Outdoor events in London May 2017

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Speakers’ Corner

Free

Speakers’ Corner Listen to a speech at Speakers' Corner, where the public can discuss whatever they like -- all in the name of free speech.
Little Venice

Free

Little Venice Have a nice walk around Little Venice, past all the pretty houseboats, and stop for a cup of tea in one of the nice cafes.
 
Highgate Cemetery

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Highgate Cemetery Have a guided tour around Highgate Cemetery, and enjoy one of the most atmospheric and historic cemeteries in London.
Primrose Hill

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Primrose Hill Primrose Hill is a lot higher than it looks, and boasts one of the finest views of the London skyline from anywhere in the city.
 
Spitalfields City Farm

Free

Spitalfields City Farm Spitalfields City Farm is a nice place to take your kids, but did you know that you can volunteer to help out on the farm?
Parliament Hill

Free

Parliament Hill Enjoy London's skyline from the top of Parliament Hill, which takes in the Gherkin, London Eye, St Paul's and Canary Wharf.
 
Hackney Marshes

Free

Hackney Marshes Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football, with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams.
St. James’s Park

Cheap

to St. James’s Park Have a nice, relaxing sit-down and doing a bit of people-watching in one of London's Royal parks, by hiring out a deckchair.
 
Serpentine

to Serpentine Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine, or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle.
The City

Cheap

The City Explore some of the prettiest and most historic gardens and churchyards in the City of London, on this 2-hour walking tour.
 
 at Royal Hospital, London
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RHS Chelsea Flower Show, at the Royal Hospital

to Royal Hospital The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the gardening equivalent of Ascot, held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital.
 
 

That’s all the outdoor events, but there are plenty more days out in May including:

Jason’s Trip, from Little Venice to CamdenMay 2017Jason’s Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regent’s Canal, from Little Venice to Camden Lock.

Tunnel — The Archaeology of CrossrailMay 2017The Museum of London Docklands will be showing some of the archaeological finds found during the Crossrail Tunnel project.

Dinner cruise on the river, with Bateaux LondonMay 2017Bateaux London offers you great cuisine and live entertainment onboard the boat, as it sails serenely down the Thames.

Thames Clippers, from Putney to GreenwichMay 2017Thames Clippers offer one-way, return or all-day trips along a 15-mile stretch of the river between Putney and Greenwich.

Guided tour of London, on a bicycleMay 2017Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike… and see the major sights and landmarks of London from your saddle.

Walk in the footsteps of Jack the RipperMay 2017Walk the streets of Whitechapel and try and discover the identity of the Victorian murderer Jack the Ripper – if you dare!

Walk in the footsteps of Dr. Samuel JohnsonMay 2017Walk in the footsteps of Dr Samuel Johnson, exploring the area around Fleet Street where he used to live in a guided tour.

Crime Scene Live! — at the Natural History MuseumMay 2017Collect evidence around the Natural History Museum and become a CSI for a night, during “Crime Scene Live”.

 
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