Can you believe it’s May already?! Us neither, but we’re more than ready for the two bank holidays we’re blessed with! With longer days, better weather and a number of events popping up across London, we’re raring to go! Fingers crossed for some warm days and lots of sun, because you’re not going to want to miss out on our line-up of brilliant things you can get up to in the capital this May.
Brixton Beer and Bread Festival
Brixton Windmill, Blenheim Gardens, SW2 5EU
Your first bank holiday just got ticked off, as the Brixton Windmill is hosting a Beer and Bread Festival in partnership with Brixton Brewery. Featuring craft goods from a number of local bakeries and breweries, we certainly wouldn’t turn down an afternoon of beer and bread sampling – plus, entry is totally free! With a combination of beers on tap as well as bottled beers, live music and the launch of Brixton Windmill’s very own flour, this promises to be a lovely community event to enjoy.
Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX
5 May – 25 September
Returning for its fifth year, the playground for the people is back! London Wonderground opens just in time for the first weekend of May in the grounds of London’s Southbank. With a summer-long programme jam-packed with circus acts, cabaret and a whole lot of eccentric family entertainment, it’d be tough not to have a brilliant summer’s night spent here. Stop by for a drink or a bite to eat, and jump on the 60-metre high Star Flyer for a ride above the city’s rooftops if you’re feeling brave! More information can be found here.
Image: Nick Cook
Museums at Night
11 – 14 May
Are you one of the city’s culturally curious, but never get a chance to visit London’s array of internationally-acclaimed museums? Museums at Night is returning this May, with four evenings of lively events to experience the capital’s greatest museums after hours. From the National History Museum to the Tate Modern, check out the events and celebrate our diverse heritage by wandering the cultural gems of our city at night.
Junkyard Golf Club
Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 6QL
12 May – 15 August
A new addition to east London this May, Junkyard Golf Club is pitching up for you to enjoy. The craziest crazy golf you’ll ever witness, the various golf courses are made from a whole pile of junk, car boot booty and charity shop goods! So get ready to get those golf balls swinging through bits of boats, pipes, houses, speed boats and up and down slides! To top it off there’ll be four bars, banging cocktails and street food to die for. Book now!
Image: David Jensen
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Regent’s Park, NW1 4NR
13 May – 17 September
Once Regent’s Park opens its outdoor theatre in May, it truly feels like summer has begun in the city! This year the Open Air Theatre opens its season with Running Wild, an adaption of a beautifully heartbreaking story of love, loss, loyalty and living for the moment. Billed as the largest-scale production ever to grace the stage at the Open Air Theatre, it’s one not to be missed! The surroundings of Regents Park coupled with the summer atmosphere of the auditorium make for the ideal night of theatergoing. See the full production list for this summer, here.
Spin – The Cycling Festival
Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 6QL
20 – 22 May
Are you part of London’s ever-growing cycling commuter community? This cycling festival in the city will be right up your street, exhibiting the bicycle world’s most innovative creators, makers and experts. From brands to cycling aficionados, there’s a whole host of events, workshops and talks to get you more enthusiastic than you’ve ever been about that pedaling power. The whole festival will be taking place amidst a backdrop of art, bike films, craft beer, coffee and street food complete with live DJs – sounds pretty awesome to us!
Image: Roses Only
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Royal Hospital Chelsea, Royal Hospital Road, SW3 4SR
24 – 28 May
One for the green-fingered guys and gals amongst us, as well as the outdoor lovers, the world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be taking place at the end of the month. With five days to go and witness the wonders of floristry showcased in amazing displays and creative designs, it’s well worth experiencing this great London show. The creations get more and more extravagant each year, with this year’s show hosting a special exhibit to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday! For times and tickets, click here.
What’s in store for you in London this May? Leave us a comment below and let us know all the great places and events that you plan to go to!