May has arrived (ALREADY!?) and we can’t wait for what’s in store for us in the capital. Summer is firmly on the horizon, we’re seeing sunnier spells, and dining alfresco will become the norm before we know it! From dazzlingly colourful flower shows through to huge sporting events, we’ve listed the top five occasions to look out for over the next month:
Celebrate the wedding of the year as Prince Harry marries the gorgeous Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle on May 19th. Citywide, we will be treated to royal-themed afternoon teas, tours and events to commemorate what promises to be a truly remarkable occasion.
CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW
The prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show returns between the 22nd and 26th of May! Although the show will sell out, floral-themed events in and around the Chelsea area will be offering special afternoon teas and unique menus in honour of the show.
OPEN AIR THEATRE
This month you have the pleasure of watching a spectacular play… IN THE SUN! In Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe, we’re truly blessed with two of the UK’s biggest and best open-air theatre’s right here in the capital.
CHELSEA GO FOR FA CUP GLORY
On Saturday our ladies go head-to-head with London rivals Arsenal in a game which could see Emma Hayes’ team make history by winning the trophy for the first time! A couple of weeks later, on the 19th of May, Antonio Conte’s men face up to ex-Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United charges looking to secure their EIGHT FA Cup title.
LONDON WINE WEEK
The seven-day festival returns once again this month with fabulous events occurring each day of the week between the 14th and 20th of May! From pop-up wine bars to al fresco parties and over 125 of the VERY BEST wine bars offering tasty ‘sip & snack’ cuisine for Festival Pass holders, it’d be a POUR decision not to secure your wristband ASAP!
Now that the after effects from ‘The Beast from The East’ are waning away, it’s time to shrug that snow off our shoulders and remember that there is SO much to look forward to in London as we head into Spring!
From super-fun annual events and boxing bouts through to epic live concerts and heavyweight sports clashes, we’ve rounded up the top 3 occasions below, so you don’t have to miss out on ANY of the fun next month!
1. Bradley ‘Super’ Skeete Returns to the Ring!
After what seems like an age, our sponsored British Boxing Champ Bradley Skeete gets the chance to lace up his gloves again when he takes to Bilbao to fight for the vacant European Title.
Heavy-hitting Spaniard Lejaragga Kerman will provide tough opposition, but we’re excited to see Bradley bring that European Belt back home to the UK come the end of April! Go on, Brad!
2. St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Commence
From the annual Paddy’s Day Festival in Trafalgar Square through to the super-colourful, flamboyant parade down Piccadilly, you lucky Londoners can enjoy the very best Irish foods and drink as much Guinness as you see fit!
Rowdy singalongs and fast-paced dancing comes as standard, and it’s time for us to show our Irish friends that we too know how to throw a party!
3. Easter Weekend
Get the full family into the Easter spirit by taking a leisurely walk through one of the many fabulous nature reserves London has to offer and see if you can spot some super-cute Spring arrivals!
Or if you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth, join the hunt for Lindt chocolate bunnies at Hampton Court Palace from March 26th!
Christmas has been and gone, and we’re gearing up for a super-busy period in the run up to 2018! From dazzling light shows through to some of the music industry’s biggest stars, we’re blessed with a whole host of events to look forward to in the capital! And to make things that little bit easier, we’ve listed our top three events to look forward to in the New Year.
We are hugely proud to be the current British Welterweight Champion’s main sponsors, and we’re excited to see what 2018 has in store. After securing the Lord Lonsdale belt outright against Dale Evans at the Copper Box Arena earlier this year, Bradley wants to throw his name in World Title contention as he returns to action on Frank Warren’s first card of 2018. Best of luck, Bradley – we’re all behind you!
2) White Hart Lane reopens
Whether you’re a football fan or not, the reopening of the new White Hart Lane Stadium is set to bring about terrific levels of tourism to the capital. As well as hosting high-flying Tottenham’s home games, the new multi-seater build will also be used as a London base for NFL action.
3) Foo Fighters rock it out at London Stadium
Not just once, but Dave Grohl and his men will take to the London Stadium stage TWICE in back-to-back shows on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd June. The global superstars will play an extensive set featuring fan-favourite hits and new rock anthems from their acclaimed 2017 album ‘Concrete and Gold’.