What's on in London?
A Guide To Planning Your Visit To London.
Plan your visit well in advance, donít just turn up at an attraction thinking you will not have to wait for hours queuing up. I cannot emphasize enough the need to buy your tickets online before your visit to save you much valuable time on the day of your outing and fast track your way in!
Make sure you have suitable clothing for the right time of year. Try to take some kind of rainwear/umbrella at all times to save getting caught out.
Wear comfortable footwear as you will be walking several miles without realising it with so much to see and do.
Plan a couple of refreshment breaks and if you are taking your own snacks make sure you have mapped out some parks or gardens to enjoy them in.
Make the most of museums as they are mostly free of charge except for some special exhibitions.
Days Out in May 2014
Sunday 4 May - Vaisakhi Festival in Trafalgar Square
Free Sikh festival in Trafalgar Square.
Tuesday 6 May - Taxi Demo Outside Shard St Thomas Street, on the Launch of the Shangri-La hotel.
Saturday 10 May - Westminster Day of Dance
Traditional Morris dancing during the afternoon in Westminster and Trafalgar Square.
Sunday 11 May - Covent Garden May Fayre
There will be a free traditional May Fayre in the gardens of St Paul's Church in Covent Garden
Tue 20 May - Sat 24 May - Chelsea Flower Show
A famous flower show in London. There are TV programmes about the show on BBC television each day this week. Entry on Monday is only by special invitation, and Tuesday/Wednesady are only for RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) members. The entrance is on Eastern Avenue, which is close to the northern end of Royal Hospital Road
Tue 20 May -La Traviata (opera)
Free public screenings of a live performance from London's Royal Opera House, as one of the events of the BP Summer Big Screens season.
Tonight you can see the opera La Traviata (Verdi's tragic tale of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love), starting at 7:30pm.
Screenings will be held in various locations across the UK (locations to be confirmed, including Trafalgar Square in London)
Sat 31 May - Major General's Review of Trooping the Colour
The first of two rehearsals for the Trooping the Colour ceremony (which is 2 weeks later).
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Pollock's Toy Museum
1 Scala Street
London W1T 2HL
tel 020 7636 3452
Monday to Saturday
10 am Ė 5 pm
Last entry to museum 4.30pm
Closed Bank Holidays
Pollocks Toy Museum takes its name from Benjamin Pollock, the last of the Victorian Toy Theatre printers. Set up by Marguerite Fawdry who bought up the stock of Benjamin Pollock Ltd., after trying to buy one small item for her sonís toy theatre. Originally at Monmouth Street, near Covent Garden, the present museum has been at Scala Street since 1969.
Vistit Pollock's Toy Museum Website
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