Ready for Enjoying London in May 2022? Find Out What to Do

  • 27 April, 2022
  • londonbackpackers
Ready for Enjoying London in May 2022? Find Out What to Do

The light breeze. The fragrance of flowers. London knows how to dress for spring as well. From wicked witches from Oz to space experiences… there’s something for everyone.

The best part? It’s easier than ever to plan your itinerary so you don’t miss anything. How? Staying at one of the best budget hostels in London.

London Backpackers, our central London hostel, is the answer you’re looking for. Discover a bus stop and a tube station within a minute’s walk… and enjoy the London spring without wasting time.

Take a look at what’s in store for you in May in London.


My Fair Lady

• Where: At the London Coliseum
• When: From 7 May
• Price: From £24

The Bridgerton? I don’t know them. Join Eliza Doolittle in her journey to become a high society lady…in six months!

Grease The Musical

• Where: At Dominion Theatre
• When: From 3 May
• Price: From £18

Sandy and Danny, the eternal summer love story. We’re in the middle of spring, that’s true, but that won’t stop us from enjoying this musical classic in May.

Tango After Dark

• Where: At the Peacock Theatre
• When: From 26 May
• Price: No information yet

German Cornejo and his dance company will enchant you in London. Prepare for an unforgettable evening with Astor Piazzolla’s music!

The Book of Mormon

• Where: At the Prince of Wales Theatre
• When: Until 23 July 2022
• Price: From £24

From the creators of South Park, enjoy this hilarious story about Mormonism. Join the odyssey of two young Mormon missionaries, Elder Price and Elder Cunningham!


• Where: At the Apollo Victoria
• When: Until 27 November
• Price: From £24

Discover the Wizard of Oz’s untold story of the Wicked Witch of the West. And Glinda will teach you how to be the most popular! What else can you ask for?

Life of Pi

• Where: At Wyndham’s Theatre
• When: Until 4 September
• Price: From £24

Set out on a magical adventure based on Yann Martel’s novel. Pi, a young boy stranded on a single lifeboat, travels along with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan, and a hungry Bengal tiger.


Eid Festival

• Where: At Trafalgar Square
• When: 7 May
• Price: Free

Everyone is welcome to attend the celebration of Ramadan’s end! Gather your family and friends and enjoy this lively festival together.

ABBA Voyage

• Where: At Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
• When: 27 May – 30 May
• Price: From £131

After 40 years, ABBA returns with cutting-edge technology. Enjoy this hologram concert featuring the beloved Swedish group’s classics.

London Whisky Tasting Festival

• Where: At the Kia Oval
• When: 14 May – 15 May
• Price: From £50

The 2022 London Whisky Weekender is here! Are you a whiskey lover? So, take note. This tasting festival will feature whiskeys from Scotland… as well as whiskeys from the world’s best distilleries, including India, Japan, the United States, and, of course, England!

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

• Where: At the Royal Hospital Chelsea
• When: 24 May-28 May
• Price: From £40.85 to £85.85 per-ticket

This lovely horticultural display is a fitting tribute to spring. The theme for this year is wild and natural. Expect to see gardens bursting at the seams with native plants and naturalistic designs.

Ilan Eshkeri’s Space Station Earth

• Where: At the Royal Albert Hall
• When: 15 May
• Price: From £20.50 to £48.00

Did you also dream of being an astronaut? You can now experience space through the eyes of Ilan Eshkeri.


Our Time on Earth

• Where: At the Barbican
• When: 5 May-29 Aug
• Price: From £18

Nature and technology work together to provide a unique perspective on our beloved planet. Art, science and activism are the ingredients of this exhibition.

Somerset House Photo London

• Where: At Somerset House’s
• When: 12 May-15 May
• Price: From £19

Galleries from the United States, Japan, Germany, Italy, and more join forces in this exhibition. Visitors will be treated to some of the best content in contemporary global photography.

Rainbow art at Pip & Pop

• Where: At Kew Garden’s
• When: 21 May-5 Mar
• Price: Included with entry to the Gardens

The title of this vibrant art exhibition is “When Flowers Dream.” Tanya Schultz (a.k.a. Pip & Pop) transformed sugar, candy, and various craft materials into art.

Cornelia Parker

• Where: At Tate Britain
• When: 18 May-16 Oct
• Price: From £16 / Free for Members

Cornelia Parker, one of Britain’s most beloved artists, is exhibiting new work at the Tate. Discover her films, paintings, and drawings… and be surprised by how she uses everyday objects “to question our relationship with the world.”

Japan: Courts and Culture

• Where: At the Queen’s Gallery
• When: Until 26 Feb 2023
• Price: £17.00

A journey through the 300-year diplomatic, cultural, and artistic ties between the royal and imperial families of the British and Japan. Discover everything from samurai armour to priceless art objects.


eSkootr Championship

• Where: At Printworks
• When: 13 May-14 May
• Price: £10

Feel the rush of adrenaline and the roar of the engine. eSkootr Championship is the world’s first electric scooter racing series.

Men’s FA Cup Final 2022

• Where: At Wembley stadium
• When: 14 May
• Price: Packages from £1399 per person

Who will take home the trophy this year? Will Chelsea win, or will Klopp’s Reds take the trophy to Liverpool? Discover the game’s final from Wembley stadium. And if you can’t find a ticket, don’t forget that you can watch the game on television in any pub.

Women’s FA Cup Final 2022

• Where: At Wembley stadium
• When: 15 May
• Price: £39

Do you already have one of the most important women’s football events on your calendar? Chelsea and Manchester City will fight for the trophy. You can watch the game at Wembley Stadium or on TV in any pub.

Definitely, You Are Ready

Backpackers hostel London will be your best ally this spring in the city. Among our amenities are free WI-FI, bedding and bag storage, as well as access to a TV lounge and games room. With London backpacking, you can ensure a more affordable trip and greater flexibility, allowing you to attend all of the May events that interest you the most.

Spring has never been easier to savour thanks to UK hostels. Discover more on our website and book your hostel in London.

(pssst… Because May 2 is a bank holiday, the Early May Bank Holiday, there’s no reason not to visit the capital. So, grab your backpack and come enjoy one of the best youth hostels in London.)

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