As the bluebells begin to blossoms, take in the pretty sights of spring across London and make the most of the longer days and warm weather. To celebrate the changing of the seasons,here is our exclusive guide to some of London‘s most exciting events to attend this May.
London Underbelly Festival at Southbank Centre
Back for its ninth year, the Underbelly Festival on London’s Southbank presents one of the most vibrant cultural events, from an award-winning circus and cabaret to kids’ shows celebrating the best of new British performance art. Home to one of London’s largest outdoor bars and pop-up eateries along the river, this festival is definitely a perfect spring hangout after a long day at work or over the weekend.
Date: 6 April - 30 Sep 2018
Price: Show tickets from £11.50 per person
The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre
First staged in 2011, this award-winning* comedy musical follows two teenage Mormon missionaries who travel all the way to Uganda to preach the Mormon religion. Not for the easily offended, this play mocks various Mormon beliefs and practices and is packed with lots of hints to past classic musicals, from the Sound of the Music to Music Man.
*Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical
Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday: 2.30pm
Occasional Friday matinees:2.30pm
From price: £22.50 per person
Strictly Ballroom the Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre
Get ready to be dazzled with a world of stunning costumes and spectacular dance with Strictly Ballroom the Musical, an adaptation of the 1992 award-winning Baz Luhrmann film. The plot is based on a story of a young maverick ballroom dancer who ignores the rules to get who and everything, he wants.
Timings: Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
From price: £15 person
FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium
Manchester United will take on Chelsea in the 2018 Emirates FA Cup Final on May the 19th. While nothing is certain in football, you’re in for a real treat if you are lucky enough to have tickets. If not, you can also watch the match live on TV in a traditional English pub across London and soak up the atmosphere with friends and family –What a very British thing to do!
Royal wedding celebrations in London
If football is not your cup of tea, then tune into the royal wedding celebrations as Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle. Celebrations are taking place across London- including the chance to raise a glass to the happy couple as pubs around England plan to stay open until midnight on Friday and Saturday.
With so much to explore this May,London is definitely the place to be. Enjoy our Weekend Getaway all-inclusive rate from £189* per night and stay in our legendary location in the heart of Mayfair and Piccadilly close to many of London’s world famous attractions.
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