Events in London – 12 May

Need some inspiration for 12th May? The Victorian super-nurse Florence Nightingale was born on this day in 1820, so why not visit the Florence Nightingale Museum and learn about her life? There’s a good statue of her by the Crimea Monument in Waterloo Place (by the Duke of York’s Column).

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Music, comedy & film

See all music, comedy All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Saturday 12th May

Gang Of Youths at The Forum

The Forum Australian indie rock band Gang of Youths are coming to London in May and playing a show at the O2 Forum Kentish Town.
Mick Ferry at Comedy Store

Comedy Store Mick Ferry is one of the best comperes around, and will be making regular appearances at the Comedy Store.
 

Theatre shows

See all theatre shows Watch a play on Saturday 12 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 12 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 Saturday 12th 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 12 May?

Heaven On Earth at SSE Arena Wembley

SSE Arena Wembley 'Heaven On Earth' is a spectacular new musical at the SSE Arena that re-tells the Biblical story of Adam and Eve.
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 12 May

Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament Enjoy a Saturday tour of Parliament, and then enjoy a special afternoon tea on the Terrace Pavilion overlooking the Thames.
Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament The Houses of Parliament opens guided tours on most Saturdays of the year, when the MPs return to their constituencies.
 

Sightseeing tours

See all guided tours Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Saturday 12th 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?

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Queen Elizabeth Hall French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard will be performing Ligeti's complete 'Etudes' at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Royal Albert Hall

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

See all free events There are lots of free events happening in London on the 12 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.
Tower Bridge

to Tower Bridge Here is a list of the scheduled lift times for Tower Bridge, so you can see the roadway open and close and grab a photo.
 

Other London events

See all other events Don’t forget these other good events in London on Saturday 12th May

Middlesex at Lord’s

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