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.


Friday 19th April

Hear from Carina Evans as she highlights the key characteristics and personality traits that made the Special Operations Executive (SOE) such an effective force.
2024-04-19
12pm to 1pm
 
Chelsea
Chelsea
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

You are exhorted to visit your local independent music purveyor and make purchases of physical storage media.
2024-04-20
All Day
 
To mark the 50th anniversary of an all-female morris dance group - they will be performing outside a number of pubs through the day.
2024-04-20
All Day
 
All silent films will have live accompaniment by a team of musicians.
2024-04-20
Starts at 10am
 
Silent Film Festival
The event will offer a huge display of every variety of Ford Mustang at one of the most notable and historic motoring venues in the world.
2024-04-20
10am to 5pm
 
Weybridge
Weybridge
A monthly display of classic cars in Waterloo - usually attracting around 20 vehicles.
2024-04-20
11am to 2pm
 
Southwark
Southwark
A festival to celebrate the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.
2024-04-20
12pm to 6pm
 
Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
Join Jonathan Olivares, designer and guest curator of the exhibition SKATEBOARD in conversation with journalist, archivist and skateboarder Neil Macdonald.
2024-04-20
3pm to 4pm
 
Kensington
Kensington

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Sunday 21st April

All silent films will have live accompaniment by a team of musicians.
2024-04-21
Starts at 10am
 
Kennington
Silent Film Festival
Kennington
This is a chance to visit the Model Railway Club and see some of their layouts in operation.
2024-04-21
11am to 4pm
 
Islington
Islington
Celebrate everything brilliant about England and being English.
2024-04-21
12pm to 6pm
 
Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square

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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

Online events / webinars

Take a closer look at the myths, the legends and the numerous superstitions that surround these fascinating and elegant creatures
9pm to 10pm
 
Cats in Mythology and Culture - Lena Heide-Brennand

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Tuesday 23rd April

This talk and document viewing will tell the story of the growth and development of East London, using sections of John Rocque's 1746 map.
2024-04-23
12:30pm to 1:30pm
 
Clerkenwell
'Near Ten Miles Around' - John Rocque and the growth of East London
Clerkenwell
Discover how the RHS led the Dig for Victory campaign during World War Two, with a free 15 minute show and tell.
2024-04-23
1:15pm to 1:30pm
 
Pimlico
Lindley Live - Digging for Victory: How to Feed the Nation
Pimlico
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
Historian and author, Kathy Atherton, tells the surprising story of how the Esperance Girls' Club, formed in the slums of Camden by two leaders of the militant 'suffragette' movement, saved the dances of the countryside from extinction.
2024-04-23
Starts at 6pm
 
Farringdon
Farringdon
Meet the houseplant experts for tips on accessible, affordable and achievable gardening in London.
2024-04-23
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Pimlico
Pimlico
Hear from author Sarah Wise as she launches her latest book, The Undesirables, which explores the history of the incarceration of people labelled with a new diagnosis - moral imbecility - and therefore deemed ‘undesirable’ by the state. 
2024-04-23
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Holborn
Holborn

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Wednesday 24th April

Award-winning mental health nurse and global health consultant Dorcas Gwata speaks about her new book, Street Clinic.
2024-04-24
6pm to 8pm
 
Harley Street
Street Clinic: Young Minds
Harley Street
This lecture makes a survey of learned ceremonial magic in Europe throughout history and demonstrates that both of the customary claims made for it by practitioners since the Middle Ages are actually correct
2024-04-24
6pm to 7pm
 
Holborn
Holborn
A special screening at Oxford House of the legendary concert film released in 1981, capturing the best of 2 Tone Records and the ska-revival movement.
2024-04-24
6:45pm to 8:30pm
 
Bethnal Green
Film Screening: Dance Craze (1981)
Bethnal Green

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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
Hear from Professor Patrizia Di Bello in a lecture that explores the representation of women working in photography throughout history and contemporary arts.
2024-04-25
1pm to 2pm
 
Soho
Soho
A talk on the music hall comedic singer.
2024-04-25
5pm to 7pm
 
Clerkenwell
The Life and Works of Fred Barnes
Clerkenwell
Explore the interdisciplinary practice of Sigma 1 during Romania's fragile period leading up to the collapse of communism.
2024-04-25
6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Hampstead
Hampstead
A talk about the playwright from the author of a book on his life.
2024-04-25
6:30pm to 7:45pm
 
Covent Garden
Covent Garden
Stories from the history of the city's oldest profession.
2024-04-25
7pm to 9pm
 
Clerkenwell
Clerkenwell

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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
The Museum's depot in Acton will be open for three days, giving you the opportunity to explore our collections store, with its treasure trove of over 320,000 objects.
2024-04-26
10:30am to 5pm
 
Acton
Acton
Hear from Dr Matthew Grant as he discusses the role of civil defence groups in Britain during the Cold War.
2024-04-26
12pm to 1pm
 
Chelsea
Chelsea
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

Normally you need to pay to visit the gardens, but on a few weekends a year, the gardens are free to visit.
2024-04-27
10am to 4pm
 
East Molesey
Free entry to Hampton Court Palace gardens
East Molesey
The Chelsea Physic Garden will have over 30 stalls selling plants, which gives you both a chance to buy a plant and to visit the Physic Garden for free.
2024-04-27
10am to 5pm
 
Chelsea
Chelsea Physic Garden Plant Festival
Chelsea
A day of talks on Tudor palaces of London in partnership with Tudor Places magazine
2024-04-27
10am to 4pm
 
Southwark
Tudor Palaces of London - A Day of Talks
Southwark
£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
The two-day festival includes 100+ vintage fashion traders, rare classic cars and more.
2024-04-27
10am to 6pm
 
Kings Cross
Kings Cross
The Museum's depot in Acton will be open for three days, giving you the opportunity to explore our collections store, with its treasure trove of over 320,000 objects.
2024-04-27
10:30am to 5pm
 
Acton
Acton
An exhibition of quilts to celebrate this SE London quilting group's 25th anniversary.
2024-04-27
10:30am to 4pm
 
Lewisham
Lewisham
The counter-cultural publishing house presents an evening of eclectic authors, artists and musicians, including Jarvis Cocker, Sheena Patel and Musa Okwonga.
2024-04-27
Starts at 7:30pm
 
Southwark
Southwark

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Sunday 28th April

Normally you need to pay to visit the gardens, but on a few weekends a year, the gardens are free to visit.
2024-04-28
10am to 4pm
 
East Molesey
Free entry to Hampton Court Palace gardens
East Molesey
The two-day festival includes 100+ vintage fashion traders, rare classic cars and more.
2024-04-28
10am to 6pm
 
Kings Cross
Kings Cross
The Museum's depot in Acton will be open for three days, giving you the opportunity to explore our collections store, with its treasure trove of over 320,000 objects.
2024-04-28
10:30am to 5pm
 
Acton
Acton
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
Explore numerous stalls selling letterpress supplies, type and ornaments, paper, printed items, second-hand books and type specimens and lots more inky goodness.
2024-04-28
11am to 4pm
 
City of London
City of London
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
Agnes Arnold-Forster blends neuroscience and psychology with the history of medicine and emotions to explore the evolution of nostalgia.
2024-04-28
3pm to 4:30pm
 
Holborn
Holborn

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Monday 29th April

A guided tour of the unique and historic Stationers' Hall in the City of London.
2024-04-29
11am to 12:30pm
 
City of London
Occasional guided tour of Stationers' Hall
City of London
This panel debate will bring together a diverse group of policy-makers, senior infrastructure professionals, academics and other experts to debate the topic.
2024-04-29
6pm to 8pm
 
Pimlico
Pimlico
Boyajian's star, a faint and unprepossessing presence in the constellation of Cygnus, attracted astronomers' attention when it began to flicker alarmingly.
2024-04-29
7pm to 8pm
 
Is it Aliens? The Most Unusual Star In The Galaxy

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Tuesday 30th April

The UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering presents a showcase of the latest breakthroughs in health tech.
2024-04-30
5pm to 6:30pm
 
Euston
Euston
Can a flower make you feel hope? Explore the relationship between art and emotion as we look at pictures from the RHS & Tate art collections
2024-04-30
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Pimlico
Lindley Late - Art, Flowers and Emotion: Collections in Conversation
Pimlico

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