Whether you're planning a family day out or fancy doing something different with friends, there's plenty going on this month.
We have put together a handy guide of things to do, events and activities taking place across west London to keep you busy this month.
Explore Fulham Palace at night
As part of Museums of Night, you can explore Fulham Palace on Thursday, May 18.
Become immersed in Victorian variety as you step back in time to the Palace of old.
Celebrate the Victorian era with live music from folk legends The Phoenix Collective, tastings from local craft brewery Portobello Brewing Co and period entertainment throughout the historic spaces.
Address: Fulham Palace, Bishop's Avenue, Fulham , SW6 6EA. Time: 6.30pm- 10pm.
A Tudor Celebration
On Saturday, May 20 an event is being organised to save the oldest wall in Hillingdon, the Tudor Churchyard Wall.
There will be a whole host of activities for children to get involved in including; Tudor flower arranging, meet the Lady of the Manor, music and sonnets, a church tower tour, Tudor themed food and a historical talk with maps and information.
Address: St. Martin's Church, Church Road, West Drayton, UB7 7PT Time: 12-3pm.
Acclaimed author Michelle Magorian will be at Waterstones Uxbridge on Wednesday, May 31 at 1pm talking about her most famous book 'Goodnight Mr Tom'.
She will meet and sign copies of her books for customers after her talk.
Spaces are limited and you must sign up to attend. Call 01895 272800.
Intu Uxbridge welcomed a sweet new resident following the grand opening of Krispy Kreme’s newest outlet at the start of May.
The kiosk-style store, which is designed like a giant Krispy Kreme box, opened on Thursday at 10am to a queue of eager fans.
Nathan Carter at London Palladium
Nathan Carter is an exciting feature on the UK Country scene, and once again tops the Irish charts with his fifth album ‘Where I Wanna Be’ which features his unique blend of Celtic, country and pop.
He will perform in the London Palladium date on the Sunday, May 28.
How To Promote Your Book with Diane Hinds at Kensington Central Library
How To Promote Your Book is a talk aimed at the independent writer.
Entertainment PR expert Diane Hinds recognised so many writers who followed the less traditional routes lacked media coverage, reviews, and improved sales.
How To Promote Your Book guides writers through the process of devising their personalised campaigns, with comprehensive information regarding research, targeting the audience, creating the key message, as well as writing a press release and learning about distribution.
Writers will learn how to achieve these elements in an affordable way, delivering to the public sound public relations through a well-thought-out campaign.
Thursday May 25, 6.30-7.45pm. Address: Kensington Central Library - Lecture Theatre, 12 Phillimore Walk, London, W8 7RX
Chelsea Flower Show
The Chelsea Flower Show is an annual event held for five days by the Royal Horticultural Society. It takes place in the Royal Hospital Chelsea .
The event showcases the best flowers and plants by growers over the year, and attracts visitors from every continent around the world, as one of the most famous flower shows in the world.
The show dates back to 1862 and now hosts more than 150,000 people each year.
This year, the show will be held from Monday, May 22 to Saturday, May 27.
Dreamboys at Hayes
The UK’s most famous male strip show, The Dreamboys, are coming to the Beck Theatre in Hayes on May 25.
All professionally trained dancers, the group features Lotan Carter (Louis Spence’s nephew) and Jordan Darrell (a former backing dancer for Rita Ora) – the boys will also be joined on stage by Ex On The Beach star, Rogan O’Connor.Booking information can be found here .
Seven standalone cabanas and a huge hexagonal bar will spring up on Coppa Club’s riverside terrace this summer.
The cabanas are replacing the winter igloos which went viral on social media and were booked-up within the first week.
Right on the River Thames, the custom-made timber cabanas offer knock-out views of London’s iconic Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast and The Shard.
Explore London Zoo by torchlight and wake up to the sounds of the animals in the sleepover of a lifetime.
With an amazing leaf cutter ant nest at the entrance, enter the extraordinary world of all things insects.
Children can learn about a whole host of nasties and creepy crawlies- ranging from a huge swarm of locusts to giant orb spiders to naked mole rats burrowing in their underground tunnels.
Sleepover dates are on: Friday May 5 and Friday May 19.
Two Humboldt penguin chicks are now being hand-reared by keepers in the zoo’s custom-built incubation room, after their parents were unable to care for them.
Covered in soft grey fur, the tiny birds are weighed every morning and hand-fed three times a day by their keepers, and can be seen by visitors cosying up to a cuddly toy penguin under the warming glow of a heat lamp.
Back by popular demand and in the great tradition of English repertory theatre, Amici Dance Theatre Company will reprise their spectacular shows 35 Amici Drive on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday, May 24 and Tightrope Friday May 26 and Saturday May 27.
The Lyric’s resident dance theatre company, Amici, integrate able-bodied and disabled artists and performers to challenge conventional attitudes to disability and the arts.
With over 50 performers on stage their shows are truly amazing events,inspiring the audience to look at art and the world from a new, magical perspective and draw focus towards every individual’s abilities.
Find out more and book tickets here .
London’s biggest free music festival, the Hanwell Hootie, is back for a fifth year.
On Saturday (May 6), Hanwell will play host to over 85 bands across 14 venues, including the all-new 2,000 capacity Viaduct Meadow Stage.
The annual Hanwell Hootie celebrates the life of Jim Marshall OBE, whose company created the famous Marshall amp in 1962.
The festival boasts mix of up-and-coming and established bands serving up a wide range of genres from gospel to grunge to funk to folk.
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