Events in London – May 2018

May is another nice month to come to London. It seems like summer already with a bit of sunshine and two Bank Holidays. Highlights include the FA Cup Final and Chelsea Flower Show at end of the month. It might be worth trying the sightseeing boats and buses before they get too busy with tourists in the summer months.

Show events:
 

Music, comedy & film

See all music, comedy Some movies, music and comedy gigs worth watching in May

Bonobo at Alexandra Palace

to Alexandra Palace Electronic music star Simon Green, aka Bonobo, will be playing his only live headline gig of the year at Alexandra Palace.
Alun Cochrane at Comedy Store

to Comedy Store Alun Cochrane is a Comedy Store regular, and will be making frequent appearances at London's most popular comedy club.
 

Theatre shows

See all theatre shows Here’s our pick of the best theatre shows to watch this month

Two Noble Kinsmen at Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre See the Globe Theatre's 'The Two Noble Kinsmen' and hear some of the last words that Shakespeare ever wrote for the stage.
Merchant Of Venice at Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a short-run of William Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' for just three nights in May.
 

Family & Kid’s events

See all family, kids Pack a lunch, take the train to London, and treat your kids to a day in the capital

Harlem Globetrotters at SSE Arena Wembley

SSE Arena Wembley The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are back in London to show off their basketball skills at the SSE Arena.
Serpentine

to Serpentine Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine, or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle.
 

Art & Museums

See all art, museums A guide to gallery and museum exhibitions if you’re visiting London in May

Bank of England Museum

Bank of England Museum Spend an evening at the Bank of England Museum, when they take part in the London-wide 'Museums at Night' event.
Courtauld Gallery

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery's new exhibition shows scenes of famous artists at work, and depictions of their busy artist studios.
 

Royal & Religious

See all royal, religious For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals

Heaven On Earth at SSE Arena Wembley

to SSE Arena Wembley 'Heaven On Earth' is a spectacular new musical at the SSE Arena that re-tells the Biblical story of Adam and Eve.
Buckingham Palace

to Buckingham Palace Enjoy a glass of champagne and a tour of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, in the company of an expert guide.
 

Political & Military

See all political, military Daily parades and political events taking place during May

Horse Guards

Horse Guards Two weeks before they celebrate the Queen's birthday at Trooping the Colour, they hold the Major General's Review.
Houses of Parliament

to Houses of Parliament You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday, at Prime Minister's Questions.
 

Sightseeing tours

See all guided tours If you’re visiting London in May then try one of these sightseeing tours

Jason’s Trip

to Jason’s Trip Jason's Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regent's Canal, from Little Venice to Camden Lock.
BrakeAway Bike Tours

to BrakeAway Bike Tours Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike... and see the major sights and landmarks of London from your saddle.
 

Classical music

See all classical music All of the classical music, operas and ballets in London during May

Cosi Fan Tutte at Holland Park Opera

to Holland Park Opera Opera Holland Park will be putting on a production of Mozart's comic opera Cosi Fan Tutte (The Magic Flute).
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The Brussels Philharmonic will be playing some classical music by Guillaume and Leonard Bernstein at Cadogan Hall.
 

Free events

See all free events Visit London on the cheap in May, by trying these great free events

National Gallery

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition about 'Still Life', examining its legacy and its importance as a source of inspiration.
National Gallery

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be re-uniting two self-portraits by Spanish artist Bartolome Esteban Murillo for the first time in 300 years.
 

Other London events

See all other events Here are some more great events that are worth trying during May

England 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 Pakistan.
Royal Hospital

to Royal Hospital The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the gardening equivalent of Ascot, held in the grounds of Christopher Wren's Royal Hospital.
Katie Piper at Duchess Theatre

Duchess Theatre Katie Piper will be talking about her life and giving some advice about how she overcame the tough times and remained positive.
 
 
 
 
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