Events in London – 4 May

Need some inspiration for 4th May? The Epsom Derby was inaugrated on this day in 1780, so how about doing something horse-related? You could try Changing the Guard at Horse Guards, or go and see the stable inside the Househould Cavalry Museum. There are some more horses at the Royal Mews.

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Music, comedy & film

See all music, comedy All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Friday 4th May

Beth Hart at Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall Beth Hart will be coming to London and playing one night at the Royal Albert Hall in May.
Jarred Christmas at Comedy Store

to Comedy Store Jarred Christmas is one of the most popular performers at the Comedy Store, a bravura performer full of confidence and passion.
 

Theatre shows

See all theatre shows Watch a play on Friday 4 May, or one of London’s musicals

As You Like It at Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of 'As You Like It' -- one of Shakespeare's most popular cross-dressing comedies.
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.
 

Family & Kid’s events

See all family, kids Take your kids to London on the 4 May for one of these family events

Serpentine

to Serpentine Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine, or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle.
Medieval Banquet

Medieval Banquet Come and enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights, singing minstrels and the King Henry VIII himself.
 

Art & Museums

See all art, museums Visit an art gallery or museum on Friday 4th May and see an exhibition

Courtauld Gallery

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery's new exhibition shows scenes of famous artists at work, and depictions of their busy artist studios.
Tate Modern

to Tate Modern 'Into The Light' will explore how photographers helped to develop abstract art alongside famous painters like Jackson Pollock.
 

Royal & Religious

See all royal, religious Why not try one of these religious services or Royal events on 4 May?

Buckingham Palace

to Buckingham Palace Enjoy a glass of champagne and a tour of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, in the company of an expert guide.
Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery Have a guided tour around Highgate Cemetery, and enjoy one of the most atmospheric and historic cemeteries in London.
 

Political & Military

See all political, military Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 4 May

Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms, and experience Winston Churchill's wartime bunker from behind the glass.
Horse Guards

Horse Guards The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 O'Clock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at the Horse Guards.
 

Sightseeing tours

See all guided tours Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Friday 4th May

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

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 How about watching an opera, ballet, or listening to some classical music?

Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic will be performing some Beethoven and Bernstein at Barbican Hall.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields

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.
 

Free events

See all free events There are lots of free events happening in London on the 4 May

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.
National Gallery

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be re-uniting two self-portraits by Spanish artist Bartolome Esteban Murillo for the first time in 300 years.
 

Other London events

See all other events Don’t forget these other good events in London on Friday 4th May

St. James’s Park

to St. James’s Park Have a nice, relaxing sit-down and doing a bit of people-watching in one of London's Royal parks, by hiring out a deckchair.
O2 Arena

O2 Arena Climb to the top of the O2 Arena's big tent roof and enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform at the top.
Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre Have a tour of William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on Bankside, and learn what Elizabethan life was like for the world's most famous playwright.
 
 
 
 
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