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Your month-by-month guide to the biggest and best new events in London

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Welcome to our guide to the biggest and best new openings in London. Check out the months below to see our hand-picked selection of the best new events beginning this month, next month and even further ahead. From theatre, exhibition and film openings to gigs, festivals and comedy shows, if it's new, it's here - go on, dive in!

London's biggest events by month

April

As the weather picks up (here's hoping) look forward to spring walks, egg hunting and a basket load of chocolate

SEE WHAT'S ON IN APRIL

May

It's spring time and the capital is positively blooming – here's how to make the most of May in London

SEE WHAT'S ON IN MAY

June

If the weather fails us, there are plenty of red-hot events happening in the capital to put a smile your face this June

SEE WHAT'S ON IN JUNE

July

Summer may be in full swing but July's set to get even hotter with the arrival of more scorching events, gigs and festivals

SEE WHAT'S ON IN JULY


Upcoming dates for your diary

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

The 120 works on display here will be amongst the best you will see in this country this year

  1. Thu Apr 17 - Sun Sep 7

Easter weekend

The first bank holiday weekend of the year, get your diary and get planning a cracking Easter holiday now

  1. Fri Apr 18 – Mon Apr 21

Record Store Day

The capital's independent record shops come together to celebrate Record Store Day this April

  1. Sat Apr 19

Christathon

Worship at the altar of the pint on this Easter pub crawl for which participants dress as Jesus for charity

  1. Sun Apr 20

Letters Live

The likes of Catilin Moran and James Rhodes read some history's most impressives letters including Ghandi's request for peace to Hitler

  1. Wed Apr 23

Pick Me Up 2014

Snap up drawings and prints by artists, creative groups and galleries from all over the world

  1. Thu Apr 24 - Mon May 5

Electric Run

This fun-run come light show sees participants wear glow sticks and make their way around a neon, glowing course

  1. Sat Apr 26

Rumble in the Jumble

The Music Circle, part of Annie Lennox's Circle initiative with Oxfam, is back to host another jumble full of fashion, music and vintage gems

  1. Sat Apr 26

Canalway Cavalcade

This colourful gathering of canal boats organised by volunteers from Inland Waterways Association makes a great family outing

  1. Sat May 3 - Mon May 5

Wedding dresses 1775-2014

Take a look at two centuries of meringue design, at the V&A's crowd-pleasing Spring exhibition of wedding dresses

  1. Sat May 3 - Sun Mar 15

Streetfest

This festival of street culture features performance art, live urban music, film, dance, fashion and sport

  1. Sun May 4

Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival

The annual Covent Garden May Fayre & Puppet Festival brings together Punch and Judy professors from around the country

  1. Sun May 11

Museums at Night

Museums at Night is a series of after-hours events at some of the capital's biggest museums and quirky attractions

  1. Thu May 15 – Sat May 17

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

It may seem a bit early to fill in your diary for May but planning is essential as tickets for Chelsea sell out in advance every year

  1. Tue May 20 - Sat May 24

Cirque du Soleil: Dralion

Despite having a done a 15 year-run across the globe, this is the first time this show is performed in the UK

  1. Wed Jun 4 - Sun Jun 8

Field Day

The leftfield festival returns for another year – and it's a one-dayer no longer: Field Day 2014 will take up a whole weekend

  1. Sat Jun 7 - Sun Jun 8

Last chance events in the capital

  1. Science Museum Exhibition Rd, SW7 2DD
  2. Wed Apr 16 - Tue Aug 12
More info
  1. Firepower: Royal Artillery Museum The Royal Arsenal, Warren Lane, SE18 6ST
  2. Wed Apr 16 - Sat Apr 19
More info
  1. V&A Cromwell Rd, SW7 2RL
  2. Sat Apr 19
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chloe
chloe

Don't forget The Legends of Darts Masters at Indig02 a must see!

gift sithole
gift sithole

we have play like people to see in theatre evensts plz

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