Thank you for the music
David Bowie, Adele and Pink Floyd are just some of the biggest names in music that found their fame in London. This month we dedicate our cover to Pink Floyd, one of the greatest bands in the world. As The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum, we delve through their iconic album cover art, stage props and concert posters (p. 10).
London is in full bloom! If you haven’t been able to get tickets for the Chelsea
Flower Show, don’t worry. There are plenty of other ways to enjoy the great outdoors (p. 16). One of my favourite things to do when the weather warms up is to watch a show at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. The glorious surroundings, with birds singing and the sun setting, creates a magical experience – just remember to bring a blanket!
London is anything but ordinary. While we may be one of the world’s food capitals – in fact, we have more Michelin-starred chefs than anywhere else on the planet – why not enjoy a taste of something different? Eat your way around supper clubs, which can even be found inside a disused Tube carriage (p. 62).
Finally, Museums at Night (p. 36) lets you enjoy sights in a new light with after-hours fun, including secret bars and candlelit tours.
Have a fantastic trip!
1 Float away at the Canalway Cavalcade festival in beautiful Little Venice (p. 30) 2 Nell Gwynn begins today at the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe (p. 50) 3 Ed Sheeran rocks The O2 arena in Greenwich tonight (p. 52) 4 Calling all shoppers! Carnaby Style Night offers discounts for one evening (p. 54) 5 London Craft Week takes place with events from talks to pop-up shops (p. 54) 6 Music for your ears – listen to Varèse’s scores at the Barbican tonight (p. 52) 7 TheRadicalEye:ModernistPhotography ends at Tate Modern (p. 43) 8 A head for heights? Visit The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe (p. 30) 9 NorthernBallet , which begins at Sadler’s Wells, tells the story of Casanova (p. 52) 10 Immerse yourself in Egyptian Extravaganza at the Colab Factory (p. 46) 11 HarryPotter is screened with a live orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall (p. 7) 12 Visit the Tower of London, which is home to hundreds of years of history (p. 29) 13 The Victoria and Albert Museum brings together Pink Floyd memorabilia (p. 10) 14 Raise a glass at Prosecco Springs, a festival dedicated to the drink, at Oval Space 15 The film musical Footloose is brought to life at Richmond Theatre (p. 46) 16 All that jazz! Monty Alexander plays at Ronnie Scott’s in Soho tonight (p. 53) 17 Listen to legendary Queen guitarist Brian May deliver a talk at Photo London 18 As part of Museums at Night, Fulham Palace is hosting a night of folk music (p. 26) 19 Alchemy festival, which celebrates South Asian music and culture, opens (p. 52) 20 Cabbages & Frocks Market hosts a dog festival with canine food and fashion 21 Shop till you drop! The Urban Village Fete takes place in Greenwich today (p. 55) 22 Admire Canaletto’s work at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace (p. 42) 23 It’s a hard-knock life. Annie opens with comedian Miranda Hart (p. 46) 24 California, which looks at Silicon Valley tech, begins at the Design Museum (p. 37) 25 Be wowed by Hokusai: BeyondtheGreat Wave at The British Museum (p. 37) 26 Anna Sui’s work is on display at the Fashion and Textile Museum (p. 38) 27 Eat your way around the Foodies Festival at Syon Park (p. 7) 28 It’s all kicking off! Watch a football match at Wembley Stadium (p. 7) 29 Tate Britain’s retrospective of David Hockney ends today (p. 43) 30 Roll up! Watch the circus extravaganza La Strada at The Other Palace theatre (p. 46) 31 Travel back in time with music from the 1920s at Cadogan Hall (p. 52)