What’s On in South West London: 20 April – 26 April


SWLondoner provides your weekly round-up of what South West London has to offer.


By Anna Tabrah

Looking for something to do this week? We provide your weekly round-up of what South West London has to offer.

Chinese State Circus: Yin Yang – New Wimbledon Theatre

Monday 23rd– Wednesday 25th April

Tickets: £15-£29

This unique extravaganza boasts entertainment in the form of gravity defying acrobats, as the ancient discipline Icarian Games returns to centre stage. It’s an explosive show of highly choreographed presentations of power, poise and agility.


Battersea Park: Drakes Family Funfair – Battersea Park, Boules Area, Albert Gate

20th April – 20th May, 12:00 – 18:00

Rides priced individually

Families can enjoy rides and fairground stalls in Battersea Park over the next month. Family Funfair Happy Hour means all rides are £1 between 12pm and 1pm.


The Wild, The Beautiful and The Damned Art Exhibition – Hampton Court Palace, Kingston

Until 30th September

Tickets: £6.93-£15.95

In celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee, Hampton Court Palace takes a look at the steamy side of royal life in the form of The Wild, The Beautiful and the Damned. The show focuses on portraiture from the Stuart period, in particular Charles II’s famous mistresses Nell Gwyn and Barbara Villiers.


Twilight Tour of Strawberry Hill House

Wednesday 25th April, 7.30pm

Tickets: £20

A tour of the house, with an air of mystery. Arrive for 7.30pm for a complimentary glass of Prosecco. The tour starts at 8pm.  Recommended age of 18+.


Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things Exhibition – The Science Museum

Ends 5th June


A 45-minute exhibition exploring the fascinating story behind everyday objects. It’s a chance to see the inventions alongside original sketches and drawings by their inventors and original adverts. From the tin can to bubble wrap – every invention has a story to tell.


Doug Stanhope at HMV Hammersmith Apollo

Saturday 21st April, 6:30pm

Tickets: £25

America’s top comic, Doug Stanhope, returns to the UK for a 40-day tour. Labelled a ‘visionary douchebag’ by The Times, you can expect lots of laughs. Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult.


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