Events in London – May 2017

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Music, comedy & film

Some movies, music and comedy gigs worth watching in May

O2 Arena
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KISS - at the O2 Arena

O2 Arena Iconic rock band KISS are slapping on some black-and-white face paint and coming over to London for a show at The O2.
O2 Empire Shepherd’s Bush
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The Kills - at the O2 Empire Shepherds Bush

O2 Empire Shepherd’s Bush The Kills world tour will be coming to London in May, when they play one night at the O2 Empire Shepherd's Bush.

Theatre shows

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

Olivier Theatre
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Anne-Marie Duff in Common - National Theatre

to Olivier Theatre Anne-Marie Duff will be starring in the National Theatre's production of the dark and funny new play, 'Common'
Dorfman Theatre
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Barber Shop Chronicles - at the National Theatre

to Dorfman Theatre The National Theatre will be putting on the 'Barber Shop Chronicles', listening to the chat and banter that takes place within.

Family & Kid’s events

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

Greenwich Theatre
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Mark Thompsons Spectacular Science Show

Greenwich Theatre Witness some exploding Pringle tubes and vortex generating dustbins at Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show.
ExCel London
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MCM London Comic Con 2017 - at ExCel London

to ExCel London The MCM Comic Con is a world full of comics, manga and movies, where you can meet stars from the big and small screen.

Art & Museums

A guide to gallery and museum exhibitions if you’re visiting London in May

Victoria & Albert Museum

to V&A The 'Shaping Fashion' exhibition will showcase some of the best pieces by Spanish fashion designer Cristobal Balenciaga.

Royal & Religious

For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals

Westminster Abbey
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Bachs Mass in B-minor - at Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey Join the Choir of Westminster Abbey and St James's Baroque for a performance of Bach's Mass in B-minor.

Political & Military

Daily parades and political events taking place during May

Museum of London
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See the remains of Londons Roman fort

to Museum of London This short guided tour will show you what is left of the Roman military fort that stood on the western edge of Londinium.

Sightseeing tours

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

Charles Dickens Museum
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Walking in Charles Dickens’ footsteps around London

Charles Dickens Museum Explore some of the streets and locations that influenced Charles Dickens, in the company of Dickens expert Richard Jones.

Classical music

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

Royal Festival Hall
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Richard Goode, playing Beethovens sonatas

Royal Festival Hall American pianist Richard Goode will be playing a selection of Beethoven's sonatas at the Royal Festival Hall.

Free events

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

Bank of England Museum
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Museums at Night - 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.

Other London events

Here are some more great events that are worth trying during May

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1-day cricket at Lords - England v South Africa

Lord’s Enjoy some 1-day cricket at Lord's, where England will be taking on South Africa in a Royal London one day international game.
Twickenham Stadium
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England v Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium

Twickenham Stadium England will be taking on the mighty Barbarians in a game of rugby at Twickenham Stadium.
Wembley Stadium
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Emirates FA Cup Final, at Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium This year's Emirates FA Cup Final will take place on the 27th May at Wembley Stadium.
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