5 February events in London

Need some inspiration for 5th February? Scottish writer Thomas Carlyle died on this day in 1881. Why not go and visit his Victorian townhouse in Chelsea, in which he lived from 1834 and 1881? It has been turned into a museum of his life’s works and contains some of his original furniture and possessions.

Theatre shows on 5th February

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Wednesday 5th February

Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

5 Feb to Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers
Thriller Live at Lyric Theatre

Thriller - with the songs of Michael Jackson

5 Feb to Thriller celebrates Michaels career in a spectacular show filled with songs and dazzling dance moves

Family & Kid’s events on 5th February

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 5th February

Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

5 Feb to Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers

Art & Museum exhibitions on 5th February

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

National Gallery
free

Young Bomberg and the Old Masters

5 Feb to An exhibition of early works by David Bomberg alongside some of the Old Master paintings that inspired him
Royal Academy of Arts

Eco-Visionaries at the Royal Academy

5 to Eco-Visionaries will show how artists and architects are helping to fight climate change with their innovative new designs
Tate Modern

Nam June Paik - The Future Is Now

5 to Nam June Paiks pioneering use of video and media images will be explored in a major new retrospective at the Tate Modern
Victoria & Albert Museum

Mary Quant - Victoria & Albert Museum

5 to An exhibition of dresses by the iconic fashion designer Mary Quant who became synonymous with the Swinging Sixties

Royal & Religious events on 5th February

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

Queen’s Gallery

George IV - Art & Spectacle

5 Feb to An exhibition of paintings and porcelain from the Royal Collection that were collected together during the reign of George IV
British Library

Buddhism exhibition at the British Library

5 to This exhibition will explore the history of Buddhism from its 6th-century origins in India right up to the present day
 
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