RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Hospital Chelsea
The world’s most prestigious flower show inspires millions every spring. Held in the magnificent grounds of the historic Royal Hospital Chelsea – home to some 300 British army veterans and one of the capital’s real hidden gems – the RHS Chelsea Flower Show leads the way in innovative garden design.
6 April 2019-16 February 2020
Mary Quant, V&A Museum
Mary Quant is a fashion icon. More than anyone else in the 20th century, she defined the way modern people dress. “The whole point of fashion is to make fashionable clothes available to everyone,” she said, and this once-in-a-generation show at the V&A reveals the story behind her fashion revolution – from miniskirts and hot pants to vibrant tights and makeup.
5 April-14 July
Imaginary Cities, British Library
Fantastical cityscapes are yours to explore in the British Library’s high-tech art installation, meticulously crafted by artist-in-residence Michael Takeo Magruder. Watch the past transform before your eyes as cutting-edge digital technologies remix images and live data from the Library’s collection, including some extraordinary 19th-century city maps.
British Summer Time, Hyde Park
One of the most highly anticipated musical events of the year returns to the capital with a star-studded lineup including Stevie Wonder, Florence + the Machine, Robbie Williams, Celine Dion and Barbara Streisand. London’s sprawling Hyde Park is the perfect home for a dazzling series of concerts, which is sure to have something special for everyone.
5 April 2019-5 January 2020
Beasts of London, Museum of London
What’s that sound? An elephant? A lion? Come face-to-face with a parade of unexpected animals that have shaped London’s history – from mighty beasts to humble insects – in this fully immersive digital installation. With a host of famous voices guide you through, including Kate Moss and Brian Blessed, take a journey through time and discover the capitals wildest stories.
New Restaurant Opening
Adam Handling Chelsea
For contemporary British cuisine in the heart of Chelsea, there is nowhere better than world-renowned chef Adam Handling’s elegant new dining experience. The chef behind London’s award-winning Frog restaurants has launched his biggest venture yet, combining Adam’s passion for the food of London with a seasonal menu and commitment to environmental sustainability.