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London Events in April 2025

Things to do in April include watching the runners compete in the London Marathon, and celebrating St. George's Day in Trafalgar Square

Theatre shows & Musicals

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

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

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

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

Music concerts & Comedy gigs

Peter Kay

Peter Kays monthly residence at Londons O2 Arena Britains biggest comedy star Peter Kay is embarking on a 27-show monthly residence at the O2 Arena

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

Vaisakhi on the Square

Vaisakhi – Sikh and Hindu Festival in Trafalgar Square Celebrate the start of the Sikh New Year and explore some of their culture and traditions

The Passion of Jesus

The Passion of Jesus – Easter Story in Trafalgar Square Celebrate Easter by re-enacting the Biblical story and Jesuss final days in Trafalgar Square

Chapel Royal Sunday service

Choral service in Hampton Court Palaces Chapel Royal Enjoy a choral Sunday service in Henry VIIIs Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace4

Chapel Royal Sunday service

Choral Matin at the Tower of Londons Chapel Royal Attend a Sunday service at the Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula in the Tower of London2

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

Speakers' Corner

Speakers Corner – Sunday speeches in Hyde Park Visit Speakers Corner at Sunday lunchtime and hear the public giving political speeches on a soapbox5

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

Sport - Football, Rugby & Tennis

The Gemini Boat Race

Oxford v Cambridge - Gemini University Boat Race 2025 Cambridge won the men and womens double last year but can Oxford claim them back?

TCS London Marathon

TCS London Marathon 2025 The worlds premier long-distance event from Greenwich to Buckingham Palace

Other events in London

St George's Day

Celebrate St Georges Day in Trafalgar Square Celebrate our nations patron saint with live entertainment and food and drink stalls

Things to do in London 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.