Events in London – April 2018

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

See all music, comedy Concerts, comedy and blockbuster movies coming up this month

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets at Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall The Royal Albert Hall will be screening 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' alongside a live performance of the score.
Streets at O2 Academy Brixton

to 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

See all theatre shows There are some great theatre shows running in London this month

Remembering Fred at London Palladium

London Palladium Join Strictly Come Dancing's Aljaz and Janette at the London Palladium, as they remember the career of Fred Astaire.
Little Matchgirl at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

to 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

See all family, kids Here are some children’s events if you’re coming to London during April

Bank of England Museum

to 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.
Hackney Marshes

to Hackney Marshes Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football, with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams.
 

Art & Museums

See all art, museums Here are some interesting exhibitions in the capital’s galleries and museums

British Library

to British Library The British Library will be putting on an exhibition of maps, artworks and journals from the voyages of Captain James Cook.
Tate Modern

to 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

See all royal, religious For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals

Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The 'Art & Power' exhibition at the Queen's Gallery will explore how Charles II used art to glorify his restored monarchy.
Somerset House

to 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

See all political, military Daily parades and political events taking place during April

Houses of Parliament

to Houses of Parliament Enjoy a Saturday tour of Parliament, and then enjoy a special afternoon tea on the Terrace Pavilion overlooking the Thames.
Houses of Parliament

to 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

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

Millennium Bridge

to 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.
The City

The City This guided walk will take you around some of the streets and locations that Charles Dickens used within his novels.
 

Classical music

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

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Queen Elizabeth Hall Khatia Buniatishvili will be performing a selection of classical works by Brahms, Liszt, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing music by Vaughan Williams, Ravel, Harris and Adams at Barbican Hall.
 

Free events

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

St. Martin-in-the-Fields

to 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.
National Portrait Gallery

to 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

See all other events Here are some more great events that are worth trying during April

Middlesex at Lord’s

to Lord’s Enjoy a few innings of cricket when Middlesex take on Glamorgan in a County Championship game at Lord's.
Middlesex at Lord’s

to Lord’s Enjoy a few innings of cricket when Middlesex take on Northamptonshire in a County Championship game at Lord's.
Lord’s

to 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.
 
 
 
 
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