Things to do in London in May 2020

The ianVisits guide to May's unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.


Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Friday 1st May

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Saturday 2nd May

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Sunday 3rd May

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Monday 4th May

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Tuesday 5th May

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Wednesday 6th May

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Thursday 7th May

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Friday 8th May

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Saturday 9th May

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Sunday 10th May

A series of one day courses for people who'd like to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of wildflowers.
10am to 4:30pm
 
Bow
Really Get to Know Your Wild Flowers

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Monday 11th May

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Tuesday 12th May

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Wednesday 13th May

These 2 hour strolls through the Park will each time look at a varied selection of the plants in flower at the time, including not only their biology but their Human connection and folklore.
6pm to 8pm
 
Bow
Evening Wildflower Walks

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Thursday 14th May

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Friday 15th May

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Saturday 16th May

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Sunday 17th May

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Monday 18th May

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Tuesday 19th May

This UCL East Lunch Hour Lecture will consider the impacts and potential benefits of university development on the re-shaping of the physical and social landscapes of cities.
1pm to 2pm
 
Euston
Lunch Hour Lecture: Can universities make cities better places?
How can we deliver clean and affordable energy to even the poor, especially in rural settlements?
6pm to 7pm
 
Barbican
A talk about the actress and singer Kitty Clive (1711-1785) who was a star of the London stage for over 20 years.
6:30pm to :
 
Tottenham Court Road
Lecture: Kitty Clive, or the Fair Songster

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Wednesday 20th May

This talk will consider how expectation plays a role in discovery and in scientific advance, and considers the challenges involved in assessing changes taking place on our own planet.
1pm to 2pm
 
Barbican
The entertaining Mark Mason pursues the perfect quiz question, in a perceptive journey around modern Britain, divided by politics but united in our enthusiasm for trivial pursuits.
2:30pm to 4pm
 
Barbican

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Thursday 21st May

Free evening talks inspired by JMW Turner, the artist who appears on the new £20 note
5:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Turner, paintings and polymer
A panel discussion looking at pilgrims, pilgrimage and Becket both historically and in a modern day context.
6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Barbican
Pilgrimage past and present
In this talk, Roger Luckhurst will explore the maverick author’s perverse relationship to London.
7pm to :
 
Hampstead
Ballard's London

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Friday 22nd May

Peer into the world of Tudor tournaments and the detailed preparations required to plan and stage such a spectacle.
2pm to 3:30pm
 
Richmond
Power, Magnificence and Renaissance diplomacy: the field of the cloth of gold

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Saturday 23rd May

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Sunday 24th May

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Monday 25th May

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Tuesday 26th May

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Wednesday 27th May

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Thursday 28th May

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Friday 29th May

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Saturday 30th May

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Sunday 31st May

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