31 March events in London

Need some inspiration for 31st March? Margaret Thatcher abolished the Greater London Council (GLC) on this day in 1986. It was housed inside the old County Hall building by the London Eye, and now houses the London Aquarium, London Dungeon, Shrek’s Adventure and NAMCO Funscape.

Theatre shows on 31st March

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Sunday 31st March

Richard Ii at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Shakespeares Richard II

31 Mar to The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will be putting on an intimate candlelit production of William Shakespeares Richard II
Rip It Up at Garrick Theatre

Rip It Up - 1960s song and dance show

31 Mar to Harry Judd Aston Merrygold Jay McGuiness and Louis Smith will be dancing their way through a 1960s soundtrack in Rip It Up
School Of Rock at Gillian Lynne Theatre

School of Rock

31 Mar to The Jack Black movie School of Rock has been turned into a West End mind-blowing musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

31 Mar to Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling

Family & Kid’s events on 31st March

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 31st March

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

31 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

Art & Museum exhibitions on 31st March

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

Tate Britain

Van Gogh and Britain

31 Mar 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

31 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

31 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

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

Royal & Religious events on 31st March

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

Queen’s Gallery

Russia: Royalty & The Romanovs

31 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
Hampton Court Palace
free

Choral Mass at Hampton Court Palace

Attend a Sunday service in one of the countrys most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIIIs Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace
Tower of London
free

Sunday service at the Tower of London

You can attend a Sunday service at the Chapel Royal in the Tower of London -- one of the most historic churches in the City
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 31st March

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

31 Mar 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

31 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

31 Mar 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

31 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
Speakers Corner Hyde Park at Speakers’ Corner
free

Listen to a speech at Speakers Corner

Visit Speakers Corner on a Sunday lunchtime and hear orators discussing whatever they like in the name of free speech

Classical music on 31st March

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

Barbican Hall

Richard Strauss and Iain Bell at Barbican Hall

31 Mar 2019 The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Richard Strauss and Iain Bell at Barbican Hall
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 31st 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 31st March

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Sunday 31st March

Lord’s

Afternoon tea in the Long Room at Lords

31 Mar to Cricket fans will love dressing themselves up for this Afternoon Tea because its held in the historic Long Room at Lords
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
Hackney Marshes
free

Sunday football on Hackney Marshes

Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams
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 31st March

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

Ideal Home Show at London Olympia

The Ideal Home Show 2019

31 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

31 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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