London is yours to discover with our list of unmissable April activities.
This raunchy burlesque show presented by Proud Caberet Camden boasts an explicit variety of performances to both shock and entertain. Enjoy dinner and a show while discovering what dastardly deeds Camden gets up to at night…
The Horse Hospital, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, NW1
Sex in the pan
This pop-up supper club offers you Nordic and Italian dining, set to live background music, with bubbles and a cocktail to start. From sex in a pan to sex on your plate, to wherever else it may find itself, this is one dining experience not to miss.
Palm 2, 152-156 Lower Clapton Rd, E5
Balls to dating Ping-Pong party
This anti-dating party invites London’s sick-of-love singletons to a tournament of round robin ping-pong. Learn more about your partner in five minutes of hitting a ball at them than you would in a three-hour dinner, while having much more fun!
121 Holborn, EC1
Udderbelly Festival 2015
April 9-July 19
Spend your afternoons in greener pastures beneath the shade of an upside down cow looking out over the Thames. Take your pick of circus, cabaret and comedy acts such as Arthur Smith, Brendon Burns, Frisky and Mannish, and Friday Night Freaks at this udderly unmissable festival.
£11, Southbank, SE1 8XX
The Candlelight Club
April 10 & 24
In the classic style of speakeasies, the location of this pop-up club is a secret. At least until a few days before the event. In the midst of cocktails and jazz, adorn your slickest 1920’s fedoras and feathery headdresses and enjoy the chilled atmosphere.
Shh dating at The Jam Tree
This silent speed-dating event sets out to prove that love really can happen at first sight. Prepare to flutter your eyelashes, flip your hair, and flash your best Blue Steel, as you set aside boring old small talk for the evening and let body language say it all.
L13-19 Old Town, SW4 0JT
The internationally renowned basketball stars are back in London to supply another hit of their trick shots and slapstick comedy. Up against the Washington Generals, this is the most exciting sporting tour for people who don’t get excited over sports.
SSE Arena, Wembley, HA9
The Tweed Run
London’s most stylish annual bike ride has their tweed-clad cyclists pedalling into the 1920s. Dust off your bowties and tweed suits and take an afternoon ride through the city, then stay for cocktails, live music, DJ’s and the awards ceremony come nightfall.£25, Trafalgar Square
Musical Comedy Awards
April 10 / 8pm / £16.50
The Musical Comedy Awards host their 7th final. Having featured Flight of the Conchords and Frisky and Mannish in previous years, it’s bound to showcase some up-and-coming gems. Bloomsbury Theatre
15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, WC1
10 Films With My Dad
April 23 / 8pm / £5
Aiden Goatley dissects his relationship with his father by looking at how watching films together taught them how to communicate.
Hackney Attic, 270 Mare Street, E8
Jimmy Carr: Funny Business
April 24-25 / 8pm / £26
Taking a break from being in every second comedy talk show, Jimmy Carr is back on the road with observational comedy and knob jokes.
Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
Pick Me Up 2015
April 23-May 4 / £8+
Watch debates, demonstrations and presentations, then witness the creative processes at this graphic art event.
Embankment Galleries, Somerset House, Strand, WC2
April 24-May 25 / FREE
Painter Ryan Hewett’s debut European solo exhibition showcases the past and present iconic leaders and how, for better or worse, they’ve shaped our world today.
The Unit London, 9 Earlham Street, WC2
What Is Luxury?
April 25-Sep 27 / FREE
This collection of contemporary pieces illustrate a new take on what constitutes luxury.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7
Until May 16 / £30-£47.50
The vengeful Victorian barber takes up residence in a pie and mash shop where you can grab a pre-show bite – if you dare!
Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop, Shaftesbury Avenue W1
Until may 23 / £25-£49.50+
Exciting new fact-based drama about the physicist who spearheaded the race to create a weapon to end all wars.
Vaudeville, Strand WC2
Until July 18 / £19.50-£69.50
Imelda Staunton shines as indomitable Momma Rose seeking fame and fortune for her daughters in this 1959 Broadway classic.
Savoy, The Strand, WC2
DJ Mag Sessions: Easter Thursday Special
April 2 / 11pm / £15+
Hosted by DJ Mag, dance along to Canadian House duo Art Department, alongside Mark Jenkyns, and DJ Mag Allstars in their nine-hour Easter special.
Egg London, 200 York Way, N7
Kings Cross and St Pancras
The Gallery: Fedde Le Grand
April 3 / 10.30pm / £16+
Prepare yourself for a night of putting your hands up 4 Detroit with our favourite Dutch house DJ. Supported by Patrick Hagenaar, this is sure to be a night of good times and throw backs to 2006.
Ministry of Sound
103 Gaunt Street, SE1 6
Groove Odyssey: Louie Vega
April 5 / 10pm / £18+
Dance your way into the public holiday with eight hours of house. Louie Vega heads with support including Atjazz, Phil Asher, CJ Mackintosh.
Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt street, SE1
Half Baked Easter Weekend Special
April 5 / 4pm / £20+
Easter a little differently with a 15-hour marathon of house and techno music. It’s sure to be an unforgettable night that you might very well not remember.
Studio 338, 338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10
April 13 / 7pm / £22.50+
These indie-rockers are back on tour with the new release of their third studio album ‘Glitterbug’. Following their acclaimed album, ‘This Modern Glitch’, the boys are sure to keep our heads a-bangin’ and feet a-dancin’ with this highly-anticipated release.
02 Brixton Academy, 211 Stockwell Road, SW9
Paul Simon & Sting
April 15-16 / 6.30pm / £45+
After performing together for the first time in 2013, two of music’s most prolific artists are at it again with their tour “On Stage Together”.
O2 Arena, Millenium Way, Greenwich, SE10 0DX
April 16-18 / 6.30pm / £28.50+
Supporting his most recent album ‘I Forget Where We Were’, the London-born singer-songwriter is dusting off the ol’ guitar in another attempt to teach our cold hearts how to love.
Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY
Matthew E White
April 20-21 / 7.30pm / £15
US artist White is in the UK supporting his recent album release ‘Fresh Blood’. Following the success of his debut solo album ‘Big Inner’, this is sure to be a promising follow-up.
54 Holywell Lane, EC2A 3PQ Shoreditch Highstreet