Events in London – 8 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.

Show events:
 

Music, comedy & film

See all music, comedy All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Tuesday 8th May

Mick Ferry at Comedy Store

to Comedy Store Mick Ferry is one of the best comperes around, and will be making regular appearances at the Comedy Store.
Gabrielle at Jazz Café

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

See all theatre shows Watch a play on Tuesday 8 May, or one of London’s musicals

Twelfth Night at Globe Theatre

to 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.
Chess at London Coliseum

to 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

See all family, kids Take your kids to London on the 8 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.
Royal Observatory

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

See all art, museums Visit an art gallery or museum on Tuesday 8th 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 8 May?

Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery Have a guided tour around Highgate Cemetery, and enjoy one of the most atmospheric and historic cemeteries in London.
Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey for free, which combines a traditional mass with a choir.
 

Political & Military

See all political, military Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 8 May

Houses of Parliament

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.
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 Tuesday 8th 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?

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Queen Elizabeth Hall The City of London Sinfonia will be performing works by Beethoven and Brett Dean at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
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 8 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.
National Gallery

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.
 

Other London events

See all other events Don’t forget these other good events in London on Tuesday 8th 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 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.
Globe Theatre

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.
 
 
 
 
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