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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.
Music, comedy & film
See all music, comedy All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Friday 4th May
• Royal Albert Hall Beth Hart will be coming to London and playing one night at the Royal Albert Hall in May. to • Comedy Store Jarred Christmas is one of the most popular performers at the Comedy Store, a bravura performer full of confidence and passion.
See all theatre shows Watch a play on Friday 4 May, or one of London’s musicals
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. 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
to • Serpentine Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine, or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle. • 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
to • Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery's new exhibition shows scenes of famous artists at work, and depictions of their busy artist studios. 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?
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 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 Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms, and experience Winston Churchill's wartime bunker from behind the glass. • Horse Guards The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 O'Clock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at the Horse Guards.
See all guided tours Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Friday 4th May
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 Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike... and see the major sights and landmarks of London from your saddle.
See all classical music How about watching an opera, ballet, or listening to some classical music?
• 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 in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week.
See all free events There are lots of free events happening in London on the 4 May
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.
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
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 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 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.