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?

In The Night Garden Live at Hackney Empire

Into The Night Garden Live

1 to Join Igglepiggle on a very busy day in the magical world of the Night Garden searching for his two friends Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka
Dead Dog In A Suitcase at Lyric Hammersmith

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

1 to Dead Dog In A Suitcase is a twisted morality tale based on John Gays musical satire Beggars Opera
Merry Wives Of Windsor at Globe Theatre

The Merry Wives of Windsor

1 Jun to See one of Shakespeares best-loved characters get his comeuppance when Falstaff tries to woo the Merry Wives of Windsor
Lehman Trilogy at Piccadilly Theatre

The Lehman Trilogy (about Lehman Brothers)

1 Jun to The story of Lehman Brothers beginnings right up to its spectacular collapse during the financial crisis

Music and comedy this weekend

Some of the best live music and stand-up shows taking place in London this weekend

Andy Hamilton at Greenwich Theatre

Andy Hamilton at the Greenwich Theatre

2 Jun 2019 Andy Hamilton will be coming to the Greenwich Theatre for a special one-off show answering questions from the audience
Hugh Jackman at O2 Arena

Hugh Jackman: The Man & His Music

2 to Hugh Jackman will be singing songs from Les Miserables and The Greatest Showman when his world tour comes to The O2

Muse - Simulation Theory Tour

1 Jun 2019 Muse will be kicking off their Simulation Theory world tour at the Olympic Stadium with their first big London show for three years
Michael Buble at O2 Arena

An Evening with Michael Buble

1 Jun 2019 Michael Buble is back on the road and will be playing three nights at the O2 Arena when his tour comes to London
Scott Capurro at Comedy Store

Scott Capurro at the Comedy Store

1 Jun 2019 Scott Capurro is probably not the best comedian to see if youre a prude but everyone else will love him

Family & Kid’s events this weekend

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

In The Night Garden Live at Hackney Empire

Into The Night Garden Live

1 to Join Igglepiggle on a very busy day in the magical world of the Night Garden searching for his two friends Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka
The City

Great Fire of London family walk

1 Jun to A family-friendly walk around some of the sites associated with the Great Fire of London with mini-challenges along the way

The Golden Hinde Night Voyage

1 Jun to Your child will become part of Sir Francis Drakes pirate crew and spend a night sleeping on the gun deck of the Golden Hinde
Museum of London

Beasts of London

1 Jun to Meet the animals that have shaped the city throughout history with voices provided by Kate Moss Pam Ferris Brian Blessed and Joe Pasquale
Serpentine

Hire a pedal boat on the Serpentine lake

1 Jun to Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle

Art & Museum exhibitions this weekend

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

Tate Britain

Frank Bowling at Tate Britain

1 Jun to A major new exhibition at Tate Britain that covers the entire career of abstract painter Frank Bowling from the 1960s to the present day
Museum of London Docklands
free

Londons Secret Rivers

1 Jun to This exhibition explores the history of Londons Secret Rivers through archaeological artefacts artworks photography and film
Queen’s Gallery

Leonardo Da Vinci - A Life In Drawing

1 Jun to More than two hundred of Leonardo Da Vincis drawings from the Royal Collection will be on display at the Queens Gallery
British Museum

Japanese Manga exhibition

1 Jun to An exhibition of Japanese manga art exploring its cultural crossover and the global appeal of anime and cosplay dressing up

Royal & Religious events this weekend

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

St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

Sunday organ recitals at St Pauls Cathedral

Listen to one of the countrys finest organists play on the Grand Organ at St Pauls every Sunday
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
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

Political & Military events this weekend

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

Horse Guards
free

The Colonels Review at Horse Guards

1 Jun 2019 One week before the actual Trooping the Colour parade they hold a second rehearsal called The Colonels Review
Lehman Trilogy at Piccadilly Theatre

The Lehman Trilogy (about Lehman Brothers)

1 Jun to The story of Lehman Brothers beginnings right up to its spectacular collapse during the financial crisis
free

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

1 to Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see sights in London for every tourists itinerary
National Army Museum

Wartime Posters - The Art of Persuasion

1 Jun to An exhibition of posters by the wartime artist Abram Games during his time as Official War Poster Artist in World War II
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

Classical music this weekend

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

Man Of La Mancha at London Coliseum

Man of La Mancha with Kelsey Grammer

1 to Kelsey Grammer will be starring alongside Danielle de Niese and Nicholas Lyndhurst in Man of La Mancha
St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

Sunday organ recitals at St Pauls Cathedral

Listen to one of the countrys finest organists play on the Grand Organ at St Pauls every Sunday
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?

The City

Guided walk around Roman Londinium

2 Jun to Go on a guided walk through the streets of Roman London and see whats left of the old wall and fort and city of Londinium
The City

Great Fire of London family walk

1 Jun to A family-friendly walk around some of the sites associated with the Great Fire of London with mini-challenges along the way

Jasons Trip from Little Venice to Camden

1 Jun to Jasons Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regents Canal from Little Venice to Camden Lock
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

Sports events this weekend

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

Oval

Cricket World Cup - South Africa v Bangladesh

2 Jun 2019 South Africa will be playing Bangladesh in one of the round-robin games for the 2019 Cricket World Cup at the Oval
Middlesex at Lord’s

County cricket at Lords: Middlesex v Sussex

2 to Enjoy a few innings of cricket when Middlesex take on Sussex in a County Championship game at Lords

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

Other London events at the weekend

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

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge scheduled lift times

1 Jun 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

1 Jun 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
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