May is the time for all things royal, weddings, bank holidays and hopefully sunshine in the City of London. Here are a few things to keep you entertained throughout the month!
The Royal Wedding – 19th May
If there is one thing we brits love it’s all things Royal. This month it’s time to get in the spirit of the celebrations before the end of the month nuptials for the highly anticipated wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the 19th May at St George’s Chapel in the ground of Windsor Castle. There will be lots of street parties dotted around the suburbs of London and you can get in the local spirit by watching the event at local pubs.
The Arcadia 10th Anniversary Festival
Where? Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
When? 5-6th May
The Arcadia Festival is back in Queen Elizabeth Park to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Be amazed by their iconic festival stages, comprised of gigantic robotic spiders filling the arena where you can dance to music from top DJs against the backdrop of fireballs and pyrotechnics.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Where? Royal Hospital Chelsea
When? May 22nd– 26th
The annual Chelsea Flower show, which has been held at the ground of the Royal Hospital Chelsea every year since 1913, is a classic and prestigious event in the British Calendar. Take a walk around the colourful exhibitions, displays and garden designs which makes it the most famous flower and landscape gardens show in the UK, attracting international visitors every year.
The beginning of spring brings exciting restaurant openings around London, from garden terraces and rooftop retreats.
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH
Located on London’s South Bank, the OXO’s 250-foot garden terrace will be open just in time for the Royal Wedding celebrations, offering one of the best views in London with high-end cocktails and brassiere.
5 Kingdom Street, Paddington Central, W2 6PY
Following the enormous success of last summer, pergola on the roof is opening up its doors in Paddington for the summer. The rooftop hot spot is a centre point for hidden alfresco gardens and funky food stalls where you can drink and dine in the heart of London. They have 850 seats, 7 day beds, self-service dining, 2 bars set over two levels, DJs at the weekend, a high line bridge and can take bookings for up to 199 guests for free! This summer hot spot is one not to miss!
Market hall Fulham
472 Fulham Road, Fulham, West London, SW6 1BY
The highly anticipated opening of the Fulham market hall is coming up this month. Located in a disused Tube station ticket hall in Fulham, this market is the first of three markets that are opening up in central London in locations around Oxford Street and Victoria. The markets will feature more than 50 bars and eateries, including pop-ups of well-known London restaurants, street food traders as well several start-ups.
Mare Street Market
117 Mare Street, E8 4RU
A hidden gem in East London. The newly opened market is located between Broadway Market and Netil House, and is a hot spot creative hub. Including, a deli, coffee shop, florist, podcast studio, off licence and a large central open kitchen fir with a slightly more formal restaurant, fitting everything the east Londoner would need. The market is an edgy and chilled place to spend your weekends, with a small garden area to cater to those warmer evenings.
If you want anymore information on the events happening in the Month of May please feel free to contact us!