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16 fabulous things to do this May in the City of London

With warmer days ahead, we're itching to embrace the outdoors once more. Picture-perfect scenes of al fresco dining, the mesmerising hues of wisterias painting the City and the thrill of discovering incredible new events, concerts and shows awaits.

Here are just some of the top things to do in the City of London this month.

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Pop-Up Monthly Markets: Judy’s Vintage Furniture & Flea
Putting the market back into Leadenhall, don't miss these monthly pop-up Sunday Markets filled with furniture and fashion.
Half Term Family Event – Roman London in LEGO
This half term, visit London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE and rebuild Londinium – in LEGO!
Concert: Myth and Magic – Thomas Adès
Threads of the past are woven into a radiant future in four ingenious compositions, presented by Thomas Adès, Anne-Sophie Mutter and the LSO.
Animal Magic – Half Term Family Day
Explore the animals in the collection with a gallery trail, make a range of crafty animal artworks and enjoy animal inspired stories.
Anne Desmet: Kaleidoscope/London Exhibition
Celebrate the work of artist and specialist wood engraver Anne Desmet, at this new exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery from 12 April to 8 September 2024.
Half Term Family Event – Brilliant Banknotes
This half-term, design a personalised banknote in one of the drop-in family workshops at the Bank of England Museum

Top things to do on a Friday in the City of London

Make the most of Transport for London’s discounted Friday travel and discover the City of London's guide to Fridays.

Whether it’s a leisurely day out with family to keep the kids entertained, a moment of respite for busy city workers to lunch or socialise after work, or a fun-filled afternoon for adventurous tourists; the City of London promises an array of experiences as the weekend kicks off.

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Whether you love art, history or simply a good old snoop around, there’s a treasure trail of hidden gems to find in just one square mile – the Square Mile.
Where to ‘meet’ history’s great characters in the City
You can get to know the City’s famous historical residents on a stroll through the streets – look for the rectangular City of London blue plaques.
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