In London, May means it is time to venture into the great outdoor activities and fun in the city, as well as start soaking up everything that it has to offer. You will never run out of something to do or somewhere to go in May in London, whether it is just visiting a city farm, going to a rooftop bar or strolling around the best parks in the city.
If you are new and don’t know exactly where to go or what activity to involve in, here are some of the most amazing events in London in May you should never miss.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
You will certainly be dazzled by vibrant, colourful flowers and remarkable garden designs at one of the most prestigious and greatest flower shows in the world, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea are transformed with breathtaking horticultural displays of the flower show you will witness this May. World-renowned florists, nurseries, plants specialists and garden designers come together each year to show off state-of-the-art floral exhibits and garden designs.
Museums at Night
Explore history, heritage and art this May with Museums at Night events that happen across over thirty venues in London. Each year, major heritage sites, historic properties and museums, including cultural venues, participate in this nationwide festival that happens in May and October.
If you are into a festival of al-fresco drinking and eating and live entertainment, then Underbelly Festival in South Bank is the ideal event in London this May that you will certainly enjoy. This unique festival features affordable circus, cabaret, music, comedy, theatre and even children’s show. There is also a festival site that everyone can go into for free to enjoy food from the riverside vendors and take advantage of delicious drinks at one of the biggest outdoor bars in London.
London Craft Week
If you are into authentic crafts, then this week-long festival in London is the best event for you. Specialty shops and famous galleries will host events, showcasing exciting new talents and ancient skills that cover fashion, design, art and jewellery. For this month, the program brings together over 230 events from all over the world, fusing design, making, art, luxury, shopping, culture, food and more.
If you are into photography, then you better experience the best and most amazing contemporary photography from across the world, as eighty-seven galleries from seventeen different countries gather together for this event this May at Somerset House. Emerging galleries and the leading institutions from Hong Kong, Berlin, New York and Paris are joined by the city’s own in showcasing work from some of the most incredible photography talents today.
There’s no doubt to say that May in London is a fun-packed month with all the different events and festivals to be part of and enjoy. Bring along your friends, family and loved ones or just cruise around by yourself and get entertained wherever you may go in the city.