15 May events in London

Need some inspiration for 15th May? The Royal Opera House opened on this day in 1858, so how about spending the evening at a classical concert or opera, or maybe having a guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall? If classical music isn’t your thing then how about a rock/pop concert instead?

Theatre shows on 15th May

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Wednesday 15th May

Rosmersholm at Donmar Warehouse

Rosmersholm - Tom Burke and Hayley Atwell

15 May to Rosmersholm is a twisting political thriller by Henrik Ibsen starring Tom Burke and Hayley Atwell
Sweet Charity at Donmar Warehouse

Sweet Charity with Anne-Marie Duff

15 May to Anne-Marie Duff and Arthur Darvill will be starring in the Donmar Warehouses revival of the Broadway classic Sweet Charity
Betrayal at Harold Pinter Theatre

Tom Hiddleston in Betrayal

15 May to Betrayal is the culmination of Jamie Lloyds Harold Pinter season and stars the Hollywood actor Tom Hiddleston
Waitress at Adelphi Theatre

Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre

15 to Waitress tells the story of pie-making Jenna who longs to escape her dreary marriage in small-town America

Family & Kid’s events on 15th May

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 15th May

Serpentine

Hire a pedal boat on the Serpentine lake

15 May to Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle
Medieval Banquet London at Medieval Banquet

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
Namco Funscape London at Namco Funscape

Play arcade games at NAMCO Funscape

NAMCO Funscape is like an indoor funfair with arcade games pool tables 10-pin bowling bumper cars and a sports bar
Emirates Air Line Cable Car at The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

Cable car across the River Thames

This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from the O2 Arena to the ExCel Centre in five minutes

Art & Museum exhibitions on 15th May

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

Bank of England Museum
free

Sir John Soane - Building the Bank of England

15 May to See some of Sir John Soanes designs and learn how the architect was inspired by the ancient world
British Library

Writing - Making Your Mark

15 May to This exhibition will explore the history of writing from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs right up to our modern communication tools
National Gallery
free

Sean Scully - Sea Star

15 May to Sean Scullys new work on display at the National Gallery was inspired by JMW Turners atmospheric painting The Evening Star
British Museum

Edvard Munch - Love And Angst

15 May to The British Museum will be putting on the largest exhibition of Edvard Munchs prints in the UK for nearly half-a-century

Royal & Religious events on 15th May

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

Windsor Castle Tour at Windsor Castle

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
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 15th May

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

British Museum
free

The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard

15 May to An exhibition of artists postcards that have been used to highlight political and social issues from the 1960s onwards
Prime Ministers Questions Houses Of Parliament at Houses of Parliament
free

Attend PMQs (Prime Ministers Questions)

You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday at Prime Ministers Questions
Houses Of Commons Public Gallery at Houses of Parliament
free

Listen to MPs in the Houses of Commons

Visit Parliament for free and watch MPs debating in the House of Commons and House of Lords
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
Tower of London

Yeoman Warder tour at the Tower of London

One of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the Beefeaters)

Classical music on 15th May

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

Barbican Hall

Britten Shostakovich and Raymond Yiu

15 May 2019 David Robertson and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be playing works by Britten Shostakovich and Raymond Yiu
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 15th May

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

15 May 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 Tour at See London by Night

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
City Cruises at City Cruises

Boat trip down the Thames with City Cruises

City Cruises offer one-way return or all-day boat trips between Westminster and Greenwich stopping off at Tower Bridge

Sports events on 15th May

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Wednesday 15th May

Middlesex at Lord’s

County cricket at Lords: Middlesex v Leicestershire

15 to Enjoy a few innings of cricket when Middlesex take on Leicestershire in a County Championship game at Lords
Tower Bridge

Yoga class on the glass floor at Tower Bridge

15 May to Start your day off in style with an early morning vinyasa-flow yoga class on the new glass floor inside Tower Bridge
Lord’s

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
Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium tour

Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms and pitch and walk up the stairs to the Royal Box and pretend to lift the FA Cup

Other London events on 15th May

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

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge scheduled lift times

15 May to 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
St. James’s Park

Hire a deckchair in one of Londons parks

15 May 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
 
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