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May 2024

Portraiture, Theatre and Dining Out - our top picks for the Early May Bank Holiday

Whether you're hanging out with friends, family or flying solo - enjoy unmissable events, exhibitions and eateries in London's West End. Check out our tailored itineraries to make the most of your long weekend.


Portraits to Dream In

Explore the world of portraiture at the National Portrait Gallery’s 'Portraits to Dream In' exhibition. Explore over 150 rare vintage prints by influential photographers Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron.

Be Spirited Away

Experience 'Spirited Away' at the London Coliseum. Join Chihiro on her journey into a mysterious spirit realm, where she must save her family and find her way home after they're transformed into pigs.

Brumus Bar & Restaurant

Treat yourself to an exceptional dining experience at the Brumus Bar & Restaurant in the Haymarket Hotel. Dine in surroundings curated by acclaimed Interior Designer, Kit Kemp MBE.

Bank Holiday Itinerary

Discover our top picks of the best experiences in London's West End this May. Enjoy incredible art exhibitions, chic restaurant bars, and captivating theatre performances.

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Celebrate the National Gallery's 200th Birthday

Join Jools Holland and friends for a weekend packed with light shows and activities from 10 May.

The National Gallery is set to kick off their Big Birthday Weekend with a night of art, music and more - including a special performance by Jools Holland for lucky ballot winners.

Inspired by one of the greatest collections of paintings under one roof, enjoy a special Friday Late event, featuring live music performances, DJs, talks and creative workshops.


London Craft Week

Discover what's on and how you can get involved in London Craft Week, running from 13 - 19 May.

National Portrait Gallery

Visit the Gallery Shop throughout London Craft Week for drop-in ‘Meet the Maker’ sessions.

Fortnum & Mason

Discover Fortnum & Mason's creative workshops - from Table Runner Printing to creating Tea-Dyed Silk Ribbons, Dried Flower Arrangements and more!


Explore the Floris Perfumery and discover 300 years of perfume history. Blend your own scent, and experience the making of ‘Wilde’—inspired by Oscar Wilde's personal fragrance.