May: a month of extra days off work, creeping warmth and pre-summer excitement. It’s one of London’s finest, and it’s right around the corner. While 2021’s fifth month might not be quite as thrilling as the Mays of yesteryear (there’ll be no big nights out or early festivals or even RHS Chelsea Flower Show just yet), it’s sure to be better than 2020’s one. Spend the next few days getting much needed Vitamin D on the terrace of one of London's rooftop bars or in a pretty park. Visit an actual restaurant INDOORS. Get early installments of London’s returning culture (art galleries are back on May 17). Do your first exercise class of the year. And – of course – be sure to make the most of the Bank Holidays with mini-breaks to not-London or seated club nights. Here's our guide to the best events, parties, pop-ups and things to do in May 2021 in London. You're in for one sweet, sweet month.
While your diary’s out, remember that it's never too early to start planning for June either.
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