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What's on in London in May 2014

Event of the Month | RHS Chelsea Flower Show
(20 -24 May)

RHS Chelsea Flower Show (20 -24 May)

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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the main event of the year in the gardening calendar and is arguably the ultimate affair for all green-fingered fanatic.

The 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show promotes a greener, brighter future through shining the spot light on sustainable living. This year you can witness the latest trends in gardening and get inspiration from the show gardens, each one created with obsessive attention to detail by the world’s leading garden designers.

The show gardens will display cutting edge products, designs and techniques. The focus this year has additionally encouraged the leading garden designers to develop methods to preserve Britain’s horticultural heritage and protect some of the world’s most vulnerable people and gardens.

At the heart of Chelsea is the Great Pavilion, a covered space the size of two football pitches, where specialist growers exhibit everything from the familiar to the exotic, making it the main attraction for most Chelsea visitors.

Amateur gardeners flock to the Chelsea Flower Show for inspiration and leave with new dreams, firmly planted in the mind of each visitor. Visitors can explore spectacular show gardens and fresh gardens which demonstrate the very best in contemporary design. In addition to 150 exhibits from florists and nurseries, there are up to 250 trade stands, all making the Chelsea Flower Show the very best in the world.

Location: Grounds of The Royal Hospital, London, SW3 4SR

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The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition (1 - 18 May)

Just a few doors down from the Apex Temple Court Hotel, Somerset House will feature one of the world's leading photography competitions. The Sony World Photography Awards will display some of the best photographs from photojournalism, to fine art, to lifestyle - all set to evoke emotions from a range of topics that suits all tastes.

Location: Somerset House, WC2R 1LA London

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Wedding Dresses 1775- 2014 (3 - 15 May)

This exhibition will outline the evolution of the fashionable, iconic white wedding dress. Featuring some of the most alluring, romantic and extravagant wedding dresses of all time, the V&A's unbeatable collection will include Dita Von Tesses and Gwen Steffani's wedding dresses. The exhibition will cover the histories of the dresses, providing captivating details about the lives of the wearers.

Location: V&A Museum, London SW7 2RL

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London Sketchfest (1 - 4 May)

The London Sketchfest returns and is set to be bolder, bigger and brighter. This alternative comedy festival is jam-packed with some of the wildest comedy, where the unexpected should be expected. Taking over the Bethnal Comedy Comedy Club, the London Sketchfest provides the perfect platform for emerging comedians to perform some of the best sketch comedy in London.

Location: The Backyard Comedy Club, London E2 0EL

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Carnaby Shopping Party (1 May)

The capital's coolest shopping district will once again open one of the biggest fashion events of the season. The Carnaby Shopping Party will see over 100 restaurants, bars and fashion brands uniting to create the ultimate shopping experience. With live music, trend talks, pop up bars, discounts and money can't buy experiences - this is one event not to miss.

Location: Carnaby Street, London W1F 9PS

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Museums at Night (15 - 17 May)

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.

Location: Various museums across London

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The London Wonderground (7 May - 28 Spep)

Roll up, roll up - The London Wonderground returns to the Southbank Centre, setting London's summer activities for the city. Featuring the epic circus show LIMBO, as well as performances from cabaret and circus world, this event is sure to enchant and amaze. Set alongside bars, sideshows and outdoor performances, The London Wonderground will help put London on the map this summer.

Location: Jubilee Gardens, SE1 8XX

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London Wellbeing Festival 2014 (23 - 26 May)

The Mind Body Spirit London Wellbeing Festival is a haven for all those into self-development, self-empowerment, yoga, meditation and wellbeing. This four day festival will be a gathering of a global clan, all seeking to leave a healthier, better balanced lifestyle.

Location: Earls Court, London SW5 9TA

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