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London Events on Friday 30th August 2024

Things to do on 30 Aug include watching England take on Sri Lanka in a Test Match at Lord's, and seeing inside the Commons on a guided tour of Parliament

Theatre shows & Musicals

Shrek The Musical

Dreamworks Shrek The Musical at the Eventim Apollo Dreamworks Oscar winning animated movie Shrek has been turned into a musical

Mean Girls

Best seats Mean Girls The Musical at the Savoy Theatre Tina Feys movie about the Queen Bees of North Shore High is now a West End musical

Sister Act

Save up to 39% Sister Act Musical with Beverley Knight & Alexandra Burke Whoopi Goldbergs classic comedy has been turned into a West End musical

MJ - The Musical

MJ - The Michael Jackson Musical A jukebox musical celebrating the life of the legendary King of Pop Michael Jackson

Stranger Things The First Shadow

Netflixs Stranger Things: The First Shadow A supernatural thriller based on the hugely popular Netflix TV series

Mrs Doubtfire

Best prices Mrs Doubtfire Musical - Robin Williams comedy classic The hilarious new musical adaptation of Robin Williams smash-hit comedy Mrs Doubtfire

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The Choir Of Man

The Choir Of Man - with a real working bar on-stage Enjoy a lock-in at this musical homage to the pub complete with an on-stage bar

Cabaret

Cabaret - See Cara Delevingne in Berlins Kit Kat Club An electrifying production set inside a recreation of Berlins famous Kit Kat Club

Moulin Rouge The Musical

Moulin Rouge - Musical based on Baz Luhrmanns movie The legendary cabaret club in Paris has been brought to life at the Piccadilly Theatre

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

Harry Potter & The Cursed Child - JK Rowlings New Story A new story by JK Rowling which catches up with Harry Potter and his son in later life

Six

SIX - Henry VIIIs wives as modern pop princesses Henry VIIIs wives have discovered girl power and take to the stage to tell their Tudor tales

Les Miserables

Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre An epic story of passion and injustice set against the backdrop of the French Revolution

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

Wicked

Wicked - The untold story of The Wizard of Oz witches Meet the witches before they met Dorothy on the Yellow Brick Road1

Witness For The Prosecution

Agatha Christies Witness For The Prosecution Watch Agatha Christies gripping crime drama from the jury box of a real court room

Frozen - The Musical

Disneys Frozen - Let It Go at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane See Elsa Anna and Olaf in the musical version of Disneys animated classic

Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia - ABBAs smash-hit West End musical Based on the hit movie about three dads turning up to a Greek island wedding4

Back To The Future - The Musical

Exclusive prices Back To The Future Musical at the Adelphi Theatre Marty McFly and Doc Browns time-travelling adventures have been turned into a musical

Hamilton

Hamilton - American revolutionary musical The Tony Award-winning musical about George Washingtons right hand man

The Lion King

Disneys The Lion King Musical (with songs by Elton John) The story of Simba and his Serengeti adventures with amazing animal puppetry3

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

The Phantom of the Opera

Andrew Lloyd Webbers Phantom of the Opera One of Webbers most memorable scores and some of the most spectacular sets in the West End

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre Will Cornley Drama Society crack under the pressure of putting on a new show?2

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap

Agatha Christies The Mousetrap at St Martins Theatre The worlds longest-running play will keep you guessing whodunnit until the very end

Music concerts & Comedy gigs

ABBA

ABBA Voyage - A virtual concert with ABBA avatars See Agnetha Bjorn Benny and Anni-Frid back on stage as digital projections3

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

Various artists

Sofar Sounds secret concert in a surprise location Get hold of an invite to a secret concert held in a surprise venue somewhere within London

City Comedy Club

City Comedy Club downstairs at the Trapeze Bar A hilarious line of up-and-coming comedians and big name comics from the TV

Top Stand-Up Comedy in Covent Garden

Stand-Up Comedy at Seven Dials Covent Garden A line-up of hilarious stand-up comedians right in the heart of Londons West End

Art & Museum exhibitions

In the Eye of the Storm - Modernism in Ukraine 1900-1930s

In the Eye of the Storm – Modernist Art in Ukraine A comprehensive exhibition about Ukraines modernist art movement

Roger Mayne Youth

Youth: Photographer Roger Mayne at the Courtauld Fifty pictures by the acclaimed British photographer Roger Mayne

Henry Moore Shadows on the Wall

Henry Moore exhibition: Shadows on the Wall An exhibition focusing on Henry Moores celebrated Shelter drawings

Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi exhibition at the Tate Modern A major survey of the acclaimed South African photographer Zanele Muholi

Discover Degas & Miss La La

Discover Degas & Miss La La at the National Gallery The story behind Degass Impressionist painting Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando

Vanessa Bell A Pioneer of Modern Art

Vanessa Bell: A Pioneer of Modern Art at the Courtauld Bell was one of the leading figures in the avant-garde Bloomsbury Group

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Women Artists In Britain 1520-1920

Women Artists in Britain (1520-1920) at Tate Britain 150 works by women who overcame obstacles and taboos to become artists

Marc Quinn Light into Life

Marc Quinn: Light into Life at Kew Gardens Contemporary sculptures and artworks inspired by Kew Gardens collection of plants

Expressionists Kandinsky Munter And The Blue Rider

Expressionists: Kandinsky Munter & The Blue Rider The Blue Riders were a circle of friends who transformed modern art

Ranjit Singh Sikh Warrior King

Ranjit Singh: Sikh Warrior King at the Wallace Collection 19th-century artworks and jewellery from the court of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh

Yoko Ono Music Of The Mind

Yoko Onos Music Of The Mind at the Tate Modern Key moments from Yoko Onos career including her years with John Lennon

East London Street Art Tour & Spray Painting Session

East London Street Art Tour + Spray Painting Session See some graffiti in the East End and then attend a spray painting workshop

Dressed to Deliver

Dressed to Deliver - Uniforms at the Postal Museum An exhibition on the history of postal uniforms from the Victorian-era to the present day

Antelope

Samson Kambalu sculpture - Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth The fourth plinth art project currently houses a statue of Baptist preacher John Chilembwe

Family & Kid’s events

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr A teatime that Sophie will never forget based on Judith Kerrs best-selling book

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

AIM Escape's Spy Heroes

AIM Spy Heroes - Family-Friendly Escape Room Game Save your friend from his arch-nemesis by using his high-tech gadgets and gizmos

IFS Cloud Cable Car

Ride the IFS Cloud Cable Car from the O2 Arena Ride a dangling cable car over the River Thames between the O2 Arena and Excel Centre16

Monopoly Lifesized

Monopoly Lifesized - Immersive board game A brand-new way to play the worlds favourite game on a giant board with physical and mental challenges

VR & Immersive experiences

AIM Escape's Hotel of Horrors

AIM Hotel Of Horrors Escape Room Game Can you escape from Londons scariest hotel before the evil spirit takes your soul?

AIM Escape's Psychopath's Den

AIM Psychopaths Den - Horror Escape Room Game Escape from a serial killers blood-spattered torture room by solving puzzles

AIM Escape's Patient Zero 2150

AIM Patient Zero 2150 - Zombie Escape Room Game Enter a top secret facility to try and stop humankind turning into zombies!

Bond for a Day Immersive Tour & Dining Experience

James Bond For A Day: Tour & Shooting Experience Enter the spy world of 007 with a chauffeured tour and vodka martini

The Murder Express Immersive Dining Experience

The Murder Express Immersive Dining Experience A comedy murder mystery and 3-course meal set onboard a luxury train carriage

The Gunpowder Plot Immersive Experience

The Gunpowder Plot - Immersive VR Experience Witness the Gunpowder Plot first-hand in this 360-degree live action experience

Drinking experiences, Parties & Pub crawls

Bar Bus

London Bar Bus – Sightseeing bus with a rooftop bar Jump onboard the Bar Bus and enjoy a few drinks while taking in Londons landmarks

Clapham Pub Crawl

Clapham Pub Crawl from Simmons Bar Visit five of Claphams best pubs and clubs whilst enjoying cheap drinks and party games

The Original Shoreditch Pub Crawl

The Original Shoreditch Pub Crawl Visit some of the pubs and clubs in Shoreditch whilst enjoying cheap drinks and party games

Camden Party Pub Crawl

Camden Party Pub Crawl starting at Belushis Bar Explore the pubs and clubs around Camden whilst enjoying some cheap drinks and party games

London Gin Craze - The Ultimate Gin Experience

London Gin Craze - The Ultimate Gin Tasting Experience Visit four of Londons finest gin palaces and sample some in the company of an expert guide

London Pub Crawl

London Pub Crawl around Soho and the West End Stagger around the heart of the West End on a pub crawl around the best bars and clubs

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London Party Pub Crawl

London Party Pub Crawl around West End bars & clubs Join a crowd of party people for a fun night out in the West Ends liveliest bars and clubs

Piccadilly and Soho Beer Bike Tour

Beer Bike Tour around Piccadilly and Soho Pedal a 15-seater beer bike around London while enjoying some sights and drinks

The Chocolate Cocktail Club

The Chocolate Cocktail Club - A Bar For Chocoholics Sample one of the heavenly drinks from the UKs first chocolate cocktail bar

Free Tea Fridays

Free Tea Fridays at the Museum of the Home A chance to meet people in the local community and try the museums creative activities

Twilight Soho Food and Cocktail Tour

Food & Cocktail Tour around Soho and the West End Soak up the atmosphere while sampling some food and drink in Sohos cafes pubs and restaurants

Food experiences & Afternoon teas

Fortnum & Mason Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea in Fortnum & Masons Diamond Jubilee Salon Enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason

The Ritz Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea in the Ritz Hotels Palm Court Enjoy an afternoon tea at the Ritz in the luxurious surroundings of the Palm Court

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers – A Chaotic Comedy Dining Experience A chaotic comedy dinner with lashings of laughter served up by Manuel Basil and Sybil

Cutty Sark Afternoon Tea

Cutty Sark: Afternoon tea beneath the ships hull Enjoy some fine teas and sandwiches whilst sitting underneath the Cutty Sarks hull

Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at the Palace

Traditional Afternoon Tea - Rubens at the Palace Hotel Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with scones and clotted cream at the Rubens at the Palace Hotel

English Afternoon Tea Bus with Panoramic Tour of London

Afternoon tea onboard a panoramic sightseeing tour bus Tuck into a traditional English afternoon tea while sitting on the top deck of a sightseeing bus2

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

Professional Photoshoot outside Buckingham Palace

Have a professional photoshoot outside Buckingham Palace Treat yourself to a professional photoshoot outside the palace for an amazing souvenir

Tower of London and Tower Bridge Early-Access Tour

Early access to the Tower of London & Tower Bridge Skip the lines to see the Crown Jewels and the Towers opening ceremony by the Yeoman Warders

Three Palaces Guided Walking Tour and High Tea

Three Royal Palaces Walking Tour + Afternoon Tea St Jamess Palace Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace followed by an afternoon tea

The Kensington Palace Gardens Royal High Tea

Walk & Royal Tea in Kensington Gardens Pavilion Take a pleasant walk through Kensington Gardens and then enjoy an afternoon tea outside the palace

Political events & Military parades

Guided tour of Parliament

Houses of Parliament & House of Commons Guided Tour 90-minute tour of the Houses of Parliament and see inside the House of Commons and Lords

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

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Westminster Walking Tour with Churchill's War Rooms

Westminster Walking Tour + Churchill War Rooms Walk past Downing Street and Parliament and then enter the Churchill War Rooms underground bunker

Shakespeare and War

Shakespeare and War at the National Army Museum Discover how Shakespeares words have inspired soldiers and rallied the nation

VIP Tower of London and Crown Jewels Tour with Private Beefeater Meet & Greet

Tower of London Tour + Meet & Greet with a Beefeater Have a private audience with a Beefeater and then see the Crown Jewels and inside the White Tower

Foe To Friend The British Army In Germany Since 1945

Foe to Friend - The British Army in Germany since 1945 The National Army Museum will explore the lives of soldiers serving in Germany after WWII

Bus, Taxi & Train sightseeing tours

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers

Uber Boat - Thames Clippers River Bus Service Uber runs a river bus along a 15-mile stretch of the river from Putney to Greenwich12

See London By Night

See London By Night – Spectacular Nighttime Bus Tour A sightseeing bus tour past Londons famous landmarks beautifully lit up at night2

Ghost Bus Tour

Ghost Bus Tour – Scary nighttime ride through London A scary nighttime bus tour that will take you on a journey through the dark heart of the capital

City Cruises

City Cruises – Westminster to Greenwich sightseeing boat Enjoy a sightseeing boat trip between Big Ben and Greenwich and pass under Tower Bridge4

Thames River Sightseeing

Thames River Sightseeing (TRS) Boat to Greenwich Take a boat trip and see Londons landmarks on a TRS cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich8

Big Bus Tours

Big Bus Tours - London Open-Top Sightseeing Bus An open-top sightseeing bus taking in all the best landmarks with a river cruise and walk included5

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Tootbus Tour

Tootbus Tour - London Open-Top Sightseeing Bus One of Londons most popular sightseeing buses is a great way to see all the landmarks7

Jason's Trip

Jasons Trip – Canal boat from Little Venice to Camden A painted canal boat that runs down the Regents Canal from Little Venice to Camden Lock16

Beatles Tour of London by Black Taxi

Beatles Tour - Three hours in a London black taxi Ride an iconic London black taxi around the places associated with The Beatles including Abbey Road

Jack The Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Bus Tour

Jack The Ripper & Sherlock Holmes Bus Tour After-dark tour around the streets of London to see famous crime scenes ending at the Sherlock Holmes pub

London Private Underground and Tube Tour

Private tube tour of the London Underground A two-hour tour of the London Underground including a journey from Paddington to Sloane Square

London Private Chauffeur-Driven Sightseeing Tour

Private chauffeur-driven tour around Londons landmarks Create your own tailor-made route around London in the comfort of a chauffeur-driven car

Private Tour Black Taxi Tour of London

Black Taxi Tour - Private sightseeing tour around London Enjoy a 2-hour tour around Londons most famous landmarks in the back of an iconic black taxi cab

No26 Bus

No26 – Londons cheapest sightseeing bus past lots of famous landmarks A cheap alternative to riding those expensive open-top sightseeing buses28

London Sightseeing Flight for 2 with Champagne

Romantic scenic helicopter flight with glass of champagne Treat your loved one to a helicopter sightseeing flight over London with a glass of champagne

London Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

35-minute sightseeing tour of London by private helicopter From Redhill Aerodrome fly across the Surrey countryside and over central Londons landmarks

Guided sightseeing walks

Downton Abbey London Tour of Locations

See the London locations used in Downton Abbey A guided walking tour around the London locations that were used during the filming of Downton Abbey

A Ticket to Ride Beatles in London Tour

A Ticket To Ride - Beatles Tour Around London See the locations associated with The Beatles and walk across the famous zebra crossing at Abbey Road

London Rock 'n' Roll History Tour

Rock N Roll History Tour + Abbey Road Crossing A fully guided minibus tour through Londons rock n roll history including The Beatles Abbey Road

Wizards London Walk

Wizards Walk - Harry Potter London Locations Tour Walk in the footsteps of JK Rowlings Harry Potter and see some of the famous locations from the books and movies

London Harry Potter Locations Walking Tour

Harry Potter walking tour - Locations from the books & movies Visit some of the famous locations that featured in JK Rowlings Harry Potter books and movies

Jack the Ripper Walking Tour with Ripper-Vision

Jack the Ripper Walking Tour with Ripper-Vision Walk the nighttime streets of Victorian London where Jack the Ripper committed his crimes

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London A Halloween Haunted Adventure with Ghost equipment

Halloween Haunted Adventure - with Ghost Equipment Walk through dark alleyways and darkened parks to see some of Londons most haunted buildings

London's Palaces and Parliament Walking Tour

Palaces & Parliament walking tour around Westminster See 20 of the most famous landmarks in Westminster in the company of a knowledgable guide

London Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

Scavenger hunt - Self-guided walking tour of London A fun walking tour around ten of Londons most famous landmarks - solving clues and riddles on a mobile app

London In One Day - A Private & Bespoke Tour Itinerary

See London In One Day - Bespoke Private Guided Tour Hire a personal tour guide to drive around London on a bespoke itinerary you created yourself

StreetHunt Games Outdoor Adventure Game

Outdoor Adventure Game: The Case of Colombias Finest Discover some of the citys most curious locations in this self-guided outdoor adventure game

Sport - Football, Rugby & Tennis

England v Sri Lanka

England v Sri Lanka - Cricket Test Match at Lords Get down to Lords for a five-day cricket Test Match between England and Sri Lanka

Day trips & Excursions

Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace Tour

Day trip to see Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace See the State Rooms at Windsor Castle and the Tudor palace at Hampton Court

From London The Cotswolds Blenheim Palace & Downtown Abbey

Cotswolds Blenheim Palace & Downtown Abbey village Drive through the Cotswolds to Churchills birthplace and the village seen in Downton Abbey

Harry Potter Studio Tour and Oxford Day Trip

Day trip to Oxford & Harry Potter Film Studios A coach trip to the university town of Oxford followed by a tour of Harry Potters Warner Bros Studios

Lunch in the Cotswolds Tour from London

Have lunch in the Cotswolds - Day trip from London Take a day trip to the pretty little villages and countryside scenery of the English Cotswolds

Stonehenge Windsor Castle and Bath from London

Visit Stonehenge Windsor Castle and Bath on a day trip See the Royal Familys home at Windsor the Roman remains at Bath and Stonehenge

Windsor Castle and Stonehenge

Day trip by coach to see Windsor Castle and Stonehenge Visit two of Englands most popular attractions in a single day on a luxury air-conditioned coach

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Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip from London

Visit Stonehenge and the Roman remains at Bath Visit the prehistoric stones at Stonehenge and the beautiful Georgian city of Bath with its Roman remains

Windsor Castle Oxford and Stonehenge Tour from London

Coach trip to Windsor Castle Oxford and Stonehenge Combine three of Londons most popular day trips into a single day with this coach trip

Stonehenge Half-Day Tour from London

Visit Stonehenge on a half-day coach trip from London Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site on Salisbury Plain on a coach trip from central London

Oxford Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London

Day trip to Oxford Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Visit Oxford and William Shakespeares Tudor home and the medieval Warwick Castle

The Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace

Drive through the Cotswolds and visit Blenheim Palace Explore Winston Churchills birthplace and the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds

Leeds Castle Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London

Day trip to Leeds Castle Canterbury & White Cliffs of Dover Visit three of southern Englands most popular attractions with a full-day coach tour

Other events in London

Up at The O2

Up At The O2 Arena - Climb to the top of the dome Climb to the top of the O2s roof and enjoy a 360-degree view of Londons skyline

Professional Photoshoot at Tower Bridge

Book a professional photoshoot at Tower Bridge Treat yourself to a professional photoshoot in front of Tower Bridge for an amazing holiday souvenir

Scenes In The Square

Scenes In The Square - Cinema statues in Leicester Square Walk around an interactive trail of bronze statues and try and find all the film stars hiding in Leicester Square

Things to do in London on 30 August – Britain’s first tram service started on this day in 1860. It actually ran around Birkenhead on Merseyside, but if you want to go and see one of the old London ones then they’ve got an impressive collection of early buses, train carriages and trams at the London Transport Museum.