Best Festivals This May in London

London Wine Week

London in spring is one of the best times of the year to visit the city. With slightly cooler temperatures than the stuffy summer yet the sun and vibrancy of the July and August months, the spring freshness brings all manner of events into the public sphere. If you are looking for some of the best examples of culture and art in the UK, then the month of May is the perfect time to stay at the Lancaster Gate Hotel London. With our central location, the city is your oyster, and whether you’re After outdoorsy arts and crafts or some of the hottest music on the scene right now, there’s plenty to keep you entertained and welcome in the warmer months. With a diverse selection of locations, London is a must visit during the first month of Spring.

London Wine Week

London Wine Week

London Wine Week takes place between the 13th and 19th of May and gives you the chance to explore some of the best wines in London. Whether you’re visiting a Lancaster Gate Restaurant or nestled in a bar in the lanes of Shoreditch, you can elcome in the spring with some of last year’s grape harvest and discover your new favourite glass. With over 125 bars taking part, from pop up dinners to wine tasting masterclasses, this is set to be a tantalisingly tipsy week of fun.

London Craft Week

Using a wide range of venues across the city, London Craft Week promises a whole host of galleries and workshops showing what the city has to offer regarding arts and crafts. From Hackney to Chelsea, you can explore the wide-ranging world of craft between the 8th and 12th of May.

Fertility Fest

From the 27th of April until the 18th of May, London hits the Barbican Centre. This is the perfect place to explore the wide range of art and science behind and inspired by fertility. Whether it’s a Maxine Peake starring immersive theatre piece or a scientific talk about the wonders of IVF treatment, you can learn more about the body and the miracle of baby making.

All Points East Festival

All Points East heads back to Victoria Park this year, bringing with it a stellar array of music and community workshops between the 24th of May and the 2nd of June. If you’re a fan of Christine and the Queens, Metronomy, the Strokes or The Chemical Brothers, then this electric line up is the one for you.

Gala Festival

Gala Festival takes place in Peckham Rye Park and promises a day of disco, house and electronica DJ’s. This is certainly a summer must see for those wanting to dance into their June. Gala Festival is taking place on the 26th of May.

Jam on Rye Festival

Taking place, the day after Gala Festival, Jam on Rye is a foodie fun Sunday hosted by the mouth-watering curb pop up food market. Scorching with jazz and sizzling barbeques, Jam on Rye promises an eclectic mix of cuisine and music, celebrating London’s culture of reggae, jazz and afrobeat music.


On the 24th to the 26th of May Upminster in North East London promises a wide array of electronic dance music and a collection of 8 mind frying stages. With the likes of Chase and Status, Dubfire and Jess Bays heading the line-up, We Are FSTVL promises, fireworks food and furious dance music.