London events > London events in May > London events on 7th May Need some inspiration for 7th May? Admiral Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory was launched on this day in 1765, so how about taking a day trip to Portsmouth Historic Dockyards to see it? It sounds incredible, but the ship still survives today and you can stand on the exact spot where Nelson was shot at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Music, comedy & film
All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Monday 7th May
7th May 2018 • BFI IMAX Cinema Go and watch a 3D-movie at the BFI IMAX with state-of-the-art surround sound, and the largest cinema screen in the UK.
Theatre shows Watch a play on Monday 7 May, or one of London’s musicals See all theatre shows to 7th 10th May 2018 • Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a short three-night run of 'Twelfth Night' in May - one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies. to 7th May 30th Jun 2018 • Duke of York’s Theatre 'The Moderate Soprano' tells of John Christie's attempt to build an Opera House in Sussex, to glorify the music of Wagner.
Family & Kid’s events Take your kids to London on the 7 May for one of these family events See all family, kids to 7th May 31st Oct 2018 • Serpentine Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine, or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle. 7th May 2018 • Royal Observatory The Royal Observatory's daily "Sky Tonight" show at the Planetarium will show you what will be visible in the sky tonight.
Art & Museums Visit an art gallery or museum on Monday 7th May and see an exhibition See all art, museums to 7th May 15th Jul 2018 • Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery's new exhibition shows scenes of famous artists at work, and depictions of their busy artist studios. to 7th May 16th Sep 2018 • Tate Modern 'Into The Light' will explore how photographers helped to develop abstract art alongside famous painters like Jackson Pollock.
Royal & Religious Why not try one of these religious services or Royal events on 7 May? See all royal, religious 7th May 2018 • Buckingham Palace Enjoy a glass of champagne and a tour of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, in the company of an expert guide. 7th May 2018 • Highgate Cemetery Have a guided tour around Highgate Cemetery, and enjoy one of the most atmospheric and historic cemeteries in London.
Political & Military Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 7 May See all political, military 7th May 2018 • Churchill War Rooms Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms, and experience Winston Churchill's wartime bunker from behind the glass. 7th May 2018 • 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 Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Monday 7th May See all guided tours to 7th May 4th Nov 2018 • 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. 7th May 2018 • BrakeAway Bike Tours Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike... and see the major sights and landmarks of London from your saddle.
How about watching an opera, ballet, or listening to some classical music?
7th May 2018 • Royal Albert Hall This guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of the balcony boxes for a fantastic view of the auditorium.
Free events There are lots of free events happening in London on the 7 May See all free events to 7th 28th May 2018 • 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 7th 21st May 2018 • 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 Don’t forget these other good events in London on Monday 7th May See all other events to 7th May 31st Oct 2018 • 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. 7th May 2018 • 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. 7th May 2018 • 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.