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Most popular events in London

See what’s on in London with our guide to the most popular events taking place in the next few months.

Theatre show in London: A Midsummer Nights Dream at Globe Theatre

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to Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's comic love story, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
Theatre show in London: Taming Of The Shrew at Globe Theatre

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to Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's outrageous comedy, 'The Taming of the Shrew'.
 
Theatre show in London: Knightmare Live at Jubilee Gardens

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to Udderbelly Festival TV show "Knightmare" is coming to the Udderbelly Festival (inside that big purple cow tent by the Southbank Centre).
Comedy in London: Paul Merton at Comedy Store

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to Comedy Store "Have I Got News For You" star Paul Merton will be appearing with the Comedy Store Players at London's Comedy Store. See Paul Merton’s show at the Comedy Store in May.
 
Music concert in London: The Sessions at O2 Arena

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O2 Arena 'The Sessions' is part-stage show, and part documentary, telling the story of The Beatles' recordings at Abbey Road Studios.
Horse Guards

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to Horse Guards Beating Retreat is a magnificent pageant of military music and drill by the Massed Bands of the Royal Marines.
 
Theatre show in London: Go Between at Apollo Theatre

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to Apollo Theatre Michael Crawford will be starring in a musical adaptation of L.P. Hartley's "The Go-Between", at the Apollo Theatre. You can catch the popular theatre show Go Between at the Apollo Theatre until October.
Free event in London at Houses of Parliament

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Houses of Parliament The State Opening of Parliament is a chance to see a bit of pomp and pageantry when the Queen parades down Whitehall.
 
Theatre show in London: Horrible Histories Terrible Tudors at Hampton Court Palace

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to Hampton Court Palace "Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors" will bring the historical characters to life in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace. You can catch the popular theatre show Horrible Histories Terrible Tudors at the Hampton Court Palace until June.
Classical music in London: Swan Lake at Royal Albert Hall

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to Royal Albert Hall The English National Ballet will be performing Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" for two weeks at the Royal Albert Hall.
Free event in London at Horse Guards

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Horse Guards One week before the actual 'Trooping the Colour' parade, they hold a second rehearsal called "The Colonel's Review".
Theatre show in London: Romeo And Juliet at Garrick Theatre

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to Garrick Theatre Kenneth Branagh will be directing Lily James and Richard Madden in William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet".
 
Museum exhibition in London at British Museum

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to British Museum This fantastic new exhibition at the British Museum will explore the ancient sunken cities that have been discovered in Egypt.
Opera in London: Madam Butterfly at London Coliseum

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to London Coliseum Puccini's "Madam Butterlfy" tells of the doomed love between a Japanese geisha girl and an American naval officer, Pinkerton. You can hear the opera Madam Butterfly at the London Coliseum until July.
 
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.
Free event in London at Horse Guards

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Horse Guards Watch a parade of soldiers and bands marching down The Mall in 'Trooping the Colour', to celebrate the Queen's birthday.
 
Sport in London at David Haye at O2 Arena

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O2 Arena David Haye returns to The O2 in May with another heavyweight boxing bout, in his attempt to unify the titles.
The Mall

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The Mall Celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday at the Paton's Lunch -- a big street party that is being held all along The Mall.
 
Buckingham Palace

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to Buckingham Palace Step inside Buckingham Palace and see the lavishly decorated State Rooms, and paintings from the Royal Collection.
Horse Guards

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to Horse Guards Beating Retreat is a floodlit pageant of military music and drill on Horse Guards Parade, ending with a salute to the Queen.
 
Comedy in London: O2 Arena

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O2 Arena Channel's spectacular comedy gala at The O2 is back with another fantastic line-up of top-noth comedy talent.
Free event in London at Horse Guards

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Horse Guards Two weeks before 'Trooping the Colour', to celebrate the Queen's birthday, they hold a rehearsal called "The Major's Review".
 
St. Paul’s Cathedral

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St. Paul’s Cathedral See the Queen attend a National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral, to celebrate her 90th birthday.
Guided tour in London at Houses of Parliament

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to Houses of Parliament Have a nose around Parliament during the Summer Opening, and step inside the House of Commons and House of Lords.
 
 
 
 
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