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Need some inspiration for 25th March? Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet won five Oscars on this day in 1949 – the first British film to win an Academy Award. How about visiting the London Film Museum to celebrate? Or take your kids to see the original Harry Potter film sets at Warner Bros. Studios.
Music, comedy & film
See all music, comedy All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Sunday 25th March
to • Comedy Store "Have I Got News For You" star Paul Merton will be appearing with the Comedy Store Players at London's Comedy Store. to • Comedy Store Josie Lawrence will be making regular weekly appearances with the Comedy Store Players at London's Comedy Store.
See all theatre shows Watch a play on Sunday 25 March, or one of London’s musicals
to • Palace Theatre Palace Theatre has snapped up the rights to "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" -- a brand-new story by JK Rowling. to • Criterion Theatre The writers behind 'The Play That Goes Wrong' are back with 'The Comedy About A Bank Robbery' at the Criterion Theatre.
Family & Kid’s events
See all family, kids Take your kids to London on the 25 March for one of these family events
to • Alexandra Palace The London Festival of Railway Modelling will have everything from working layouts and exhibitors selling paint and trains. • 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 25th March and see an exhibition
to • National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery will be showing an exhibition of Tacita Dean's portraiture, created primarily through the use of film. 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.
Royal & Religious
See all royal, religious Why not try one of these religious services or Royal events on 25 March?
to • Buckingham Palace The 'Changing the Guard' ceremony at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see events for every tourist's itinerary. • 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.
Political & Military
See all political, military Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 25 March
• 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 Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms, and experience Winston Churchill's wartime bunker from behind the glass.
See all guided tours Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Sunday 25th March
• 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 The 'See London By Night' bus tour will show you London's most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky.
See all classical music How about watching an opera, ballet, or listening to some classical music?
• Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be playing Boulez, Bartok, Stravinsky, Debussy and Campbell at Barbican 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.
See all free events There are lots of free events happening in London on the 25 March
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. • 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.
Other London events
See all other events Don’t forget these other good events in London on Sunday 25th March
to • London Olympia If you're thinking of giving your house or garden a makeover then get down to the Ideal Home Show for some great ideas. 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 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.