Events in London this weekend

Need some inspiration for the weekend? You’ll find all the busiest pubs and clubs and nightlife around Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus and Soho. Leicester Square is the best area for cinemas. The West End is great for theatres and musicals. Maybe you can enjoy a quiet Sunday in an art gallery or museum.

Theatre shows this weekend

Why not surprise your partner this weekend and take them to see a show in London?

Ghost Stories at Lyric Hammersmith

Ghost Stories - a truly terrifying experience

30 Mar to Chill your blood with Ghost Stories - a terrifying theatrical experience filled with real shocks that will turn your hair white!
Betrayal at Harold Pinter Theatre

Tom Hiddleston in Betrayal

30 Mar to Betrayal is the culmination of Jamie Lloyds Harold Pinter season and stars the Hollywood actor Tom Hiddleston
Richard Ii at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Shakespeares Richard II

31 Mar to The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will be putting on an intimate candlelit production of William Shakespeares Richard II
Berberian Sound Studio at Donmar Warehouse

Berberian Sound Studio

30 Mar 2019 The Donmar Warehouse is putting on a production of Berberian Sound Studio - based on Peter Stricklands horror movie
Waitress at Adelphi Theatre

Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre

30 Mar to Waitress tells the story of pie-making Jenna who longs to escape her dreary marriage in small-town America
Edward Ii at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Edward II - by Christopher Marlowe

30 Mar to The Sam Wanamaker Theatre will be putting on a candlelit production of Christopher Marlowes Edward II
Rip It Up at Garrick Theatre

Rip It Up - 1960s song and dance show

30 Mar to Harry Judd Aston Merrygold Jay McGuiness and Louis Smith will be dancing their way through a 1960s soundtrack in Rip It Up

Family & Kid’s events this weekend

Take your kids to London this weekend and see one of these family-friendly events

Medieval Banquet London at Medieval Banquet

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
Museum of Childhood
free

A Pirates Life For Me

30 Mar to A child-friendly exhibition about pirates that will take your kids on a swashbuckling adventure and show them some real pirate coins
Namco Funscape London at Namco Funscape

Play arcade games at NAMCO Funscape

NAMCO Funscape is like an indoor funfair with arcade games pool tables 10-pin bowling bumper cars and a sports bar
Emirates Air Line Cable Car at The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

Cable car across the River Thames

This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from the O2 Arena to the ExCel Centre in five minutes
Science Museum

The Sun - Living With Our Star

30 Mar to The Science Museum will be telling the extraordinary story of the life-giving star that sits at the centre of our Solar System
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

30 Mar to Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling
Aladdin at Prince Edward Theatre

Disneys Aladdin – The Musical

30 Mar Disneys Aladdin has been turned into a West End musical and will be showing at the Prince Edward Theatre

Art & Museum exhibitions this weekend

Our guide to the best exhibitions taking place in London this Saturday and Sunday

Tate Britain

Van Gogh and Britain

30 Mar to The 40 paintings in this important exhibition will represent the largest collection of paintings by Vincent Van Gogh in the UK for 10 years
British Library
free

The New Londoners - British Library

30 Mar to An exhibition of photographs by Chris Steele-Perkins who has captured families living in their London homes
National Gallery

Sorolla - Spanish Master of Light

30 Mar to The National Gallery will be putting on a rare exhibition of sixty works by the Spanish Impressionist painter Joaquin Sorolla
Photographer’s Gallery

Dave Heath - Dialogues with Solitudes

30 Mar to An exhibition of work by American photographer Dave Heath that focuses on his interest in solitude and contemplation
Photographer’s Gallery

Constellations & Coordinates

30 Mar to Jessa Fairbrother combines needlework and photos of her own body in her first major solo show at the Photographers Gallery
Photographer’s Gallery

Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2019

30 Mar to This years Deutsche Prize shortlist includes work by Laia Abril Susan Meiselas Arwed Messmer and Mark Ruwedel
National Portrait Gallery

Martin Parr - Only Human

30 Mar to An exhibition by one of Britains best-known photographers - Martin Parr - revealing what Britons are like following the EU referendum

Royal & Religious events this weekend

If you’re visiting London at the weekend try one of these Royal Family-related events or church services

Queen’s Gallery

Russia: Royalty & The Romanovs

30 Mar to The Royalty & The Romanovs exhibition will explore some of the works of art that passed between British and Russian Royal families
Windsor Castle Tour at Windsor Castle

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
Hampton Court Palace
free

Choral Mass at Hampton Court Palace

Attend a Sunday service in one of the countrys most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIIIs Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace
Tower of London
free

Sunday service at the Tower of London

You can attend a Sunday service at the Chapel Royal in the Tower of London -- one of the most historic churches in the City
Westminster Abbey
free

Evensong Mass at Westminster Abbey

You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey which combines a traditional mass with a choir
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 this weekend

History buffs might like to attend one of these parades or political events at the weekend

Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament tour with afternoon tea

Enjoy a Saturday tour of Parliament and then enjoy an afternoon tea on the Terrace Pavilion overlooking the Thames
Houses Of Parliament Saturday Tour at Houses of Parliament

Saturday tour of the Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament offers guided tours on most Saturdays when the MPs have returned to their constituencies
Changing The Guard Buckingham Palace at Buckingham Palace
free

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

31 Mar to Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see sights in London for every tourists itinerary
British Museum
free

The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard

30 Mar to An exhibition of artists postcards that have been used to highlight political and social issues from the 1960s onwards
Tate Britain

The photographs of Don McCullin

30 Mar to An exhibition of 250 photographs by Don McCullin showing scenes of poverty and war in Vietnam and Northern Ireland
Queen’s Gallery

Shadows of War - Fentons Photos of the Crimea

30 Mar to The Shadows of War exhibition at the Queens Gallery reveals the futility of war through Roger Fentons photographs of the Crimean War
Churchill War Rooms

Private tour of the Churchill War Rooms

Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms and experience Winston Churchills wartime bunker from behind the glass
Speakers Corner Hyde Park at Speakers’ Corner
free

Listen to a speech at Speakers Corner

Visit Speakers Corner on a Sunday lunchtime and hear orators discussing whatever they like in the name of free speech
Dismounting Ceremony At Horse Guards at Horse Guards
free

4 OClock Parade or Dismounting Ceremony

The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 OClock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at Horse Guards

Classical music this weekend

Music lovers might like to try one of these classical music events this weekend

Barbican Hall

Richard Strauss and Iain Bell at Barbican Hall

31 Mar 2019 The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Richard Strauss and Iain Bell at Barbican Hall
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 this weekend

Why not explore London this weekend on one of these guided sightseeing tours?

Barbican Centre

Brutal Structures - Architecture Walking Tour

30 Mar to Come on this architectural walking tour around the Square Mile to see some of Londons best brutalist buildings
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 Tour at See London by Night

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
City Cruises at City Cruises

Boat trip down the Thames with City Cruises

City Cruises offer one-way return or all-day boat trips between Westminster and Greenwich stopping off at Tower Bridge
Trs Boat Cruise London at TRS River Cruise

TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich

Spend a leisurely afternoon on a TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich and see some of the sights along the river
Big Bus Tour London at Big Bus Tours

London Bus Tour - open-top sightseeing bus

This traditional open-top bus tour will take in all the best landmarks and attractions with a free river cruise and guided walk
Original Bus Tour at Original Bus Tour

The Original Tour - Open-top sightseeing bus

The Original Tour is one of Londons most popular sightseeing buses and its also a great way to travel around the capital

Sports events this weekend

Saturday and Sunday are definitely the best days to watch a bit of sport in London

Lord’s

Afternoon tea in the Long Room at Lords

31 Mar to Cricket fans will love dressing themselves up for this Afternoon Tea because its held in the historic Long Room at Lords
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
Hackney Marshes
free

Sunday football on Hackney Marshes

Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams
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 at Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium

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 at the weekend

Here are some more events over the weekend that we couldn’t fit into the other categories…

Ideal Home Show at London Olympia

The Ideal Home Show 2019

30 Mar to If youre thinking of giving your house or garden a makeover then get down to the Ideal Home Show for some great ideas and advice
Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge scheduled lift times

30 Mar to Here is a list of the scheduled lift times for Tower Bridge so you can see the roadway open and close and grab a photo
St. James’s Park

Hire a deckchair in one of Londons parks

30 Mar 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
Thames Clippers at Thames Clippers

Thames Clippers from Putney to Greenwich

Thames Clippers offer one-way return or all-day trips along a 15-mile stretch of the river between Putney and Greenwich
Fortnum & Mason

Enjoy an Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason

Put on your best clothes and enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in the famous Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason
The Ritz

Afternoon tea in the Palm Court at the Ritz Hotel

Dress up in your Sunday best and enjoy an afternoon tea at the Ritz Hotel in the luxurious surroundings of the Palm Court
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