Things to do in London in May: Four pop-ups worth your time

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Things to do in London in May: Four pop-ups worth your time

One pop-up for every weekend this month

This month is a packed one — especially for those into their food. There are 25 terrific food and drink pop-ups across town this month (all listed here). But if you’ve had your fill of those — literally or not — then it’s time to head out to explore what else is going on. Here are four of our favourite things to do across town, that should see you through the month.

World Press Photo exhibition

This May sees the return of the World Press Photo exhibition in London, an annual award spotlighting the very best in visual storytelling from news and media sources globally. From studies of dementia in Madagascar to a Palestinian woman clutching the body of her niece, these are the world's most arresting and essential news-led photographs.

May 3 until May 27, Borough Yards, Dirty Lane, SE1 9AD,

Through the lens of Esther Anderson: Bob Marley, the early years

Esther Anderson/Corbis

This intimate collection of photographs, taken by Esther Anderson, explores the early days of Bob Marley as a young breakthrough artist, before he became a global musical inspiration. Ahead of Anderson’s forthcoming Amazon Prime documentary, Bob Marley: The Making Of A Legend, explore this icon as never seen before.

Until May 30, Muswell Hill Gallery, 21 High Street, Hornsey, N8 7QB, @muswellhillgallery

Saatchi Yates: Tesfaye Urgessa

Courtesy of Saatchi Yates

An inaugural Biennale pavilion in Venice is about as big as it gets in the art world, and Ethiopia’s 2024 debut was a roaring success, thanks in no small part to Tesfaye Urgessa — who now receives a new solo UK show at Saatchi Yates. Issues surrounding migration, race and equality are all explored in these bright, bold works. A must see for any art-lover.

Until June 16, 14 Bury St, St. James's, SW1Y 6AL,

Camilla Wordie at the Feelium Gallery: FreeEat to Live or Live to Eat

Natasha Alipour-Faridani

Storied food stylist and designer Camilla Wordie presents a vast world of food-forwards still life images, telling stories through food and covering topics from the weekly shop to food as a love language. For anyone hoping to combine their love of food with an artistic edge, this should prove just the ticket.

May 8 until May 12, Feelium Gallery, 7 Kensington Mall, W8 4B,