Londoners look forward to the decline of winter and the advent of the spring season so that they can come out of their forced ‘hibernation’ and enjoy the warm weather and some sunshine. Although you may still need a light coat and umbrella in case it rains as London’s weather is most unpredictable, a plethora of events are on the cards in May. The half-term holiday also comes up at the end of May giving children opportunity to visit family-friendly attractions and take part in many outdoor activities.
The top picks for London in May include the following
RHS Chelsea Flower Show: This prestigious, annual show is so popular that it sells out in advance as most Londoners and visitors wish to see vivid floral displays and innovative show gardens on display. This garden show, formally known as the Great Spring Show, is held for five days in May in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea. It has been the most famous flower and landscape gardens show in the UK ever since it started in 1912. The highlights of the show, that attracts visitors from across the globe, include the avant-garde show gardens designed by famous and leading names. It also features smaller gardens such as the Artisan and Urban Gardens.
If you truly wish to enjoy your stay while visiting London for business or for pleasure, the best option is to stay at Park Grand Paddington as you can get to stay in a most comfortable room with best facilities at affordable cost and be located close to most of your places of interest.
Affordable Art Fair: Art Fairs take place in London all through the year, ranging from the big ones like Frieze to the smaller, more intimate ones providing enough culture for everyone. The ones in the spring that most people look out for are the popular fair pop ups such as the Affordable Art Fair that takes place in Battersea this spring. The fair displays carefully curated selection featuring work from more than 100 galleries. It is located at a short walking distance from Battersea Park The Affordable Art Fair pops up again in Hampstead in May.
It is possible to enjoy a luxurious stay in a top London hotel at an affordable cost if you try and avail of London Hotels Special Offers as these provide attractive discounts on room rates as well as many freebies.
Theatre Galore – See the Best Shows in London! In the month of May, you can see the best plays and musicals in the West End and beyond ranging from Hamilton to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The various shows include The York Realist, Five Guys named Moe, Girl from the North Country, Network, Harold and Mande, Summer and Smoke, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Long Day’s Journey into Night and many more.
Peckham Rye Music Festival: This is an independent celebration of Peckham’s music scene that brings together local artists, labels and record shops as well as headline acts from all over the world. It is returning for the third year in 2018 in Copeland Park where another stage has been added. The line-up boasts some excellent leftfield and alternative names including some local south-east London talent, covering anything from funk to dub to house and much more.