Canalway Cavalcade: 4-6 May, Little Venice
If you are looking for a relaxing way to spend the bank holiday weekend, head to Little Venice and enjoy the waterway festival. As well as boating, there will be Morris dancing and a food festival!
London Craft Week: 8 – 12 May, All over London
London Craft Week returns to the capital next week for the 5th year in a row! Enjoy British creativity as you try your hand at traditional techniques. Book early to avoid disappointment!
The Affordable Art Fair, 9 – 12 May, Hampstead
The Affordable Art Fair returns to Hampstead this summer. Look out for your favourite emerging artists and try and snag one of their pieces before it goes.
Balance Festival, 10 – 12 May, Liverpool Street
‘Wellness’ is still the fitness buzzword! For all the fitness fans out there, the Old Truman Brewery is hosting a balance festival this week. With all of London’s fitness types under one roof, you are sure to find your favourite new sport.
The Lehman Trilogy, 11 May, West End
Following its sell out performance at the National Theatre, The Lehman Trilogy returns to London to the Piccadilly Theatre for the summer.
If you are heading to the show, do check out our Bloomsbury and Tottenham Court Road hotels – only a short journey away!
AI: More than Human, 16 May – 26 August, Barbican
Check out how far technology has come with this interactive exhibition showcasing the work of research scientists and artists alike.
War of the Worlds Immersive Experience, 16 May, Aldgate
Spent too much time in the sun already this year? Check out the War of the Worlds Immersive Experience in the City of London. Kit yourself out in the VR gear and get ready to take part in the Martian Invasion of 1898.
FA Cup Final: 18 May, Wembley Stadium
The FA Cup Finals will be held at Wembley. Who will you be supporting?
Note: If you’re travelling near Wembley, don’t forget to leave extra travel time!
Chelsea Flower Show: 21 – 25 May, Chelsea
In the run up to the Chelsea Flower Show, the shops of Belgravia will be hosting Belgravia in Bloom. Expect 50 designs on the theme of Florigraphy or The Language of Flowers this year.
Check out Interflora’s review on last year’s festival if you have any doubts
The Foodies Festival, 25- 27 May, Syon Park (Brentford)
The Foodies Festival returns to Syon Park this year. Bringing Masterchef finalists and Michelin star winners there will be food, workshops, games and crafting for the whole family. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Manga: 23 May – 26 August, British Museum (Bloomsbury)
The largest Manga exhibition outside of Japan opens at the British Museum this month. Literally meaning ‘pictures run riot’, this exhibition showcases the origins of modern Japanese cartoons and anime.