Best events in London May 2017

Best events in London in May

Our guide to the best events in London during May 2017.

Talk in London at Guildhall

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to Guildhall Attend a meeting of the Common Council at the Guildhall, and see the Lord Mayor of London dressed in all their finery.
Comedy in London: Sean Lock at Eventim Apollo

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to Eventim Apollo Sean Lock is back on tour at the Hammersmith Apollo with his brand-new stand-up show called 'Keep It Light'.
 
Music concert in London: Sound Of The Sirens at Bush Hall

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Bush Hall Sound of the Sirens will be touring the UK in May to plug the release of their debut album 'For All Our Sins'.
Museum exhibition in London at Victoria & Albert Museum

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to V&A 'Their Mortal Remains' is a huge new exhibition at the V&A about one of the most influential bands in rock: Pink Floyd.
 
Theatre show in London: Twelfth Night at Globe Theatre

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to Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of William Shakespeare's comic play 'Twelfth Night' over the summer.
Comedy in London: Omid Djalili at Eventim Apollo

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Eventim Apollo Omid Djalili's new 'Schmuck For a Night' tour is coming to London in May, where he'll be doing one night at the Apollo.
 
Royal Hospital

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to Royal Hospital The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the gardening equivalent of Ascot, held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital.
Museum exhibition in London at British Museum

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to British Museum The British Museum will be putting on an exhibition of works by Japanese artist Hokusai, most famous for his 'Great Wave'.
 
Theatre show in London: Brian Cox at SSE Arena Wembley

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SSE Arena Wembley Join Professor Brian Cox for a science stage-show and interview, whisking us through time and space to the edges of the cosmos.
Music concert in London: Iron Maiden at O2 Arena

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O2 Arena Rock legends Iron Maiden are coming back to The O2 in May for the London leg of their 'Book of Souls World Tour'.
 
Sport in London at Wembley Stadium

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Wembley Stadium This year's Emirates FA Cup Final will take place on the 27th May at Wembley Stadium.
Music concert in London: Kate Tempest at O2 Academy Brixton

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O2 Academy Brixton Kate Tempest is one of the most talked about artists around at the moment, and you can see her at the Brixton Academy.
 

That’s all of our top picks, but there are plenty more London events in May, including:

Mac DeMarco — at the O2 Academy BrixtonMay 2017Mac DeMarco will be playing two nights at the O2 Academy Brixton in May, in support of his new album ‘Another One’.

Count Arthur Strong — The Sound of MucusMay 2017Join Count Arthur Strong for ‘The Sound of Mucus’ — a tribute to everyone’s favourite movie, ‘The Sound of Music’.

Richard Gadd — Monkey See, Monkey DoMay 2017Political comedian Mark Thomas will be covering everything from strikes and dinner ladies, to beer, burgers, pickets and placards.

KT Tunstall, playing songs from her new album KINMay 2017Come and hear some songs from KT Tunstall’s new album KIN, when she plays one night at Barbican Hall in May.

Steve Hackett — Genesis Revisited & Classic HackettMay 2017Steve Hackett from Genesis is back on tour with ‘Genesis Revisited, & Classic Hackett’, and playing at the London Palladium.

Tom Chaplin (from Keane), at the London PalladiumMay 2017Tom Chaplin will be playing one night at the London Palladium in May, in support of his new album ‘The Wave’.

L’elisir d’amore — at the Royal Opera HouseMay 2017Donizetti’s comedy opera “L’elisir d’amore” tells the story of Nemorino, who tries to woo his love with a fake love potion.

John Adams, Shostakovich, Copland and Paul EldinMay 2017The London Chamber Orchestra will be playing music by John Adams, Shostakovich, Copland and Paul Eldin at Cadogan Hall.

Hire a deckchair in one of London’s parksMay 2017Have a nice, relaxing sit-down and doing a bit of people-watching in one of London’s Royal parks, by hiring out a deckchair.

 
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