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Top three things to do in London this May

The Cock and Bottle pub in Notting Hill

The Royal Wedding! 

 

Being a foreigner in London, the Royal Family is still a pretty big novelty for me, and I’m super excited to be in the country for yet another royal wedding (though where’s the bank holiday for this one?!)! When William and Kate got married my friend and I had a picnic in Hyde Park where they had put up huge screens showing live footage of the marriage ceremony – it was so lovely! I’m hoping to do something similar for Harry and Megan’s wedding, and here’s just a couple of amazing events I’ve spotted so far:

 

A viewing party with champagne and themed activities, such as wedding cake decorating and corsage making in ONE Marylebone Church.

 

Queen of Hoxton’s rooftop party with screens, games and a BBQ! They’re also encouraging everyone to go in fancy dress.

 

The Water Poet in Shoreditch is hosting a special Royal Wedding Brunch costing only £17 for a cocktail, brunch main and a dessert! They have screens too, of course, both inside the pub and out in the garden.

 

Pastel houses in Notting Hill

 

Chelsea in Bloom

 

Chelsea in Bloom is an annual competition hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society that transforms the streets and shop fronts of Chelsea into floral displays. This year is its 13th year and the theme is ‘Summer of Love’ inspired by the Royal Wedding and the cultural revolution of the 60s and 70s.

 

Last years theme was the Floral Safari and the winner was Hackett with a leopard, although my favourite was probably this cute giraffe by Smythson (photo below!).  I think this is just such a fun idea AND it costs nothing to admire these gorgeous works of art.  I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with this year.

 

Chelsea in Bloom Smythson

 

The London Wine Week

 

I’ve been wanting to visit London Wine Week for as long as I’ve lived in London, and hopefully this year I’ll finally go (I’ve actually already added it to my calendar, and everything)! The event is essentially a celebration of wine across 125 different venues in London, with Flat Iron Square near London Bridge acting as the home base.

 

Both the 125 different venues as well as the base at Flat Iron Square will serve lots of different wines and host tastings for £5 for three different wines, as well as “sip and snack” experiences that pair together different foods and wines.

 

A pass for the whole week’s worth of activities is £10 which I think is fair considering how many places are taking part! I’m definitely gonna try a few of those £5 wine tastings… Yum!

 

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