Saturday 8th of May 2021
Little London Whispers

May 2017’s Super Seven things to do in London

I’ve always said it, and this year is no different, London in May is simply stupendous. We have had such mild weather, blossom was upon us before we knew it, and the hysteria of wisteria was everywhere soon after. London became so fragrant, it’s been joyful to walk everywhere.

Chelsea Flower Show starts in May, but don’t underestimate Chelsea in Bloom in the surrounding areas, which this year is themed Floral Safari. Belgravia in Bloom is themed Children’s books. Not to be missed. All exhibits run from 22-27 May.

The V&A have 2 major scoops this year. The first is the Pink Floyd Exhibition which opens 13 May. Get your tickets now, with over 40,000 sold all ready, beat the queues and watch pigs fly. The other is the X-RAYS exhibition of Balenciaga opens 27 May. Fifties and Sixties are the era’s under scrutiny.  If the V&A was super stylish before, it’s just got sexier. 

London Craft Week 3-7 May: Please if you do ONE thing, check out this link, because there is so much on ALL over London, and some of it is ridiculously cool & creative – set to inspire even the most uncreative! See the new BLOG post.

London History Day 31 May: The day Big Ben started keeping time and London is celebrating the first ever London History Day in great cultural style. There will be events in museums, buildings and as the Houses of Parliament was voted the place most associated with London, they are hosting a special day. Click the links and book now.  I have visited Parliament, it’s a fabulous tour. Have another READ.

Regents Park Open Air Theatre: See some classics, we love the idea of On The Town… Like anything in England a gamble with the weather, but get it right, and it’s a wonderful night out.

London Gorilla Circus: Learn to fly a trapeze.  This is insane it’s so much fun – especially anyone under the age of 45!! They are in Regents Park & Kensington Gardens, & June tickets go on sale at the beginning of May.  They sell out quickly so be ready to book pronto.

Museums at Night 17- 20 May: This only happens twice a year.  It’s a fantastic opportunity to see collections not usually open to the public from the Government Art Collection to a late night with Keates and some herbal healing at the pop-up bar!


Clerkenwell Design Week 23-25 May 

A Kids shopping Shop-Up Market in Shoreditch 6-7 May for parents with little ones. I went last year, and they had some really cool brands, organised by the lovely ladies at Babycinno.

Carnaby Style Night: 4 May. Makeovers, cocktails and 20% discount shopping.  You need to REGISTER for discounts. Free.

Alberto Giacometti opens at The Tate Modern

Roof Top Film Club: Great if you think ahead and book tickets – don’t say we haven’t given you the heads up. Check out this years listings. LaLaLand already sold out, so don’t delay if Top Gun is your thing – another popular one…

Prom on the Roof at Kensington Roof Garden, featuring the talents of the pupils from the Royal College of Music. 31 May.

White Cube has minimalist sculptures by US artist Larry Bell, playing with light and space. Ends 18 June.

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