What's on in April 2019

Things to do in April


Highlights during April in London

The famous Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race has the Thames packed with people while for an alternative you can watch the annual Oxford vs Cambridge Goat Race at Spitalfield's City farm. Many headline acts perform in London during the month and for those who love games you should find enjoyment from the London Games Festival. For the crazy you can also challenge yourself in the London Marathon.


Arts and Culture Events

Mary Quant Exhibition, V & A Museum, Apr 6-Feb 16, 2020; Shen Yun Performing Arts, Eventim Apollo, Apr 22-May 1; The Renaissance Nude, Royal Academy of Arts, March 3- June 2; Only Human Photographs by Martin Parr, National Portrait Gallery, Mar 7-May 27;  Sorolla- Spanish Master of Light, National Gallery Mar 18-Jul 7; Van Gogh & Britain, Tate Britain, Mar 27-Aug 11; Christian Dior- Designer of Dreams Exhibition, V & A Museum Feb 2-July 14; Don McCullin- War Photography Exhibition, Tate Britain Feb 5-May 6; Diane Arbus: In the Beginning, Hayward Gallery Feb 13- May 6; Franz West Exhibition. Tate Modern Feb 20-June 2; Dorothea Tanning Exhibition, Tate Modern Feb 27-June 9;  Pierre Bonnard- The Colour of Memory, Tate Modern Jan 23-May 6


Major Music Events

Mike & The Mechanics, Royal Albert Hall, Apr 1; Giorgio Moroder, Eventim Apollo, Apr 2; UB40 featuring Ali Campbell & Astro, The O2, Apr 6; Todd Rundgren, Eventim Apollo, Apr 6; Boyz II Men, Eventim Apollo, Apr 7; Legends Live, SSE Arena Wembley, Apr 11; Led Zeppelin Masters Tribute Night, Eventim Apollo, Apr 14; Shawn Mendes, The O2, Apr 16-19; ABC Performing the Lexican of Love, Royal Albert Hall, Apr 16; Armin Van Buuren, SSE Arena Wembley, Apr 18; Gipsy Kings, Royal Albert Hall, Apr 18; Stefflon Don, Eventim Apollo, Apr 19; Collabro, Royal Albert Hall, Apr 20; The Bhangra Superstars, SSE Arena Wembley, Apr 21; Rufus Wainwright, Royal Albert Hall, Apr 21; Joe Bonamassa, Royal Albert Hall, Apr 24-26; Hall & Oates, SSE Arena Wembley, Apr 26


Food and Drink Events

Wine and Spirits Show, One Whitehall Place, Apr 12-13; National Tea Day-FesTEAval, Tobacco Dock, Apr 13-14; Apr 14; Surrey Food Festival, Old Dear Park, Richmond Apr 27-28


Family Entertainment

London Games Festival, various locations, Apr 2-14; The Ehrlich Brothers, SSE Arena Wembley, Apr 6; Pixar Live in Concert, Eventim Apollo, Apr 16; Kidz Bop Kidz, Eventim Apollo Apr 20


Lifestyle Events

EGX Rezzed, Tobacco Dock Apr 4-6; Creative Craft Show/Cake International, Excel Exhibition, Apr 4-6; Vape Jam, Excel Exhibition, Apr 11-13; Property Investor Show, Excel, Apr 12-13; Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama, The O2, Apr 14


Comedy in London

Foil, Arms & Hog: Craicling, Eventim Apollo, Apr 4; Rachel Parris, Leicester Square Theatre, Apr 6; Rhod Gilbert-The Book of John, Eventim Apollo, Apr 11-13


Sport in London

Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race, Thames Putney Bridge to Chiswick, Apr 7;  London Marathon Apr 28; Harlem Globetrotters, The O2, Apr 30 


Travel and Multi-Cultural Events

London Muslim Shopping Festival, Olympia London, Apr 13-14


Career Events

Spring Grad Fair, Senate House, University of London, Apr 3; Malaysian Career Fair, Royal Lancaster Hotel, Apr 6-9; London Career Forum- Japanese/English, Olympia, Apr 6-7; London Job Show, Westfield Shepherd's Bush, Apr 26-27


Charity Events

Oxford vs Cambridge Goat Race. Spitalfields Farm, Apr 7; Tough Mudder- Nth London, Finsbury Park, Apr 12-13; London Marathon Apr 28


Interesting UK Events outside London

The Grand National, Aintree, Liverpool, Apr 6


Interesting European Events

Budapest Spring Festival, Budapest Hungary Apr 5-22; Snowbombing, Mayrhofen, Austria, Apr 8-13; King's Day, Amsterdam, Netherlands Apr 27; Walpurgis Night, Helsinki, Finland Apr 30-May 1

Updated: 10:35am on 2nd April 2019

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This post was written by: Jeremy Cogden