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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.
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.
Themed ball pits, fruity cocktails and party tunes are all on the menu at big kids party spot Ballie Ballerson. Grab the gang and head over to one of the venue's numerous locations across London for a night of good-heart, easy-going fun.
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.
Travel back in time to Victorian England and the midst of a Martian invasion at this epic immersive experience. Taking place in a huge central London location, audience members will be invited to take on the earth's deadliest threat, combining VR, holograms, theatre and cutting edge technology to transport you to a land of sci-fi fantasy.
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.
One of the web's best virtual drinks tastings, whisky subscription service The Dram Team are linking up with one of the world's most impressive whisky specialists for a live sipping session you can enjoy from the comfort of your own sofa.
From the brains that brought you Alcotraz Moonshine Saloon, this immersive drinks experience is being delivered straight to your door. Alongside a range of cocktails like martinis, negronis and margaritas, you can expect exclusive content, secret messages and a bootlegging journey.
Join the city's premium vintage showgirl at secret east London haunt The King's Head Members 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.
After weeks and weeks of staying at home, we've begun to hallucinate freshly poured cocktails in elegant glassware. Lucky Tails are intervening, offering up their legendary bottled concoctions to the masses. Choose between a litre bottle of either the classing espresso martini or punch pornstar martini.
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.
A self-made millionaire has mysteriously died on the day he launched a new underground endeavor, and your mission is to piece together clues in an attempt to catch the killer. Work as part of a team, quiz witnesses and figure out who's behind it all at this online murder mystery this May.
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.
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.
Looking for a completely raucous and fun night out? Last Man Standing, Gospeloke and more are here to up your next night out in London. Expect an eclectic series of events with It's Unknown.
Order in some of the city's finest cocktails as the team behind ABQ and The Bletchley have started their own line of bottled booze. Grab yourself a 6 or 12-strong batch of their unique mixes, from sunshine-ready sangrias to their secret espresso martini mix.
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.
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.
Looking for fun things to do in May? Head to this King's Cross favourite where Felipe and Paul are taking over with an open whisky bar, live tunes and multimedia experiences. Expect folk and blues with a twist at this King's Cross spot.
One of the best brunches in town, this all-day party brings you tasty food, bottomless cocktails and the very best in bashment, soca, dancehall and more.
Add some sparkle to your spring brunching, at this awe-inspiring brunch extravaganza. You'll be amazed by five hours of musical theatre from some of the West End's biggest stars, along with a delicious bottomless brunch.
Pick up a new skill while in lockdown this May, as these guys host a fun and informative wine tasting session. You'll be guided by an WSET-qualified educator who'll take you through six different creations, outlining the region, style and creation of them all, from the comfort of your home.
Just because social-distancing has us staying at home, doesn't mean that your nights in have to suck. Laugh Train Home Online Gigs is switching things up with live-streamed events that bring you entertainment from comics each and every week.
Join the crew aboard The River Princess this May as they show you exactly what London in springtime should be about - boats and beers. Take in the sights of the city as you sail down the Thames with some tasters of the finest craft beers in town.
If you're in need of a mid-week pick-me-up, head to a Laugh Train Home event. Taking place across venues in London, find you nearest and enjoy a night of belly-aching laughs from the best in biz, with previous performers including Joe Lycett, Sara Pascoe and Seann Walsh.
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.
It's safe to say we could all do with a laugh this May, and that's exactly where Good Ship Comedy comes in. Join them for a series of online comedy shows with the UK's biggest comedy stars and underground taken all making you giggle using the magical powers of internet live streaming.
Got a dinner party coming up? Make sure to wow your guests with your perfect pasta-making skills from this masterclass in Covent Garden. Teaching you the art of the perfect dough, shapes and sauces to pair, it's sure to be an informative experience.
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.
Head to Hackney's gorgeous cocktail bar Martello Hall where their head bartender will be taking you through a fun masterclass. Learn how to whip up three delicious gin cocktails before competing for the title of Best Cocktail of the Day.
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.
Join Play Dead London for an immersive online event that'll see you take a trip back through space and time to the 90s to investigate what happened to Dustin Cheeseman. Expect an evening of Bryan Adam bangers, shady mullet-styled characters and acid-washed denim.
From a thirst-quenching menu of Bacardi-laced cocktails to signature dishes like tuna tartare and truffle fries, as well as, the Insta-worthy dining space, Bread Street Kitchen is the spring pop-up that you simply can't miss out on.
In need of May bank holiday ideas? Switching up your usual weekday evening antics? Join one of these quirky events where you'll be able to experience London's biggest attractions after-hours and with cocktails too.
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.
Nothing quite beats roof-raising tunes and a blood-pumping workout, and London Jungle Runners are promising to bring just that to your living room with their live-streamed Zoom class. Taking place during your Thursday lunch hour, it's the perfect way to let loose and break up the day.
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.
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.
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.
Think you know tequila? Put your tastebuds to the test with the epic Margarita Rumble. Heading to OXO2 for two days this May, the cocktail-fuelled favourite has got over 15 curated bars and restaurants competing for the crown of best marg.
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.
Take a virtual trip through some of France's most renowned vineyards with Winfield Wines' live-streamed tasting. Guided by a qualified instructor, the evening will introduce you to six different vinos, the flavour profiles and the special processes carried out.
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.