What’s on in London for May 2011

London is currently sunny, warm and gearing up for summer. May is the first month of the year when you can feel that people are on holiday, and London has a real buzz about it, with all the overseas tourists flooding to all the popular sites.

So here are our top 10 things to see and do in London this month.

No. 1. May 1st The Antiques and art Deco fair will be held at Alexandra Palace , which is located about 8 miles from the centre of London in an area known as Wood Green,. The fair can be reached by underground. With over 600 stands selling modern and old Antiques, this is a great opportunity to buy something that little bit special and maybe a little hidden treasure.
Open from 9.30 am till 4.30 pm. Admission is £5

No 2. May 3rd Classical singer Russell Watson will be performing at the Albert Hall, to promote his latest album “La Voce”. Russell is UK’s biggest selling classic artist of this century. He has sung to our prime minister and to the President of the USA. So why not here him in concert and see why they where so impressed with his voice. Tickets are from £25 to £47.50.

No 3. May 4th to the 7th the one and only Barry Manilow brings his Las Vegas show to the O2 centre. Featuring all his hits, this is a great opportunity in see Barry in London . Show starts at 6.30 pm contact box office for tickets.

No. 4. May 6th till 19th February 2012 Shrek the musical hits the London stage at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. You’ve seen the film now see the stage show. Featuring music from the original movie, this show will be a hit for the whole family. The actor playing the Ogre Shrek, “Nigel Lindsay” is my wife’s cousin. So please go and see the show and give him your support.

No.5. May 11th, 12th, 14th,15th, 17th and 18th Roger waters: The Wall live.
I am sure you all remember that great band Pink Floyd. Well there famous guitarist Roger Waters is performing with his own group of musicians at the O2 centre. This is the chance to see one of the greatest writer performers playing one of his most iconic pieces of rock music ever written. For tickets contact the box office.

No. 6. May 14th The famous FA cup Final takes place at Wembley. With a crowd of over 92,000 roaring fans this is the highlight of the English football season. This year’s final is between Manchester City and Stoke City. With Manchester city having all the big names in there team can Stoke, (who will be making there first ever visit in an FA cup final) pull a surprise and win the Cup for the first time in there history.

No.7. May 24th till the 27th Is the Chelsea Flower show. Held as usual in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. This show is world famous. See the latest trends in gardening in the show gardens, and see how each one has been created with passion and attention to detail by the worlds leading garden designers.
Tickets are £47 and must be booked in advance the show is open from 8 am till 8 pm the last day closes at 4 pm. See web site for details.

No.8 May 26th,27th, 29th and 30th at 7.30 pm
Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood are in concert together at the Albert Hall.
This is quite a rare event so if you are into these rock legends music then this is a concert not to be missed. Tickets are from £45 to £75

N0. 9. May 28th The biggest game in the European calendar takes place at Wembley. The Final of the European Champions League . The two teams for the final have still not been announced for the final, however with Barcelona , Real Madrid , Manchester United and Schalke all still in the mix . The final is guaranteed to be a great match. For tickets contact Wembley box office.

No.10. May 29th England XV v Barbarians Rugby team will be playing a friendly at Twickenham to prepare themselves for there summer Internationals.
All the big name players will be there and it should be a very entertaining game with a great atmosphere. Tickets are from £25 to £40 contact box office for more information

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