The Savoy Concierge Guide to London - May 2019
Every month The Savoy brings you the top things to do in London recommended by our Concierge team, helping you plan your visit in advance.
If you have any questions or need help with your plans to make the most of your time in London, The Concierge desk at The Savoy is located in the Front Hall and opens daily, from 8.00am to 10.00pm.
> Photo London at Somerset House (16 – 19 May) – Experience the best contemporary photography from across the globe, as more than 100 galleries from 20 different countries come together for Photo London at Somerset House. Leading institutions and emerging galleries from the UK, Japan, USA and Italy are joined by London’s major museums and galleries, auction houses and creative communities, to exhibit work from some of today’s most exciting photography talents.
> FA Cup Final (18 May) – Watch the climax of English football’s biggest competition at London’s Wembley Stadium, or live on TV from a London pub or bar.
> RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 (21 – 25 May) – See the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea transformed with stunning horticultural displays for the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show. World-renowned garden designers, plant specialists, florists and nurseries come together every year to one of London’s most charming and affluent neighbourhoods to show off cutting-edge garden designs and inspirational floral exhibits.
> State Opening of Parliament (Mid of May, exact day to be confirmed) – Watch the traditional procession which leads the Queen from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster for the State Opening of Parliament. The State Opening of Parliament is the most important event in the parliamentary calendar, bringing together the sovereign, the House of Lords and the House of Commons to mark the start of the new parliamentary year.
> ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (30 May onwards) – See the top international sides go head to head for the prestigious ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 title at two of London’s famous grounds, The Kia Oval and Lord’s. Before the tournament begins, get up close to the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup trophy as it goes on a 100-day tour of England and Wales. Its final stop will be in London on 29 May, the day before the tournament’s first match.