DON'T MISS THESE MAY EVENTS
With so many attractions and landmarks to see, London is an exciting place to plan a trip all year round. However, the weather is gradually getting warmer and there are a number of one-off events happening, making May the perfect time to get away with your loved ones.
From fun things to do with the whole family, to date nights with a twist, London is full of things to do across the month.
RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW
The Chelsea Flower Show has become synonymous with British summertime and is a fantastic event for anyone with an interest in horticulture. Organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, it brings together some of the best minds in garden design.
This year the prestigious show runs from 23 May to 27 May and include a taste garden, which takes inspiration from TV baker Mary Berry. Your adventure into all things floral doesn't have to stop there either.
During May you can enjoy our exclusive Chelsea Flower Show-inspired Afternoon Tea. Our chefs will serve you a selection of delicious cakes and pastries that have a distinct floral influence. Why not make it truly special and add our limited edition gin cocktails to make it the ultimate treat?
OPEN-AIR THEATRE SEASON
There's nothing better about the British summer than enjoying a picnic in the fresh air and taking in the incredible sights of London, apart from maybe doing this while experiencing world-class theatre.
Open-air theatre season launches in May and gives you the perfect opportunity to do this. Whether you want a romantic picnic with your other half while taking in an award-winning play or are looking to take the whole family, this year's programme is bursting with options.
Kicking off this year's season, On The Town brings together an unforgettable score by Leonard Bernstein, Olivier Award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie and an incredible cast.
TAKE YOUR PICK AT THE O2
Throughout the year, the O2 has a packed programme and things are really picking up in May. Whether you want to experience some of the latest musical talents like John Mayer and Ariana Grande or let your hair down with rock legends KISS and Iron Maiden, there's plenty of opportunity to have a great night out.
If sport is more your thing then don't panic. During May and throughout the summer there are some of the very best sporting events happening right in the middle of London. Whether you want to see Phil 'The Power' Taylor at the Darts Premier League or watch the Basketball Play-off Finals, there's plenty for you to pick from.
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