Bank Holidays are like buses! They all come at once!
Well this is the final one from the current crop and we have to go without an extra long weekend for another 3 months after this weekend.
Here are a few of our Favourite picks of events occuring across the London and the South East
Surrey Country Show
The show opens at 8am and closes at 6pm with entertainment, activities and competition running throughout the day.
The show is held on Stoke Park, near the centre of Guildford and is clearly RAC signposted from all major routes including the A3, the A31 and the A25.
GPS/sat’ nav’ co-ordinates are GU1 1TU for visitors and GU1 1ER for exhibitors and competitors.
The Surrey County Show is a fantastic family day out, bringing the countryside and rural life into the heart of Guildford.
The show brings together hundreds of animals, food and drink, top class entertainment, exquisite rural crafts and competition to provide an unmissable day out with something for every member of the family.
The show is held on the 66 acre site of Stoke Park, just a mile from Guildford Town Centre. The biggest one day agricultural show in the UK, it welcomes around 30,000 visitors each year and has the luxury of excellent road links, a train station just a few minutes’ walk away and free off-site park and ride.
With a family ticket costing about the same as a trip to the cinema, the Surrey County Show is a day out not to be missed!
Festival of English Music
Dorchester Abbey, High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH from 24th til 27th May 19:30 – 21:00.
The annual Festival of English Music celebrates the brilliance, innovation, beauty and rich musical heritage of English music with a strong focus on the early to mid-twentieth century. Launching the festival at Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire this year will be the BBC Concert Orchestra under conductor Martin Yates to perform World Premières by Vaughan Williams, Lord Berners, Stanford and Robin Milford.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show - 21st to 25th May 2019
Regarded as a highpoint of the London summer season, the fragrant Chelsea Flower Show is a wonderful showcase of blooms and celebrities – even the Queen attends. Particularly spectacular are the gardens created by eight
hundred imaginative garden designers who spend nearly a month creating a horticultural wonderland over the 11-acre site. This beautiful and inspiring show is a real treat, even for non-gardeners. Held in the grounds of the Chelsea Royal Hospital since 1913, the Chelsea Flower Show, is the finest of the Royal Horticultural Society shows.
About Royal Hospital Chelsea
Built by Sir Christopher Wren 1682-1692, the Grade I-listed Royal Hospital Chelsea was intended by King Charles II to be a home for soldiers who were unfit for further duty because of injury or old age. Hundreds of years on and the 66 acres (27 hectares) site is still home to these Chelsea Pensioners or “The Men in Scarlet”, who can be seen in their colourful jackets and
triangular hats making their way down the Royal Hospital Road.