Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Things to do in London in May 2024

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


Wednesday 1st May

Be astonished as over 100,000 tulip bulbs erupt in colour in one of the UK’s biggest display of planted tulips.
2024-05-01
10am to 4pm
 
East Molesey
Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival
East Molesey

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Thursday 2nd May

Be astonished as over 100,000 tulip bulbs erupt in colour in one of the UK’s biggest display of planted tulips.
2024-05-02
10am to 4pm
 
East Molesey
Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival
East Molesey
On the first Thursday of the month, Holborn's Novelty Automation has a bar in the store for their late-night opening.
2024-05-02
6pm to 9pm
 
Holborn
Monthly bar night at Novelty Automation
Holborn
Who taught Catherine of Aragon English, helped Anne Boleyn get dressed in the morning or discussed sex with Anne of Cleves?
2024-05-02
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Southwark
The Waiting Game - A Talk by Dr Nicola Clark
Southwark

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Friday 3rd May

Be astonished as over 100,000 tulip bulbs erupt in colour in one of the UK’s biggest display of planted tulips.
2024-05-03
10am to 4pm
 
East Molesey
Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival
East Molesey

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Saturday 4th May

Be astonished as over 100,000 tulip bulbs erupt in colour in one of the UK’s biggest display of planted tulips.
2024-05-04
10am to 4pm
 
East Molesey
Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival
East Molesey
Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
2024-05-04
2pm to 5pm
 
Tooting
London Sewing Machine Museum - monthly open day
Tooting

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Sunday 5th May

Be astonished as over 100,000 tulip bulbs erupt in colour in one of the UK’s biggest display of planted tulips.
2024-05-05
10am to 4pm
 
East Molesey
Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival
East Molesey
Monthly open day at the museum to London's first international airport - in Croydon.
2024-05-05
10am to 4pm
 
Croydon
Monthly open day at Croydon Airport museum
Croydon
For the fourth year, the dandies and dandizettes of Britain will set forth on the longest walk they will probably take all year.
2024-05-05
12pm to 5pm
 
St James
St James

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Monday 6th May

Two sets of military gun salutes will take place today to mark the anniversary of the King's Coronation.
2024-05-06
12pm to 2pm
 
Gun salutes in Hyde Park and Tower of London

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Tuesday 7th May


Online events / webinars

For Dying Matters week 2024, a look at the past, present and future of end-of-life care.
6pm to 7:30pm
 
Dying Matters: Seth’s Legacy
For Dying Matters week 2024, we look at the past, present and future of end-of-life care.
6pm to 1am
 
Dying Matters: Seth’s Legacy (online)

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Wednesday 8th May

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Thursday 9th May

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Friday 10th May

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Saturday 11th May

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Sunday 12th May

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Monday 13th May

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Tuesday 14th May

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Wednesday 15th May

St Bride Foundation will be opening the doors to the historic print workshop for people to experience the amazing craft and history of letterpress printing.
2024-05-15
5pm to 9pm
 
City of London
City of London

Online events / webinars

Join bestselling historian James Holland to explore the brutal story of the most pivotal campaign of the Second World War.
7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
The Savage Storm: the Battle for Italy with James Holland

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Thursday 16th May

Join Alison Weir and Sarah Gristwood in conversation as they explore the dynamic relationship between the courts of Tudor England and Renaissance France.
2024-05-16
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Pimlico
Pimlico

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Friday 17th May

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Saturday 18th May

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Sunday 19th May

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Monday 20th May

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Tuesday 21st May

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Wednesday 22nd May

A display of luxury and heritage cars along Savile Row for two days.
2024-05-22
All Day
 
Hanover Square
Concours on Savile Row
Hanover Square

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Thursday 23rd May

A display of luxury and heritage cars along Savile Row for two days.
2024-05-23
All Day
 
Hanover Square
Concours on Savile Row
Hanover Square
Sunday Times bestselling novelist Alison Weir returns to Southwark Cathedral with the spellbinding story of Mary I.
2024-05-23
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Southwark
Mary I: Queen of Sorrows | A Talk by Alison Weir
Southwark

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Friday 24th May

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Saturday 25th May

The Association of Dunkirk Little Ships fleet will be at St Katherines Docks this weekend.
2024-05-25
11am to 5pm
 
Wapping
Wapping
Late in the afternoon of the last day of the Chelsea Flower Show, many of the exhibitors sell off their plants to the visitors.
2024-05-25
Starts at 4pm
 
Sloane Square
Watch as people carry plants home from the Chelsea Flower Show
Sloane Square

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Sunday 26th May

A WW2-era history attraction that's open to the public once a month.
2024-05-26
10:30am to 4pm
 
Watford
Monthly open day at The 1940s Experience
Watford
The Association of Dunkirk Little Ships fleet will be at St Katherines Docks this weekend.
2024-05-26
11am to 4pm
 
Wapping
Wapping
Once a month, the oldest building in Hackney, St Augustine's Tower is open, so you can climb up to the top.
2024-05-26
2pm to 4:30pm
 
Hackney
Monthly opening of St Augustine's Tower
Hackney

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Monday 27th May

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Tuesday 28th May

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Wednesday 29th May


Online events / webinars

Join historian and author, Damien Lewis discussing his latest book, SAS Great Escapes 3.
7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
SAS Great Escapes  with Damien Lewis

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Thursday 30th May

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Friday 31st May

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