Join the Historic Celebrations: King's Coronation Events and Other Top Things to Do in London this May
London in May 🔥🌸! Don't miss out on these exciting things to do in the city! 🎉 Full list of links and more information at the bottom of the page.
Attend the King's Coronation Events
The event of the month: the King's Coronation. Get ready to celebrate this historic event with a range of ceremonies and festivities taking place throughout May. From street parties to parades, there's no shortage of ways to join in the celebrations. So put on your best attire and get ready to party like a king!
Catch the Eurovision Final (May 13)
Join the rest of the continent in celebrating Eurovision and head to one of London's many bars or pubs screening the final. Watch as singers from across Europe compete to be crowned the winner of this annual song contest.
Run the QE Olympic Park 5K/10K (May 7)
For fitness enthusiasts, the QE Olympic Park 5K/10K is a great opportunity to explore one of London's iconic locations while getting in some exercise. Whether you're a seasoned runner or just starting out, this event is suitable for all levels.
Spice Things Up at the Hot Sauce Society Festival (May 20)
If you're a fan of spicy food, don't miss the Hot Sauce Society Festival. This sizzling event will have your taste buds tingling with a range of spicy foods and hot sauces to try out. From mild to wild, you'll find something to suit your taste. There will also be live music and cooking demonstrations to keep you entertained. Just make sure to have a glass of milk on hand!
Enjoy a Show at the Open Air Theatre (May 12 onwards)
What's better than watching a play or musical? Watching it outdoors in the beautiful surroundings of Regent's Park! The Open Air Theatre offers a unique experience for theatre-goers with a range of performances throughout the summer months. From Shakespeare to contemporary plays, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Just make sure to bring a blanket and a picnic!
Explore London's Craft Scene at London Craft Week (May 8-14)
If you're a fan of all things handmade and artisanal, London Craft Week is the perfect event for you. With workshops, exhibitions, and demonstrations taking place across the city, you can learn about a variety of traditional and contemporary crafts and meet the makers behind them. From pottery to jewellery making, you'll be able to see it all.
See the Best of London's Flowers at Belgravia in Bloom and RHS Chelsea Flower Show (May 22-27)
Spring is in full bloom and London's flowers are no exception. Belgravia in Bloom and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show are two must-visit events for all flower lovers. Admire the stunning floral displays, take part in workshops and talks, and enjoy the atmosphere of these quintessentially British events. Don't forget to snap some pictures for your Instagram feed!
Enjoy Pub in the Park (May 12-14 Wimbeldon, 18-21 Marlow)
Foodies and music lovers alike will love Pub in the Park, a festival celebrating great food and live music. With top chefs and restaurants showcasing their signature dishes, and live music from famous artists, this is the perfect event to unwind and enjoy the best of British hospitality. Just make sure to come hungry!
Dance the Night Away at Bresh (May 19)
Looking for a night out on the town? Look no further than Bresh, a club night that promises non-stop dancing and fun. With multiple rooms playing different types of music, you'll be able to find the perfect beat to dance to. So put on your dancing shoes and get ready to party!
Take in the City Views at London's Rooftop Bars
For those looking for a unique experience, London's rooftop bars are a must-visit. From the famous Sky Garden to lesser-known hidden gems, enjoy a drink with a view of the city skyline. It's the perfect way to see the city from a new perspective.
Head to Greenwich and explore the city's rich history and heritage! Kick off your adventure at the National Maritime Museum and delve into the fascinating world of British seafaring history. Then, journey over to the Old Royal Naval College and the Royal Observatory where you can check out the iconic Greenwich Mean Time clock and strut your stuff on the Prime Meridian line. And be sure to snap some pics of the Queen's House, a stunning classical masterpiece that was once home to none other than King Henry VIII!
BONUS: If you’re out late and looking for a place to have a drink, we found this map that might come in handy: Pubs Open Late in London
For more information on these events and activities, check out the links below:
Eurovision Final: Eurovision 2023
QE Olympic Park 5K/10K: Event Details
Hot Sauce Society Festival: Hot Sauce Society Information
Open Air Theatre: What's on!
London Craft Week: Schedule
Belgravia in Bloom: Event Details
RHS Chelsea Flower Show: Event Details
Pub in the Park: Tickets
London's Rooftop Bars: Secret LDN Guide
Visit Greenwich: More Information
National Maritime Museum: More Information
Old Royal Naval College: More Information
Royal Observatory: More Information
The Queen's House: More Information