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5 Exciting Things To Eat & Do In May

Flower shows, rooftop bars, mezcal-fuelled celebrations, and more.

May is usually a bit, meh. It doesn’t have April’s chocolate egg-hoarding happiness and it doesn’t have June’s sunshine. But this year, with mezcal-fuelled celebrations, rooftop bars, and an actual King’s coronation (i.e. an extra bank holiday), May has officially become that bitch. Here are a few ideas for making the most of 2023’s scene-stealing month.


Mainline Frozen Margaritas & Tacos

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A weekend of slotting tostadas into your face at an alarming rate is always a good thing. And you have options. Try the tequila flight at Kraft Dalston which will be available from 2nd May. Or head to Walthamstow’s favourite industrial estate brewery for Signature Brew’s The Tacover. There'll be taco stalls with the likes of Homies on Donkeys and Birria Taco serving food. Plus there’ll be late-night DJ sets and a tortilla slap contest that will appeal to your inner 14-year-old. Or you could simply go to one of London’s best Mexican restaurants


Eat Pizza To Help Raise Money For Turkey & Syria's Earthquake Fundraiser

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Yard Sale have launched a limited-edition pie with lamb kebab, blistered tomatoes, smoked chilli flakes, sumac and parsley onions, and fior di latte. Available until 16th May, the Kurdish Slemani Special was created in collaboration with Instagrammers, Taste Cadets, and proceeds will go towards the Kurdish Red Crescent’s Earthquake Fundraiser. Available at all Yard Sale locations. 


Test Your Hay Fever At All The Chelsea Flower Shows

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Both Belgravia in Bloom and Chelsea in Bloom kick off on 22nd May. The Chelsea one is free, so wander around the streets taking in all the displays, and hit up La Mia Mamma afterwards if you’re hungry and want to keep the wholesome vibes going. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show begins 23rd May and the Chelsea Barracks Spring Fair begins on 24th May. Not ready to test your hay fever? We’ve got a guide for spots that feel outdoorsy, but aren’t actually outdoors


Book A Staycation With Cocktails—It’s What The King Would Want

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The official coronation dish has been announced and it’s quiche. The cozzie livs strike again. To inject a little excitement into proceedings, go all out and book the Mondrian’s Royal Night Out package—a two-night staycation at the hotel with gin martinis at Christina’s and brunch at Bibo thrown in too. Looking for a dinner spot nearby? Vietnamese restaurant Sông Quê is just a 10-minute walk away and has some of the best phở in London.


Embrace The Warmer Weather By Visiting These Rooftops

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photo credit: Ingrid Rasmussen

Rooftop restaurants and bars are opening, which means skyline views, aggressive eye-streaming, and real foliage are on the cards. Whether you’re looking for spots where you can drink a negroni in the sky, or summery views paired with food that doesn’t remind you of Thorpe Park—we’ve got you covered with our head-in-the-cloud guides.


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