What's hot in London this weekend?

  • Category: Music & Theatre
  • Dates: Friday, 03 May 2013 to Monday, 06 May 2013

Whether they are fans of music, theatre or other cultural pursuits, people booking a luxury London hotel break this coming bank holiday weekend ought to find plenty to entertain them.

Between My 3rd and 6th, some big-name stars will be performing live in the capital, with perhaps the biggest of these being R'n'B superstar Beyonce, who is bringing her Mrs Carter Show world tour to the O2 Arena.

More than one million fans watched the beloved entertainer's last world tour three years ago, meaning tickets are sure to be in high demand.

Meanwhile, the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire will be hosting a concert from the popular British boy band Blue, while the Hammersmith Apollo plays host to a solo show by West End legend Michael Ball.

Lovers of theatre will also be well catered for by a host of new shows, including a production of Harold Pinter's tragicomedy The Hothouse at Trafalgar Studios starring John Simm, Simon Russell Beale and Harry Melling.

At the London Coliseum, Jonathan Miller's adaptation of Puccini's La Boheme is starting a new run, while Zoe Wanamaker is set to star in Peter Nichols' black comedy Passion Play at the Duke Of York Theatre.

Elsewhere, London visitors may wish to catch a screening of a new movie at the Sci-Fi-London Film Festival, or sample some delicious eats at the Real Food Festival at the Southbank Centre.

Families can also check out Walking with Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular at Wembley Arena, which uses amazing animatronics to bring prehistoric beasts to life on stage.

Finally, Westminster Abbey is launching a new exhibition called Coronation!, which showcases amazing images taken of the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II, while also shedding light on how the historic abbey typically prepares itself for coronation day.

Book a Mayfair Weekends deal at The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel and attend any of these events, while also receiving a bottle of Champagne, afternoon tea for two and full English breakfasts each day.