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Why May is the Best Month to Visit London

May is often said to be the best time to visit London. With sunnier days, lighter nights, blooming parks and extra holidays, many love to visit the capital in May. Also, now with unrestricted travel from countries like the US to the UK, it is even easier to make London your holiday destination of choice. There are a host of floral treats in store for any visitor during May and we will share some tips below on how to make the most out of your London city break.

Looking for somewhere to stay? The Washington Mayfair Hotel is situated on one of the most prestigious streets in London – Curzon Street – which has featured in many literary works from Oscar Wilde to Agatha Christie. At the Washington Mayfair we offer a touch of luxury whilst at the same time providing a home-from-home base whether you are travelling for leisure or business. Close to the district of Chelsea, it is the perfect location to enjoy some of the top London events in May, like the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Chelsea in Bloom.

If you haven’t had chance to experience the festival of Chelsea in Bloom then this is your chance. With the 2022 theme – ‘British Icons’, establishments along the four major areas of Chelsea take part in a spectacular celebration of flowers… And it’s completely free! Events and floral displays cover the streets, with hosts competing to win awards such as ‘People’s Champion’. There’s plenty of time to visit with the event running from the 23rd to the 28th of May and as an extra treat, some features and tours will be extended for the long bank holiday. You are free to explore, take a guided walking tour or be transported around the exhibitions on a rickshaw ride for two! Events are being announced regularly so check the Chelsea in Bloom website for what’s on.

Now we have to mention the event that inspired it all… Calling lovers of all things botanical, the World’s greatest flower show is also coming to Chelsea between the 24th and the 28th of May. There’s plenty to do and see… Wander around the exhibits and view the beautiful themed gardens plus indulge in some exclusive shopping. You can purchase tickets to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and be a part of all the action… But be quick the tickets are selling fast.

Near to the Washington Mayfair are some of London’s finest parks. Perfect to enjoy the sunnier weather and even dine al fresco. Plus, they’ve even sorted the entertainment, with Regent’s Street Park opening their Open-Air Theatre for another season. They are kicking off the action with a smash-hit production of Legally Blonde running May – July.

Here are just a few highlights of what’s going on in May in London. The city is waiting for you to explore, and we’d love to welcome you to stay at The Washington Mayfair Hotel. Your no.1 choice for a London vacation, contact us today.