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 2017

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31 events @ 2 venues with 31 upcoming dates from 25 Feb 2017 until 26 Aug 2017

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. 

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It's time to put the fun back into your May in London as Guilty Pleasures bring you the biggest, rowdiest nights full of absolute corkers. Head over to KOKO in Camden to hear the best songs from your favourite pop sensations, confess all to Father Oates and learn the hottest dance moves from The Guilty Grrrls.

Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
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6 events @ 4 venues with 18 upcoming dates from 25 Jan 2017 until 21 Jun 2017

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.

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Taking to the heart of Dalston this time around, get ready for another top romp courtesy of Little Nan's. Head on down for a kitsch and colourful wonderland of crockery and cocktails set alongside 90s beats and pic'n'mix to boot. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Pop-Up, Date Night, Hen Party, Something A Little Different
Alternative / Indie
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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.

Comedy, Date Night, Something A Little Different, Boat Party
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Taking residency of a decommissioned 1967 tube carriage the Underground Supper Club team invite you to experience a whole new experience on board the tube. This bespoke and unique place to dine will be plating up a 4 course tasting menu of French inspired cuisines from a Cordon Bleu trained chef. 

Happily Affordable ££
6 events @ 3 venues with 6 upcoming dates from 16 Mar 2017 until 29 May 2017

Nicole Line’s textile workshop business teaches a creative skill to both adults and children. She’s running a series of events in London this summer that spans screen printing to tie dyeing, and these events are all about welcoming beginners and experts alike together. You’ll learn how to use the equipment and source the materials in a relaxed environment that’s all about sharing ideas and techniques.

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7 events @ 3 venues with 15 upcoming dates from 24 Feb 2017 until 12 Nov 2017

Back for another series of expert wine tastings and delicious foodie goodness, Bedales have several events this May, including a 'Pinot, Pinot, Pinot!' workshop, plus a look at the truth behind natural and biodynamic wines. If you love a glass of plonk, these events are certainly for you. 

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8 events @ Secret with 8 upcoming dates from 25 Feb 2017 until 03 Jun 2017

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.

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Adding a whole heap of atmosphere to The Babadook as Temple Cinema returns for its fourth season. The film club shows iconic films in a secret masonic temple for added oomph; add a four-course dinner and pop-corn and you've got a cracking night.

Film Screenings, Pop-Up, Themed Nights, Something A Little Different, Date Night
Background Music
Liverpool Street
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10 events @ 3 venues with 58 upcoming dates starting on 24 Feb 2017

Looking to get your comedy kicks this May in London? Then join the Instant Laughs comedy club as they entice the crowd with a top notch selection of indie comedy acts and stand-up jolly. Oh, and there prices are a darn treat too!

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This May Whitechapel – Suspects, Lunatics and a Leather Apron is returning for its second and final run. It’s Victorian London and Scotland Yard is being haunted by a mysterious killer. Interact with key characters at the time, visit the Ten Bells for a gin to steel your nerves or confess your sins at Church. Immersive yourself in this haunting pop-up theatre piece and find out the true killer.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights, Activity
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