Best events in London

Here’s our pick of the best events in London. You’ll find everything from concerts and comedy gigs to theatre shows, art exhibitions and daily parades. We’ve also put together a huge London bucket list containing the Top 25 must-see attractions in the capital to help you pick the best places.

Pick of the best events this month

Our pick of the best events taking place in London during the month of June

Craig recommends… I’ve written reviews of all my favourite places. The Top 5 in my all-time list are Changing the Guard, a ride on the London Eye, a tour of Buckingham Palace, climbing to the top of St. Paul’s, and a guided tour of Parliament.

Kiss Me Kate at London Coliseum

to London Coliseum The London Coliseum will be putting on a production of 'Kiss Me Kate', with a classic score by Cole Porter.
King And I at London Palladium

to London Palladium The London Palladium is putting on a production of the much-loved musical 'The King And I', starring Ken Watanabe and Kelli O'Hara.
Turn Of The Screw at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre is putting on a production of Benjamin Britten's chilling tale, 'The Turn of the Screw'.
National Portrait Gallery

to National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery will be exploring Michael Jackson's influence on contemporary art in an exhibition called 'On The Wall'.

Pick of the best events in July

Here’s our pick of our favourite events coming up in London during July

Wimbledon

to Wimbledon Join over half a million tennis fans at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships to see if Andy Murray can win back his crown.
King Lear at Duke of York’s Theatre

to Duke of York’s Theatre Hollywood star Ian McKellen will be taking on the role of mad King Lear, in one of William Shakespeare's finest tragedies.
Barry Humphries at Barbican Hall

to Barbican Hall Barry Humphries (Dame Edna) will be telling stories and sharing songs from 1930s Berlin, in the Weimar Cabaret.
Winters Tale at Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre The Globe will be putting on a special midnight matinee performance of William Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' -- for one night only!
England Cricket at Lord’s

Lord’s Enjoy some one day cricket at Lord's, when England take on India in a one day international game.
Othello at Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre Mark Rylance will be starring in the Globe Theatre's three-month production of one of Shakespeare's most tragic plays: Othello.
Buckingham Palace

to Buckingham Palace Step inside Buckingham Palace and see the State Rooms, lavishly decorated with treasures from the Royal Collection.
Buckingham Palace

to Buckingham Palace Why not combine a visit to the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening with a tour of the Queen's gardens as well?

Pick of the best events in August

If you’re coming to London in August then check out these unmissable events

Clarence House

to Clarence House Have a tour around Clarence House, home to Prince Charles and Camilla, which used to be home to the Queen Mother.
Clarence House

to Clarence House Enjoy a guided tour around Prince Charles and Camilla's Clarence House, and be treated to a glass of champagne at the end.
England Cricket at Lord’s

to Lord’s Dust off your whites and get yourself down to Lord's for a cricket Test Match between England and India.
Notting Hill

to Notting Hill The Notting Hill Carnival takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend and is the biggest and busiest street festival in Europe, attracting over a million revellers.

Pick of the best events in September

Here’s our pick of the best events if you’re planning to visit London in September

Barry Manilow at O2 Arena

to O2 Arena Barry 'Mandy' Manilow is back at The O2 for three nights to support his latest album, 'This is My Town: Songs of New York'.
Kevin Bridges at Eventim Apollo

to Eventim Apollo Scottish comic Kevin Bridges is back in London with his 'Brand New Tour', and will be playing five nights at the Hammersmith Apollo.
Taming Of The Shrew at Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a performance of Shakespeare's outrageous and controversial comedy, 'The Taming of the Shrew'.
Othello at Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre The Globe will be putting on a special one-off midnight matinee performance of William Shakespeare's tragic play, 'Othello'.
Mcn Ally Pally Show at Alexandra Palace

to Alexandra Palace The MCN Ally Pally Show will have an indoor motorcycle sprint between celebrity riders on classic race bikes.
Tate Britain

to Tate Britain The Turner Prize is Britain's most prestigious contemporary art prize, and always has a controversial work (or two) on show.
League Of Gentlemen at Eventim Apollo

to Eventim Apollo Come to Royston Vasey and spend a night with the League of Gentlemen, when their brand-new stage show comes to London.

Pick of the best events in October

Here are the events we recommend if you’re visiting London next October

Michael Mcintyre at O2 Arena

to O2 Arena Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour is coming to London in October, where he'll be playing four nights at the O2 Arena.
Dara O Briain at Eventim Apollo

to Eventim Apollo Dara O'Briain is taking a break from his three thousand TV shows and doing a bit of stand-up comedy at the Hammersmith Apollo.
Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre The Comedy Store Players will be telling lots of Shakespeare-inspired jokes and performing some improvised skits at the Globe Theatre.
Eric Cantona at Eventim Apollo

Eventim Apollo Don't miss this chance to hear the ex-Manchester Untited footballer Eric Cantona open up about his career on and off the pitch.

More Great events in 2018/19

Here are some more great events coming up, for people who like to plan ahead

Michael Mcintyre at SSE Arena Wembley

to SSE Arena Wembley Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour has already been around the globe, and is now coming back to the SSE Arena.
The City

The City The Lord Mayor's Show is a spectacular event which includes a river pageant, followed by a procession in a gold coach, and ending with a fireworks display.
Cenotaph

Cenotaph On Remembrance Sunday the Queen, war veterans and politicians, will gather to remember our war dead at The Cenotaph.
National Portrait Gallery

to National Portrait Gallery 'Gainsborough's Family Album' collects together fifty works showing the family life of 18th-century artist Thomas Gainsborough.
Roger Taylors Queen Extravaganza at Eventim Apollo

Eventim Apollo Roger Taylor's Queen Extravaganza (a Queen tribute band) will be playing one night at the Hammersmith Apollo in November.
Sarah Millican at Eventim Apollo

to Eventim Apollo Sarah Millican will be coming to the Eventim Apollo in November to tell us all about her life as a 'Control Enthusiast'.
Lord’s

Lord’s Enjoy a Christmas Afternoon Tea in the historic Long Room at Lord's, surrounded by paintings of the game's greatest players.
Nigel Kennedy at Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Hear violinist Nigel Kennedy and the Academy of Ancient Music play some classical music by JS Bach at Barbican Hall.
 
 
 
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