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London Events on Friday 16th May 2025

Things to do on 16 May include watching the new musical The Devil Wears Prada with songs by Elton John, and watching some pomp and pageantry on the Changing the Guard walking tour

Theatre shows & Musicals

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada - With songs by Elton John A new musical about fashion and glamour with a soundtrack of songs by Elton John

Matilda - The Musical

Exclusive prices Roald Dahls Matilda The Musical - Music by Tim Minchin Roald Dahls childrens story about Matilda teaching the grown-ups a lesson2

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

Save up to 34% TINA - The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre The story of Tinas life from her humble start in Nutbush to becoming a global superstar

Music concerts & Comedy gigs

Mamma Mia The Party

Mamma Mia The Party - ABBA meal at the O2 Arena Visit the Greek taverna from the ABBA movie in an evening of eating singing and dancing

Family & Kid’s events

Virtual Reality Experience at DNA VR London

DNA VR: Virtual Reality Arcade Experience Immerse yourself inside a virtual reality world with more than 40 games to play

Royal & Religious events

Westminster Abbey Evensong

Choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey Sit by Westminster Abbeys 1000-year-old altar and listen to a beautiful choral Evensong service9

St Paul's Cathedral Evensong

Choral Evensong service at St Pauls Cathedral Attend a choral Evensong at St Pauls Cathedral and see part of the Cathedral for free5

Political events & Military parades

Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

Guided Tour: Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace Watch the soldiers marching after forming up outside St Jamess Palace

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Changing the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace Changing the Guard at the palace is one of Londons must-see sights10

Changing the Guard at Horse Guards

Changing the Guard ceremony at Horse Guards Parade Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to Buckingham Palace but a lot less crowded4

Dismounting Ceremony at Horse Guards

Dismounting Ceremony (4 OClock Parade) at Horse Guards A daily ceremony of Foot Guards and cavalry that takes place in the courtyard at Horse Guards7

Ceremony of the Keys

Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London A Yeoman Warder has been locking up the Tower of London every night for 700 years6

Things to do in London on 16 May – The famous London diaryist Samuel Pepys died on this day in 1703. He is said to have watched the Great Fire of London approaching from the steeple of All Hallows by the Tower church (next-door to the Tower of London). The church is worth a visit today for the museum in the crypt.