In May, spring is well under way with warm weather and some sunshine. But you may still need a light coat and an umbrella in case of rain.
UK schools break up for a summer half-term at the end of May. Family-friendly attractions are usually busy during this week-long school holiday, and many of them put on special activities for children.
May Events in London
See vivid floral displays and innovative show gardens at Chelsea Flower Show. Although the show tends to sell out in advance, there are lots of other floral-themed events in and around Chelsea during May, and many hotels and restaurants offer special afternoon teas and menus in honour of the show.
Soak up some culture after hours with the Museums at Night festival, when several museums and galleries open late and put on special events and activities in London.
In May, you can also spot the Queen and her husband in the horse-led coach during the annual State Opening of Parliament procession to Westminter.
WEATHER: For average seasonal temperatures and rainfall, see our London Weather page.
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