Best events in London May 2017

Best events in London in May

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

Comedy in London: Paul Merton at Comedy Store

Pick

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.
Comedy in London: Sean Lock at Eventim Apollo

Pick

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

Pick

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

Pick

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.
 
Talk in London at Ed Balls at Greenwich Theatre

Pick

Greenwich Theatre World famous dancer Ed Balls will be 'Strictly Speaking Out' at Greenwich Theatre, talking about politics and the cha-cha.
Talk in London at Sadiq Khan at City Hall

PickFree 

City Hall The London Assembly will be grilling Sadiq Khan at Mayor's Question Time, in their monthly meeting at City Hall.
 
Theatre show in London: Twelfth Night at Globe Theatre

Pick

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

Pick

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

Pick 

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

Pick

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

Pick

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

Pick

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

Pick

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

Pick

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.

Periphery’s European Unrest Tour — O2 ForumMay 2017You can see Periphery when they bring their European Unrest Tour to the O2 Forum Kentish Town 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.

“Dreamgirls” at the Savoy TheatreMay 2017Amber Riley will be starring in the Tony Award winning musical “Dreamgirls”, at the Savoy Theatre.

Watch a case at the Royal Courts of JusticeMay 2017Try something a bit different — how about going to the Royal Courts of Justice and watching a real-life court case?

Guided tour of Shakespeare’s Globe TheatreMay 2017Have a tour of William Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on Bankside, and learn what life was like for the 16th-century playwright.

 
Look for events in the previous month
Best events in London in April 2017
Look for events in the next month
Best events in London during June 2017
 
Copyright © 2017 London Drum. All rights reserved · Contact London Drum · Privacy policy / Terms of use / Cookies

By category

just in May

By day

just pick of the best

By month

just pick of the best

By venue

Find events

Custom dates

London Pass

Save some money with London Pass Cheap entry into London attractions

London Pass

Learn more about London Pass

> Save moneyFree or discounted entry into top attractions

> Save timeJump the longest queues with Fast Track entry

Oyster card

Get an Oyster for the cheapest fares The easiest way to travel in London

Oyster card

Learn more about Oyster cardsBuy an Oyster card

> Save moneyGet the cheapest fares on London transport

> Easy to usePay as you go credit on the buses, boats and underground trains

Guide book

Have you seen our London book?

London guidebook

Find out more and read a free sample

Get the ebook

Amazon.com $3.99

Amazon.co.uk £2.99

Get the paperback

Amazon.com $15.99

Amazon.co.uk £11.99

Honest reviews of London’s landmarks and attractions

Money saving tips things to do for free and cheap days out

Useful information with opening times, prices, photos, maps

London Pass