The Eurovision song contest final is upon us, and is one of the most watched singing contests on the planet, with 183 million people tuning in back in 2021.
Eurovision can launch careers, and brings together the whole continent for a night of singing and high quality performances.
Traditionally a night spent in the comfort of your own home with family, loved ones and friends, some people choose to go out and watch the show, with some venues in London doing special screenings of the event.
When is the Eurovision contest 2022?
The show is entering its final stage, and the 66th Eurovision Song Contest 2022 final is on Saturday, 14 May 2022.
Where is the Eurovision Song Contest 2022?
It is to be held in Turin, Italy, and is being held there due to the country winning the 2021 edition with their song "Zitti e buoni" by Måneskin.
Where can I watch it?
If you choose to watch it in your home, the show is being broadcasted live on TV, and will be available to watch on BBC One, and is also available on BBC iPlayer.
The show is set to begin live on TV at 8pm, and will be presented by Eurovision veteran Graham Norton until the show ends at around midnight.
Where can I watch it in London?
To mark the Eurovision Song Contest in London, some bars and other venues will be screening the event live.
The Nordic Bar in Fitzrovia is hosting a screening night with the action in Turin shown on screens located all around the venue, with the event starting at 5pm and ending at 2am.
Tickets can be purchased directly from the venue itself, and a bottle of beer and a cocktail is included in your ticket to start the night off correctly.
Throughout the night, the bar will also be doing plenty of drinks deals and multiple sing-alongs.
25 Newman St, London W1T 1PN, nordicbar.com
The 2 Brewers
To celebrate the night of Eurovision, The 2 Brewers is hosting not one, but two events with the first event including a very special guest.
Live on their stage, the 2018 Eurovision contestant SuRie performing live on their stage. This event is free, with no booking required and is taking place on Friday, 13 May 2022.
And then, from 5pm to 4am, the show is being hosted on the big screen by Mrs Moore & Marsha Mallow, with the screening starting at 8pm.
Again, no booking or tickets required, just turn up early to avoid queues, with voting sheets and decorations being provided by the venue.
114 Clapham High Street, London, SW4, www.the2brewers.com/eurovision-2022
Phoenix Arts Club
Like the previous event, the Phoenix Arts Club is hosting two events throughout the day, both dedicated to Eurovision.
The first event is a Eurovision themed bottomless brunch, with cabaret shows happening simultaneously. Free-flowing cocktails & bubbly for two hours prior to the main event.
And then the final event will be showcasing the live Eurovision final, with the event starting at 6:30pm until late.
Tickets can be purchased on the website.
1 Phoenix St, London WC2H 8BU, phoenixartsclub.com
Rio Cinema Dalston
Doors to the Rio open at 6:00pm, so arrive early and sample the Eurovision themed drinks, with three bars open all night and Italian arancini balls on sale throughout the evening.
Fancy yourself as a decent singer? A Eurovision Karaoke competition kicks off at 7:00pm where someone will be crowned Eurovision Karaoke Champion 2022.
Then the main event will be shown on a massive 25ft screen.
Tickets for this event are sold out, with only disabled and companion seats left. However, you can sign up to the waiting list, and you will be notified if any tickets become available.
Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High St, London, E8 2PB, www.eurovisionpartylondon.com