Things to do in London

Here we keep a carefully collated list of events happening in London in the recent vicinity

Clerkenwell

Clerkenwell Design Week

With EC1A boasting the impressive statistic of having more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on earth, Clerkenwell Design Week is a must for those wanting to keep abreast of the latest design trends. Showcasing hundreds of homegrown and international brands, there’s plenty to see and do, from showroom events and exhibitions to expert talks and interactive installations. 23-25 May

South Kensington

Balenciaga: shaping fashion

Delve into the world of Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga in an exhibition held at the V&A. Examining the designer’s work from the 1950s and 1960s the exhibition also traces his influence on the work of other designers across the last 50 years. 27 May - 18 Feburary 2018

Chelsea

Royal Hospital of Chelsea Flower Show

Enjoy the best in garden design at the world’s most prestigious flower show.

After more than 100 years, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show that brings together more than 500 exhibitors is enduringly popular. Highlights this year include Jack Dunkley’s ‘The Bermuda Triangle,’ a garden styled as an active volcano.

Tuesday – Friday, 8am - 8pm; Saturday, 8am - 5.30pm; £25-£70

https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show

Southbank

Alberto Giacometti at the Tate Modern

Marvel at the strange existential figures of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. The Giacometti exhibition at the Tate Modern provides an extensive collection, showing off the breadth of the sculptor’s career. The first large scale retrospective in the UK for twenty years, the exhibition dabbles in surrealism and abstraction, as well as Giacometti’s talent in portraiture.