London’s Best Free Events this Weekend, April 15-17

Events, Things to Do — By Erin Gallagher Maury on April 15, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Hans Peter Feldmann on the Queen

Hayward Gallery's The Royal Family



The Royal Family
In honor of the pending royal nuptials contemporary artists display their quirky and humorous renditions of members of the House of Windsor, featuring artists Hans-Peter Feldmann, Alan Kane and Adam Dant
Hayward Gallery Project Space
Southbank Centre
Daily, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Wear orange at the Holland House Festival (image: Gary Knight)


Holland House Festival
Party like the Dutch in London in celebration of their national holiday Queensday with Dutch bands, market stalls, a kids’ corner, food & drink, and plenty of tulips for purchase
Trafalgar Square, 12 noon – 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 16

London Marathon beer bottle

Fancy dress at the London Marathon (image: Julian Mason)






Virgin London Marathon
35,000 runners will pound 26.2 miles of London’s famous streets
Starts at Greenwich Park 9-9:45 am
Elite group will pass St. James’s Park for an 11:00 am finish at The Mall
(If you’d rather participate than spectate next year, the 2012 ballet opens 26 April)
Sunday, April 17

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