Events in London - Wednesday 29th May

Need some inspiration for 29th May? Edmund Hillary conquered Mount Everest on this day in 1953, so how about climbing up something high yourself? We especially recommend The Shard, Sky Garden, London Eye and cable car across the Thames. Check out our complete list of the best viewing spots in London.

Theatre shows on 29th May

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Wednesday 29th May

Dead Dog In A Suitcase at Lyric Hammersmith

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

29 May to Dead Dog In A Suitcase is a twisted morality tale based on John Gays musical satire Beggars Opera
Rutherford And Son at Lyttelton Theatre

Rutherford and Son

29 May to A play about a Northern factory boss who runs both his business and his family with a rod of iron until his kids turn against him
Lehman Trilogy at Piccadilly Theatre

The Lehman Trilogy (about Lehman Brothers)

29 May to The story of Lehman Brothers beginnings right up to its spectacular collapse during the financial crisis
Anna at Dorfman Theatre

Anna - National Theatre

29 May to A tense new thriller set in East Berlin that uses individual headsets to give the the audience intimate access to the events on stage

Family & Kid’s events on 29th May

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 29th May

Museum of London

Beasts of London

29 May 2019 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

29 May 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 29th May

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

Museum of London Docklands
free

Londons Secret Rivers

29 May to This exhibition explores the history of Londons Secret Rivers through archaeological artefacts artworks photography and film
Queen’s Gallery

Leonardo Da Vinci - A Life In Drawing

29 May to More than two hundred of Leonardo Da Vincis drawings from the Royal Collection will be on display at the Queens Gallery
British Museum

Japanese Manga exhibition

29 May to An exhibition of Japanese manga art exploring its cultural crossover and the global appeal of anime and cosplay dressing up
Victoria & Albert Museum

Food - Victoria & Albert Museum

29 May to An exhibition about food exploring how it gets from the farm to our dinner plate and asking how we can achieve a sustainable food future

Royal & Religious events on 29th 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 29th May

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

Lehman Trilogy at Piccadilly Theatre

The Lehman Trilogy (about Lehman Brothers)

29 May to The story of Lehman Brothers beginnings right up to its spectacular collapse during the financial crisis
Changing The Guard Buckingham Palace at Buckingham Palace
free

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

29 May to Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see sights in London for every tourists itinerary

Wartime Posters - The Art of Persuasion

29 May to An exhibition of posters by the wartime artist Abram Games during his time as Official War Poster Artist in World War II
British Museum
free

The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard

29 May to An exhibition of artists postcards that have been used to highlight political and social issues from the 1960s onwards
National Army Museum
free

Call in the Cavalry - National Army Museum

29 May to An exhibition about the British Hussars exploring their history and shared traditions with the Hungarian Hussars

Classical music on 29th May

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

Man Of La Mancha at London Coliseum

Man of La Mancha with Kelsey Grammer

29 May to Kelsey Grammer will be starring alongside Danielle de Niese and Nicholas Lyndhurst in Man of La Mancha
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 29th 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

29 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 - 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 29th May

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Wednesday 29th May

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 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 29th May

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

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge scheduled lift times

29 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

29 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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