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8 fun things to do in London in May

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Apr 28

May gives us lots of reasons to be excited about. With the promise of better weather (we can but hope!) and plenty of bank holidays meaning extra-long weekends for many of us, we’re pretty ready to get some fun things down in the diary to look forward to. If you’re looking for some fun things to do in London in May, read on…

8 fun things to do in London in May

1. Attend Chelsea Flower Show: 22nd-27th May

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First up on our list of 10 fun things to do in London in May is book some tickets for the famous Chelsea Flower Show. With beautifully curated gardens and the chance for an afternoon tea, it’s the perfect way to spend a day especially if you’ve green fingers. Make a full day of it and take a mooch down the King’s Road in Chelsea to see Chelsea in Bloom. With plenty of shop-fronts taking part, you can tour around their magnificent displays for free.

2. Watch the Kings Coronation on a big screen: 6th May

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The big talking point of May is of course the reason we’re having an extra bank holiday…King Charles Coronation! Head to a park with some friends or family with a picnic in tow and pull up a blanket to settle in and watch on many of London’s big screens where they’ll be streaming live.

3. Attend a Eurovision screening: 10th-13th May

If you’re looking for fun things to do in London in May, you’re in for a treat. If you weren’t lucky enough to bag some tickets to the Eurovision finals, fear not! You can attend plenty of brilliant Eurovision screenings around London. Result!

4. Pub In The Park: 12-14th May

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Calling all pub-goers! Pub in The Park is back, the biggest food and music festival in the UK. Created by famous chef, Tom Kerridge, each festival celebrates all there is to love about a good ol’ pub – delicious food made by talented chefs, great live music and of course some booze to boot!

5. Sky high yoga session at O2: 13th-14th May

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To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, O2 are bringing back their sky-high yoga classes. Hosted by the one and only Lucy Sesto, The Body Coach’s yoga instructor, we think there’s no better way to start your day calm and collected and with unbeatable views too. All proceeds are donated to the charity YoungMinds.

6. Book tickets for UK Asian Film Festival: From 4th May

Celebrate the richness of South Asian culture through the art of film at Tongues on Fire’s UK Asian Film Festival. With a variety of screenings and Q&As with actors and actresses, there’s plenty of independent films to enjoy throughout May.

7. Visit Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

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Next up on our list of fun things to do in London is May is to watch one of the performances at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. With an incredible setting like no other, watch the sunset as you indulge in the varied productions showcasing this summer. One to cross off the bucketlist!

8. Visit London Craft Week: 8th – 14th May

Lover of unique arts and crafts? Head to London Craft Week to experience over 750 outstanding British and international creators showcase a selection of crafts. Why not take part in some of their workshops where you can get hands on and learn something new!

We hope this has inspired you to book up one of these fun things to do in London in May! Have something else planned? Let us know in the comments!

P.S. Don’t miss our very own Martha Brook IG live with author Emily Henry, who’ll be revealing all about her brand-new book, Happy Place, on Tuesday 2nd May at 8pm GMT.

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