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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 outdoor festivals and the return of incredible brunches following their departure last year. We've been out scouting once again, and come up with this list of the best events and things to do in London this May.
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 their fun-loving venue in the heart of Shoreditch for a night of hilarious, 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.
One of the summer's most anticipated pop-ups, this unique rooftop bar at Tobacco Dock is bringing you bookable booths, day beds, garden games and cocktails all year around.
Combining immersive theatre with an escape room, The Perfect Crime is really hotting things up for you this May. Think stealing top-value artwork back from one of the world's best thieves, evading their security systems, cracking safes and crawling through the laser matrix.
Back for good from May, Dabbers is returning to London once again. Join them for the chance to get your bingo on with a slap-up selection of incredible events including outdoor and virtual sessions as well as bottomless brunches.
Puttshack Bank are hosting a brunch club every other Sunday, promising two courses of gorgeous grub, 75 minutes of bottomless booze and live DJs bringing the vibes. But that's not all, as you'll also get to play a round of mini-golf on their unique course.
Upgrade your May plans with Magic Mike Live. Not only will there be a fantastic and rather hunky range of entertainment at their selection of social events, but there will also be plenty of bevvies and tasty plates to be enjoyed.
Do something a little different this May in London, as the official live game of Sherlock has landed. Taking place online and outdoors, this immersive mystery will have you playing detective with footage from the actors to guide you along the way.
One of the best events in London in May, Vauxhall Beer Garden is back with bottomless brunch, live music and live sport screenings. Swinging by at the weekend? Expect unlimited cocktails, international street food and heaps of entertainment.
Upgrade those boring ol' May plans with Love Pub + Grub - Summer 2022 at Site 5 in Wapping. This non-stop event will be hosting a range of live music to get guests movin' and groovin', a VIP area, a rooftop space, alongside plenty of thirst-quenching bevvies.
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.
Looking for a top-notch event in May? Then be sure to check out Callooh Callay's awesome activities in their Angel and Shoreditch locations. Whether you're looking to make your own bespoke punch or try your hand at a few cocktails, this spot is for you.
Reopening in May 2021, The War Of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience will see you travelling through a world of virtual reality, live actors and 5D effects experiencing first hand the fear and destruction of a Martian invasion.
Whether you head to their Tooting or Haggerston outpost, The Big London Bake is here to give you a fun thing to do this May. You've got 90 minutes to whisk, roll and drizzle your way towards a winning bake. Will you make a masterpiece or a mess? Nab tickets to find out.
Did somebody say hip hop bingo? Blingo just did. This cool event is available across multiple London locations and promises to bring non-stop RnB tunes, opportunities to showcase the best moves in their dance offs and lip sync battles for those with top-notch skills.
If you're searching for fun things to do this May in London, look no further than a trip to Backyard Comedy Club. From mega headliners to up-and-coming stars on the UK circuit, this event has it all. Better yet, tickets start at just £7.50.
Take your brunching to the next level over at the ever-bustling Pop Brixton. Not only will you get to choose a two-course feast from a restaurant of your choice, but you'll be able to wash it down with unlimited drinks too.
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.
Admire views of the rolling Surrey Hills while tucking into a sumptuous three-course meal aboard The Sunset Steam Express. Think chicken in a white wine, cream and tarrogon sauce, served alongside veggie Wellington and Eton mess.
The best things to do outside in London this May? Join Alehunters as they take you on a tour of Bermondsey's best breweries. You'll be taken to four taprooms within the famous beer mile where you'll sample various pints and learn more about the different hops.
Bored of the same nights out? Hijingo hits you with hi-tech bingo, sure to leave you and your pals wanting more. Enjoy epic rounds of the game while listening to music and drinking creative cocktails from its menu. Plus, you can get the chance to win big.
Celebrate the final month of spring at London Craft Beer Cruise this May. You'll be whooshed away on a trip along the River Thames, soaking up the sights while enjoying a few tasty brews (other drinks are available) and a curated menu of British dishes.
Old School R&B Brunch will be returning this May for yet more daytime antics. Tickets start at just £38 and include live DJ sets, a two-course brunch feast and an hour of unlimited cocktails - all inside a top secret London location.
Searching for events to head to in May? We've got just the one for you at Bread Street Kitchen in St Pauls. You'll get to enjoy unique bites of tuna tartare, aubergine tarts and pork belly sliders while eating in a stunning dining pod.
For fabulous events in South London, check out One Night Records. A celebration of different eras, you'll get to listen to the best music genres such as jazz, blues, country and rock 'n' roll. With different lineups every week, as well as themed food and drinks, there won't be a single dull moment.
Looking for a date night with a difference this May? Soul Supper is the incredible event at 26 Leake Street that will see you drinking, dining and dancing all while paying homage to the world of Motown and soul.
Already planning for events in May? Mulan Rouge is a drag-tastic party filled with immersive theatre performances. Bring your friends to this event and get the chance to munch on a delicious 5-course feast while tipping back cocktails.
Looking to have some May fun? We thought as much. So, make your way to Soho for the awesome Atelier Courvoisier by DANIEL w. FLETCHER which will celebrate the collaboration between fashion and the luxury cognac house, with cocktails and art classes.
At Ginger's Big Drag Bottomless Brunch, you and your mates can watch drag-drenched performances while eating a delicious meal - we mean cheeseburgers, avo toast and vegan eats. Plus, you'll get to tip back prosecco for 90 minutes.
On Wednesday 18th of May, Big Band Burlesque will be at Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club. For less than £20 per person, you can nab seats to this hot show, where the live musicians, show girls, singers, dancers and more are sure to wow.
Lost Boys Pizza will be celebrating all things mezcal this May with their Tequila Taco-ver. Expect free-flowing nachos, tasty charcoal pizzas and, of course, a mega selection of tequila-based cocktails, which can be enjoyed on the heated outdoor terrace.
Neverland in London is giving you plenty to look forward to in spring with its events. Enjoy delicious bottomless brunches in a stunning garden, drag-drenched bingo nights or a beach paradise at its tropical themed party.
If you're looking for things to do in May, why not make it a unique experience? The Gunpowder Plot at Tower Hill Vaults sees you dive into a world where spies and informants hide in every shadow. Your mission is to unmask the culprits, including spending the interval at the immersive bar.
Fancy a bit of morning yoga in London this May? Then head on over to the 36th floor of Sky Garden for a class like no other. Not only will you gave gorgeous, panoramic views of the city as your backdrop, but also delicious pastries and coffee to enjoy afterwards if you choose.
Home to some of the best pop-up cinema screenings in London, Rivoli is bringing its popular pastime back this spring with a whole host of events in May. Expect all the classics; from The Goonies and Pulp Fiction to The Breakfast Club and E.T.
To have fun at something a little different on the West End this May, look no further than a drag brunch packed with divas and queens. Expect jaw-dropping dance moves, fabulous lip syncing and a special guest each week, with 90 minutes of bottomless booze to wash down a tasty dish too.
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 you're looking for some side-splitting stand-up to ramp up proceedings this May, look no further than The Vauxhall Comedy Club. Here, you can enjoy the very best comics on the circuit, right in the heart of South London, including bottomless brunch editions.
This springtime, it's time to try something a little bit different in the city and head to The Grid's HQ escape room. Their events are jam-packed as you'll be racing against the clock on this super secret mission. You'll get to operate artificial intelligence tools and solve various puzzles while sipping two cocktails.
Fan of the ol' beer? If so, you'll love the Camden Town Brewery Tour. Located at the much-loved brewery, this top-notch tour will have guests watching all the action, from how it's made to tasting the tipple straight from the tank. You won't want to miss out on this.
Fancy a bit of an afternoon bash? The View From The Shard is coming in hot with its Weekend Warmup, which promises quality tunes from a top DJ, delicious Champers and cocktails, as well as jaw-dropping views of London from above.
One of the best drag shows in London, KIKI is giving you everything you need for a hilarious evening of laughing and non-stop entertainment. With a killer host, Ms Ginger Phlappage, the event, also promises prosecco and awesome music.
Looking for a completely raucous and fun night out? Last Man Standing, Gospeloke, Musical Bingo and more are here to up your next night out in London. Expect an eclectic series of events with Agency Unknown.
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.
Spice Girls, Britney, Taylor Swift and Disney... Impossible Things Entertainment are offering you a whole host of themed brunch events this May. Simply pick your experience and head over to West London's Aeronaut for an alfresco afternoon of music, food and two hours of free-flowing booze.
Looking for fun things to do outdoors this May? Head over to plonk, who are offering Londoners the chance to putt their golfing skills to the test. Kick-start the summer with a dose of healthy competition, as you take on quirky courses across the capital.
For quirky things to do in London this May, look no further than heading down the rabbit hole with The Hunt for The Smoking Caterpillar. This immersive theatre experience and escape room sees you chatting with all the kooky characters to complete your quest.
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.
Queen of Hoxton is coming back to life this May, with a jam-packed event schedule of unmissable parties, brunches and more. Whether you fancy belting out hip hop anthems or soaking up the sun on a gorgeous rooftop, this place is an absolute must.
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.
Looking to spice things up a little this May in London? Check out what Bougie Drag & Boy Toy have to offer. From world-class drag shows to bottomless dinners and buff bingo brunches, there's a whole range of unmissable events and experiences to explore.
Make your May in London one to remember with a trip to LaBooz, the entertainment extravaganza at a top secret City of London location. Nab a ticket and you'll be treated to two courses washed down with bottomless booze, all while drag queens, burlesque, cabaret and more takes to the stage.
If you're in the Balham area, The Exhibit is a cracking spot to check out this month. Enjoy an awesome lineup of events from life drawings with a professional artist to horror movie screenings and hilarious comedy acts.
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.
Get ready for an immersive experience like no other with The Murdér Express Part Deux -Jewel Of The Empire at Pedley Street Station. Find out the culprit for the murders and the missing jewels, while feasting on a fabulous menu from Louisa Ellis.
When in doubt? A bottomless brunch is always the answer to lacklustre weekends, and Barrio's is no different. The vibrant group of Latin-style bars is hosting a roster of themed events throughout May, from daytime bashes to musical bingo sessions.
Touting a fabulous space perfect for dancing, and plenty of non-stop music and entertainment, Dusk at Pergola Paraíso is a great choice for those in need of May plans. Be sure to head to their Pergola Paddington location for some non-stop gun and lip-smacking drinks.
The temperatures are rising, the days are getting longer and Rooftop Film Club is back. Putting on a fabulous array of classic flicks at Roof East, From The Great Gatsby to Spider-Man: No Way Home, with lots of food and drink available, there's something for everyone.
This cyberpunk immersive entertainment venue in East London is bringing you karaoke, VR experiences and more. If you're after something a little different from your May proceedings, then heading here is a great bet.
The city is getting warmer, so why not jump on the London Bar Bus? This awesome bus will take you across the city, giving you amazing views of the famous landmarks, while you kick back and enjoy some bubbly and bespoke cocktails.
Looking for unique immersive experiences? If you're a big Willy Wonka fan, get ready for an epic affair. Along with three kooky cocktails to sip on, you'll get a tour of the factory presented by Billy Bonkers himself - that is if you win the golden packet of course.
Looking for fun events in Shoreditch this May? Trapeze Bar is bringing the heat with a whole series of reopening parties, brunch dos and live performances from their East London haunt. Get your glad rags on, because the circus is back in town.
Fan of all things reggae, dancehall and RnB? Then Hip Hop Brunch LDN is the place for you. Head to one of their wicked events and you'll be treated to a three-course meal, bottomless cocktails, tunes galore and bingo games.
For a brilliant and boozy afternoon, check out some of Meantime Brewing Company's epic events. From exploring breweries and getting a grand tour to trying a slew of your favourite beer, it makes for a hoppy good time with friends.
Taking the classic British game up a notch this May are Bada Bingo. They're fronting a crazy night of fun that combines paddle play, clubbing, dance-offs and hilarious hosts, with the chance to win plenty of prizes and some naughty surprises in store too.
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.
Sounds Familiar Music Quiz' events will have you and your mates on your feet, singing and dancing to classic party bangers in the cool surroundings of The Old Queen's Head. Blasting out everything from Stormzy to Meatloaf, Ed Sheeran to Tina, get your microphones and bevvies at the ready as you compete to guess the name of the song and artist.
One of the most fun places to be this month, Merchant House has plenty of masterclasses so you can become quite the cocktail expert. Choose between rum, whisky or gin, and get ready to learn about your favourite spirits.
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.
Taking place in Shoreditch, H-Division is the latest immersive experience and it comes with a Victorian 19th century police theme. You'll get to channel your inner Met officer and solve a Jack The Ripper mystery while unlocking your taste profiling skills.
London's quirkiest cocktail is back this spring, ready to lock you up for another night of illicit drinks and sneaking away from the crooked warden. Don that famous orange jumpsuit to spend that night sipping on handcrafted tipples.
Take your nights out up a notch with an evening on board the London Boat Party. Guaranteed to provide a fun-filled night of epic views, popular tunes and delicious drinks. these guys are bringing something a little different to the table.
Hosting some of the best events in London this May, The Brixton Courtyard is proving you don't have to be in a dark room to get into the club vibe. Bringing in a wealth of incredible DJs, it'll be table dancing until dawn at this lively spot.
If you're missing the call of the disco ball, be sure to shimmy on down to Prince of Wales Brixton's rooftop terrace for a night of dancing under the stars. The May lineup of events includes SoulTown Garden parties, Supa Dupa Fly spectaculars and boozy brunches galore.