Must-see events in London during May

Chelsea In Bloom display
4 May 2022
May is when Chelsea is in full bloom with the world-famous RHS CHelsea Flower Show. But find out what else is happening in London during the beautiful month of May.


Direct from New York, The Lincoln Center's award-winning prodution of My Fair Ladycomes to London for a limited summer season. This is the first major West End revival of Lerner & Loewe’s much-loved musical for 21 years. Directed by Bartlett Sher it stars Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle, Harry Hadden-Patton as Henry Higgins and Dame Vanessa Redgrave as Mrs Higgins. This sublime production will feature the English National Opera orchestra playing Frederick Loewe’s ravishing score and a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner.  https://myfairladymusical.co.uk

The Lincoln Center production of My Fair Lady


Showcasing the very best of the past, present and future of photography, Photo London brings together an impressive range of international galleries, offering visitors an opportunity to explore, discover and collect some of the world’s most exquisite photographic artworks. The work on show includes that of British photographer and filmmaker Nick Knight. https://photolondon.org

Photo London at Somerset House

CORNELIA PARKER AT TATE MODERN (18th May - 16th October)

Cornelia Parker is one of Britain's best loved and most acclaimed contemporary artists. Always driven by curiosity, she reconfigures domestic objects to question our relationship with the world. Using transformation, playfulness and storytelling, she engages with important issues of our time, be it violence, ecology or human rights.The exhibition will bring together such iconic suspended works as Thirty Pieces of Silver 1988–9 and Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View 1991 as well as her films and a wealth of her innovative drawings, prints and photographs. Some works will spill out beyond the confines of the exhibition and infiltrate the permanent collection, in dialogue with the historical works they reference. https://www.tate.org.uk

Cornelia Parker

2022 RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW (24th - 28th May)

The world’s greatest flower show returns in spring with stunning garden designs, gorgeous floral displays and endless shopping. Among the show gardens to look out for this year is a 15-ton ice cube.The Plantman's Ice Garden, which will be 3m (10ft) wide and tall, will melt during the five-day show to highlight global warming.  At the same time as the flower show, Chelsea In Bloom will also take place and this year the theme is British Icons. The world class alternative floral art show is back, transforming the streets of Chelsea with breath-taking displays made of flowers. https://www.rhs.org.uk

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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