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The Radar: What to see, do, eat and watch this May

Your editor-approved itinerary...

Orion Scott
Fashion Features Writer
Updated: May 24, 2024
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From a Bridgerton-approved stately home stay to a brand new season of the hit Netflix  itself, this May is all about gilded glamour and luxurious experiences fit for a Diamond of the Season.

Discover the chic side of life this May with our curated guide. From exclusive exhibitions to upscale dining, explore the most fashionable events and hotspots on our radar. Elevate your experiences with these must-visit destinations for a truly sophisticated adventure...


Van Cleef & Arpels - Poetry of Time: a compelling watch exhibition

From May 26 to June 9, 2024, Cromwell Place in London will open its doors to host Poetry of Time, a compelling watch exhibition by Van Cleef & Arpels paying tribute to a unique vision of timekeeping since 1906. This is once in a lifetime opportunity for fashion and time-teller enthusiasts to see one of the world's most prestigious brands showcase their quintessential French heritage.

© Van Cleef & Arpels
Elton John: Egg On His Face, New York, David LaChapelle, 1999© V&A


Fragile Beauty at the V&A

From the 18th of May London Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington will showcase a selection of the world's leading photographers, telling the story of modern and contemporary photography. The exhibition will include photographs from the Sir Elton John and David Furnish Collection.


Samba Room

One of London’s most iconic restaurants has just opened a new bar, lounge and private dining room and it’s as chic and inspiring as you could imagine. The Samba Room is situated on the 39th floor of the Heron Tower, right above the SUSHISAMBA restaurant. If you’re wanting a decadent spot with views of the city, the Samba Room is not to be missed.

Samba Room interior© Samba Room
© Netflix


Bridgerton Season 3

​The wait is finally over for fans of Netflix’s Bridgerton series as the third season debuts on May 16th. This season follows Penelope Featherington, played by Nicola Coughlan, and her love saga with Colin Bridgerton, played by Luke Newton. Expect glamorous gowns, sky-high hair do’s and plenty of high-society gossip.


The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Treat yourself to a decedent stay at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa located in the historic city of Bath. The five-star retreat is as glamorous as it gets and has even been referred to as the ultimate place to stay if you’re a fan of Bridgerton.

© The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa

Kate Moss, What's The First Word That Comes Into Your Head_, Dazed & Confused, Issue 43, 1998 (c)Rankin copy.jpeg© Dazed & Confused, Issue 43, 1998 (c)Rankin


Back In the Dazed: Rankin 1991-2001

From May 28th - June 23rd, 180 Studios, London, Rankin will display over 200 editorial shoots shot by him for his magazine Dazed & Confused. Expect to see playful shots of a young Kate Moss, artistic snaps of David Bowie and much much more.

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