16 April events in London

Need some inspiration for 16th April? The twelve Great Train Robbers were locked up for a total of 307 years on this day in 1964 after trying to steal £2.6 million from the Glasgow to London mail train. If you fancy riding a real mail train today then try the underground one at the Postal Museum.

Theatre shows on 16th April

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Tuesday 16th April

All My Sons at Old Vic

Arthur Millers All My Sons

16 Apr to Arthur Millers All My Sons tells the story of a family who lost their son in war and reveals the price of their American dream
Sweet Charity at Donmar Warehouse

Sweet Charity with Anne-Marie Duff

16 Apr to Anne-Marie Duff and Arthur Darvill will be starring in the Donmar Warehouses revival of the Broadway classic Sweet Charity
Ghost Stories at Lyric Hammersmith

Ghost Stories - a truly terrifying experience

16 Apr to Chill your blood with Ghost Stories - a terrifying theatrical experience filled with real shocks that will turn your hair white!
Betrayal at Harold Pinter Theatre

Tom Hiddleston in Betrayal

16 Apr to Betrayal is the culmination of Jamie Lloyds Harold Pinter season and stars the Hollywood actor Tom Hiddleston

Family & Kid’s events on 16th April

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 16th April

Pixar Live In Concert at Eventim Apollo

Pixar in Concert

16 Apr 2019 Watch Pixars most memorable movie scenes on a giant cinema screen whilst listening to the music performed live by a full orchestra
Bank of England Museum
free

Easter egg trail at the Bank of England Museum

16 to Your kids can win a little prize if they manage to complete the easter egg trail at the Bank of England Museum
Serpentine

Hire a pedal boat on the Serpentine lake

16 Apr to Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle
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
Museum of Childhood
free

A Pirates Life For Me

16 to A child-friendly exhibition about pirates that will take your kids on a swashbuckling adventure and show them some real pirate coins

Art & Museum exhibitions on 16th April

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

National Gallery
free

Sean Scully - Sea Star

16 Apr 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

16 Apr to The British Museum will be putting on the largest exhibition of Edvard Munchs prints in the UK for nearly half-a-century
Victoria & Albert Museum

Mary Quant - Victoria & Albert Museum

16 Apr 2019 to An exhibition of dresses by the iconic fashion designer Mary Quant who became synonymous with the Swinging Sixties
British Library
free

Imaginary Cities - British Library

16 Apr to A small exhibition that uses digital technology to transform the librarys collection of historic maps to create fictional cityscapes

Royal & Religious events on 16th April

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

Westminster Abbey

Bachs St John Passion - Westminster Abbey

16 Apr 2019 Westminster Abbey will be celebrating Holy Week with a performance of Bachs St John Passion by St James Baroque
Queen’s Gallery

Russia: Royalty & The Romanovs

16 to The Royalty & The Romanovs exhibition will explore some of the events and works of art that passed between British and Russian Royal families
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
Somerset House
free

Old Palace Tour at Somerset House

The Old Palace Tour will introduce you to three Stuart queens who had an association with the old buildings at Somerset House
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 16th April

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

16 Apr to An exhibition of artists postcards that have been used to highlight political and social issues from the 1960s onwards
Tate Britain

The photographs of Don McCullin

16 Apr to An exhibition of 250 photographs by Don McCullin showing scenes of poverty and war in Vietnam and Northern Ireland
Queen’s Gallery

Shadows of War - Fentons Photos of the Crimea

16 to The Shadows of War exhibition at the Queens Gallery reveals the futility of war through Roger Fentons photographs of the Crimean War
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 16th April

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

Westminster Abbey

Bachs St John Passion - Westminster Abbey

16 Apr 2019 Westminster Abbey will be celebrating Holy Week with a performance of Bachs St John Passion by St James Baroque
Cadogan Hall

Stephanie Gonley at Cadogan Hall

16 Apr 2019 Stephanie Gonley and the English Chamber Orchestra will be playing music by Bartok Mendelssohn and Schubert at Cadogan Hall
St. Martin-in-the-Fields
free

Lunchtime concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields

16 Apr to St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week
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 16th April

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

16 Apr 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 16th April

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Tuesday 16th April

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 16th April

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

St. James’s Park

Hire a deckchair in one of Londons parks

16 Apr 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
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
The Ritz

Afternoon tea in the Palm Court at the Ritz Hotel

Dress up in your Sunday best and enjoy an afternoon tea at the Ritz Hotel in the luxurious surroundings of the Palm Court
 
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