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.

Show events:

Music, comedy & film

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

Eden at The Forum

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.
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.

Theatre shows

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

Chess at London Coliseum

to London Coliseum The London Coliseum is reviving the legendary West End musical Chess, written by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice.
Hamlet at Globe Theatre

to 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

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

Space Rocks at Indigo

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.
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.

Art & Museums

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

National Gallery

National Gallery Enjoy a twilight walk along the Embankment and see some of the vantage points where Impressionist painter Monet captured Big Ben.
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.

Royal & Religious

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

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 92nd birthday.
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 92nd birthday.

Political & Military

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

Houses of Parliament

to Houses of Parliament You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday, at Prime Minister's Questions.
Houses of Parliament

to 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

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

Jason’s Trip

to 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.
BrakeAway Bike Tours

to 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

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

National Gallery

to 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.
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.

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.
The Mall

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.
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.
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