26 March events in London

Need some inspiration for 26th March? Driving tests were first introduced on this day in 1934, so how about visiting the London Transport Museum to see some old taxis, trams and buses? They’ve got some more old cars on show at the Science Museum, like the Model T Ford, and a stack of minis on the back wall.

Theatre shows on 26th March

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Tuesday 26th March

Betrayal at Harold Pinter Theatre

Tom Hiddleston in Betrayal

26 Mar to Betrayal is the culmination of Jamie Lloyds Harold Pinter season and stars the Hollywood actor Tom Hiddleston
Richard Ii at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Shakespeares Richard II

26 Mar to The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will be putting on an intimate candlelit production of William Shakespeares Richard II
Berberian Sound Studio at Donmar Warehouse

Berberian Sound Studio

26 to The Donmar Warehouse is putting on a production of Berberian Sound Studio - based on Peter Stricklands horror movie
Waitress at Adelphi Theatre

Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre

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

Music and comedy on 26th March

Have a night out at one of these rock and pop concerts or comedy gigs

Kimbra at Heaven

Kimbra playing some acoustic songs

26 Mar 2019 Grammy Award-winning singer Kimbra will be doing an acoustic set of songs when she plays one night at Heaven in March

Family & Kid’s events on 26th March

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 26th March

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

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

The Sun - Living With Our Star

26 Mar to The Science Museum will be telling the extraordinary story of the life-giving star that sits at the centre of our Solar System

Art & Museum exhibitions on 26th March

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

British Library
free

The New Londoners - British Library

26 Mar to An exhibition of photographs by Chris Steele-Perkins who has captured families living in their London homes
National Gallery

Sorolla - Spanish Master of Light

26 Mar to The National Gallery will be putting on a rare exhibition of sixty works by the Spanish Impressionist painter Joaquin Sorolla
Photographer’s Gallery

Dave Heath - Dialogues with Solitudes

26 Mar to An exhibition of work by American photographer Dave Heath that focuses on his interest in solitude and contemplation
Photographer’s Gallery

Constellations & Coordinates

26 Mar to Jessa Fairbrother combines needlework and photos of her own body in her first major solo show at the Photographers Gallery

Royal & Religious events on 26th March

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

Queen’s Gallery

Russia: Royalty & The Romanovs

26 Mar 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
St. Paul’s Cathedral

Guided tour of Wrens best churches

This guided walk will look at the outside of St Pauls Cathedral and at a selection of Christopher Wrens finest City churches

Political & Military events on 26th March

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

26 Mar 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

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

Shadows of War - Fentons Photos of the Crimea

26 Mar 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

Classical music on 26th March

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

St. Martin-in-the-Fields
free

Lunchtime concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields

26 Mar 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 26th March

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

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
Trs Boat Cruise London at TRS River Cruise

TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich

Spend a leisurely afternoon on a TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich and see some of the sights along the river

Sports events on 26th March

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Tuesday 26th March

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 26th March

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

Ideal Home Show at London Olympia

The Ideal Home Show 2019

26 Mar to If youre thinking of giving your house or garden a makeover then get down to the Ideal Home Show for some great ideas and advice
St. James’s Park

Hire a deckchair in one of Londons parks

26 Mar 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
 
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