London events > London events in April
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. Music, comedy & film Concerts, comedy and blockbuster movies coming up this month See all music, comedy to 27th 28th Apr 2018 • Royal Albert Hall The Royal Albert Hall will be screening 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' alongside a live performance of the score. 20th April 2018 • Union Chapel Scottish singer Kris Drever is coming to London in April to play a 'Best of' set at the Union Chapel.
Theatre shows There are some great theatre shows running in London this month See all theatre shows 7th April 2018 • London Palladium Join Strictly Come Dancing's Aljaz and Janette at the London Palladium, as they remember the career of Fred Astaire. to 27th Mar 21st Apr 2018 • 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 Here are some children’s events if you’re coming to London during April See all kid’s events Every Sunday • Hackney Marshes Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football, with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams. Wednesday to Sunday • Medieval Banquet Come and enjoy a medieval banquet alongside English knights, singing minstrels, and the great King Henry VIII himself.
Art & Museums Here are some interesting exhibitions in the capital’s galleries and museums See all exhibitions to 14th Mar 5th Aug 2018 • Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on some film screenings and an exhibition of works by performance and video artist Joan Jonas. to 8th Mar 9th Sep 2018 • 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 For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals See all royal, religious to 8th Dec 13th May 2018 • Queen’s Gallery The 'Art & Power' exhibition at the Queen's Gallery will explore how Charles II used art to glorify his restored monarchy. Every Tuesday • 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 Daily parades and political events taking place during April See all political, military Every Tuesday (except Aug) • Mansion House Have a look inside Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London, and see inside the Egyptian Hall. Every Wednesday • 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 If you’re visiting London in April then try one of these sightseeing tours See all guided tours Every Monday & Saturday • 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. Every Tuesday & Saturday • The City This guided walk will take you around some of the streets and locations that Charles Dickens used within his novels.
Classical music All of the classical music, operas and ballets in London during April See all classical music 9th May 2018 • Queen Elizabeth Hall Khatia Buniatishvili will be performing a selection of classical works by Brahms, Liszt, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky. 28th April 2018 • Barbican Hall The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing music by Vaughan Williams, Ravel, Harris and Adams at Barbican Hall.
Free events Visit London on the cheap in April, by trying these great free events See all free events Every Thu & Sat • Somerset House This Somerset House tour will explore some of the Tudor intrigues and extravagant entertainments of the Georgian period. First Tuesday of each month • 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 Here are some more great events that are worth trying during April See all other events Every Sunday (except during Aug) • Spencer House Spencer House is one of the finest 18th-century town houses in London, and opens up for a guided tour every Sunday. Every Saturday • Portobello Road Portobello Road is home to the UK's most famous antiques market, with over 100,000 people browsing hundreds of stalls. Every day • 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.