Cirque du Soleil
2020 is the year Cirque du Soleil makes its European premiere in London’s Royal Albert Hall. The Mexican-inspired show, Luzia, is a true spectacle, with performances taking place from 12 January to 1 March 2020.
The world famous rugby championship kicks off in February 2020, with various fixtures taking place in London’s immense Twickenham Stadium.
Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh
This exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea showcases a range of artefacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb. Marking the first time some of these incredible items have travelled outside Egypt, this is a truly one-off opportunity. The exhibition is on until 3 May 2020.
A Celebration of Slytherin
Warner Bros. Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter is continuing to create more one-of-a-kind experiences for Harry Potter fans in 2020. One of these is an insight into all things related to Slytherin house, with costumes, props and a specially decorated Great Hall. A Celebration of Slytherin runs from 3 April to 6 September 2020.
Following their latest album – released 55 years after they first started recording music – The Who are playing at London’s Wembley Arena on 8 April 2020. The performance completes the bands arena tour in the UK and is set to be an evening to remember.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
This world renowned annual flower show is a delight for the green-fingered every year, and 2020 is set to have some new features in store too. This includes an Urban Gardens category, and a tranquil enclosed seated space for watching demonstrations by experts. This year’s show is on from 19 to 23 May.
FA Cup Final
Football fans should head to Wembley Stadium on 23 May 2020 for the FA Cup Final – a big day in the UK world of football!
Sunday in the Park with George
This West End show is running at the Savoy Theatre from 11 May to 5 September 2020. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal as the lead, the musical follows the trials and tribulations of two artists called ‘George’.
Queen + Adam Lambert
Legendary band Queen with singer Adam Lambert will be playing The O2 arena on dates between 2 and 21 June 2020. Part of The Rhapsody Tour, this is an amazing opportunity to hear some world famous songs as summer in the city starts to heat up.
Japan: Courts and Culture
Buckingham Palace has a summer opening for the public every year (18 July to 27 September 2020) but this summer will see another special event hosted too. Japan: Courts and Culture will showcase some incredible examples of Japanese Art from the Royal Collection for the first time. The spellbinding exhibition will be held in The Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace from 12 June to 8 November 2020.
Christmas with Il Divo
One of the world’s most famous classical cross-over groups, Il Divo is planning to make December very special in London, with a magical Christmas performance on 12 December 2020 at Wembley Arena.
UEFA Euro 2020
The football season in London is full of activity in 2020, with a number of the UEFA Euro 2020 matches taking place at Wembley Stadium. As well as some matches in the group phase, the semi-finals and final will also be played at Wembley. The tournament runs from 27 June to 12 July 2020.
Pride in London
This LGBTQ+ celebration gets bigger and better every year, with a fortnight packed full of events and celebrations, as well as the main parade itself on Saturday 27 June.
Wimbledon Tennis Championships
The most famous tennis championships in the world take place in the leafy London neighbourhood of Wimbledon from 29 June to 12 July this year. Tennis fans can buy grounds tickets on the day to take in an array of exciting matches on the outer courts.
PAW Patrol Live!
Parents of young children will be snapping up tickets to this show at Wembley Arena on 15 and 16 August 2020. Ryder and his team of pups will be coming to the rescue on the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race – forming a memorable day out for the kids!
The legendary rock band, the Eagles, are coming to Wembley Stadium on 29 and 30 August. Part of the band’s Hotel California tour, these are the only European tour dates they’re playing this year.
This major exhibition at the Tate Modern takes a look at the radical art of Rodin, showcasing incredible clay artefacts that led to the creation of some of his best-known sculptures. Available to visit from 21 October 2020 until 21 February 2021, this is a must for art fans.
Turner’s Modern World
Tate Britain is putting on yet another iconic art exhibition from 28 October 2020 to 7 March 2021. Taking a look at Britain’s most famous painters, Turner’s Modern World provides a closer look at how the innovation of his time was transported into art.
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
This theatre adaptation of the Horace McCoy novel is all about a dance contest in Depression-era America. A truly original and immersive London experience this winter, theatre-goers sitting in some seats will even have the opportunity to take to the dance floor during the show! The production starts on 2 November 2020 and runs until 30 January 2021.
Enjoy a rare chance to see this musical legend live at The O2 on 2 November and 17 December at The O2. Part of his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour, Elton John has announced this will be his final tour.
Tracey Emin/Edvard Munch
Mayfair’s Royal Academy of Arts brings together these two huge names in art in this exhibition that commences on 15 November 2020. A fascinating look at how Munch has inspired Emin, this offers a brilliant new look at the art world.
A much-awaited family event, the West End adaptation of Frozen will come to London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 28 November 2020. The theatre has been undergoing restoration works for several months to create the perfect setting for the modern Disney classic. Tickets go on sale on 6 March 2020.