Events in London - Friday 13th September

Need some inspiration for 13th September? IBM created the world’s very first hard disk on this day in 1956, capable of storing a lowly 5 MB of data. So why not learn about the history of computers at the Science Museum? You can find some more early computers on display at the Design Museum.

Theatre shows on 13th September

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Friday 13th September

Hansard at Lyttelton Theatre

Hansard at the National Theatre

13 Sep to Hansard is a witty new play about a Tory MP who returns home who find his secrets uncovered during a marital spat
A Very Expensive Poison at Old Vic

A Very Expensive Poison

13 to Luke Hardings story takes us into the world of Cold War espionage to explain the death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko
Les Miserables Staged Concert at Gielgud Theatre

Les Miserables all-star concert

13 Sep to Michael Ball and Alfie Boe will be starring in this all-star concert version of the long-running West End show Les Miserables
As You Like It at Globe Theatre

Shakespeares As You Like It

13 to The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of Shakespeares cross-dressing romantic comedy As You Like It

Family & Kid’s events on 13th September

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 13th September

Museum of London

Beasts of London

13 Sep to Meet the animals that have shaped the city throughout history with voices provided by Kate Moss Pam Ferris Brian Blessed and Joe Pasquale
Serpentine

Hire a pedal boat on the Serpentine lake

13 Sep to Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle

Medieval Banquet with minstrels and knights

Enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights and singing minstrels and King Henry VIII
London Zoo

Meet the animals up close at London Zoo

Heres your chance to enter the animal enclosures and get close to some of the friendliest animals at London Zoo
Royal Observatory

The night sky tonight (planetarium show)

The Royal Observatory in Greenwich puts on a daily show at their planetarium to show you what will be visible in the sky tonight

Art & Museum exhibitions on 13th September

How about spending a few hours on Friday in one of London’s art galleries or museums?

Tate Britain

William Blake - The Artist

13 Sep 2019 to Tate Britain will be putting on an exhibition of 300 works by the English poet painter and printmaker William Blake
Royal Academy of Arts

Helene Schjerfbeck at the Royal Academy

13 Sep to The Royal Academy of Arts will be putting on an exhibition of work by the Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck
Tate Modern

Olafur Eliasson at the Tate Modern

13 Sep to Olafur Eliasson is back at the Tate Modern with some more of his immersive installations that focus on environmental issues
Royal Academy of Arts

Felix Vallotton at the Royal Academy

13 to The Royal Academy of Arts will be putting on an exhibition of work by the French painter and printmaker Felix Vallotton

Royal & Religious events on 13th September

See inside some beautiful buildings with one of these Royal or religious events

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace and Garden Highlights

13 to Why not combine a visit to the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening with a tour of the Queens gardens as well?
Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

13 to Step inside Buckingham Palace and see the lavishly decorated State Rooms and all the treasures from the Royal Collection

Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle

Visit the State Apartments at the worlds oldest inhabited castle which has been home to the Royal Family for a thousand years
Westminster Abbey
free

Evensong Mass at Westminster Abbey

You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey which combines a traditional mass with a choir
St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

Evensong Mass at St Pauls Cathedral

If you attend a choral Evensong service at St Pauls Cathedral then you can see a small part of the Cathedral for free

Political & Military events on 13th September

Parades are always popular with tourists, so here are some military events and political debates

Hansard at Lyttelton Theatre

Hansard at the National Theatre

13 Sep to Hansard is a witty new play about a Tory MP who returns home who find his secrets uncovered during a marital spat
National Army Museum
free

70 years of the WRAC - Rise of the Lionesses

13 Sep to An exhibition exploring the role of women serving in the military since the WRACs formation 70 years ago

Wartime Posters - The Art of Persuasion

13 Sep to An exhibition of posters by the wartime artist Abram Games during his time as Official War Poster Artist in World War II
Churchill War Rooms

Private tour of the Churchill War Rooms

Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms and experience Winston Churchills wartime bunker from behind the glass
Dismounting Ceremony At Horse Guards at Horse Guards
free

4 OClock Parade or Dismounting Ceremony

The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 OClock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at Horse Guards

Classical music on 13th September

Friday sounds like a good day to go and watch an opera, ballet or listen to some classical music

Royal Albert Hall

Guided tour of the 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 famous auditorium

Sightseeing tours on 13th September

When was the last time you sat on the top-deck of a sightseeing bus, or enjoyed a boat trip up the Thames?

Jason’s Trip

Jasons Trip from Little Venice to Camden

13 Sep to Jasons Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regents Canal from Little Venice to Camden Lock
London Bike Tour at BrakeAway Bike Tours

Guided tour of London on a bicycle

Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike and see the sights and landmarks of London from your saddle

See London by night - on a sightseeing bus

The See London By Night bus tour will show you Londons most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky
Ghost Bus Tour London at Ghost Bus Tours

Ghost Bus Tour around Londons dark past

The Ghost Bus Tour will take you on a journey through Londons gruesome past and into the dark heart of the capital
Thames Rockets at Thames Rockets

Roar down the Thames in a speeding boat

A trip on a Thames Rocket is something youll never forget speeding down the river underneath the Londons bridges

Sports events on 13th September

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Friday 13th September

England Cricket at Oval

Test Match at the Oval - England vs Australia

13 to Get yourself down to the Kia Oval for the final game in the five Test series between England and Australia
Middlesex at Lord’s

County cricket at Lords: Middlesex v Durham

13 Sep 2019 Enjoy a few innings of cricket when Middlesex take on Durham in a County Championship game at Lords

Guided tour around Lords Cricket Ground

Cricket fans will love having a look around the home of cricket with this tour of Lords Cricket Ground and the MCC Museum
Chelsea at Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea FC - Tour of Stamford Bridge

Walk in the footsteps of your football heroes with a guided tour of Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea Museum
Arsenal at Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal FC - Tour of the Emirates Stadium

Walk in the footsteps of your Arsenal heroes on a tour of the stadium and pitch and visit the Arsenal Museum

Other London events on 13th September

Here are some other London events that will be taking place on Friday

St. James’s Park

Hire a deckchair in one of Londons parks

13 Sep to Hire out a deck-chair in one of Londons Royal parks and have a nice relaxing sit-down and do a bit of people-watching
Bateaux London at Bateaux London

Dinner cruise on the river with Bateaux London

Bateaux London offers you great cuisine and live entertainment onboard the boat as it sails serenely down the Thames
Thames Clippers at Thames Clippers

Thames Clippers from Putney to Greenwich

Thames Clippers offer one-way return or all-day trips along a 15-mile stretch of the river between Putney and Greenwich
Fortnum & Mason

Enjoy an Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason

Put on your best clothes and enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in the famous Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason
 
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