Events in London – April 2014

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Music, comedy & film

Concerts, comedy and blockbuster movies coming up this month

99 Club
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Patrick Monahan, at the 99 Club

99 Club Patrick Monahan will be the pick of the comedians performing at the 99 Club, alongside Alistair Green and Tony Law.
Menier Chocolate Factory
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David Baddiel - Fame: Not The Musical

to Menier Chocolate Factory David Baddiel's "Fame: Not The Musical" is his first proper stand-up show for 15 years. Our society is obsessed with fame, but who will talk honestly about what it's really like? ...David Baddiel will. The show is as much a thought-piece as a comedy act, with David presenting ideas and stories about fame, and our culture's love of celebrities.

Theatre shows

There are some great theatre shows running in London this month

Shaw Theatre
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Sally Morgan - Psychic Sally On The Road

Shaw Theatre Sally Morgan is returning to London for another amazing display of psychic ability, in which she will interact with the ghostly spirits in the audience. Sally's bubbly personality attracts a whole new audience to the spiritual world but it's her astounding accuracy that keeps audiences coming back for more.
Globe Theatre
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Shakespeares Much Ado About Nothing

to Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre is putting on a production of William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing". "Much Ado About Nothing" is a wise-cracking comedy of love, honour and second chances. Claudio and Hero are due to be married soon, but the devious Prince looks set to thwart their nuptials. Meanwhile, reluctant lovers Beatrice and Benedick are unable to admit that they love each other. Can the Prince's plot finally bring them together?

Family & Kid’s events

Here are some children’s events if you’re coming to London during April

SSE Arena Wembley
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Disney On Ice - Worlds Of Fantasy

to SSE Arena Wembley The new "Disney On Ice" show is called "World's of Fantasy". Join Lightning McQueen and his mates from Pixar's "Cars" as they race across the ice. Experience the 'Circle of Life' from "The Lion King", and meet the Little Mermaid in her enchanting undersea kingdom.
Greenwich Theatre
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Dinosaur Zoo

to Greenwich Theatre This tyrannosauric treat will bring these pre-historic creatures to the stage as you've never seen them before! The highly imaginative live show will teach you all about dinosaurs, and even allow your kids to get up close and personal with them during a meet and greet. But watch out -- not all of them are as tame as they look!

Art & Museums

Here are some interesting exhibitions in the capital’s galleries and museums

National Gallery
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Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting

to National Gallery The National Gallery's new exhibition will focus on Italian Renaissance works containing architecture, and will include works by artists such as Duccio, Botticelli and Crivelli. While many of the paintings reflect real architectural forms, others are deliberately fantastical, offering a suitable setting for biblical and mythological tales.

Royal & Religious

For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals

Tower of London
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41-gun salute, for the Queens birthday

Tower of London There will be a 41-gun salute by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery at 1 PM, to mark the Queen's birthday. It will take place at Gun Wharf (Tower of London).

Political & Military

Daily parades and political events taking place during April

The Blitz Party
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The Blitz Party

The Blitz Party Dust off your old army uniform and get down to Shoreditch for a Blitz Party! Revellers will be able to dance to some of the East End's finest swing bands and DJs, including World War II-era hits from Glenn Miller and Dame Vera Lynne. Ration books will replace the menus, and old wartime films and black and white newsreels will be projected onto the walls.

Sightseeing tours

If you’re visiting London in April then try one of these sightseeing tours

The City
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Guided walk: London during the Blitz

The City The Museum of London is laying on a guided walk around some of the sites that suffered during the Blitz, and you'll learn how the modern City arose from the flames.

Classical music

All of the classical music, operas and ballets in London during April

Royal Festival Hall
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Joseph Calleja, at the Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall Join the internationally acclaimed Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja, as he performs some of his favourite operatic arias and music with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Free events

Visit London on the cheap in April, by trying these great free events

River Thames
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Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race

River Thames The inaugral University Boat Race was held in 1829, making it one of the oldest sporting competitions in the world -- and a favourite date in London's calendar. This year will be the 160th time that Oxford have faced Cambridge. Cambridge currently have the lead over their rivals with 81 wins against 77, along with one draw in 1877.

Other London events

Here are some more great events that are worth trying during April

British Library
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An Evening with Two Travellers - Michael Palin, Michael Katakis

British Library Join writer and photographer Michael Katakis and fellow traveller Michael Palin as they share their love of exploration, often in some of the most remarkable places on earth. The evening will also include snippets from their journals and books, and Katakis will introduce his new book about America.
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County cricket at Lords - Middlesex v Yorkshire

to Lord’s If you fancy catching a few innings of cricket then get yourself down to Lord's for an LV County Championship game between Middlesex and Yorkshire.
SSE Arena Wembley
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Torvill & Deans Dancing On Ice - The Live Tour

to SSE Arena Wembley Torvill & Dean will be taking the much-loved TV show "Dancing On Ice" on a live tour. You will be able to watch all the best celebrities from the TV alongside the show's amazing professional skaters.
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