3 April events in London

Need some inspiration for 3rd April? Edward the Confessor was crowned king on this day in 1043. Why not visit Westminster Abbey and peer past Henry V’s at his 1,000 year old tomb? He’s the only English king to have been canonised, so you’ll be looking at the burial place of a bona fide saint.

Theatre shows on 3rd April

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Wednesday 3rd April

Ghost Stories at Lyric Hammersmith

Ghost Stories - a truly terrifying experience

3 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

3 Apr 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

3 to The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will be putting on an intimate candlelit production of William Shakespeares Richard II
Waitress at Adelphi Theatre

Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre

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

Music and comedy on 3rd April

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

Tony Law at Bloomsbury Theatre

Tony Law Matt Forde Arthur Smith + more

3 Apr 2019 A comedy night with Tony Law Matt Forde Arthur Smith Paul Sinha Dane Baptiste Sofie Hagen Angelos Epithemiou and more

Family & Kid’s events on 3rd April

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 3rd April

Serpentine

Hire a pedal boat on the Serpentine lake

3 Apr 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
Museum of Childhood
free

A Pirates Life For Me

3 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

Art & Museum exhibitions on 3rd April

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

Tate Britain

Van Gogh and Britain

3 Apr to The 40 paintings in this important exhibition will represent the largest collection of paintings by Vincent Van Gogh in the UK for 10 years
British Library
free

The New Londoners - British Library

3 Apr 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

3 Apr 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

3 Apr to An exhibition of work by American photographer Dave Heath that focuses on his interest in solitude and contemplation

Royal & Religious events on 3rd April

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

Queen’s Gallery

Russia: Royalty & The Romanovs

3 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
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 3rd April

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

Changing The Guard Buckingham Palace at Buckingham Palace
free

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

3 to Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see sights in London for every tourists itinerary
British Museum
free

The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard

3 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

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

Shadows of War - Fentons Photos of the Crimea

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

Classical music on 3rd April

Wednesday 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 3rd 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

3 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 3rd April

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Wednesday 3rd 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 3rd April

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

Ideal Home Show at London Olympia

The Ideal Home Show 2019

3 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

3 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
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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