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 1st September 2020




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.

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.

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.

@ Cassidy's Apothecary (Speakeasy Liquor Store) on Wed, 15th Apr 2020 - Wed, 30th Dec 2020

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.

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.

Bashment Brunch

47 user reviews 4

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.

@ The Harrison on Friday 4th and Friday 18th December 2020

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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.

Disco Yoga

167 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.

@ Online Event on Saturday 5th December 2020 and 5 other dates

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.

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.

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

239 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.

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

107 user reviews 4

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.

@ Trapped Escape Rooms on Various dates from Tuesday 1st December 2020

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.

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.