May Bank Holiday Events and Parties 2018
Looking for what's on May bank holiday 2018? Well, you've come to the right place! Spanning events from Friday to Monday, pop-up parties to raucous club nights; we've got the cream of the crop right here. There are plenty of events on May bank holiday going down in London, and let's face it, a hell of a lot of choice when it comes to things to do on this beauty of a day off in the city - and that's where we come in. We give you: the best May bank holiday parties in London 2018.
Last updated on 1st June 2017
Departing from East London haven Hackney Wick, The Alfred Le Roy is a canal cruise that floats you along the River Lea. The fun doesn't stop there though, the boat also has a kitchen and, most importantly, a bar in which to whip up a selection of delicious cocktails.
The BBQ Club are bringing about one of the most talked about food events of the summer to the shores of Southbank. Join them this bank holiday weekend as you scoff down a myriad of flavours, and even get to cook most of the ingredients yourself.
Brixton Beach kicks off this year with a Havana theme. A party paradise on a rooftop complete with sand, street food, cocktails and all round sunny vibes. They welcome some of the world’s best DJs to keep your hips shaking and the sand vibrating.
Want to celebrate the May Bank Holiday but don’t want to be going elbow-to-elbow with people who have taken everything a bit too far? Faded at the Holy Birds is bringing a night of the best RnB and hip hop from the noughties, 90s and now, with a smart dress code and a strictly over 21s policy on the door.
It's big, it's messy and it's hella fun; Guilty Pleasures is a huge night at KOKO that celebrates all your favourite things in life. From huge pop anthems through to glittery dancers, put on your party hat and head over to Camden.
The best way to celebrate time off in May is with delicious food and bottomless drinks at Hanger SW6. Get through the Bank Holiday hangover with bottomless Bloody Marys or Prosecco, before feasting on a roast dinner of steak, beef fat roasties, Yorkshire pudding and more.
Looking to try something truly unique this bank holiday in London? Ever seen insects as the opp for a three course meal? If so, get familiar with all things grub as Eat Grub introduce you to the wonders of dining with, that's right, BUGS.
Strap in for one hell of a ride as Thames Lates whizz you down the river on their shiny speedboat at super fast speeds. As well as a thrilling ride, the evening will show you some of London's most beautiful sights from the river, and includes a brilliant soundtrack along with a cocktail under Tower Bridge.
Dirty Martini turnt it up yet another notch this May Bank Holiday. Join them at their Covent Garden, Hanover Square, Islington and Bishopsgate sites as they promise an extended licence, happy hour until 10pm and £6 martinis all night long.
Sexy little Italian bar Rotorino are putting on a party celebrating la bella vita. Head to East London for a late night of live music, negronis, craft beer and their famous homemade lasagne.
Clear those memories of hazy Saturday mornings on the tube as The Underground Brunch club whip you up three courses of breakfast goodies on an abandoned tube carriage. Williams Chase Vodka are providing the Bloody Marys and Bloody Caesars and there will be soothing jazz to get your weekend off to a great start.
Be transported back in time for one of the most different events of the year. Join Henry VIII in his court, as you feast on five courses with wine and beer throughout. Amongst the entertainment are brave sword-fighting knights, magicians, jugglers and minstrels. And once the night ends, you can all storm the dance floor with some more up-to-date tunes.
Those cheeky Grandchildren are back with another kitsch explosion: Little Nan has come over all Rio! Think your usual dose of retro memorabilia, teapot cocktails and bottomless pic'n'mix, but this time with added South American flavour. Little Nan's Rio Bar is hosted from the independent Rio Cinema.