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Best Events In May
London is on its A-game this month. The usual mix of delicious foodie pop-ups, boat parties and film nights are a given, but May also sees one-off warehouse festivals and the launch of Shoreditch's favourite summer-time market by the same token. We've been out scouting once again, and come up with this list of the best events and parties in London this May.
It's BYOB, Wild West style. Successfully sneak your bottle of hooch into this cool West London Saloon and watch an expert mixologist whip it into a tasty old cocktail for you. Get yourself kitted out in boots and Stetson at one of the best upcoming events in London this May.
Head to the London Aquarium after hours and get up close and personal with some of the sea's most interesting animals. With a complimentary glass of prosecco on arrival, guests will be able to explore the two floors of the aquarium, seeing the sharks, sea turtles and Cuban crocodiles that live in the aquarium.
Drop into the middle of an illicit gambling den and do everything you can to save it in this fun immersive event. You and your team must collect clues, meet characters and gather evidence to solve the case – if you can!
Silent Sounds will take you down the Thames with the best soundtrack possible. Get an amazing clubbing experience while seeing London's sights, as their amazing DJs play all manner of party anthems, rock classics, or dance floor fillers.
One of the best upcoming events in London in May, this cool and quirky rooftop pop up promises great drinks, stunning views and plenty of croquet and petanque for you to get involved with.
From R&B to jazz-pop, groove and Billy Holiday tribute nights, Boisdale of Mayfair offers some of the best live music events in London in May.
Sharpen up your lyrical flow skills, get your rap game on and prepare for a brunch expedition like no other. The revolutionists at the Hip Hip Brunch club will be stuffing you with their 'Dirty South' menu of Americana inspired foods, drowning you in bottomless cocktails and then handing you the mic to let some serious hip hop karaoke riiiiip.
Inspired by one of the most popular shows on TV, The Big London Bake is a fun event taking place in London this summer that will see guests compete against each other in a carefree baking competition. Will you crumble under the pressure? Or do you have what it takes to slice through the competition?
As one of the few remaining ballrooms with its original decor still intact, it's only fitting that London's biggest Jive party takes place at the Rivoli Ballroom. The team behind this iconic London spot are transporting their guests back to the 1920s, hosting a night revolving around jive music. With a free class for beginners at the start of the evening, things will soon kick up a notch when the swing band takes over. Pull on your waistcoat or your best flapper dress and head down to this vintage May night out in London.
Take a staycation this spring to one of the most charming spots in town. Head to the Brunel Museum rooftop garden for a crackling campfire, innovative cocktails and delicious street food - all part of the magical Midnight Apothecary experience.
With feasting, fighting and lots of beer, Medieval Banquet might sound like a normal Sunday, but it's not. Head over to the atmospheric Vaults in Waterloo to munch on five courses of food, be entertained by sword-fighters and dance ballroom style.
All eyes are on the FA Cup Final this month and this season Belushi's have scored a killer menu for football lovers. With multiple sites across the city, you won't have to go far for home made burgers, bar snacks, drinks deals and, of course, the all important match screened on huge TVs.
Proud Camden are hosting the night of every RnB lover's dreams. Get yourself down to Blingo, as old skool MC drops beats, bingo with prizes, lip sync battles and the biggest house party in town. Imagine if you're nan's favourite hobby was taken over by the coolest people you'll ever know, and you've got yourself this good time.
Get your funnies on the river waves on the Thames any Saturday from the 16th May on this live wire boat. With names such as Noise Next Door to roll in the laughs, enjoy entertainment with a difference and don't rush off - hop along to the club night after your fill of chuckles.
Channel your inner Whitney and unleash the inner diva at this karaoke-with-a-difference event in Hoxton. Choose your song, and you'll belt it out with the full backing of a powerful backing gospel choir. Praise hallelujah, this is easily one of the best things to do this May.
One of the coolest boozers in North London has an May schedule packed with awesome nights, from themed discos to top DJs and live performances amazing bands, there's not a lot you can't enjoy there if you love to dance.
This May, prepare for Afrobeat N Brunch, where you'll enjoy an hour of bottomless cocktails, as well as three courses of tasty African food, followed by the hottest afrobeat talent providing the soundtrack and awesome dancers.
From singalong Grease nights through to the hottest pop nights and huge hip hop bashes, FEST in Camden is putting the party into your May in London.
Just in time for the warmer weather comes the legendary Supa Dupa Fly. The event is taking place across some of London's coolest spaces, complete with guest DJs, hip hop tunes and plenty of fun.
There's never a dull day in May at Exhibit B, as their events schedule is jammed packed with everything from glamorous bottomless brunches, to cinema screenings, to life drawing classes.
Looking for a completely raucous and fun night out? Musical Bingo is here to up your next night out in London. The mad game-show style event mixes bingo, sing-alongs, mystery boxes and silly prizes for a great group event.
One of the best events in London in May, this brunch party is so much more than simply bubbles and some eggs benny. Get ready for bottomless cocktails, awesome games and a great vibe all round.
Head to Stratford for one of the best events in London in May. Choose your own adventure from over 20 different options, and enjoy 30 minutes of immersive gameplay within the Star Command gaming booths.
Now that summer's in full swing, you need a place to party. And you've found it at the Prince of Wales, playing host to some of the best events, hottest DJs, and raucous parties across their rooftop and club room space.
Don your spandex and get ready to boogie… and do yoga! Disco yoga combines people's love of partying with their love of yoga by bringing a dazzling disco soundtrack to an all-talent class. And afterwards, you'll all be treated to a complimentary glass of cocktail or mocktail.
Hackney Wick harbours some secrets in its warehouse spaces, and none quite as cool as Crate Brewery. One of the best ways to experience craft beer in the city, join these hop heathens not only for a beer tasting, there's a brewery tour to boot.
Make the most of your chances to get on a boat this summer as you come aboard The Boat Show for a night of hilarious comedy. A well-known and intimate venue, it's often frequented by big acts wanting to perform to a small audience, perfect for a special summer night to remember.
Head over to Kensington as L'Etranger Piano Lounge put their touch on your Saturday night. Join the swish bar for live piano music, cocktails, canapes and French dining this weekend as they put on special deals for larger groups.
Popping up in various locations across London, Fiddle Paradiddle are bringing ceilidh to London. The eclectic band will be playing live music and leading you through the steps, whether you be a beginner or a dab hand.
Fuller's is opening the doors and letting you in on the secret to their famous pints. Join the renowned brewery at one of their tours, which will show the the entire brewing process, alongside letting you sample some of the deliciousness.
Ladies and gents, it's time to Be Dope, Be Awesome. The 90s Brunch is all about letting loose and celebrating everything that was great about this glorious decade; there'll be sharing platters of brunch goods, bottomless Mimosas for an hour, lip-sync battles and a floor-slaying playlist of the greatest 90s classics on the speakers.
If it Sounds Familiar - you're on to a winner. The ultimate quiz turn night out that is rocking London returns taking over Jerusalem Bar, Trapeze and The Phoenix with their mentalist attitude towards the traditional pub quiz. You'll be up, you'll be down, you'll be dancing and you'll be singing around at this quiz of music and mayhem.
Sure, you've been to plenty of bottomless brunches in London, but we doubt you've ever been to one like this before. Join D Klugers Olde Town Tavern in Canary Wharf for a food event to remember as you pair bottomless booze with some of the best drag in the business.
Bringing you one of the best events in May, Little Nan's Royal Wedding Bottomless Brunch is going to blow the rest out of the water because no one loves a commemorative tea towel like these guys.
Taking place in one of the City's more unusual locations, this class is being held in a former Masonic Lodge. Practice your downward dog and sun salutation in the gorgeous space for going for an energising brunch.
Join Nicole Line for a series of creative workshops designed to create a relaxed environment for artists to collaborate, share ideas, and develop techniques – all while learning how to use professional equipment and where to source materials. Workshops range from Screen Printing to Wood Engraving.
There's a zombie on a chain which is getting longer as time passes and you're trapped in a room with it. This May in London, Tapped in a Room with a Zombie is bringing a whole lot of fun to Whitechapel; you have one hour to complete the puzzles and challenges and make it out to safety.
Join the Little Shuffle Club, London's only table shuffleboard table where you can enjoy two different tables, as well as their exclusive rebound version with electronic scoring, The Snapback. There's also Patron cocktails, alongside beers and wines.
Inspired by artists, eras and genres, these stunning live music events bring together some of the finest live musicians in town for some of the best events in London in May.
With the weather only getting warmer, what better a time for adventure than the start of spring? Coming at you with one of the most high octane experiences in London, join Thames Lates on their speedboat across the city as you roar your way down the Thames.
Join Rande for a wonderful supper club, heading underground in a quirky East London vault, you'll make your way through the venue before sitting down to feast on four courses of Mexican food while sitting on communal tables.