Events in London – Sunday 13 May 2018

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Theatre shows on 13th May

Taming Of The Shrew at Globe Theatre, London

Shakespeares The Taming of the Shrew

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

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

to Palace Theatre Palace Theatre has snapped up the rights to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new story by JK Rowling
Comedy About A Bank Robbery at Criterion Theatre

to Criterion Theatre The writers behind The Play That Goes Wrong are back with The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at the Criterion
Play That Goes Wrong at Duchess Theatre

to Duchess Theatre The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society put on a West End show but will they crack under the pressure?
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

to Cambridge Theatre Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers
Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

to Lyceum Theatre Based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie The Lion King tells the story of Simba and his adventures in the jungle

Family & Kid’s events on 13th May

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
Royal Observatory

Royal Observatory The Royal Observatorys daily Sky Tonight show at the Planetarium will show you what will be visible in the sky tonight
The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car) This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from The O2 to the ExCel Centre in five minutes

Sports events on 13th May

Middlesex at Lord’s, London

County cricket at Lords: Middlesex v Gloucestershire

to Lord’s Enjoy a few innings of cricket when Middlesex take on Gloucestershire in a County Championship game at Lords
Chelsea at Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge Walk in the footsteps of your Chelsea heroes on a guided tour of Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea Museum
Arsenal at Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium Walk in the footsteps of your Arsenal heroes on a guided tour of the Emirates Stadium the pitch and the Arsenal Museum
Lord’s

Lord’s Cricket fans will love having a look around the home of cricket with this tour of Lords Cricket Ground and the MCC Museum
Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms the pitch and climb up to the Royal Box and lift the FA Cup
Hackney Marshes

Hackney Marshes Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams

Art & Museum exhibitions on 13th May

 at Courtauld Gallery, London

Artists at Work - Courtauld Gallery

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallerys 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
British Library

to British Library The British Library will be putting on an exhibition of maps artworks and journals from the voyages of Captain James Cook
 at British Museum, London

Rodins sculptures and the art of Ancient Greece

to British Museum This British Museum exhibition will show how the French sculpture Rodin was inspired by the Parthenon sculptures (Elgin marbles)
 at National Gallery, London

Monet & Architecture at the National Gallery

to National Gallery The Monet & Architecture exhibition collects together more than 75 of Monets paintings that use buildings to create his composition
 at National Portrait Gallery, London

Tacita Dean: Portrait - National Portrait Gallery

to National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery will be showing an exhibition of Tacita Deans portraiture created primarily through the use of film
 at National Gallery, London

Tacita Deans Still Life at the 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
 at Tate Modern, London

Joan Jonas exhibition at the Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on some film screenings and an exhibition of works by performance and video artist Joan Jonas
Tate Modern

to Tate Modern Love Fame Tragedy will focus on just one year of Picassos extraordinary career -- the so-called Year of Wonders in 1932
 at National Portrait Gallery, London

Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography

to National Portrait Gallery See the work of four Victorian photographers: Lewis Carroll Julia Margaret Cameron Oscar Rejlander and Clementina Hawarden
Tate Britain

to Tate Britain All To Human: A Century Of Painting Life will include works by the likes of Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon
 at National Gallery, London

Murillo - His two self portraits re-united

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be re-uniting two self-portraits by Spanish artist Bartolome Esteban Murillo for the first time in 300 years
 at Photographer’s Gallery, London

Under Cover: A Secret History Of Cross-Dressers

to Photographer’s Gallery The Photographers Gallery Under Cover exhibition explores filmmaker Sebastien Lifshitzs fascination with cross-dressing
 at Photographer’s Gallery, London

Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2018

to Photographer’s Gallery This years Deutsche Prize shortlist includes work by photographers Mathieu Asselin Rafal Milach Batia Suter and Luke Willis Thompson
Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms and experience Winston Churchills wartime bunker from behind the glass
 at Queen’s Gallery, London

Charles II: Art & Power at the Queens Gallery

Queen’s Gallery The Art & Power exhibition at the Queens Gallery will explore how Charles II used art to glorify his restored monarchy
 at Imperial War Museum, London

Age Of Terror - Art Since 9/11

to Imperial War Museum The Age Of Terror exhibition at the Imperial War Museum will include works by Ai Weiwei Grayson Perry Ivan Navarro and Gerhard Richter
 at British Library, London

Listen: 140 Years of Recorded Sound

British Library Listen to 140 Years of Recorded Sound at the British Library as they explore how sound and radio has transformed our society

Classical music on 13th May

St. Paul’s Cathedral

Sunday organ recitals at St Pauls Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral Every Sunday St Pauls Cathedral invites one of the worlds 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

Sightseeing tours on 13th May

Jason’s Trip

to Jason’s Trip Jasons Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regents 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
See London by Night

See London by Night The See London By Night bus tour will show you Londons most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky
The City

The City If you dont fancy spending 25-30 pounds on a sightseeing bus then theres a much cheaper alternative the No11 bus
Ghost Bus Tours

Ghost Bus Tours The Ghost Bus Tour will take you on a journey through Londons gruesome past and into the dark heart of the capital
Thames Rockets

Thames Rockets A trip on a Thames Rocket is something youll never forget speeding down the river underneath the Londons bridges
City Cruises

City Cruises City Cruises offer one-way return or all-day boat trips between Westminster and Greenwich stopping off at Tower Bridge
TRS River Cruise

TRS River Cruise Spend a leisurely afternoon on a TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich and see some of the sights along the river
Big Bus Tours

Big Bus Tours This traditional open-top bus tour will take in all the best landmarks and attractions with a free river cruise and guided walk
Original Bus Tour

Original Bus Tour The Original Tour is one of Londons most popular sightseeing buses and its also a great way to travel around the capital
Jack The Ripper Tour

Jack The Ripper Tour Walk the streets of Whitechapel and try and discover the identity of the Victorian murderer Jack the Ripper - if you dare!

Free events on 13th May

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
Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace Attend a Sunday service in one of the countrys most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIIIs Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace
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
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
Horse Guards

Horse Guards The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 OClock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at the Horse Guards
Horse Guards

Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace but is usually a lot less crowded
Covent Garden

Covent Garden Enjoy some free street entertainment in Covent Garden -- everything from buskers acrobats and clowns to opera singers
Tower of London

Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is over 700 years old and represents the traditional locking up of the Tower of London at night
Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey for free which combines a traditional mass with a choir
St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St Pauls Cathedral you can wander around and see part of the Cathedral for free

Other London events on 13th 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 Londons Royal parks by hiring out a deckchair
O2 Arena

O2 Arena Climb to the top of the O2 Arenas big tent roof and enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform at the top
Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre Have a tour of William Shakespeares Globe Theatre on Bankside and learn what Elizabethan life was like for the worlds most famous playwright
Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason Put on your best clothes and enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in the famous Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason
Bateaux London

Bateaux London Bateaux London offers you great cuisine and live entertainment onboard the boat as it sails serenely down the Thames
Thames Clippers

Thames Clippers Thames Clippers offer one-way return or all-day trips along a 15-mile stretch of the river between Putney and Greenwich
The Ritz

The Ritz Dress up in your suit and shoes and sit down to an afternoon tea at the Ritz Hotel in the luxurious surroundings of the Palm Court
Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square Relive Londons history and ride a 1960s double-decker bus (the ones with a conductor and an open platform at the back)
Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

Docklands Light Railway (DLR) The driverless Docklands Light Railway lets you to sit right at the front of the train giving you a fantastic view of the track
Tower of London

Tower of London One of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the Beefeaters)
The City

The City If weaving your way in and out of the busy traffic on a hire bike sounds like fun then how about hiring a Boris Bike?
Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle the worlds oldest inhabited castle and the Royal Familys home for over 1000 years
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