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London in May is an overflowing landscape of festivals, gallery showings and live theater. Fun and inviting, discover unique events in veritably every market, museum or shop-lined neighborhood.
This May, London is filled with fabulous shopping, exhibitions, and traditional events for all visitors to enjoy. Whether you want to take a tour of beautiful gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show or enjoy a free classical music concert in Trafalgar Square, the English streets are paved with activities for couples, friends and family alike.
Early May 2019 (dates to be announced)
The ten-day Alchemy festival is a celebration of the cultural relationship between the UK and the Indian subcontinent through performances, exhibitions, workshops and a delicious food market featuring South Asian cuisine. The line-up features music, dance, literature, film and fashion.
10 – 12 May 2019
If you've ever considered buying overseas property, A Place in the Sun Live is the one event you need to check out this year. Alongside more than 150 exhibitors with beautiful showcases of overseas homes, experts in financing, taxes and legal advice will be happy to offer you free advice throughout the show and at the exhibition center there will be regular seminars and Q&A sessions with industry leaders and celebrities.
13 – 19 May 2019
The London Wine Week is a great way to start to the summer, putting the spotlight on the city's top wine bars and offering tastings at pop-up bars throughout the week. You can already book your digital pass online to see what's happening near you!
15 – 18 May 2019
It doesn’t matter if you’re a connoisseur of museums or simply like to pop in now and again, you are going to want to attend at least one of this year's Museums at Night events. From the 11th to the 14th of May, select museums are putting on after-hours events, ranging from a screening of Brooklyn at the Corinium Museum to a tour of Charles Dicken’s former home over candlelight. This 3-day affair is a blast for everyone, and if you have kids, they’ll enjoy themselves so much you’ll have to drag them out.
21 – 25 May 2019
If you want to attend an event that's as historical as it is charming, then the Chelsea Flower Show is perfect for you. With the exception of a few gap years during the two world wars, this show has been presented for over 100 years, and will return with 500 exhibitors ready to reveal their most beautiful and ornate gardens. Come to the Royal Hospital Chelsea, and enjoy Britain's most prestigious flower show.