Five of the best things to do in London this May weekend - from Eurovision to My Fair Lady

From My Fair Lady to vintage pop-ups, here are five events happening this weekend, May 13 to 15, we think you should check out.

There’s no better place to be than London in the summer and with the weather getting warmer we’re in for some exciting times ahead.

And with the Eurovision this Saturday there’s plenty of scope for activity.

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From My Fair Lady to vintage pop-ups, here are five events happening this weekend, May 13 to 15, we think you should check out.

Enjoy a night at the Backyard Cinema

Backyard Cinema

Capital Studios, Ram Quarter, 13 Wandsworth Plain, SW18 1ET Tickets £10 to £30

Backyard cinema started as a leftover projector, some recycled wood and a bedsheet in a garden.

Now it permanently resides at the once iconic Capital Studios in Wandsworth. Here, they’ve got two spacious, 250-seater screening rooms whose beautiful set dressings change with the seasons

And now that the weather’s turning just that little bit warmer, their classic summer themes are back: LA Nights and Miami Beach.

Why not head along with a friend and catch a cult classic like Moulin Rouge, Grease or Dirty Dancing this weekend while lounging on a giant bean bag.

The Phoenix Arts Club

Watch the Eurovision 2022

Various locations May 14

Pour the wine and dust off the bunting — Eurovision is back. The theme this year is ‘the sound of beauty’, and the UK’s entry is singer Sam Ryder.

For the Eurovision fanatics out there we’ve rounded up some of the best spots in London to enjoy the glorious occasion.

The Nordic Bar in Fitzrovia is hosting a screening party with the action in Turin shown on screens around the venue.

Advance tickets are available now, and include a bottle of beer or cocktail to get the party started.

Dalston’s Rio Cinema is hosting its Eurovision Party London 2022 with European themed drinks and Italian food.

While the Phoenix Arts Club is hosting a screening party with tapas-style dishes from the competing countries, plus a glass of bubbly to toast the winner.

Starring The Crown’s Harry Hadden-Paton as Henry Higgins and Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle, this musical is a truly “loverly” affair.

My Fair Lady at the Coliseum

London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, WC2N 4ES Till August 27 Tickets: £20 to £185

Twenty-one years after Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed 2001 West End production of Lerner & Loewe’s musical classic, ‘My Fair Lady’ is back!

My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady”. But who is really being transformed?

Starring The Crown’s Harry Hadden-Paton as Henry Higgins and Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle, this musical is a truly “loverly” affair.

The legendary Vanessa Redgrave also makes an appearance as Mrs Higgins so get your tickets while you can.

Highgate Vintage Fashion Pop Up

Jacksons Lane Arts Centre, 269A Archway Road, N6 5AA May 15 Tickets £2

Wanting to do your bit for the environment while finding affordable and chic new style. Then head along to the Highgate Vintage Fashion pop up on Sunday. Get your hands on thousands of pre-loved, quality designer vintage garments, which start at £4 an item.

Battersea Park Run

Mental Health Week: Battersea Park Run

Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ May 14 Free

To conclude Mental Health Week 2022, Runna are hosting the first ever Marathon in Battersea Park. The event is solely focused on raising awareness for Mental Health.

You can join in by running a marathon over the course of the week, getting involved in some social laps on the day or you can choose to run a full marathon on the day.

This is more than a casual run, this is a chance to calm the mind, flood the body with endorphins and show how running can positively impact our mental health. This event will be to raise as much money for the charity Big Moose.

Big Moose use their funds to directly pay for an individual’s therapy.