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Colourful London Events this May

We love London in May-the city comes alive from its winter slumber, bursting with vibrant blooms and fresh greens that dance along its streets and parks.  Join us as we explore a few colourful and fun things to get up to in London this May.

Chelsea Flower Show

In May, London is filled with visitors eager to witness the horticultural feasts, full of creative and colourful flower displays, and amazing garden designs reigning supreme at the iconic Chelsea Flower Show. This year the show is running from Tuesday, May 21st, to Saturday, May 25th at the Royal Chelsea Hospital.

Belgravia in Bloom and Chelsea in Bloom

The show spills out onto the streets of London, with flower festivals like Belgravia in Bloom and Chelsea in Bloom. Stroll through the streets between the 20th and 27th of May, discovering floral masterpieces and fantastical sculptural creatures.

Chelsea Flower Show Afternoon Tea at Number Sixteen Hotel

Why not continue your floral exploration with a Chelsea Flower Show inspired Afternoon Tea at Number Sixteen Hotel? Sip on fragrant teas and enjoy floral-inspired treats, all within the serene backdrop of the hotel’s picturesque garden. Explore the full details here.

Cabaret and the Kit Kat Club

Dive into the dazzling world of musical ‘Cabaret and the Kit Kat Club’, where music, dance, and Cara Delevigne’s star power collide in a spectacular display of colour and charisma. Let yourself be swept away by the vibrant energy of this timeless classic.

Ptolemy Mann: Thread Painting

The foundation of artist Ptolemy Mann’s textile wall-based architectural artworks is rooted in her contemporary interpretation of colour theory. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness her unique collection, spanning twenty-five years and grouped as a series of ‘Thread Paintings,’ briefly exhibited at Cromwell Place from May 15th to 19th.

Yinka Shonibare at Serpentine Gallery

Round off your days out in May with a visit to the Serpentine Gallery to see Yinka Shonibare CBE’s solo exhibition, “Suspended States,” running until September. Through signature vibrant Dutch wax prints, Shonibare explores themes of politics, colonialism, and the historical relationship between Africa and Europe.

We hope we’ve given you some ideas of what to do this May. Please tag us on Instagram @kitkempdesignthread if you visit any of them!

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