Events in London – 13 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?

Show events:
 

Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Sunday 13th May

BFI IMAX Cinema

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

See all theatre shows Watch a play on Sunday 13 May, or one of London’s musicals

Taming Of The Shrew at Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's outrageous and controversial comedy, 'The Taming of the Shrew'.
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

to 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

See all family, kids Take your kids to London on the 13 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 Sunday 13th 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 13 May?

Hampton Court Palace

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.
Tower of London

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

See all political, military Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 13 May

Speakers’ Corner

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.
Churchill War Rooms

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

See all guided tours Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Sunday 13th 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?

St. Paul’s Cathedral

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.
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 13 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 Sunday 13th 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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