London events > London events in May > London events on 13th May Need some inspiration for 13th May? Churchill delivered his famous ‘Blood, toil, tears and sweat’ speech on this day in 1940, just three days after replacing Neville Chamberlain as PM. Why not visit the Churchill Museum in the Churchil War Rooms – the underground bunker where he directed the Second World War?
Music, comedy & film
All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Sunday 13th May
13th 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 Sunday 13 May, or one of London’s musicals See all theatre shows 13th May 2018 • Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's outrageous and controversial comedy, 'The Taming of the Shrew'. to 13th May 22nd Jul 2018 • Palace Theatre Palace Theatre has snapped up the rights to "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" -- a brand-new story by JK Rowling.
Family & Kid’s events Take your kids to London on the 13 May for one of these family events See all family, kids to 13th 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. 13th 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 Sunday 13th May and see an exhibition See all art, museums to 13th 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 13th 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 13 May? See all royal, religious 13th May 2018 • Hampton Court Palace Attend a Sunday service in one of the country's most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIII's Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace. 13th May 2018 • Tower of London You can attend a Sunday service at the Chapel Royal in the Tower of London -- one of the most historic churches in the City.
Political & Military Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 13 May See all political, military 13th May 2018 • Speakers’ Corner If you visit Speakers' Corner at Sunday lunchtime you can listen to an orator stand up and discuss whatever they like -- all in the name of free speech. 13th 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.
Sightseeing tours Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Sunday 13th May See all guided tours to 13th 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. 13th 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 13th May 2018 • St. Paul’s Cathedral Every Sunday St Paul's Cathedral invites one of the world's finest organists to play on the Grand Organ for half-an-hour. 13th 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 13 May See all free events to 13th 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 13th 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 Sunday 13th May See all other events to 13th 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 13th 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. 13th 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.