When summer hits the city of London, it is hard to resist from going out and soaking up the ambiance that the city has to offer. Whether it is a cultural event or a food festival that you are seeking, London has you covered with an extensive line-up of events coming up in May. Don’t forget to book cheap coach hire for a convenient commute to these event venues!
London Craft Week
Showcasing exceptional craftsmanship from 3rd to 7th of May, the London Craft Week will witness galleries across the city, hosting workshops that showcase all sorts of talents from new techniques to ancient skills, bringing together more than 230 events from all across the globe. This includes everything from shopping and culture to food and luxury, along with art and fashion to design and making. Apart from the bustling workshops, there will be events like Mulberry leatherworking, LEGO mosaic masterclass and a Savile Rowe Exhibition.
Praiseworthy acting, along with throbbing English sausage by Charles II and sexual innuendoes is going to be the flavour from 2nd to 13th of May, as the new play by Jessica Swale will plot the ascent of Nell Gwynn, who first traded here body, then fruits, and ended up being the favourite mistress of the King and a celebrated actress. There will be heaps of live music, myriad of sly winks and a scene with a dig. There is also a feminist angle to this production, as you watch Neil as a woman who cannot afford to be herself.
The Tweed Run
Known to be one of the most eccentric bike rides in London, the Tweed Run is back this year for its 9th annual ride on the 6th of May. This exciting event demands a participant to put on their best tweed attire and set himself on a 12-mile journey across some of the hidden gems in the city, starting from Clerkenwell. Along the way, you can take a picnic break in the park, or enjoy some BBQ and cocktails at the finishing line, as you end up at a beautiful park.
From 12th to 14th of May, the Old Truman Brewery will be hosting a wellbeing festival aimed at helping you achieve a balanced lifestyle. This is an ideal occasion to dip your toe in a pool of wellbeing, as you meet people behind Barry’s Bootcamp, collision style workouts and exceptional Barre classes. There will be live cooking demonstrations to give you a practical device on making healthy food. Then you have travel expert advice on yoga, kayaking and hiking. It doesn’t matter whether you are a fitness fanatic or not, you are sure to find these swanky exercises worth a try.
Museums at Night
Explore history, heritage and arts, with Museums at Night event to be held across more than 30 venues in the city, with its first wing in May, from 17th to 20th. This biannual nationwide festival takes place at historic properties, heritage sites, cultural venues and major museums. Engage in a range of activities, enjoy live performances and discover new exhibitions. There will be Renaissance themed workshops and Life drawing experiences, as you travel back in time to a Victorian variety. Don your finest attire dating back to the 60s, as you are entertained with music, workshops, talks and displays.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017
Being one of the most prestigious flower shows in the world, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from 23rd to 27th of May, will brim with amazing horticultural exhibits, innovative garden designs and colourful flowers. The grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea will be transformed into stunning displays of horticulture. Some of the world-renowned florist, plant specialists and garden designers come under one roof to show off cutting edge designs and floral exhibitions. Discover some of the rarest plants and flowers, as you witness creative floral artworks and sculptures.
We Are FSTVL
In the recent past, We Are FSTVL has emerged as one of the top dance festivals of this generation. This high-octane event is returning back to the city for a 2-day schedule from 26th to 28th of May, boasting another world class line up of DJs, undergrounders and hot rising talents. The main ingredient of the show will be house mix and techno, along with bass and garage of all shapes and sizes.