1. Urban Village Fete: Find all those moments we loved growing up in Greenwich for crafts, food stalls, kids fun, and retro style. 15 May 12-7pm
2. Photo London: 19-22 May at Somerset House. Last year this was fantastic, expect this year to be even better. The biggest photography fair to be held in London featuring 80 of the world’s leading galleries.
3. Chelsea in Bloom: Can’t face the crowds of the Chelsea Flower Show, then enjoy the surrounding flowers from the retailers. Last years theme was Fairy Tales, and it was magical, this year’s theme is Carnival, ahead of our Olympic Summer in Rio. There are free rickshaw rides and tours daily. Well worth doing and making the time to wander the streets of Chelsea and believe you are in Rio, for an hour or two.
4. Afternoon Tea: Lots of local little hotels do beautiful themed teas and cocktails during the flower show, Park Tower Knightsbridge, 11 Cadogan Hotel, and the Ampersand in South Kensington to name just a few.
5. Arcelor Mittal Orbitt : This spectacular and rather iconic viewing platform at the Olympics opens up this month to slide down. The only stipulation is you have to be at least 1.3m high. I suspect it will be hugely popular, if the slide on the Southbank last year is anything to go by – we Londoners love speed! The European Aquatic Championships 9-22 May at the Olympic Park are another reason to head over and support the Brits. Tickets are still available as I write.
6. Penguins are back at the London Aquarium for all those Happy Feet.
7. Junkyard Golf gives crazy golf a twist at The Old Truman Brewery with a nine hole crazy golf course. Tickets from £8.50
1. Peckham Rooftop cinema opens up for the Summer. Check listings for the coolest spot in Del Boy territory.
2. Goosebumps Kids opens at The Vaults in Waterloo 14 May – 4 September Interactive fun for kids
3. Vogue Festival 21-22 May: Teen heaven, or for anyone interested in fashion. Full of great discussion, tips and Vogue world!