What’s on in London for May 2015

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Welcome to the start of London’s summer season. Lots of Music, Sport, Theatre and various special events for you to enjoy. This month some of the biggest music stars, past and present, will be performing live in London. Paul McCartney, Mark Knofler, The Beach Boys and the legendry Fleetwood Mac all playing at venues around the capital. This month is the soccer FA cup Final, possibly the most famous club soccer trophy in the world. So if you are visiting London in May you have picked a great time to come. Listed below are our top ten events for the month, we can now help provide tickets and VIP transport for all the attractions listed and more, so if you want help please do not hesitate to contact us.

No 1. 1st to 2nd May “European Rugby Challenge Cup and Champions Cup Finals 2015″atTwickenham. The Challenge Cup final will be played at the Twickenham Stoop on Friday 1 May 2015, with the showpiece Champions Cup decider staged at the iconic Twickenham Stadium the following day.Tickets are on sale now. Don’t miss out on one of Europe’s great sporting weekends!

No 2. 7th May till 27th September 2015 “London Wonderground “at Southbank Centre. The magnificently quirky London Wonderground returns with cabaret, music, circus and strange curiosities. Catch some of the hottest acts on the alternative scene, as London Wonderground returns to the Southbank Centre for another summer of fun.Showcasing top talent on the cabaret and burlesque circuit, with a few established names thrown in for good measure, this companion to the nearby Udderbelly festival is set within a charming 1920s-style Spiegeltent. Among the treats is Between the Sheets: An Intimate Cabaret, where you’re welcomed into Miss Polly Rae’s boudoir for a hilariously risqué comedy romp. Marvel at street performers, crazed musicians and comedy acrobats at The Black Cat Cabaret, inspired by the Absinthe-selling venues of Montmartre. Don’t miss dark and troubling cabaret inspired by David Lynch in The Double R Club; while Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School provides an interactive art lesson quite unlike any other.The line-up of acts is topped-off by laughs from the gloriously satirical Al Murray and his Pub Landlord’s Southbank Saloon, and ingenious beatbox sounds from Shlomo.With bars, food stalls and rides alongside the wealth of performances, London Wonderground offers some of the best night-time entertainment during the summer months.

No. 3. 9th May till 18th July “Death Of A Salesman” at Noel Coward Theatre. Following their performances as Falstaff and Prince Hal in Henry IV Parts I & II(2014/15), Antony Sher and Alex Hassell play Willy Loman and his son Biff. Arthur Miller’s 1949 play, Death of a Salesman is surely the greatest American tragedy ever written. Directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran, this production celebrates the centenary of Miller’s birth. Prices Adult Ticket: £10.00 to £57.50 per ticket.

No.4. 19th till 23rd May “RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015” at London’s Royal Hospital Chelsea. Every year the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea are transformed into show gardens, inspirational small gardens and vibrant horticultural displays for the world’s most famous flower show.The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is attended by more than 150,000 visitors each year. Tickets sell out quickly and must be purchased in advance, so book now to avoid disappointment.The show has become an important venue for watching emerging gardening trends. New plants are launched and the popularity of older varieties are revived. It’s the garden design equivalent of Paris Fashion Week and is staged in one of London’s most charming and affluent neighbourhoods.This year’s show includes the first concept garden from famous department store, Harrods. The Fragrance Garden designed by Sheena Seeks is a celebration of fragrance through flowers. There is also a perfumed theme from L’Occitane, with their A Perfumer’s Garden in Grasse, which reflects the renaissance of the perfume industry in the French town. Another highlight is the inaugural garden from charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer, which draws on inspiration from the genetic research and breakthroughs in the treatment of the illness. The garden, based around a DNA double helix shape, is created by award-winning designer Ruth Willmott, who lost her sister-in-law to breast cancer last year. Rural traditions are also honoured at this year’s show. A Trugmaker’s Garden, designed by Serena Fremantle and Tina Vallis, pays homage to Sussex trugmakers who are keeping alive the skills in making the hand-woven baskets. Alongside the gardens, you’ll find a host of retailers who are returning with their garden goodies, outdoor products and green-fingered advice.

No.5. 22nd May “Mark Knopfler and Band” at The O2. The veteran “Dire Straights” guitarist and his band perform songs from his album Tracker. Prices:Adult Ticket: £53.00 to £64.00 per ticket

No.6.   23rd and 24th May “Paul McCartney”at The O2. Legendary ex Beatle returns to the UK with his incredible On The Run tour. The former Mop head comes to London to perform some of the greatest songs of the last 50 years, many of which have shaped the soundtrack of our lives. Fans can expect to hear all their favourite tracks as well as original material from Paul’s recent studio album New. Prices: Adult Ticket: £53.50 to £140.75 per ticket

No.7. 20th to 24th May “RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014”. Come and experience the world’s greatest flower show at London’s Royal Hospital Chelsea. Every year the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea are transformed into show gardens, inspirational small gardens and vibrant horticultural displays for the world’s most famous flower show. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is attended by 157,000 visitors each year. Tickets sell out quickly and must be purchased in advance.

No. 8. 27th and 28th May “Fleetwood Mac: On With The Show Tour” at The O2. The British-American band return, this time with Christine McVie. The iconic, British-American combo return for a nationwide tour, welcoming back former member, singer-songwriter, Christine McVie, after a sixteen-year hiatus. Prices:Adult Ticket:£58.00 to £140.25 per ticket

No.9. 30th and 31st May “The Beach Boys” at Royal Albert Hall. This legendary surf-pop band from America are back in London performing their many hits. Prices: Adult Ticket:£33.10 to £58.60 per ticket.

No.10.   30th May “FA Cup Final” at Wembley stadium. The FA Cup is English Football’s biggest competition. Whether you’re right there at Wembley Stadium or catching the action live in one of many locations throughout London, it’s one of the sporting events of the year! If you’re lucky enough to get tickets to the event, you’re in for a real treat – watching a moment of English football history from the stands at the iconic Wembley Stadium.

Those who choose to watch the match on TV are spoilt for choice in London. If you fancy a pint with your football, why not soak up the atmosphere in a traditional English pub while watching the game? Perhaps you’d prefer to watch in one of London’s dedicated sports bars. It’s an experience you’ll savour for years to come. For those not so keen on seeing the game: a hot tip is to hit the shops – they’re usually nice and quiet during the match!

The FA Cup is the oldest and longest-running football (soccer) competition in the world.It was first held in 1871-72 with entries from 15 clubs. Since then the FA Cup has grown considerably – 763 teams entered the competition last year.

The FA Cup Final was traditionally played at London’s Wembley Stadium but extensive renovations to the venue meant it was held in Wales at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium from 2001-2006. In 2007, the FA Cup final returned to Wembley Stadium.

 

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