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What's on in London in May 2013?


Event of the month

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

RHS Chelsea Flower Show (21 - 25 May 2013)

The historic flower and garden show celebrates its centenial year with special events as well as the usual delights for green fingered gardeners - Find out more in our RHS Chelsea Flower Show blog post.


Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition (26 April - 12 May 2013) - The Sony World Photography Awards has grown to become one of the world's chief photography competitions. Showcasing the extraordinary, award-winning entries this exhibition provides viewers with a dramatic snapshot of the world in 2012. Luckily for our Apex guests, this incredible exhibition is held at Somerset House which is just a stone's throw away from the Apex Temple Court Hotel. - West Wing Galleries, Somerset House, London, WC2R 1LA - www.worldphoto.org

SPIN London (3 - 5 May 2013) - This May will witness the world's first urban-focused bicycle show and festival, making its unveiling in East London just one mile from the Apex City of London Hotel. SPIN London is set to be the hottest festival the city has to offer cycling devotees. With a core focus on the urban scene, SPIN will showcase emerging, forward thinking cycle fashion brands as well as London's budding musicians. - Old Truman Brewery, London, E1 6QL - spinldn.com

Canalway Cavalcade (4 - 6 May 2013) - Now in its 30th year, the Canalway Cavalcade has grown to become an unique waterways and community festival held at Little Venice. This festival will present fun for the whole family, featuring Morris Dancing, real ales, children's activities, trade shows and stalls as well as the traditional pageant of boats. - Little Venice (between Blomfield Road, Warwick Avenue and Warwick Crescent), London - www.waterways.org.uk/events_festivals/canalway_cavalcade_2013/canalway_cavalcade_2013

COLLECT: The International Art Fair of Contemporary Objects (10 - 13 May 2013) - COLLECT is the number one art fair for anyone who is passionate about purchasing or viewing the finest contemporary crafts. Now in its fourth year, this influential fair is held at the iconic Saatchi Gallery and is set to exhibit 31 of the world's finest international galleries. - The Saatchi Gallery, London, SW3 4RY - www.craftscouncil.org.uk/collect

International Burlesque Festival (10 May - 19 May 2013) - Starting from 10 May, the London Burlesque Festival 2013 will be featuring ten red-hot evenings full of sultry entertainment. In its 7th year and now the largest International Burlesque Festival of its kind, the event will showcase the world's premium performers, providing a truly electric atmosphere for an unbeatable night out. - Various venues around London - www.londonburlesquefest.com

Covent Garden Puppet Festival 2013 (12 May 2013) - Celebrate the 351st birthday of Mr Punch himself in the very location where Samuel Pepys recorded a sighting of Mr Punch in May 1662. Just a short stroll from the Apex Temple Court Hotel, you and the family can enjoy performances of Punch and Judy professors and puppeteers from all over the country. Join in and experience this festival celebrating of the art of puppetry. - Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 8HH - www.alternativearts.co.uk

Museums at Night (16 - 18 May 2013) - For one special weekend only, hundreds of museums, libraries, galleries, archives and heritage sites are set to unbolt their doors for a magical evening. Whether you are a museum goer fanatic or a complete novice, this weekend is set to provide nocturnal adventures for everyone giving you a rare opportunity to explore tours, debates, ghostly readings and much more. - Various museums across London - www.culture24.org.uk/places%20to%20go/museums%20at%20night

HPA Gaucho International Polo (21 May 2013) - Kicking off Britain's famous summer season in true style, the HPA Gaucho International Polo event will be returning to the O2, which is easily accessed from Apex London Wall Hotel. The sport's elite players will fly in from all over the world, ready to compete in the prestigious championship. Make sure to keep your eye out for all the exclusive VIP after parties going on. - The O2, London, SE10 0DX - www.gauchopolo.com

Field Day (25th May 2013) - For one day only Victoria Park will open its gardens to host Field Day. This event brings together an array of London's alternative concert and club promoters for a day of music and dancing. As well as gigs by rising stars like Animal Collective and CHVRCHES, there will be side stalls inspired by traditional country pastimes and games including a tug of war, sack races in addition to the more innovative games like tea bag tossing and a winkle picking contest. - Victoria Park, London, E9 7BT - www.fielddayfestivals.com

Lichtenstein: A Retrospective (Until 27 May 2013) - Throughout May, the Tate Modern will be exhibiting Lichtenstein's first full-scale retrospective in over twenty years. This exhibition brings together 125 of his most defining paintings and sculptures, confirming Lichtenstein's legacy. Within walking distance from all three Apex London hotels, the Tate Modern is a must see attraction this May. - Tate Modern, London, SE1 9TG - www.tate.org.uk


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