Events in London - Thursday 4th July

Starts today – Jesus Christ Superstar

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s classic musical is coming to London for a strictly limited season. After making its explosive debut in 1971 the rock opera went on to become one of the West End's most enduring musicals. The thrilling choreography and emotionally-charged energy of this new production promises to make it just as unforgettable.

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Need some inspiration for 4th July? Britain’s first regular bus service began on this day in 1829, between Marylebone Road and the Bank of England. How about riding a bus yourself? We recommend the No.11 – London’s cheapest sightseeing bus. You might like Craig’s marathon bus journey as well.

Theatre shows on 4th July

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

Jesus Christ Superstar at Barbican Centre

Jesus Christ Superstar

4 Jul to Andrew Lloyd Webbers and Tim Rice’s classic rock opera musical Jesus Christ Superstar will be playing at the Barbican
Gruffalo at Lyric Theatre

Catch The Gruffalo at the Lyric Theatre

4 Jul to The Gruffalo is a musical adaptation of the award winning childrens picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at London Palladium

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

4 Jul to Andrew Lloyd Webbers iconic musical is returning to the Palladium to celebrate its 50th anniversary
Peter Gynt at Olivier Theatre

Peter Gynt - National Theatre

4 Jul to Follow Peter Gynt as he travels from Florida to Scotland via Egypt and a mountain of trolls in a new version of Henrik Ibsens story

Music and comedy on 4th July

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

Arthur Smith at Soho Theatre

Arthur Smith at the Soho Theatre

4 to Arthur Smiths nostalgic new show is about his dad Syd who fought in the war and ended up a prisoner in Colditz Castle
Stewart Lee at Soho Theatre

Stewart Lee - Snowflake/Tornado

4 Jul 2019 Stewart Lee will be appearing in a run of work-in-progress shows at the Soho Theatre to prepare two new stand-up sets

Family & Kid’s events on 4th July

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

Gruffalo at Lyric Theatre

Catch The Gruffalo at the Lyric Theatre

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

Beasts of London

4 Jul 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

Hire a pedal boat on the Serpentine lake

4 Jul 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

Art & Museum exhibitions on 4th July

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

Benjamin Franklin House

Independence Day Party - Benjamin Franklin House

4 Jul 2019 The Benjamin Franklin House will be celebrating Independence Day with a piece of cake and a glass of bubbly
Royal Academy of Arts

Felix Vallotton at the Royal Academy

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

BP Portrait Award 2019

4 Jul to The National Portrait Gallerys annual BP Portrait Award is one of the most prestigious portrait painting competitions in the world

Royal & Religious events on 4th July

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
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
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 4th July

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 Jul to An exhibition exploring the role of women serving in the military since the WRACs formation 70 years ago
Lehman Trilogy at Piccadilly Theatre

The Lehman Trilogy (about Lehman Brothers)

4 Jul to The story of Lehman Brothers beginnings right up to its spectacular collapse during the financial crisis

Wartime Posters - The Art of Persuasion

4 Jul 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

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

Classical music on 4th July

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

Barbican Hall

Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro

4 Jul 2019 The Academy of Ancient Music will be giving a performance of Mozarts comedy opera The Marriage of Figaro 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 4th July

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

4 Jul 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 4th July

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

Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon

Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2019

4 to Join over half a million tennis fans at Wimbledon to see Sir Andy Murray play one last time before he retires
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 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 July

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

Hampton Court Palace

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

4 to The annual RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show takes place in the grounds of Henry VIIIs Tudor Palace
Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge scheduled lift times

4 Jul 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 Jul 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
 
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