1 of 13 Charming Things To Do Near London In May 2019

WATERCRESS FESTIVAL: Watercress probably doesn't feature much in your day to day life, but it's big news in the bucolic town of Alresford. Thousands of visitors descend to celebrate watercress, which is grown in abundance locally — there's even a railway line dedicated to it. The Alresford Watercress Festival is a huge street festival with stalls selling a lot more than just watercress, and includes a parade of dancers and performer waltzing up the main street, handing out bunches of watercress to the crowds. 19 May (Hampshire).