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'. You can see comedian Sean Lock at the Eventim Apollo this May, performing in London.
 
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.
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.
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'. Catch Iron Maiden’s gig at the O2 Arena in May.
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’.

Quentin Blake: The Roald Dahl Centenary PortraitsMay 2017The British Library will be celebrating Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday with an exhibition of character portraits by Sir Quentin Blake.

Christopher Wheeldon’s “Strapless”May 2017The Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of Christopher Wheeldon’s one-act ballet, “Strapless”.

The Thames — a walk along London’s riverMay 2017This guided walk will take you along a small stretch of the Thames, to look at some of the river’s best buildings.

 
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