Events in London – April 2018

April is a great time to visit London because we get some lighter evenings at last (for pavement drinking at the pubs). Sports fans have got county cricket and the London Marathon. There’s a gun salute for the Queen’s birthday, and Shakespeare’s birthday kicks off the Globe Theatre season from April to October.

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Music, comedy & film

See all music, comedy Concerts, comedy and blockbuster movies coming up this month

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets at Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall The Royal Albert Hall will be screening 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' alongside a live performance of the score.
Kris Drever at Union Chapel

Union Chapel Scottish singer Kris Drever is coming to London in April to play a 'Best of' set at the Union Chapel.
 

Theatre shows

See all theatre shows There are some great theatre shows running in London this month

Remembering Fred at London Palladium

London Palladium Join Strictly Come Dancing's Aljaz and Janette at the London Palladium, as they remember the career of Fred Astaire.
Little Matchgirl at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

to Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Enter the wonderful world of Hans Christian Anderson when the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse puts on 'The Little Match Girl'.
 

Family & Kid’s events

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

Hackney Marshes

Hackney Marshes Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football, with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams.
Medieval Banquet

Medieval Banquet Come and enjoy a medieval banquet alongside English knights, singing minstrels, and the great King Henry VIII himself.
 

Art & Museums

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

Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on some film screenings and an exhibition of works by performance and video artist Joan Jonas.
Tate Modern

to Tate Modern 'Love, Fame, Tragedy' will focus on just one year of Picasso's extraordinary career -- the so-called 'Year of Wonders' in 1932.
 

Royal & Religious

See all royal, religious For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals

Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The 'Art & Power' exhibition at the Queen's Gallery will explore how Charles II used art to glorify his restored monarchy.
Somerset House

Somerset House The "Old Palaces Tour" at Somerset House will teach you a little bit about three of England's Stuart Dynasty queens.
 

Political & Military

See all political, military Daily parades and political events taking place during April

Mansion House

Mansion House Have a look inside Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London, and see inside the Egyptian Hall.
Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday, at Prime Minister's Questions.
 

Sightseeing tours

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

Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge This guided walk will take you along a small stretch of the Thames, to look at some of the river's best buildings.
The City

The City This guided walk will take you around some of the streets and locations that Charles Dickens used within his novels.
 

Classical music

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

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Queen Elizabeth Hall Khatia Buniatishvili will be performing a selection of classical works by Brahms, Liszt, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing music by Vaughan Williams, Ravel, Harris and Adams at Barbican Hall.
 

Free events

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

Somerset House

Somerset House This Somerset House tour will explore some of the Tudor intrigues and extravagant entertainments of the Georgian period.
Sir John Soane’s Museum

Sir John Soane’s Museum On the first Tuesday of each month they open Sir John Soane's Museum in the evening, bathed in atmospheric candlelight.
 

Other London events

See all other events Here are some more great events that are worth trying during April

Spencer House

Spencer House Spencer House is one of the finest 18th-century town houses in London, and opens up for a guided tour every Sunday.
Portobello Road

Portobello Road Portobello Road is home to the UK's most famous antiques market, with over 100,000 people browsing hundreds of stalls.
O2 Arena

O2 Arena Climb up The O2's roof and enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform at the top.
 
 
 
 
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