London events > London events in May > London events on 2nd May Need some inspiration for 2nd May? Henry VIII imprisoned Anne Boleyn on this day in 1536, ostensibly for treason but really because his eye had started roving again after she failed to produce a son. Why not visit her prison: the Tower of London? While you’re there you can see her execution spot on Tower Green.
Music, comedy & film
All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Wednesday 2nd May
2nd May 2018 • BFI IMAX Cinema Go and watch a 3D-movie at the BFI IMAX with state-of-the-art surround sound, and the largest cinema screen in the UK.
Theatre shows Watch a play on Wednesday 2 May, or one of London’s musicals See all theatre shows to 2nd May 26th Aug 2018 • Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of 'As You Like It' -- one of Shakespeare's most popular cross-dressing comedies. to 2nd 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 2 May for one of these family events See all family, kids to 2nd 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. 2nd 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 Wednesday 2nd May and see an exhibition See all art, museums to 2nd May 28th Aug 2018 • British Library The British Library will be putting on an exhibition of maps, artworks and journals from the voyages of Captain James Cook. to 2nd May 29th Jul 2018 • British Museum This British Museum exhibition will show how the French sculpture Rodin was inspired by the Parthenon sculptures (Elgin marbles).
Royal & Religious Why not try one of these religious services or Royal events on 2 May? See all royal, religious 2nd May 2018 • Highgate Cemetery Have a guided tour around Highgate Cemetery, and enjoy one of the most atmospheric and historic cemeteries in London. 2nd May 2018 • St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St. Paul's Cathedral, you can wander around and see part of the Cathedral for free.
Political & Military Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 2 May See all political, military 2nd May 2018 • Houses of Parliament You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday, at Prime Minister's Questions. 2nd 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.
Sightseeing tours Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Wednesday 2nd May See all guided tours to 2nd 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. 2nd 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 2nd May 2018 • Cadogan Hall The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Sibelius, Brahms and Gorecki at Cadogan Hall. 2nd 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 2 May See all free events to 2nd 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 2nd 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 Wednesday 2nd May See all other events to 2nd 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. 2nd 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. 2nd 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.