London events > London events in May > London events on 8th May Need some inspiration for 8th May? London’s last trolly bus went out of service on this day in 1962, so why not visit the London Transport Museum? They’ve got everything in there: old taxi cabs and tube trains, horse-drawn buses and the iconic old Routemasters. You can even climb up the stairs to the top deck.
Music, comedy & film All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Tuesday 8th May See all music, comedy to 8th 12th May 2018 • Comedy Store Mick Ferry is one of the best comperes around, and will be making regular appearances at the Comedy Store. 8th May 2018 • Jazz Café Gabrielle will be playing some brand-new songs and all her biggest hits including 'Dreams', when she comes to the Jazz Cafe in May.
Theatre shows Watch a play on Tuesday 8 May, or one of London’s musicals See all theatre shows to 8th 10th May 2018 • Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a short three-night run of 'Twelfth Night' in May - one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies. to 8th May 2nd Jun 2018 • 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 Take your kids to London on the 8 May for one of these family events See all family, kids to 8th 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. 8th May 2018 • Royal Observatory The Royal Observatory's daily "Sky Tonight" show at the Planetarium will show you what will be visible in the sky tonight.
Art & Museums Visit an art gallery or museum on Tuesday 8th May and see an exhibition See all art, museums to 8th 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 8th 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 8 May? See all royal, religious 8th May 2018 • Highgate Cemetery Have a guided tour around Highgate Cemetery, and enjoy one of the most atmospheric and historic cemeteries in London. 8th May 2018 • Westminster Abbey You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey for free, which combines a traditional mass with a choir.
Political & Military Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 8 May See all political, military 8th May 2018 • Houses of Parliament Visitors can enter the Houses of Parliament for free, and watch MPs debating in the House of Lords and House of Commons. 8th 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 Tuesday 8th May See all guided tours to 8th 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. 8th 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 8th May 2018 • Queen Elizabeth Hall The City of London Sinfonia will be performing works by Beethoven and Brett Dean at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. 8th 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 8 May See all free events to 8th 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 8th 21st May 2018 • 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.
Other London events Don’t forget these other good events in London on Tuesday 8th May See all other events to 8th 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. 8th 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. 8th May 2018 • Globe Theatre Have a tour of William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on Bankside, and learn what Elizabethan life was like for the world's most famous playwright.