London events > London events in May > London events on 12th 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).
Music, comedy & film All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Saturday 12th May See all music, comedy 12th May 2018 • 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. 12th May 2018 • Comedy Store Mick Ferry is one of the best comperes around, and will be making regular appearances at the Comedy Store.
Theatre shows Watch a play on Saturday 12 May, or one of London’s musicals See all theatre shows to 12th May 26th Aug 2018 • 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 12th May 2nd Jun 2018 • 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 Take your kids to London on the 12 May for one of these family events See all family, kids to 12th 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. 12th May 2018 • Medieval Banquet Come and enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights, singing minstrels and the King Henry VIII himself.
Art & Museums Visit an art gallery or museum on Saturday 12th May and see an exhibition See all art, museums to 12th 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 12th 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 12 May? See all royal, religious 12th May 2018 • 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. 12th 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 12 May See all political, military 12th May 2018 • Houses of Parliament Enjoy a Saturday tour of Parliament, and then enjoy a special afternoon tea on the Terrace Pavilion overlooking the Thames. 12th May 2018 • 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 Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Saturday 12th May See all guided tours to 12th 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. 12th 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.
Classical music How about watching an opera, ballet, or listening to some classical music? See all classical music 12th May 2018 • Queen Elizabeth Hall French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard will be performing Ligeti's complete 'Etudes' at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. 12th 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 12 May See all free events to 12th 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 12th May 19th Sep 2018 • 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 Don’t forget these other good events in London on Saturday 12th May See all other events to 12th 14th May 2018 • Lord’s Enjoy a few innings of cricket when Middlesex take on Gloucestershire in a County Championship game at Lord's. to 12th 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. 12th 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.