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 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. to 25th 27th Apr 2018 • O2 Academy Brixton The Streets will be bringing his 'The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Light' tour to the Brixton Academy in April.
Theatre shows There are some great theatre shows running in London this month See all theatre shows 7th Apr 2018 • London Palladium Join Strictly Come Dancing's Aljaz and Janette at the London Palladium, as they remember the career of Fred Astaire. to 2nd 21st Apr 2018 • Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Enter the wonderful world of Hans Christian Anderson when the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse puts on 'The Little Match Girl'.
Family & Kid’s events Here are some children’s events if you’re coming to London during April See all family, kids 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. to 1st Apr 2018 30th Dec 2018 • Hackney Marshes Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football, with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams.
Art & Museums Here are some interesting exhibitions in the capital’s galleries and museums See all art, museums 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. to 1st Apr 5th Aug 2018 • Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on some film screenings and an exhibition of works by performance and video artist Joan Jonas.
Royal & Religious For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals See all royal, religious to 1st Apr 13th May 2018 • Queen’s Gallery The 'Art & Power' exhibition at the Queen's Gallery will explore how Charles II used art to glorify his restored monarchy. to 3rd Apr 2018 24th Apr 2018 • Somerset House The "Old Palaces Tour" at Somerset House will teach you a little bit about three of England's Stuart Dynasty queens.
Political & Military Daily parades and political events taking place during April See all political, military to 7th Apr 2018 30th Jun 2018 • Houses of Parliament Enjoy a Saturday tour of Parliament, and then enjoy a special afternoon tea on the Terrace Pavilion overlooking the Thames. to 7th Apr 2018 30th Jun 2018 • Houses of Parliament The Houses of Parliament opens guided tours on most Saturdays of the year, when the MPs return to their constituencies.
Sightseeing tours If you’re visiting London in April then try one of these sightseeing tours See all guided tours to 2nd Apr 2018 30th Apr 2018 • Millennium Bridge This guided walk will take you along a small stretch of the Thames, to look at some of the river's best buildings. 4th Apr 2018 • The City This guided walk will take you around some of the streets and locations that Charles Dickens used within his novels.
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 2nd 30th Apr 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. to 6th Apr 2018 28th Dec 2018 • National Portrait Gallery Enjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery, amongst some of the gallery's great works of art.
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. 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. to 8th Apr 18th Nov 2018 • Lord’s Cricket fans will love dressing themselves up for this Afternoon Tea, because it's held in the historic Long Room at Lord's.