Events in London this weekend
Need some inspiration for the weekend? You’ll find all the busiest pubs and clubs and nightlife around Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus and Soho. Leicester Square is the best area for cinemas. The West End is great for theatres and musicals. Maybe you can enjoy a quiet Sunday in an art gallery or museum.
Music, comedy & film
See all music, comedy Find a movie, concert or comedy gig taking place in London this weekend
• O2 Academy Brixton
Rock icon Billy Idol is returning to the UK this June for a headline show at the O2 Academy Brixton.
to • Olympic Stadium
The Foo Fighters are back in London this summer to play a couple of nights at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium.
See all theatre shows How about booking one of London’s West End musicals or plays this weekend?
to • Globe Theatre
William Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' is a story of love, loss and reconciliation, and is full of wild and uncontrollable emotions.
to • London Palladium
The London Palladium is putting on a production of the much-loved musical 'The King And I', starring Ken Watanabe and Kelli O'Hara.
Family & Kid’s events
See all family, kids Here are some events taking place in London this weekend for families and kids
to • Serpentine
Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine, or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle.
• Medieval Banquet
Come and enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights, singing minstrels and the King Henry VIII himself.
Art & Museums
See all art, museums Our guide to the best exhibitions in London on Saturday and Sunday
to • National Gallery
The National Gallery will be exhibiting works by American landscape painter Thomas Cole, alongside works by Turner and Constable.
to • National Gallery
Ed Ruscha's 'Course of Empire' is his take on American civilisation, inspired by Thomas Cole's 19th-century series of the same name.
Royal & Religious
See all royal, religious How about trying one of London’s Royal or religious events this weekend?
• Hampton Court Palace
Attend a Sunday service in one of the country's most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIII's Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.
• Tower of London
You can attend a Sunday service at the Chapel Royal in the Tower of London -- one of the most historic churches in the City.
Political & Military
See all political, military Here’s some parades and political events taking place this weekend
to • Tate Britain
Tate Britain's 'Aftermath' exhibition will explore how British, German and French artists responded at the end of World War I.
• Speakers’ Corner
If you visit Speakers' Corner at Sunday lunchtime you can listen to an orator stand up and discuss whatever they like -- all in the name of free speech.
See all guided tours Try one of these guided walks or sightseeing tours this weekend
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
Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike... and see the major sights and landmarks of London from your saddle.
See all classical music Our guide to this weekend’s operas and ballets for fans of classical music
• Barbican Hall
Nicola Benedetti and the London Symphony Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Shostakovich at Barbican Hall.
• Hampton Court Palace
Join the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra for some classical music and some spectacular fireworks at the Hampton Court Festival.
See all free events Save your money this weekend by trying one of these free events in London
to • Tower Bridge
Here is a list of the scheduled lift times for Tower Bridge, so you can see the roadway open and close and grab a photo.
• One New Change
One New Change is a shopping centre close to St. Paul's Cathedral, which offers some great views from their roof terrace.
Other London events
See all other events Why not try one of these interesting events taking place in London this weekend
to • London Coliseum
The London Coliseum will be putting on a production of 'Kiss Me Kate', with a classic score by Cole Porter.
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
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.