Events in London – 5 May

Need some inspiration for 5th May? The Thames Flood Barrier was completed on this day in 1984, so how about taking a boat ride up the river to take a closer look at it? If you catch a TRS boat from Westminster Pier then it will sail right around it and then take you back to Greenwich.

Show events:
 

Music, comedy & film

See all music, comedy All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Saturday 5th May

Bill Bailey at Eventim Apollo

Eventim Apollo The barmy Bill Bailey is back in London at the Eventim Apollo to perform his new stand-up show, 'Larks in Transit'.
Gomez at The Forum

The Forum Gomez will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album 'Bring It On' with a headline show at the O2 Forum Kentish Town.
 

Theatre shows

See all theatre shows Watch a play on Saturday 5 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 5 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 5th 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 5 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 5 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 5th 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

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

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 5 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 5th 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.
Lord’s

to Lord’s Cricket fans will love dressing themselves up for this Afternoon Tea, because it's held in the historic Long Room at Lord's.
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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