Events in London – April 2018

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Music, comedy & film

Concerts, comedy and blockbuster movies coming up this month

The Forum
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Eden - at the O2 Forum Kentish Town

Eden (aka The Eden Project) is touring his debut album 'Vertigo' and playing one night at the O2 Forum Kentish Town in April.
Royal Albert Hall
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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

London Coliseum
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West End revival of the musical Chess

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

Here are some children’s events if you’re coming to London during April

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Space Rocks - with special guest Sir Tim Peake

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
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Easter Eggs-travaganza + free chocolate egg

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

National Gallery
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Monet and the Thames - Twilight walk down the river

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

For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals

Hampton Court Palace
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Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen - by Alison Weir

Join the bestselling historical biographer Alison Weir at Hampton Court Palace for a talk entitled 'Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen'.
Tower of London
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Hear a 62-gun salute at the 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.

Political & Military

Daily parades and political events taking place during April

Hyde Park
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41-gun salute to mark the Queens 92nd birthday

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.
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.

Sightseeing 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

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

Queen Elizabeth Hall
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Brahms, Liszt, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky

Khatia Buniatishvili will be performing a selection of classical works by Brahms, Liszt, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky.
Barbican Hall
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Vaughan Williams, Ravel, Harris and John Adams

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

National Gallery
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Tacita Deans Still Life - at the 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
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Lunchtime concerts at 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

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County cricket at Lords: Middlesex v Glamorgan

Enjoy a few innings of cricket when Middlesex take on Glamorgan in a County Championship game at Lord's.
The Mall
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The Virgin London Marathon 2018

The London Marathon is one of the premier marathons in world athletics and covers a twenty-six mile stretch from Greenwich to Buckingham Palace.
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County cricket: Middlesex v Northamptonshire

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