London events calendar

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

Welcome to Time Out's London events calendar. In this guide you'll find our hand-picked selection of the best new events that begin this month, next month and indeed every month. From theatre, exhibition and film openings to gigs, festivals and comedy, if it's new, it's here - dive in!

May highlights

  • The Dictator

    Film From Wed May 16

    Re-teaming with director Larry Charles, Sacha Baron-Cohen plays an exiled dictator desperately trying to keep his country free from democracy

May events in London

  • Dark Shadows

    Film Dir Tim Burton, From Fri May 11

    Johnny Depp gets to play one of his favourite characters from childhood in Burton's revamp of th...

  • The Dictator

    Film Dir Larry Charles, From Wed May 16

    Sacha Baron-Cohen plays a dictator in exile who is desperately trying to keep his country free fr...

  • Jimmy Carr - Gagging Order

    Comedy Sat May 18 2013, Brixton Academy

    The sharp, edgy one-liner merchant is back on the road with more gags.

  • Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950

    Museums & Attractions Until Jan 6 2013, V&A

    The redesigned Fashion gallery opens with an exhibition of around 80 ballgowns created by British...

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    FilmRating: 4/5

    Straightaway you know you’re in a film by Wes Anderson. ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ opens with the c...

  • Men In Black III

    Film From Fri May 25

    Agents J and K return to kick alien ass, but plot details are being kept under wraps.

  • Snow White and the Huntsman

    Film From Wed May 30

    As it sounds, this Snow White tale focuses on her relationship with the Huntsman who is ordered t...