Enjoy the bank holiday weekend in London, running from 25-27 May 2019, there is plenty to do, from Chelsea Flower Show to the Martini Waterfront pop up in Paddington.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
The iconic Chelsea Flower Show returns with more than 100 thrilling floral displays. The Great Pavilion, a 12,000 sq ft marquee big enough to park 500 London buses, will again be the jewel in the Chelsea Flower Show crown, featuring the very best from the world’s finest nurseries, growers and florists. This year there will also be a whole host of specially designed gardens including the RHS Back to Nature Garden, co-designed by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, and Facebook’s first garden at the show called Beyond The Screen, which will celebrate people who have used Facebook to meet and connect with others.
London Gate, Royal Hospital Road, Royal Hospital Chelsea SW3 4SR
Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner! at Galerie Prints, Wimbledon
Until 16 June
Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner!, in collaboration with AKG Archives, Getty Images Archive London & Mirror Group Archives, is a breathtaking new photographic exhibition at Wimbledon’s Galerie Prints. With Brexit drawing closer we must ask ourselves, who we are as Britons? And as Londoners? Featuring 64 archival images showing the changing face – and faces – of London from the 1920s to present day, this exhibition offers a rare insight into what has always made this city so great – diversity, contrasts, resilience, passion and fashion. Admission £5. Print prices start from £205.
152 Arthur Road, Wimbledon Park SW19 8AQ
Rejoicing At Her Wondrous Vulva The Young Woman Applauded Herself at Ovalhouse, Kennington
Until 25 May
Bella Heesom’s show Rejoicing At Her Wondrous Vulva The Young Woman Applauded Herself will be having its first full length run at London’s Ovalhouse this month. The synopsis of the show says that brain and clitoris will spar for power in a new comic exploration of female sexuality. Already being developed for TV by the producers behind Killing Eve, the show is sure to be an exciting one.
Ovalhouse, 52-54 Kennington Oval SE11 5SW
Dorsett Discoveries: Sony World Photography 2019 exhibition, Dorsett Shepherds Bush
Until 26 May
Dorsett Hospitality International, one of Asia’s fastest-growing international hotel groups, has partnered with the Sony World Photography Awards to create an exclusive exhibition featuring award-winning images carefully curated by Dorsett Hotels. The exhibition, opening at Dorsett Shepherds Bush on 9 May, will showcase 15 award-winning images from the Sony World Photography Awards’ Open competition and National Awards programme. The full 2019 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition closed on 6 May, so this is a great chance to catch a glimpse of the world’s top photography talent if you missed it first time round.
58 Shepherd’s Bush Green, White City W12 8QE
MARTINI Fiero Waterfront Pop Up, Paddington
22 May-21 June
The Fiero Waterfront pop-up is MARTINI’s genius way of launching it new summer aperitivo, MARTINI Fiero – a leisurely cruise to Little Venice and back on a vintage Riva yacht, with an aperitivo picnic and MARTINI Fiero & Tonics. On the bustling waterfront, you can enjoy MARTINI Fiero & Tonics alongside an exclusive menu created by Italian streetfood maestros Pasta e Basta, featuring authentic dishes like n’duja calabrese crostini, creamy burrata pugliese and cured meat platters, or opt for the cruise experience. The waterfront pop-up is open on selected dates from 22 May-21 June, 12pm-9pm. The MARTINI Fiero Riva yacht will be available for walk up and pre-bookings on 22-24 May, 31 May, and 7, 14 & 21 June.
Merchant Square, Paddington Basin W2
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