Events in London - Wednesday 4th September

Need some inspiration for 4th September? English astronomer Edmond Halley first observed the comet that was named after him today, so how about watching a Planatarium show at the Royal Observatory in his honour? There are plenty more space exhibits on show at the Science Museum.

Theatre shows on 4th September

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

The Secret River at Olivier Theatre

The Secret River - National Theatre

4 to A story about an English convict who lands in Australia to find that the land he wants already belongs to the locals
Hansard at Lyttelton Theatre

Hansard at the National Theatre

4 Sep to Hansard is a witty new play about a Tory MP who returns home who find his secrets uncovered during a marital spat
A Very Expensive Poison at Old Vic

A Very Expensive Poison

4 to Luke Hardings story takes us into the world of Cold War espionage to explain the death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko
Les Miserables Staged Concert at Gielgud Theatre

Les Miserables all-star concert

4 Sep to Michael Ball and Alfie Boe will be starring in this all-star concert version of the long-running West End show Les Miserables

Family & Kid’s events on 4th September

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

Museum of London

Beasts of London

4 Sep 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 Sep 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 4th September

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

Royal Academy of Arts

Helene Schjerfbeck at the Royal Academy

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

Royal & Religious events on 4th September

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

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace and Garden Highlights

4 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 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
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 September

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

Hansard at Lyttelton Theatre

Hansard at the National Theatre

4 Sep to Hansard is a witty new play about a Tory MP who returns home who find his secrets uncovered during a marital spat
National Army Museum
free

70 years of the WRAC - Rise of the Lionesses

4 Sep to An exhibition exploring the role of women serving in the military since the WRACs formation 70 years ago

Wartime Posters - The Art of Persuasion

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

Classical music on 4th September

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 4th September

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 Sep 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 September

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

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 4th September

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

Bohemian Rhapsody at Battersea Park

Outdoor cinema - Bohemian Rhapsody

4 Sep 2019 Battersea Parks open-air cinema will be showing the story of Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody
Mamma Mia The Party at O2 Arena

Mamma Mia - The Party

4 Sep to Heres a treat for Mamma Mia fans -- an entire evening of eating and drinking singing and dancing at a Greek-themed taverna
St. James’s Park

Hire a deckchair in one of Londons parks

4 Sep 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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