OB Diary: Five Things to do in May

Five things to do in May   Read on for our top tips, events and ideas for May 2016.   1 Enjoy outdoor theatre Regent’s Park is a beautiful spot all year round, but it really comes into its own when the Open Air Theatre stages its yearly productions. First up is Running Wild from 13th May followed by Shakespeare’s Henry V from 17th June. If you’re lucky enough to have tickets on one of London’s balmy summer nights, there’s no better place to be.   2 Embrace summer dressing It’s time. The warmer weather means rolled up sleeves and finally saying goodbye to ‘proper’ coats. Our new polo shirts are made from the softest cotton jersey and have a ready-washed appearance, making them the perfect new-season purchase for sunny days.   3 Explore the British Isles The bank holiday on Monday 30th May is a great excuse to get out and explore somewhere new. Perhaps a mini break somewhere new in the British Isles. Just be prepared for not-so-perfect weather!   4 Attend Chelsea Flower show The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is back from 24th to 28th May in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Look out for Diarmaid Gavin’s The British Eccentrics Garden, which features an eclectic display and gadgetry that comes to life every 15 minutes.    5 Visit London's museums at night From 11th to 14th May, the UK’s museums open up with series of special talks and one-off exhibitions. We like the sound of Dickens After Dark at the Charles Dickens Museum in Bloomsbury – the author’s former home. You can tour the Victorian home at twilight and watch demonstrations of Catherine Dickens’ original recipes.