Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Things to do in London in April 2024

The ianVisits guide to April's unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.


Monday 1st April

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Tuesday 2nd April

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Wednesday 3rd April

Kirkaldy's Testing Works preserves Kirkaldy's unique Universal Testing Machine - the huge hydraulic powered machine he designed and had built in Leeds - in full working order in the premises he built to house it.
2024-04-03
10:30am to 12pm
 
Southwark
Monthyl open day of the Kirkaldy's Testing Works
Southwark

Online events / webinars

Join Helen Fry to learn about MI9, the WWII organisation that engineered the escape of Allied forces from behind enemy lines.
7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
MI9: Escape and Evasion in the Second World War

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Thursday 4th April

On the first Thursday of the month, Holborn's Novelty Automation has a bar in the store for their late-night opening.
2024-04-04
6pm to 9pm
 
Holborn
Monthly bar night at Novelty Automation
Holborn
What if walls could talk? For historian Madeleine Pelling, they can - if you know where to look.
2024-04-04
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Southwark
Writing on the Wall - A Talk by Dr Madeleine Pelling
Southwark

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Friday 5th April

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Saturday 6th April

Step into the fascinating world of the Tudor era and immerse yourself in a day of captivating talks celebrating the genius of this period
2024-04-06
10:30am to 4pm
 
Southwark
Tudor Renaissance: Genius in the Tudor World - A Day of Talks
Southwark
Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
2024-04-06
2pm to 5pm
 
Tooting
London Sewing Machine Museum - monthly open day
Tooting

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Sunday 7th April

Monthly open day at the museum to London's first international airport - in Croydon.
2024-04-07
10am to 4pm
 
Croydon
Monthly open day at Croydon Airport museum
Croydon

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Monday 8th April

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Tuesday 9th April

Join Nobel Laureate, Venki Ramakrishnan, to question whether mortality is an inevitable part of human existence.
2024-04-09
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Hanover Square
In search for immortality
Hanover Square
Join Claudia de Rham, a diver, pilot, and physicist, as she unveils her new theory of gravity.
2024-04-09
7pm to 8:03pm
 
Hanover Square
Solving the secret of gravity
Hanover Square

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Wednesday 10th April

Join the London Fortean Society for an evening of talks on the ghosts that haunt some of London’s most famous landmarks: The British Museum and Senate house.
2024-04-10
6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Holborn
Holborn

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Thursday 11th April

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Friday 12th April

Roughly once a month, there's a free highlights tour and learn about St Mary Magdalene’s rich Victorian heritage.
2024-04-12
12:30pm to 1:30pm
 
Paddington
Roughly monthly tour of St Mary Magdalene's church
Paddington
All day seminar on hallmarking and how the London Assay Office help to protect consumers and the trade from fakes and forgeries of Antique British Silver
2024-04-12
8pm to 9pm
 
Marks of deception: tackling fakes & forgeries in antique British silver

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Saturday 13th April

There will be a mix of illustrated talks along with Members’ contributions and a chance to meet and mingle with fellow enthusiasts.
2024-04-13
All Day
 
Rotherhithe
Rotherhithe

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Sunday 14th April

The collection includes instruments by Gavioli, Marenghi, Hooghuys, Wilhelm Bruder Söhne and Gebr.Weber.
2024-04-14
11am to 5pm
 
Amersham
Monthly opening of the Amersham Fair Organ Museum
Amersham
Usually only open Mon-Wed, once a month the richly decorated interior of the Fitzrovia Chapel is also open on a Sunday.
2024-04-14
11am to 6pm
 
Tottenham Court Road
Monthly Sunday opening of the Fitrovia Chapel
Tottenham Court Road

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Monday 15th April

Be astonished as over 100,000 tulip bulbs erupt in colour in one of the UK’s biggest display of planted tulips.
2024-04-15
10am to 4pm
 
East Molesey
Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival
East Molesey

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Tuesday 16th April

German organist Sebastian Heindl creates an improvised soundtrack to 1922 silent horror film, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror.
2024-04-16
8:30pm to 10pm
 
Barbican
Barbican

Online events / webinars

In this online event, we will celebrate the 100th anniversary since the Dolls' House was first displayed in 1924.
7pm to 8pm
 
Queen Mary's Dolls' House: 100th Anniversary

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Wednesday 17th April

Be astonished as over 100,000 tulip bulbs erupt in colour in one of the UK’s biggest display of planted tulips.
2024-04-17
10am to 4pm
 
East Molesey
Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival
East Molesey
The talk looks at the life of a somewhat enigmatic mover and shaker in London’s world of shipping in the nineteenth century.
2024-04-17
2pm to 3pm
 
City of London
John Marshall: The Man Who Reformed Lloyd’s Register
City of London
Step into the early 1900s on a candlelit tour of Emery Walker's House.
2024-04-17
Starts at 6pm
 
Hammersmith
Evening 'Candlelit' House Tour
Hammersmith

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Thursday 18th April

Be astonished as over 100,000 tulip bulbs erupt in colour in one of the UK’s biggest display of planted tulips.
2024-04-18
10am to 4pm
 
East Molesey
Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival
East Molesey
Join James Robinson, Interim Director of Collections at the V&A, to discover the complex and interdependent relationship of England and Continental Europe during the Middle Ages.  
2024-04-18
6pm to 7:30pm
 
Pimlico
Pimlico

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Friday 19th April

Be astonished as over 100,000 tulip bulbs erupt in colour in one of the UK’s biggest display of planted tulips.
2024-04-19
10am to 4pm
 
East Molesey
Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival
East Molesey
Great Escapes tells the remarkable stories behind these acts of resistance and resilience of people from the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth who fell into enemy hands, and of people imprisoned by the British.
2024-04-19
2pm to 3pm
 
Richmond
Great Escapes: behind the scenes
Richmond
A unique glimpse into stories of survival from the Second World War.
2024-04-19
2pm to 3pm
 
Richmond
Richmond

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Saturday 20th April

Be astonished as over 100,000 tulip bulbs erupt in colour in one of the UK’s biggest display of planted tulips.
2024-04-20
10am to 4pm
 
East Molesey
Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival
East Molesey

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Sunday 21st April

Be astonished as over 100,000 tulip bulbs erupt in colour in one of the UK’s biggest display of planted tulips.
2024-04-21
10am to 4pm
 
East Molesey
Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival
East Molesey

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Monday 22nd April

Paranormal experiences often appear perplexing and tantalisingly mysterious, but are they genuinely legitimate phenomena?
2024-04-22
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Hanover Square
Paranormal activity: science or fiction?
Hanover Square

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Tuesday 23rd April

Join Crystal Hollis (PhD) as we learn about what graffiti is, how it has changed over time, and what it tells us about the people of the past.
2024-04-23
2pm to 3pm
 
City of London
Reading Stories in Stone: Historic Graffiti in English Churches
City of London

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Wednesday 24th April

Be astonished as over 100,000 tulip bulbs erupt in colour in one of the UK’s biggest display of planted tulips.
2024-04-24
10am to 4pm
 
East Molesey
Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival
East Molesey
Award-winning mental health nurse and global health consultant Dorcas Gwata speaks about her new book, Street Clinic.
2024-04-24
6pm to 1am
 
Harley Street
Street Clinic: Young Minds
Harley Street

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Thursday 25th April

£22.00
A weekend of computer games. W.A.S.D is the central playable and interactive feature of London Games Festival.
2024-04-25
10am to 6pm
 
Whitechapel
W.A.S.D
Whitechapel
Be astonished as over 100,000 tulip bulbs erupt in colour in one of the UK’s biggest display of planted tulips.
2024-04-25
10am to 4pm
 
East Molesey
Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival
East Molesey

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Friday 26th April

£22.00
A weekend of computer games. W.A.S.D is the central playable and interactive feature of London Games Festival.
2024-04-26
10am to 6pm
 
Whitechapel
W.A.S.D
Whitechapel
Be astonished as over 100,000 tulip bulbs erupt in colour in one of the UK’s biggest display of planted tulips.
2024-04-26
10am to 4pm
 
East Molesey
Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival
East Molesey
As part of the ‘Burtynsky: Extraction/Abstraction’ exhibition, Saatchi Lates offer Art After Dark on selected Fridays.
2024-04-26
6:30pm to 9pm
 
Chelsea
BURTYNSKY: Extraction / Abstraction -- LATES
Chelsea
Unravel the profound mysteries of the universe's explosive birth.
2024-04-26
7:20pm to 8:45pm
 
Hanover Square
Discourse: Decoding the big bang
Hanover Square

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Saturday 27th April

£22.00
A weekend of computer games. W.A.S.D is the central playable and interactive feature of London Games Festival.
2024-04-27
10am to 6pm
 
Whitechapel
W.A.S.D
Whitechapel
Be astonished as over 100,000 tulip bulbs erupt in colour in one of the UK’s biggest display of planted tulips.
2024-04-27
10am to 4pm
 
East Molesey
Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival
East Molesey

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Sunday 28th April

Be astonished as over 100,000 tulip bulbs erupt in colour in one of the UK’s biggest display of planted tulips.
2024-04-28
10am to 4pm
 
East Molesey
Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival
East Molesey
A WW2-era history attraction that's open to the public once a month.
2024-04-28
10:30am to 4pm
 
Watford
Monthly open day at The 1940s Experience
Watford
Once a month, the oldest building in Hackney, St Augustine's Tower is open, so you can climb up to the top.
2024-04-28
2pm to 4:30pm
 
Hackney
Monthly opening of St Augustine's Tower
Hackney

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Monday 29th April

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Tuesday 30th April

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