The best May festivals in London

Canalway Cavalcade garryknight/Flickr

Canalway Cavalcade ©garryknight/Flickr

Planning a visit to London this month? Well, you will surely have a fantastic holiday. London is a buzzing city, being home to tens of world famous landmarks, great restaurants, bars, pubs, museums, theatres, shops and malls, good clubs and discos, picturesque open spaces and other sights.

Besides, the city hosts numerous events and festivals every year. May is also a month full of great events. If you love the festivals and would like to find out which are the best May festivals in London, all you have to do is to read the following guide. As a taste of the festivals, some of the best ones are the following: the Canalway Cavalcade, Breakin Convention, May Day at Museum of London Docks, Food Festival at Hampton Court Palace, the Spin London Bicycle Festival and so on.

Canalway Cavalcade

The Canalway Cavalcade takes place between the 4th and 6th of May and it celebrates the city’s waterways. It takes place at Little Venice and offers dozens of family-friendly activities. The event can be visited 10:00 to 18:00 on Saturday, 10:00 to 18:00 on Sunday and 10:00 to 17:00 on Monday. (May 2013)

Canalway Cavalcade garryknight/Flickr

Canalway Cavalcade ©garryknight/Flickr

Breakin Convention

Are you a fan of hip hop? Then you will have to get on Sadler’s Wells between the 4th and 6th of May. It presents hip hop and street dancers, DJ demonstrations, freestyle sessions and workshops. The Breakin Convention will be a fantastic event, a must for those who love this type of dance.

May Day at Museum of London Docks

Held at the Museum of London Docks, this festival has something to offer to every member of the family, including the little ones. It will occur on the 6th of May and it is a traditional style festival. Morris dancing will be just one of the highlights of the event. The May Day at Museum of London Docks will be open from 11:00 to 16:00 and the admission is free. (May 2013)

Museum of London Docks ell brown/Flick

Museum of London Docks ©ell brown/Flick

Food Festival at Hampton Court Palace

This festival will take place between the 25th and 27th of May at Hampton Court Palace. This fantastic food festival is a must for those who love to eat. Michelin star chefs will demonstrate their knowledge and there will be tasting tents dedicated to the visitors. These tents will offer chocolate, champagne and caviar. The restaurant tents will offer different dishes and there will also be a producers’ market here. It will be open 10:00 to 19:00 on Saturday, 11:00 to 19:00 on Sunday and 11:00 to 18:00 on Monday. (May 2013)

Hampton Court Palace David Stanley/Flickr

Hampton Court Palace ©David Stanley/Flickr

Spin London Bicycle Festival

Occurring between the 3rd and 5th of May this year, the Spin London Bicycle Festival is a must for the lovers of bikes. It is actually a bike show which argues that bikes are not only a practical and cheap way to get from one point to another, but they can be fashionable, too. Lots of activities await the visitors, including static bike racing, urban bike exhibition and others. It takes place at the Old Truman Brewery and it is open from 10:00 to 19:00, on the last day from 10:30 to 18:30. (May 2013)

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