Can you believe we’re already one quarter of our way through 2018? Time flies when you’re having fun! If, like us, you’re in the mood for making May the best month yet, you’ll want to read our top events coming up in the capital this month. From the Chelsea Flower show to a 5k Pizza Run, we’ve found something for everyone.
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Royal Hospital Road
Royal Hospital Chelsea
Tuesday – Friday (22 – 25 May) : 8am – 8pm
Saturday (26 May) : 8am – 5.30pm*
*Each year at 4pm on the last day of the show, the plant sell-off begins.
Nearest Tube: Sloane Square
Back in full bloom for another year, RBS Chelsea Flower show is arguably the greatest celebration of all things ‘garden’ in the UK. During the 5-day show held by the Royal Horticultural Society, you’ll take a walk through several breath-taking exhibits, from gardens to enhance wellbeing to some of the best nurseries in the world featured in the Great Pavilion. This is the ultimate place for the green-fingered folk to discover the plant trends of 2018, and pick up some ideas to try at home for yourselves! You’ll need to book tickets, so nab yours here today.
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50 Porters Walk
3rd May – 16th September 2018
Nearest Station: Shadwell. One stop on the DLR from Bank.
We’re looking forward to the opening of Tobacco Dock in Wapping this year! This fab space is host to many events, including one we particularly love – Skylight. Situated on the rooftops of Tobacco Dock and rather uniquely in a former carpark (it’s legal, don’t worry!), Skylight is a rooftop playground for Londoners. The Wapping venue will be home to 3 floors of bars serving up delicious street food and a few games of croquet whilst looking out at the sunset views over London. New for this year, indoor and outdoor screens will play the highly anticipated Royal Wedding on May 19th, along with screenings of the World Cup and Wimbledon matches – the perfect way to enjoy a beer with your buddies. Entry to Skylight is free, but groups of 10 or more can choose to pre-book tables, pre-order drinks or book court games here.
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190 City Road
Mon – Wed: 5pm – 11pm
Thurs: 12pm – 11pm
Fri/Sat: 12pm – 1am
Tube: Old Street
There’s no need to wait until Oktoberfest…the Spring Festival at Bavarian Beerhouse arrives on May 3rd – May 5th! Enjoy a whole weekend of Oompah music, dance and plenty of German beer (served up in steins, of course). There’s also a wide range of German food to tuck into including traditional sausage platters with Schnitzel, Frankfurter and Bratwurst. If this sounds like a delicious weekend, have a peek at their full a-la-carte menu here. The Spring Festival is here for one weekend only and a small entrance fee of £5 applies on Friday and Saturday. But don’t worry, this entrance fee includes a shot of Jaeger to get the party started! Pre-bookings are mandatory, so reserve your spot to avoid disappointment here.
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Mental Health Awareness Week
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Tube: Hackney Wick/ Stratford
To raise awareness and provide support this Mental Health Awareness week, Here East are running a series of free events, workshops and fitness classes throughout the week. A fun way to boost your energy for the week would be to take part in the free Boxfit session, a high intensity, full body workout. You can sign up for your free place here. Or perhaps you’re looking to learn more about boosting your wellbeing with herbal teas? Here East are hosting a free herbal tea blending session where you can have a go at making your own, signature bags. Feel free to drop by on Tuesday 15th May between 12:30 and 2pm. For a full list of events to take part in see their website here.
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London. Map to be announced soon!
Sunday 20th May, 11:30am
Love pizza? Love running? Love raising money for charity? Imagine an event combining all three… A first of its kind in Europe, Pizza Run is taking place in London this May 20th. A 5k run where you can pick up slices of pizza along the way (or choose to enjoy it at the end!) as your reward for all of the hard work. It’s certainly a 5k with a difference. Afterwards, the party really starts – enjoy an after party DJ, dance with friends and meet other runners, and of course tuck in to plenty more pizza! Expect to see plenty of fancy dress there too, it’s certainly a day you’ll remember. Sign up for the race here today.
What will you get up to in London this May? Let us know and comment below!