Sport in London May 2014

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Sport in London in May

Our guide to sport in London during May 2014.

Middlesex at Lord’s, London
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County cricket at Lord’s — Middlesex v Lancashire

to Lord’s If you fancy catching a few innings of cricket then get yourself down to Lord's for an LV County Championship game between Middlesex and Lancashire.
Surrey at Oval, London
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County cricket at the Oval — Surrey v Gloucestershire

Oval If you fancy catching a few innings of cricket then get yourself down to the Oval for an LV= County Championship game between Surrey and Gloucestershire.
 
 at Wembley Stadium, London
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FA Cup Final — Arsenal v Hull

Wembley Stadium The FA Cup Final will take place at Wembley Stadium on the 17th May. This year Arsenal will be taking on Hull. Arsene Wenger needs a trophy in the cabinet after a barren few years, but can Hull pull off an upset?
Wwe Smackdown Wrestling at O2 Arena, London
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WWE Wrestling, at The O2

to O2 Arena WWE is returning to London with Raw (19th) and Smackdown (20th). All your favourite WWE wrestling stars will be there, including World Heavyweight champion John Cena, Alberto Del Rio, Randy Orton, CM Punk, AJ, Big Show, Daniel Bryan, The Bella Twins and many more (line-up is subject to change).
 
England Cricket at Oval, London
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T20 cricket — England vs Sri Lanka

Oval Get yourself down to the Kia Oval for some fast-paced T20 cricket, between England and Sri Lanka.
England Cricket at Oval, London
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One Day International — England vs Sri Lanka

Oval If you fancy a few innings of cricket then get yourself down to the Kia Oval for the One Day international between England and Sri Lanka.
 
 at O2 Arena, London
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Premier League Darts, at The O2

O2 Arena Darts' biggest roadshow is coming back to The O2, with reigning champion Michael van Gerwen set to defend against last year's finalist, and six-time winner, Phil Taylor. The event follows on from 16 weeks of darts which has taken place around the country, after which the top four players have progressed to the play-offs at The O2.
England Football at Wembley Stadium, London
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England v Peru, at Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium Peru will be travelling to Wembley in May to take on the Three Lions. This will be England's last home game before the World Cup Finals in Brazil, and your last chance to see them before they lift the Jules Rimet trophy in July (hopefully).
 
England Cricket at Lord’s, London
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One Day International — England vs Sri Lanka

Lord’s If you fancy a few innings of cricket then get yourself down to Lord's for the One Day international between England and Sri Lanka.

That’s all the sports events, but there are lots more outdoor events in London during May including:

RHS Chelsea Flower ShowMay 2014The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the gardening equivalent of Ascot — when the great and good of the gardening world descend on Christoper Wren’s architectural masterpiece. Plenty of celebs will be in attendance — chief of which should be our own green-fingered Queen.

A walk in the park… to see the batsMay 2014Here’s your chance to observe the cute little bats that live around the grounds of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Hopefully you will see at least three different species — common pipistrelles, soprano pipistrelles and noctules, feeding over the water.

Open Air Theatre — Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons”May 2014Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is putting on a production of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” — a moving story of denial, guilt and social responsibility. When Joe Keller supplied defective fighter planes to the Allies during World War I, it lead to the deaths of many innocent pilots. One of Joe’s sons, who was himself a pilot, was thought to have been killed in action, but his mother can’t accept his death.

Andy Zaltzman’s “Cricket vs The World” — Udderbelly FestivalMay 2014Andy Zaltzman is bringing his “Cricket vs The World” show to the London Udderbelly, after a successful stand-up tour of India. The show will be his take on the world of cricket and politics, and answer the perennial question: if the world ended by an Armageddon what would we miss more — cricket or the rest of the world?

Patrick Monahan, at the Udderbelly FestivalMay 2014Patrick Monahan likes hugging and eating cake (not at the same time) and has a great charm and unmistakeable brand of humour. Underbelly is an annual festival which is held in an upside-down purple cow. You can find it grazing along the Southbank between the Royal Festival Hall and London Eye. The 9-week summer festival has everything from circus shows and cabaret, to family shows and comedy.

Charlie Simpson (ex-Busted, Fightstar)May 2014Charlie Simpson (ex-Busted, Fightstar) will be setting off on his first headline tour in two years, as he plays a string of dates up and down the country. You can catch him when he plays one night at the O2 Academy Islington.

Verdi’s “La Traviata”, at the Royal Opera HouseMay 2014The Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of one of Verdi’s best-loved operas, “La Traviata”. It follows the story of Violetta who falls passionately in love with Alfredo and walks away from her happy life. But Violetta is ill and Alfredo’s father disapproves of the match. Can their love overcome the obstacles? Or will their relationship end with the ultimate sacrifice?

Philharmonia Orchestra, at the Royal Festival HallMay 2014Join conductor David Afkham, violinist Sergey Khachatryan and the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Magnus Lindberg, Schubert and Berg.

Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsMay 2014Based on the hit movie starring Sir Michael Caine and Steve Martin, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” will transport you to the decadent underworld of the French Riviera, where two seasoned old swindlers attempt to con a rich heiress. But as the pair compete to see who has the better con, they discover that there is only room for one of them…

 
 

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