London events > London events in May > London events on 9th May Need some inspiration for 9th May? The superbly named Colonel Blood swiped the Crown Jewels out of the Tower of London on this day in 1671. Why not visit the Tower and see them for yourself? We don’t recommend trying to copy him, though – he only got as far as the river before the Yeoman Warders caught him.
Music, comedy & film All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Wednesday 9th May See all music, comedy 9th May 2018 • 100 Club 'The Mash Report' star Nish Kumar will be headlining a comedy night at the 100 Club, with support from Jamali Maddix. 9th 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 9 May, or one of London’s musicals See all theatre shows to 9th 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 9th 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 9 May for one of these family events See all family, kids to 9th 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. 9th May 2018 • Medieval Banquet Come and enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights, singing minstrels and the King Henry VIII himself.
Art & Museums Visit an art gallery or museum on Wednesday 9th May and see an exhibition See all art, museums to 9th 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 9th 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 9 May? See all royal, religious to 9th 12th May 2018 • SSE Arena Wembley 'Heaven On Earth' is a spectacular new musical at the SSE Arena that re-tells the Biblical story of Adam and Eve. 9th May 2018 • Highgate Cemetery Have a guided tour around Highgate Cemetery, and enjoy one of the most atmospheric and historic cemeteries in London.
Political & Military Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 9 May See all political, military 9th 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. 9th 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 9th May See all guided tours to 9th 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. 9th 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 9th May 2018 • Barbican Hall The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some works by Ravel, Respighi, Ghedini and Avner Dorman at Barbican Hall. 9th May 2018 • Cadogan Hall The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Chopin, Mussorgsky and Dukas at Cadogan Hall.
Free events There are lots of free events happening in London on the 9 May See all free events to 9th 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 9th 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 9th May See all other events to 9th 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. 9th 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. 9th 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.