May, what can I say – so happy to see you. I love the month of May, it’s my birthday, which actually depresses me as the years go on. The upside of that is wisteria, blossom and I’m always looking for fun things to do and see. London has a plurality for May, I’ll be honest there’s more than 7. Please join me for wedding and flowers, with a little bit of cake along the way!
Royal Wedding fever has gripped London – even though the wedding is in Windsor, we are super excited. Here are a few ideas for some wedding fun! Fortnum & Mason are hosting children’s craft days on Saturday 12 May. Booking essential for age 8 & under.
Major General’s Review 26 May. A sneak peak to the Trooping of the Colour. Charles II Exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery ends on 13 May. It is well worth catching.
Rodin at the British Museum – until 29 July. Already I hear this is an amazing exhibition. It is a must see for May. Get in before the schools break up would be our suggestion,if you can! At the Design Museum is Azzedine Alaia which opens 10 May. Personally I cannot wait to see what they have pulled together for this extraordinary couturier, who literally shaped women of the 80’s. It’s the first ever UK solo exhibition of his work.
Flower Power: Chelsea Flower Show is a given fixture in May. The extra’s are Chelsea & Belgravia in Bloom, which I’ve covered every year. Shops participate in and around the area by decorating the outside of their shops with blooms, and they look fantastic. Belgravia in Bloom is themed Frida Kahlo, to tie in with the exhibition opening at the V&A in June and Chelsea in Bloom is themed Summer of Love to tie in with the Royal Wedding. They are both worth catching.
Space Spectacular at The Royal Albert Hall 11/12 May. Last year I met someone who had been and said it was the best thing they had been to. Pyrotechnics, lasers galore – it was out of this world – literally! I’m so seriously tempted..
Photo London, again I harp on about this fair, because if you love photography, this is a fabulous opportunity to see the plethora of talent out there under one roof at Somerset House.
London Wine Week 14-20 May. Yes there is such a thing for winos like us, and we love it. Wine tastings and offers in over 125 restaurants/locations.
London Craft Week 9-13 May. We bang on about this, because it is brilliant. Even if you aren’t creative, learn how brilliant our craftsmanship is in London alone. There is a lot to take in, so don’t pick too much, and you wont be disappointed.
Don’t miss Exhibitions before they close…Monet, Picasso, Joan Jonas, Too Human & Charles I
Millicent Fawcett statue is up in Parliament Square. A historic moment last month when this was unveiled, I’m definitely going to make the effort to and see this.
Royal Academy Pleasure Garden 21 July. Tickets are on sale for the Georgian themed evening. Set to be a good one for their 250th anniversary.
Kew Gardens and the new opening of the Temperate Glasshouse.