Inspiring perspectives of London Monday 30th April - Sunday 6th May 2018
THE TOP TEN OF WHAT’S GOING ON IN LONDON THIS MONTH
What? Underbelly Festival
When? Open until Sunday 30th September
Where? The South Bank next to Hungerford and Golden Jubilee Bridges
Why go? The Udderbelly Festival and London Wonderground is back with circus, cabaret and comedy and celebrating its 10th year! There are lots of family friendly shows and you don’t need a ticket to use their outdoor bar area for food and drinks.
What? Alchemy Festival
When? Friday 4th - Monday 7th May
Where? The Southbank Centre
Why go? The annual South Asian festival of contemporary dance, performance, music and literature from international and British artists.
What? Neverland London
When? Thursday 3rd May - Friday 31st August
Where? Fulham, SW6 2TY
Why go? London’s Thames-side beach club in Fulham is open Wednesdays to Sundays with two bars, live DJs, a pop up BBQ and a range of summer games and activities changing every week like yoga, shuffle board and table tennis.
What? East London Vintage Kilo Sale
When? Sunday 6th May from 10am
Where? York Hall, Bethnal Green
Why go? Don’t like bartering or paying more than you bargained for? At this sale, grab the items you want and take them to the scales. It’s £15 per kilo for whatever you buy (plus £3 entry before midday, £1.50 after).
What? London Craft Week
When? Wednesday 9th - Sunday 13th May
Where? Various locations
Why go? There’s a really varied programme of events celebrating London’s craftsmen and women. Visit jewellery workshops, art galleries, metalwork studios and luxury shops.
What? Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival
When? Sunday 13th May
Where? Covent Garden
Why go? This festival of Punch and Judy is in it’s 43rd year and is celebrated on the same day that Mr Punch was first recorded to be seen by Samuel Pepys 356 years ago! There’s also food, drink, folk music, maypole dancing and it begins at 11am with a brass band.
What? The Royal Wedding Tea Dance
When? Saturday 19th May, 11am
Where? The Southbank Centre
Why go? Celebrating Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day, it promises to be a right royal affair with music, dancing and songs, and it’s free!
What? The FA Cup Final
When? Saturday 19th May, 5.30pm
Where? Wembley Stadium
Why go? It’s Chelsea versus Man United in this year’s final and Prince William is still set to present the winner with the cup. Hopefully no one will notice him sneaking out of his brothers wedding!
What? RHS Chelsea Flower Show
When? Tuesday 22nd - Saturday 26th May
Where? Royal Hospital Chelsea
Why go? For five days London goes plant mad with the world’s greatest gardeners exhibiting all their best ideas that you can take home. This year there’s a focus on health and wellbeing and the power of plants.
What? Sundance Film Festival: London
When? Thursday 31st May - Sunday 3rd June
Where? Picturehouse Central, Piccadilly
Why go? Robert Redford’s Utah festival returns to London for a long weekend of the best independent storytelling movies.