Events in London - Sunday 4th August

Last chance to see – Rembrandt — Thinking On Paper

The British Museum will be marking the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt's death with an exhibition of 65 prints and drawings that focuses on his technical and creative ingenuity. The British Museum has one of the greatest collections of Rembrandt's works on paper, and by picking out the best treasures of this rarely seen collection they will reveal the personal n... more

 

Need some inspiration for 4th August? The Queen Mother celebrated her 100th birthday on this day in 2000 – the first member of the Royal Family ever to achieve the feat. Why not go and search out her statue down The Mall? Then try and find the cream-coloured Clarence House where she lived. (Hint: it’s next-door to St. James’s Palace.)

Theatre shows on 4th August

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Sunday 4th August

Gruffalo at Lyric Theatre

Catch The Gruffalo at the Lyric Theatre

4 Aug to The Gruffalo is a musical adaptation of the award winning childrens picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
School Of Rock at Gillian Lynne Theatre

School of Rock

4 Aug 2019 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

4 Aug 2019 to Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling
Comedy About A Bank Robbery at Criterion Theatre

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

4 Aug to The writers behind The Play That Goes Wrong are back with The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at the Criterion

Family & Kid’s events on 4th August

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 4th August

Gruffalo at Lyric Theatre

Catch The Gruffalo at the Lyric Theatre

4 Aug to The Gruffalo is a musical adaptation of the award winning childrens picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
The City

Great Fire of London family walk

4 to A family-friendly walk around some of the sites associated with the Great Fire of London with mini-challenges along the way

Beasts of London

4 Aug 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

4 Aug 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

Art & Museum exhibitions on 4th August

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

Royal Academy of Arts

Helene Schjerfbeck at the Royal Academy

4 Aug to The Royal Academy of Arts will be putting on an exhibition of work by the Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck
Tate Modern

Olafur Eliasson at the Tate Modern

4 Aug 2019 to Olafur Eliasson is back at the Tate Modern with some more of his immersive installations that focus on environmental issues
Royal Academy of Arts

Felix Vallotton at the Royal Academy

4 Aug to The Royal Academy of Arts will be putting on an exhibition of work by the French painter and printmaker Felix Vallotton
National Portrait Gallery

Cindy Sherman - National Portrait Gallery

4 Aug to A forty-year retrospective of Cindy Shermans entire career including her ground-breaking series Untitled Film Stills

Royal & Religious events on 4th August

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

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace and Garden Highlights

4 Aug to Why not combine a visit to the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening with a tour of the Queens gardens as well?
Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

4 Aug to Step inside Buckingham Palace and see the lavishly decorated State Rooms and all the treasures from the Royal Collection

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
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 4th August

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

National Army Museum
free

70 years of the WRAC - Rise of the Lionesses

4 Aug to An exhibition exploring the role of women serving in the military since the WRACs formation 70 years ago
National Army Museum

Wartime Posters - The Art of Persuasion

4 Aug to An exhibition of posters by the wartime artist Abram Games during his time as Official War Poster Artist in World War II
free

The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard

4 Aug 2019 An exhibition of artists postcards that have been used to highlight political and social issues from the 1960s onwards
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 4th August

Sunday 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 4th August

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

The City

Guided walk around Roman Londinium

4 Aug 2019 Go on a guided walk through the streets of Roman London and see whats left of the old wall and fort and city of Londinium
The City

Great Fire of London family walk

4 to A family-friendly walk around some of the sites associated with the Great Fire of London with mini-challenges along the way

Jasons Trip from Little Venice to Camden

4 Aug 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

Sports events on 4th August

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Sunday 4th August

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 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 4th August

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

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge scheduled lift times

4 Aug 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

4 Aug 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
 
Search previous day
Events on Saturday 3rd August
Search following day
Events on Monday 5th August
Top 25 Bucket list of things to do in London A guide to the places every tourist should visit in London. If you’re planning your holiday itinerary then here’s a great place to start.
Quincy Jones: Off The Wall Thriller Bad Quincy Jones will be presenting an evening devoted to three Michael Jackson albums - Off The Wall, Thriller and Bad
70 years of the WRAC: Rise of the Lionesses An exhibition exploring the role of women serving in the military since the WRAC's formation 70 years ago
Felix Vallotton at the Royal Academy The Royal Academy of Arts will be putting on an exhibition of work by the French painter and printmaker Felix Vallotton
Review Tower Bridge Imagine flying all the way home after a week away, dumping your bags by the door, slumping down on your couch... and then realising you forgot to take a photo of Tower Bridge. You'd have to…
Review Wellington Barracks The Queen is surrounded by dangerous threats... what if Prince Charles decides to mount a coup? What if Fergie tries to gatecrash one of the family gatherings? What if Meghan Markle's mad da…
Copyright © 2019 London Drum · Contact us · Cookies / Privacy policy · Search / Site map