Kid’s events Here are some children’s events if you’re coming to London during April See all family, kids 22nd Apr 2018 • Indigo Take your kids to Space Rocks with Dallas Campbell and Sir Tim Peaker, and get them inspired by all the space-related art, music and movies. to 3rd 13th Apr 2018 • Bank of England Museum Take your kids on to the Easter Eggs-travaganza at the Bank of England Museum, and hunt for a free chocolate egg.
Art & Museums Here are some interesting exhibitions in the capital’s galleries and museums See all art, museums 27th Apr 2018 • National Gallery Enjoy a twilight walk along the Embankment and see some of the vantage points where Impressionist painter Monet captured Big Ben. to 27th Apr 28th Aug 2018 • British Library The British Library will be putting on an exhibition of maps, artworks and journals from the voyages of Captain James Cook.
Royal & Religious For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals See all royal, religious 21st Apr 2018 • 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 92nd birthday. 21st Apr 2018 • 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 92nd birthday.
Political & Military Daily parades and political events taking place during April See all political, military to 18th Apr 2018 19th Dec 2018 • Houses of Parliament You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday, at Prime Minister's Questions. to 16th Apr 2018 20th Dec 2018 • Houses of Parliament Visitors can enter the Houses of Parliament for free, and watch MPs debating in the House of Lords and House of Commons.
Sightseeing tours If you’re visiting London in April then try one of these sightseeing tours See all guided tours to 7th Apr 4th Nov 2018 • Jason’s Trip Jason's Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regent's Canal, from Little Venice to Camden Lock. to 1st Apr 2018 30th Dec 2018 • BrakeAway Bike Tours Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike... and see the major sights and landmarks of London from your saddle.
Classical music All of the classical music, operas and ballets in London during April See all classical music 26th Apr 2018 • Queen Elizabeth Hall Khatia Buniatishvili will be performing a selection of classical works by Brahms, Liszt, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky. 28th Apr 2018 • Barbican Hall The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing music by Vaughan Williams, Ravel, Harris and Adams at Barbican Hall.
Free events Visit London on the cheap in April, by trying these great free events See all free events to 1st Apr 28th May 2018 • National Gallery The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition about 'Still Life', examining its legacy and its importance as a source of inspiration.
to 2nd Apr 4th May 2018 • St. Martin-in-the-Fields St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week.
Other London events Here are some more great events that are worth trying during April See all other events to 27th 30th Apr 2018 • Lord’s Enjoy a few innings of cricket when Middlesex take on Glamorgan in a County Championship game at Lord's. 22nd Apr 2018 • The Mall The London Marathon is one of the premier marathons in world athletics and covers a twenty-six mile stretch from Greenwich to Buckingham Palace. to 13th 16th Apr 2018 • Lord’s Enjoy a few innings of cricket when Middlesex take on Northamptonshire in a County Championship game at Lord's.