The best of London culture this May


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With summer on the horizon and two bank holidays to enjoy this month, you’ll need plenty of ways to spend your spare time. We’ve pulled together a London culture guide to tell you about the top events and cultural happenings this month.

Fun and games on Fulham Beach

2nd May – 29th September

There’s no better way to enjoy the warmer weather this May than soaking up the sunshine on the shores of a desert island… in Fulham. Reserve a cabana, play some ping pong or just soak up the beach club vibes with a cocktail in-hand. Great fun for all the family – and dogs, too! – don’t miss out on a slice of paradise at Fulham Beach this May. Get your tickets today.

Bask in nature at the Chelsea Flower Show

21st – 24th May

If floral displays are your thing, nothing beats spending the day at the Chelsea Flower Show. Held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea every year since 1913, the 11-acre site hosts innovative gardens created by 800 garden designers, horticultural exhibits and incredible flower displays. Your eyes (and Instagram feed) will certainly be in for a treat. To top it off, the event is is only a short 30 minute walk away from our Nine Elms Point development.


Take part in the Hackney Half Marathon

19th May

If fitness is your thing, why not take on the Hackney Half Marathon? Or, if you’d prefer to watch from the sidelines, you can enjoy cheering on the competitors instead. Get down early to grab a spot and remember to make the most of the live bands along the route.

Spend the night at a museum

15th – 18th May

From the Cutty Sark to the Fashion and Textile Museum, a range of everyone’s favourite London cultural institutions are open after dark throughout May, hosting some seriously special after-hours events. Looking for something a bit different to do one evening? Discover the full list of night-time events happening near you.

Relax on a rooftop bar

The Queen of Hoxton’s Mexican themed rooftop terrace is certainly not one to miss this May. Bringing a slice of Mexico to Shoreditch, tacos and tequila are top of the agenda here for the next few months – making it the perfect place to soak up the sunshine throughout the summer.

Fun to be had at Foodies Festival

25th – 27th May

Foodies Festival brings MasterChef and Bake Off finalists to Syon Park to host a series of workshops and cookery classes for you to enjoy. There’s also plenty of games and crafting for kids to get stuck into – making it the perfect day out for the whole family.