Free events in London May 2017

Free events in London in May

Our guide to free events in London during May 2017.

Art exhibition at National Gallery

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to National Gallery The National Gallery will be showcasing a brand-new tapestry work by the Turner Prize winning artist, Chris Ofili.
Art exhibition at National Gallery

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to National Gallery You'll be able to see Cagnacci's 'Repentant Magdalene' on display at the National Gallery for the first time in thirty years.
 
Free event in London at Hampton Court Palace

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Hampton Court Palace Attend a Sunday service in one of the country's most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIII's Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.
Childrens event in London at Hackney Marshes

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Hackney Marshes Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football, with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams.
 
Talk in London at Speakers’ Corner

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Speakers’ Corner Listen to a speech at Speakers' Corner, where the public can discuss whatever they like -- all in the name of free speech.
Free event in London at Tower of London

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Tower of London You can attend a Sunday service at the Chapel Royal in the Tower of London -- one of the most historic churches in the City.
 
Free event in London at Sky Garden

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Sky Garden The Sky Garden is a three-story garden that spans the top three floors of 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the Walkie Scorchie).
Free event in London at Westminster Abbey

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Westminster Abbey You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey for free, which combines a traditional mass with a choir.
 
Free event in London at St. Paul’s Cathedral

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St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St. Paul's Cathedral, you can wander around and see part of the Cathedral for free.
Free event in London at Old Bailey

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Old Bailey Watch the long arm of the law in action at the Old Bailey, where members of the public can sit in the gallery and watch a case.
 
Free event in London at Royal Courts of Justice

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Royal Courts of Justice Try something a bit different -- how about going to the Royal Courts of Justice and watching a real-life court case?
Free event in London at Parliament Hill

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Parliament Hill Enjoy London's skyline from the top of Parliament Hill, which takes in the Gherkin, London Eye, St Paul's and Canary Wharf.
 
Free event in London at One New Change

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One New Change One New Change is a shopping centre close to St. Paul's Cathedral, which offers some great views from their roof terrace.
Free event in London at Primrose Hill

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Primrose Hill Primrose Hill is a lot higher than it looks, and boasts one of the finest views of the London skyline from anywhere in the city.
Free event in London at Horse Guards

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Horse Guards The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 O'Clock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at the Horse Guards.
Free event in London at Little Venice

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Little Venice Have a nice walk around Little Venice, past all the pretty houseboats, and stop for a cup of tea in one of the nice cafes.
 
Free event in London at Horse Guards

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Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, but is usually a lot less crowded.
Free event in London at Covent Garden

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Covent Garden Enjoy some free street entertainment in Covent Garden -- everything from buskers, acrobats and clowns to opera singers.
 
Free event in London at Tower of London

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Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is over 700 years old, and represents the traditional locking up of the Tower of London at night.
Museum exhibition in London at Imperial War Museum

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to Imperial War Museum The Imperial War Museum will be putting on an exhibition by Edmund Clark, exploring State control and the War on Terror.
 
Museum exhibition in London at Science Museum

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to Science Museum The Science Museum's 'Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care' exhibition will look at medicine during the Battle of the Somme.
Free event in London at Spitalfields City Farm

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Spitalfields City Farm Spitalfields City Farm is a nice place to take your kids, but did you know that you can volunteer to help out on the farm?
 

We don’t have any more free events, but how about these other events in London during May?

Pink Floyd exhibition: Their Mortal RemainsMay 2017‘Their Mortal Remains’ is a huge new exhibition at the V&A about one of the most influential bands in rock: Pink Floyd.

Giacometti exhibition, at the Tate ModernMay 2017The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of sculptures and paintings by Giacometti.

‘Queer British Art’ exhibition — at Tate BritainMay 2017Tate Britain’s ‘Queer British Art’ will explore how artists expressed themselves when their sexuality had to remain hidden.

A Meeting of Minds — Michelangelo and SebastianoMay 2017An exhibition showing two collaborations by the great Renaissance masters, Sebastiano del Piombo and Michelangelo.

Wolfgang Tillmans exhibition, at the Tate ModernMay 2017The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of works by the experimental photographer Wolfgang Tillmans.

David Hockney exhibition — at Tate BritainMay 2017Tate Britain will be putting on a comprehensive exhibition of David Hockney’s work, drawn from the last sixty years.

Sing-a-long with ‘The Sound Of Music’May 2017Join Julie Andrews, the nuns, the dashing Captain and his annoying troupe of singing kids in Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda — The MusicalMay 2017Roald Dahl’s “Matilda” tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers.

Bartok and Mahler — Philharmonia OrchestraMay 2017The Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Bartok and Mahler at the Royal Festival Hall.

 
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