Guide to what’s on in London in May 2016

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London Wonderground returns to the South Bank

The weather is hopefully starting to warm up soon so a lot more festivals and special events are taking place alfresco. With May many people’s favourites months thanks to two bank holidays, there’s a host of things on around town.

For a guide to music festivals in London this summer, click here.

  • Now until 1 May : Made London – Bloomsbury

A new companion show to Made London Marylebone, featuring craft and art from over 100 designers and makers. Open 10am-6pm (29 and 30 Apr), 10am-5pm (1 May). Tickets: £5 (early bird). Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, Bloomsbury, WC1H 9SN. Nearest station: Russell Square. For more information, visit the Made London website.

  • 2 May : Gumball 3000 Rally

The Gumball rally rolls into London with Regent Street closed off to non-Gumball traffic for the whole day for a street festival. Including extreme sports demonstrations, live music, celebrity appearances, kids’ zone, car display and more. Noon-5pm: History of the motorcar and entertainment, 5-8pm: Gumball arrivals. Free. Nearest station: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus. For more information, visit the Gumball 3000 website.

  • Now until 2 May : Canalway Cavalcade

A unique waterways and community festival at Little Venice. Features stalls, bands, kids’ activities, Morris dancers, a Real Ale bar, food and pageant of boats. 10am-6pm. Free. Nearest station: Warwick Avenue. For more information, visit the Inland Waterways Association. To read about Metro Girl’s visit to the Cavalcade, click here.

  • Now until 2 MayMorden Hall Country Show

Country show in the grounds of Morden Hall, featuring The Sheep Show, Terrier Racing, The Goat Show, birds of prey, Devilstick Peat children’s entertainment plus Circus Workshop, Historical Re-enactment with the Company of 1415 with static & arena displays, Ferret Racing, Morris Dancing, Brass Bands and arts, crafts, gifts and food marquees. Scale steam engines. 10am-5pm. Tickets: Adults £7.50, Children age 5-16 £3, Under 5s free. Morden Hall Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5JD. Nearest station: Morden or Phipps Bridge (tram). For more information, visit the Oakleigh Fairs website. For Metro Girl’s post on Morden Hall Park, click here.

  • Now until 2 MayPick Me Up

Graphic arts festival at Somerset House’s Embankment Galleries, showcasing and selling original graphic art, design and illustration. Daily 10am-6pm, late nights on Wed and Thurs until 10pm. Tickets: £10, concessions £8. Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA. Nearest tube: Temple. For more information, visit the Pick Me Up website.

  • 3 – 7 MayLondon Craft Week

Following the inaugural event last year, LCW returns, celebrating craftsmanship, featuring workshops, exhibitions, open studios, galleries and shops. Various venues across the capital. For more information, visit the London Craft Week website.

  • Now until 3 May : New Cross & Deptford Film Festival

A free film festival run and staffed by volunteers offering free screenings in venues around New Cross and Deptford. Classics will be screened alongside independent films by new and local talent, including Withnail & I, The Lion King, Julius Caesar, Spice World The Movie, Romeo + Juliet and a bike-powered screening of Labyrinth. At various venues including the Golden Anchor, Deptford Lounge, Telegraph Hill Upper Park and more. For more information, visit the Free Film Festival website.

  • 4 – 18 May : Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival

The only UK festival dedicated to pan-Asian writing, featuring book launches, talks and discussions. Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain will open this year’s festival in conversation with Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, while further events will include Dutch historian Frank Dikötter, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mei Fong, Turkish author Elif Şafak and best-selling crime writer Boris Akunin. Ticket prices vary. Most events take place at Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, Marylebone, W1G 7LP. Nearest station: Regents’ Park, Oxford Circus or Great Portland Street. For more information, visit the Asia House website.

  • 5 May : Carnaby Style Night

A shopping extravaganza where over 100 shops, restaurants and bars will be offering 20% off. There will also be GQ Style Panel, freebies, activities and prizes. Register online for your free ticket. 5-9pm. Carnaby, Soho,. Nearest station: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus. For more information, visit the Carnaby website. For Metro Girl’s blog on Carnaby Style Night, click here.

  • 5 May – 25 September : London Wonderground

The London Wonderground Festival returns to the Southbank for a fifth year – an entertainment extravaganza in Jubilee Gardens, near the foot of the London Eye and by the Southbank Centre. It includes cabaret, children’s show, comedy, burlesque and alfresco drinking. Open daily until 11pm. Free to get in, but tickets required for shows. Nearest station: Waterloo, Embankment or Westminster. For more information, visit the Wonderground website.

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The Dulwich Festival returns to SE21 and SE22

  • 6 – 15 May : Dulwich Festival

This historic London suburb hosts its 23rd festival, featuring talks, gigs, dance, fairs, concerts, workshops, artists’ open houses and more across East and West Dulwich and Dulwich Village. Includes the Dulwich Park Fair on 15 May. Nearest stations: West Dulwich, East Dulwich or North Dulwich. For more information and tickets, visit the Dulwich Festival website. Read about Metro Girl’s visit in 2013 here.

  • 6 – 22 May : Wandsworth Arts Festival & Fringe

Two week festival in the borough of Wandsworth featuring theatre, dance, art, music, comedy, poetry, workshops, talks, markets and more. Highlights include The Ladykillers, Big Art Picnic, Lady Chastity’s Reserve immersive team game, Pop Up A Capella and The Vagina Monologues. For more information, visit the Wandsworth Art Festival website.

  • 6 – 22 May : London Burlesque Festival

The world’s finest burlesque performers gather in the capital for the two week festival. Most tickets sold in advance, so buy from the website ASAP. For more information, visit the London Burlesque Festival website.

  • 7 May : Heroines Of Literature Cycle Tour

Enjoy a leisurely cycle around London while learning about some of literature’s greatest women. Bring your own bike, but the tour will start by a Santander bike docking station so you can rent one. 10am-12pm. Tickets £6. For more information, visit the Spokeswomen Tour website.

  • Now until 8 MayGrand Designs Live

Based on the Channel 4 TV series, the show features ideas and inspiration for your own grand design, including workshops, consultations and lectures. Tickets: Weekday £12, Weekend £15. ExCel, Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1XL. Nearest station: Custom House (DLR). For more information and tickets, visit the Grand Designs Live website.

  • Now until 8 MaySony World Photography Awards Exhibition

Showcasing the winning and shortlisted photographs from this year’s awards. Open: Sat-Mon 10am-6pm, Tues-Fri 10am-9pm. Tickets: £6.50-£8.50 (advance), £9 (on the door). Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA. Nearest tube: Temple. For more information, visit the Somerset House website.

  • Now until 8 May : Bump Rollerdisco @ Canary Wharf

Mobile rollerdisco comes to Canary Wharf for two weeks, featuring quality DJ booth, disco lighting and a huge range of funky skates to rent. Opening hours vary. Tickets from £7.50/£10. Montgomery Square, Canary Wharf, E14. Nearest station: Canary Wharf. For more information, visit the Canary Wharf website.

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Pick Me Up, Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition and Photo London return to Somerset House

  • 8 MayCovent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival

Punch and Judy acts from across the country gather in Covent Garden for the annual May Fayre, featuring Parish Mass, Fayre, Puppet Shows and Choral Evensong. 11am-5pm. Free. St Paul’s Church Garden, Covent Garden, WC2E 9ED. Nearest station: Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Charing Cross or Embankment. For more information, go to the St Paul’s Church website.

  • 9 May – 19 June : Tom Jones-Berney – East London Scenes

Artist Tom Jones-Berney is hosting a month-long exhibition of his paintings of familiar East London scenes. Opening hours vary. Long White Cloud, 151 Hackney Road, Hoxton, E2 8JL. Nearest station: Hoxton. For more information, visit Tom’s website.

  • 11 – 14 MayMuseums At Night

Museums across the capital are opening their doors for some after-hours action, such as performances, lectures, balls and sleepovers, including the Charles Dickens Museum, Benjamin Franklin House, Horniman Museum & Gardens, Banqueting House and Keats House. For more information and listings, read the Museums At Night website. Read Metro Girl’s blog on a previous Museum At Night event at the Horniman Museum here.

  • 13 – 15 May : Peckham Rye Music Festival

A celebration of the local music scene, bringing together artists, record shops and labels from the area. Venues include The Bussey Building, Canavan’s Peckham Pool Club, Peckham Springs, The NINES, Four Quarters, White Horse, Gowlett, Rye Wax and the Montpelier. Nearest station: Peckham Rye. For more information, visit the Peckham Rye Music Festival website.

  • 14 May : Tweed Run

The 8th annual bicycle ride sees participants dressing up in vintage tweed and cycling past London’s landmarks. Starting in Northampton Road, Clerkenwell at 11am and going for 10 miles, before ending at a Garden Party and Closing Ceremony (4-9pm) in Spa Fields, EC1. Rider tickets are now sold out, but spectators can watch for free. Nearest station: Farringdon or Angel. For more information, visit The Tweed Run website.

  • 14 May : Mayfair London Extravaganza

Continental Drifts, GoMad Events and DeepBrass Prod are hosting a spin-off of BoomTown’s immersive and outlandish festival, featuring live music, DJs, circus, cabaret casino, interactive spaces with performers and creative beauticians to transform you. 10pm-6am. Tickets from £10. Electric Brixton, Town Hall Parade, Brixton, SW2 1RJ. Nearest station: Brixton. For tickets, visit the Facebook page.

  • 15 May : Urban Village Fete

A contemporary twist on a traditional village fair featuring stalls, music, DJs, dance, art & design workshops and international food trucks. 12-7pm. Free entry. Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich, SE10. Nearest station: North Greenwich. For more information, visit the Urban Village Fete website.

  • 15 – 16 MayRAW – The Artisan Wine Fair

A celebration of the world’s wine talent, featuring over 150 growers of fine, natural, organic and biodynamic wine. 10am-6pm. Tickets: £35 (online), £45 (on the door). Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, E1 6QL. Nearest station: Aldgate or Shoreditch High Street. For more information, visit the Raw Fair website.

  • 18 May : Royal Opera House BP Big Screens

Watch the Royal Ballet perform in the world premiere of Liam Scarlett’s new full-length ballet Frankenstein, inspired by Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece on the big screens in Trafalgar Square and General Gordon Square in Woolwich. Simply bring a cushion or blanket and find a spot. Free. 7.30pm. For more information, visit the Royal Opera House website.

  • 19 – 22 May : Photo London

Photography fair at Somerset House, featuring expanded exhibition spaces and the chance to experience a range of photographic practices. Adult day passes: £27. Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA. Nearest station: Temple. For more information, visit Photo London website.

  • 20 – 22 May : Spin – The Cycling Festival

Cycling festival, featuring the world’s leading bicycle and lifestyle brands, art installations, bike film premieres, craft beer, coffee, street food, live music and DJs. Tickets: £13-£21. Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, E1 6QL. Nearest station: Shoreditch High Street. For more information, visit the Spin London website.

  • 20 – 22 May : BBC Good Food Show Summer In The City

A food festival bringing together healthy food brands, products and producers and featuring book signings, dietitians’ clinic and Eat Well interview stage. Celebrity guests include Paul Hollywood, Tom Kerridge, James Martin, Davina McCall, John Torode, Sophie Michell, among others. Open 10am-6pm. Tickets: £19.50-£20.50. ExCel, Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1XL. Nearest station: Custom House (DLR). For more information, visit the BBC Good Food Show website.

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The Alchemy Festival returns to the Southbank Centre

  • 20 – 30 May : Alchemy

A festival of music, dance, film, literature, theatre and performance from India, the UK and South Asia, featuring a pop-up Desi Pub, music from Filter Coffee, Shapla Salique and Sahara and comedy from Mawaan Rizwan and Paul Sinha and much more. Prices vary, with some activites free. Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX. Nearest station: Waterloo. For more information and tickets, visit the Southbank Centre website. For Metro Girl’s blog on a previous festival, click here.

  • 21 May : R&B Whisky Takeover @ Kansas Smitty’s

Craft whisky brand R&B Distillers are hosting an evening of tastings, juleps and a dedicated whisky-only cocktail menu to mark World Whisky Day. Tasting and masterclass: 5.30-7pm, live music from 8.30pm. Tickets: £12. Kansas Smittys, 63 Broadway Market, Hackney, E8 4PH. Nearest station: London Fields or Cambridge Heath. For tickets, visit Billetto.

  • 21 – 22 May : Carters Steam Fair @ Hammersmith

The vintage travelling funfair sets up camp in Ravenscourt Park, featuring rides from the late 19th century to the 1960s. Open 11am-7pm. Free admission. Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith, W6 0UG. Nearest station: Ravenscourt Park. For more information, visit the Carters Steam Fair website.

  • 21 – 22 May : Comida Fest

Latin American street food festival comes to the South Bank. Featuring food from Mexico to Argentina, cocktails and live music. There will also be games, storytelling, dance workshops and a music programme co-curated by Movimientos. Open Sat 21: 12-8pm, Sun 22: 11am-6pm. Free entry. Riverside Grass by Coin Street, Bankside, SE1. Nearest station: Waterloo. For more information, visit the Coin Street website.

  • 21 – 22 May : Vogue 100 Festival

Two days celebration of the style bible, featuring talks, masterclasses, styling sessions, book signings, fashion illustration class and Vogue cafe. Speakers include Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, Grace Coddington, Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana, Guram Gvasalia, Kim Kardashian West and Christopher Kane. Ticket prices vary but highly likely to sell out in advance. The Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, SW7 2AR and Vogue World, Kensington Gardens. Nearest station: South Kensington or Gloucester Road. For more information, visit the Vogue website.

  • Now until 22 May : Vogue 100 – A Century Of Style

An exhibition of the stunning photography commissioned by British Vogue since it was founded in 1916. Open 10am-6pm. Open late on Thursday and Friday until 9pm. Tickets: £17/£19, Concessions £15/50/£17.50. National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin’s Place, WC2H 0HE. Nearest station: Charing Cross, Embankment or Leicester Square. For more information and tickets, visit the National Portrait Gallery website.

  • 23 May : The Graphic Gin Off

Top gin brands Slingsby and Thomas Dakin and Boxer and East London Liquor Co compete in the Graphic Gin Off for a second round in an evening of friendly competition. Guests will be able to try some inventive gin cocktails and decide on their favourite. 6-9pm. Tickets: £11.74.  Graphic Bar, 4 Golden Square, Soho, W1F 9HT. Nearest station: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus. For more information, visit the Graphic Bar website.

  • 23 – 29 May : London Wine Week

A week long celebration of wine from the same people behind London Cocktail Week. Featuring pop-ups, tastings, wine tours, masterclasses and other events. Buy a £10 wristband so you can take part in £5 wine taster flights and discounts and deals. For wristbands, visit the London Wine Week website. For Metro Girl’s blog post on highlights of this year’s LWW, click here.

  • 24 May : The Warcraft Experience @ Madame Tussauds

The fantastical characters and epic sets from Warcraft will be coming to life in an experience tour Madame Tussauds attractions globally with one day in London. Fans will have the chance to stand with Lothar in the Stormwind throne room or Durotan in front of the rocky mountains. Tickets from £23.79. Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Road, Marylebone, NW1 5LR. Nearest station: Baker Street. For more information, visit the Tussauds website.

  • 24 – 26 MayClerkenwell Design Week

Independent design festival featuring workshops, presentations, product launches, showrooms, debates and even a design walk. Venues across Clerkenwell. Nearest station: Barbican or Farringdon. For more information, visit the Clerkenwell Design Week website.

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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show

  • 24 – 28 May : RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The biggest event of the year for horticulturists. Full of stunning fantasy gardens and opportunities to buy your own plants and flowers. Most tickets (£30-£58) sell out in advance, so buy ASAP. Royal Hospital, Chelsea, SW3 4SL. Nearest station: Sloane Square. For more information, visit the RHS website.

  • 25 May – 30 July : Yayoi Kusama: Sculptures, Paintings & Mirror Rooms

Victoria Miro presents an exhibition by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, featuring pumpkin sculptures, new painting and immersive mirror rooms. Free entry. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Victoria Miro Gallery, 16 Wharf Road, Islington, N1 7RW. Nearest station: Old Street or Angel. For more information, visit the Victoria Miro website.

  • 27 – 29 May : Meeting Of Styles UK Festival

London’s largest graffiti and street art festival, featuring over 500 artists from around the world painting the streets of the capital. Featuring live painting, Dry Rub Dub BBQ, live music, pop-up bars and cafes, mini market and more. Nomadic Community Gardens, Brick Lane, 1 Fleet Street Hill, Shoreditch, E2 6EE. Nearest station: Shoreditch High Street. For more information, visit the Meeting Of Styles website. To read Metro Girl’s post on the festival, click here.

  • 27 – 29 May : London Swing Festival

Seventh annual London Swing Festival. Once again we bringing together people from all over the world, a team of inspiring teachers and fabulous bands to some of London’s finest ballrooms for an annual celebration of Swing dance and Swing music in London. For more information, visit the London Swing Festival website.

  • 27 – 29 May : MCM London Comic Con

Pop culture show featuring chances to meet your favourite stars and buy memorabilia from your favourite shows and films. Featuring Warwick Davis, S.H.I.E.L.D’s Elizabeth Henstridge, Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyar, Arrow’s Willa Holland and many more. Tickets: £15-£50. ExCel, Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1XL. Nearest station: Custom House (DLR). For tickets and more information, visit the MCM Comic Con website.

  • 28 May : SS Atlantica boat party

Travel back in time to the golden age of boat travel. Coming from Bourne & Hollingsworth, the splendour of the 1930s will be recreated with live bands, floorshows, cabaret acts, dancing and lots of champagne. Dress code: At sea formal wear. 8pm-2am. Tickets from £35. Departing from Savoy Pier, Victoria Embankment, WC2. Nearest station: Embankment. For tickets, visit the SS Atlantica website. For more information, check out Metro Girl’s blog post on SS Atlantica.

  • 28 – 30 May : Foodies Festival @ Syon Park

Food festival including fine food and drink, live music, tea dances, Mojito galleon ship, Pimms tea pot, vintage kitchen market, children’s cookery and the chance to watch chefs in action such as Aldo Zilli, Atul Kocchar, Tony Rodd, Dhruv Baker, Alyn Williams, Steve Dark, George Lyon and many more. Sat-Sun 11am-7pm, Mon 11am-6pm. Tickets start from £16. Syon Park, Brent Lea, Brentford, TW8 8JF. Nearest station: Syon Lane. For more information and tickets, visit the Foodies Festival website.

  • Now until 29 May : Herne Hill Free Film Festival

Four week festival featuring free screenings in the Herne Hill area at various locations, including Prince Regent Pub, effraspace, Herne Hill Velodrome, Brockwell Lido and Rosendale School. Films include The Breakfast Club, Whiplash, Grease sing-a-long and 24 Hour Party People. Nearest station: Herne Hill. For more information and screenings, visit the Herne Hill Free Festival website.

  • 29 May : Block Party and Old Street New House @ Bounce

Ping pong bars Bounce are hosting two Bank Holiday parties at their Farringdon and Old Street venues. At Farringdon, there will be block party inspired night, featuring hip hop, pop, dancehall and house tunes and break-dancing. Meanwhile, in Shoreditch, there will be a rave-style night, featuring new house, nu disco and classic house and glow sticks. 9pm until late. Tickets from £6. Bounce Farringdon, 121 Holborn, EC1N 2TD. Nearest station: Chancery Lane. Bounce Old Street, 241 Old Street, EC1V 9EY. Nearest station: Old Street. For more information, visit the Bounce website.

  • 29 – 30 May : Gala Festival

A new festival of independent music, food and drink. Featuring Nightmares on Wax, Norman Jay MBE, Crazy P (DJ Set), Tornado Wallace, Rayko, Desert Sound Colony, Joe 90 (Futureboogie), Dom Fader, Jazzheadchronic and Sam & Toby performing across two stages. Food stands include Kricket, Made Of Dough, Rum Kitchen, Salon and more. 1.30-10.30pm. Tickets from £15. Brockwell Park, Dulwich Road, Herne Hill, SE24 0PA. Nearest station: Herne Hill. For tickets, visit Resident Advisor.

  • 29 May – 6 June : Brockley Street Art Festival

One week long celebration of street art, featuring local, national and international talent. Featuring activities for adults and children alike, including colouring competition, mural painting, live DJs and talks. Various venues around Brockley. For more information, visit the Brockley Street Art Festival website.

  • Now until 24 June : Anarchy In The UK #PunkLondon exhibition

An exhibition of punk rock photography featuring classic and previously unseen images from the archive of photographer Richard Young. Opening hours Mon 11am-5pm, Tue-Thu 10am-6pm, Sat 11am-5pm. Richard Young Gallery, 4 Holland Street, Kensington, W8 4LT. Nearest station: High Street Kensington. For more information, visit the Richard Young Gallery website.

  • Now until 15 June : Hard Rock Couture @ Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

To celebrate the original Hard Rock Café in London’s 45th birthday, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not are showing a collection of Hard Rock’s pop and rock fashion memorabilia. Free entry to exhibition with all Ripley’s tickets. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, 1 Piccadilly Circus, Soho, W1J 0DA. Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus. To book tickets in advance and save up to 25%, visit Ripleys London website. For more information on the exhibition, read Metro Girl’s blog piece.

  • Now until 17 July : Udderbelly Festival

Udderbelly returns to the South Bank for an eighth year, featuring three months of comedy, circus, cabaret and family shows at affordable prices in an inflatable upside down cow venue. Jubilee Gardens (off Belvedere Road), South Bank, SE1 8XX. Nearest station: Waterloo. For more information and tickets, visit the Udderbelly website.

  • Now until 30 July : Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet With A Live Choir

Backyard Cinema are marking the 20th anniversary of Baz Luhrmann’s cult classic Romeo + Juliet with a screening accompanied by a live choir. Ice cream, bubbly and popcorn will be on sale. Tickets start from £20. St Mary’s Church, Wyndham Place, York Street, Marylebone, W1H 1PQ. Nearest station: Baker Street and Edgware Road. For booking, visit Backyard Cinema’s website. For Metro Girl’s review, click here.

  • Now until 4 SeptemberExhibitionism @ Saatchi Gallery

The Rolling Stones stage their first major exhibition to mark 50 years of rock ‘n’ roll. Tickets: £21. Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s Square, King’s Road, Chelsea, SW3 4SQ. Nearest station: Sloane Square. For more information, visit the Saatchi Gallery website.

  • Now until 4 September : Goosebumps Alive

This summer, another immersive theatre experience returns to the tunnels below Waterloo station. With two separate shows for adults or children inspired by the ’90s cult horror series. Take a journey through the dark, abandoned vaults and scare yourself silly as you try to escape the stuff of nightmares. Times vary. Tickets: Adults start from £32.50. Children from £15. The Vaults, Launcelot Street (off Lower Marsh), Waterloo, SE1 7AD. Nearest station: Waterloo. For booking, visit Goosebumps Alive website. For more information, read Metro Girl’s blog post on the production.

  • Now until 6 September : Shakespeare In Ten Acts @ British Library

An exhibition to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare death, featuring how his plays were performed through history and how his reputation changed. Featuring the only surviving play-script in his hand, an authentic Shakespeare signature, the earliest printed edition of Hamlet and Shakespeare’s First Folio Tickets: Adults from £12. PACCAR Gallery, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB. Nearest station: Euston, King’s Cross or St Pancras. For booking, visit The British Library website.

  • Now until 9 October : Clangers, Bagpuss & Co Exhibition

Exhibition of vintage children’s TV characters including Bagpuss, The Clangers, Pogles Wood, Noggin the Nog and Ivor the Engine. See the original puppets, sets and filming equipment. Open 10am-5.45pm daily. Free admission. Museum Of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9PA. Nearest station: Bethnal Green. For more information, visit the Victoria & Albert museum website.

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