TIMPI Top Picks for May

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The month of flowers, two bank holidays and where the UK celebrates as the National Smile Month. There is so much to smile for this month and we can help you make the most of it. Whether its dancing around the May pole or spending time with family and friends, we can free up your time so that you can spend it more meaningfully. Take a look at our Month of May’s Timpi Top Picks. 

Top event picks 

Chelsea Flower Show, London

22 - 26 May 2018

Less than 2% tickets remain for the World's most prestigious flower show.A place where you can celebrate the power of plants, enjoy the beautiful havens and artistry as well as learn about how some plants support our health and wellbeing by tackling major environmental issues. The Chelsea Flower Show inspires millions with their must see exhibits and this year is no exception, introducing The Chelsea Late Event this year where you can enjoy an artisan garden by twilight. A vibrant evening with live bands and an artisan food market. 

The ROYAL Wedding, Windsor

19 May 2018

Only a week left until we witness the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The happy couple have decided to take control and plan their own wedding despite previous Royal traditions. So get your British flags and head down to Windsor to steal a glimpse of our new Princess!


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Theatre Pick 

Regents Open Air, Regents Park

17 May - 15 June

An award-winning theatre and a London summertime essential destination, Regents Park Open Air Theatre is definitely one for the bucket list. If you are passionate about the magical experience of outdoor theatre than this is the place for you. This year you can be enchanted by their spell-bounding reinvention of Peter Pan in the heart of Regents Park.

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Music Pick

We are FSTVL,  London

25 - 27 May 2018

We are FSTVL returns after another record breaking sellout in 2017. Winner of Best New Festival, Best Medium Sized Festival and Best International Festival. We are FSTVL 2018 will feature over 225 artists across 20 stages in Upminster - Greater London and will bring brand new sets of stylised arenas and structures for their biggest and most elaborate production to date.

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Wild Card Pick

Coopers Hills Cheese Rolling Festival, Gloucestershire.

28 May 

Join thousands around Coopers Hill in Gloucestershire and watch the master of ceremonies release nine pound wheels of Double Gloucester cheese, followed by hundred of contestants all attempting to outrace the cheese!  The first runner to get to the bottom of the hill wins the contest and of course a whole lot of cheese! This isn't for the faint hearted so enter at your own risk.


Destinations to visit in May

Suzhou, China
May is definitely a good time to travel to China. The weather being in-between China’s rainy season and its oppressively hot summer produces warm and lovely temperatures before the humidity of summer kicks in. make sure you take a day trip to nearby Suzhou, and see their enchanting canals earned it the nickname ‘the Venice of China.’

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Monte Carlo

Experience the wonders of opera or ballet, soak up the sun on a beach or get an adrenaline rush at May's Formula 1 Grand Prix. An ideal time to enjoy Monte Carlo’s natural landscape or live on the edge at Monte Carlos Casino. Whether you want to relax and take in the beautiful scenery and local arts or live life to the fullest, Monte Carlo has what you need.

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Tuscany, Italy

Located in central Italy, its artistic heritage and mesmerising landscapes make Tuscany undoubtably one of the most beautiful places to visit. If you weren't already head-over-heels in love with Italy, you will be! The birthplace of the Italian language and a living and breathing museum of medieval villages, historical towns and castles.

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Scottish Highlands, Scotland

The Scottish Highlands are insanely beautiful all year-round but the month of May most in particular is a sight for sore eyes. It’s unwavering beauty cloaked with ruggedness makes the Highlands burst into life; the sort of place that makes you feel alive. Whether you’re an aimless wanderer, keen adventurer, nature enthusiast, or a lost soul looking for inspiration, you can start ticking off that bucket list and discover the most magnificent secret spots that make you forget about the rest of the world.

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Dylan Winn-Brown