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.

Last updated on 24th February 2021




Step inside a rundown motorhome for this unique cocktail experience and stir up some of the finest molecular mixes in the city. Putting you in charge of the shaking, it's a masterclass-cum-immersive event you won't forget in a hurry.

One of the summer's most anticipated pop-ups, this unique rooftop bar at Tobacco Dock is bringing you booths, day beds, garden games and cocktails from May right through to September.

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

108 user reviews 4

Join the city's premium vintage showgirls at secret east London haunt The King's Head Member's Club for a sizzling showcase of spectacular talent. Offering the ultimate date night or quirky experience, these gals are equipped with the finest in burlesque, circus and vaudeville delights.

@ Proud Cabaret City on Thursday 4th March 2021 and 11 other Thursdays

Searching for London's best quirky events in May? Be sure to check out Flat & the CUrves an impressive live show bringing you wonderful singers performing original tunes and plenty of good humour to go with it. Want to push the boat out? Opt for a delicious meal beforehand, cooked by a former Nobu chef.

@ Trapped Escape Rooms on Various dates from Friday 23rd July 2021

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.

@ Secret London Location on Saturday 3rd April 2021 and 21 other Saturdays

All the single ladies! This is the ultimate Beyonce brunch experience and you are not going to want to miss out. These five hour parties with Queen B are all you need to get your love on top. You'll be wined and dined with an hour of free-flowing booze and two delicious breakfast dishes before hitting the dancefloor and getting drunk in love. 

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.

The London Cabaret Club

240 user reviews 4

Add a little magic to your mid-week evenings this April with The London Cabaret Club. You'll be amazed by the stunning shows they have for you to feast your eyes upon, paired with delicious dinner offerings.

Disco Yoga

168 user reviews 5

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.

A night of

102 user reviews 4

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.

  Sounds Familiar Music Quiz - Online

125 user reviews 5

@ Online Event on Various dates from Saturday 27th February 2021

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz' online event will have you and your mates on your feet, singing and dancing to classic party bangers from the comfort of your home. Blasting out everything from Stormzy to Meatloaf, Ed Sheeran to Tina, get your hairbrushes and bevvies at the ready as you compete to guess the name of the song and artist.

Tonight Josephine

63 user reviews 4

Can't wait to finally be let loose on the city this spring? Nab yourself a spot at Tonight Josephine as May sees the arrival of their epic bottomless afternoon tea. Join them in Shoreditch and Waterloo for free-flowing cocktails and tiers of sweet treats.

The 90's Brunch

208 user reviews 3

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.

This month, West London Wine School is going online to bring you everything from online tastings to virtual meet the winemaker experiences. Join the experts, learn something new and soak up a few gorgeous bottles.

Thames Rockets

40 user reviews 5

Shake up your standard plans and head to the Thames for an unforgettable experience aboard the Thames Rockets. Not only will you be taken on a speedboat cruise across London's iconic river, but there's even an epic soundtrack and sips courtesy of London Cocktail Club.

Fulham Beach

323 user reviews 4

Fulham Beach is the go-to this May for a beach experience in the city. Found by the River Thames in South London, this unique pop-up features everything from frozen cocktails and freshly baked pizza to full moon parties and quirky activities.

Bar Elba

63 user reviews 3

Craving some top-quality cocktails, bites to eat and stunning views this May in London? That's where Bar Elba comes in. Swing by the Waterloo rooftop bar and soak up the sun with bottomless brunches, suppertimes sessions and plenty more waiting for you.