Events in London – 8 May 2018

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Music, comedy & film

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

Comedy Store
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Mick Ferry, performing at the Comedy Store

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

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

Globe Theatre
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Shakespeares Twelfth Night - 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.
London Coliseum
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West End revival of the musical Chess

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

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

Visit an art gallery or museum on Tuesday 8th May and see an exhibition

Courtauld Gallery
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Artists at Work - 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

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

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

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

How about watching an opera, ballet, or listening to some classical music?

Queen Elizabeth Hall
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Beethoven and Brett Dean - 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

There are lots of free events happening in London on the 8 May

National Gallery
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Tacita Deans Still Life - at the 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
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Murillo - His two self portraits, re-united

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

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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