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 20th April 2018

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Is there any better way to spend your May Bank Holiday than drinking unlimited margaritas? With 15 of the best bars and restaurants in the city sending their top mixologists here, not only will you get lashings of the most summery drink around, you’ll get to decide who’s the best.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Activity, Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
Live Music
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Blues Kitchen Camden are up to their usual tricks this bank holiday in May. Join the rocking live music venue as they put on a tribute night to formidable The Doors.

21:00 - 02:30
Live Music
Camden
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Bringing you the very best in Trap, Hip Hop, Garage and more across three different areas, TURNT returns to FEST for an night of dancing and club classics that will help make the most of your May bank holiday in London.

21:00 - 04:00
Clubbing
Hip Hop/RnB
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Lose yourself to the opulence of the Jazz-era this May bank holiday in London. Join the crew of the Silver Sturgeon for a stunning evening of live music, cabaret and dancing aboard this cruise liner to a very glamorous past.

20:00 - 02:00
Boat Party, Immersive, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
Jazz
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4 events @ Cargo with 5 upcoming dates from 03 May 2018 until 07 May 2018

The first May bank holiday is here and Cargo are keeping you up late with an entire weekend of events. Join the huge club as they party with carnival shindigs, 48-hour parties and tropical fiestas.

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3 events @ Tobacco Dock with 150 upcoming dates from 03 May 2018 until 22 Jul 2018

A great way to spend the May bank holiday London, this gorgeous rooftop terrace at Tobacco dock promises great drinks, stunning views and a fun place to indulge in a little croquet and petanque.

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7 events @ 3 venues with 7 upcoming dates from 27 Apr 2018 until 02 Jun 2018

Give your bank holiday a saucy and scintillating make-over as London Burlesque Festival entertains in 2018. Taking place at Shaw Theatre, the festival will showcase some of the best performers in the business with gin, jazz and nerd-lesque themes.

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Thames Lates

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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.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Boat Party, Date Night, Something A Little Different, Walks & Tours, Stag Do
Background Music
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Spend your Bank Holiday weekend dancing to all of the hits from the likes of Pharrell to Kanye to Nicki all night long. Concrete's May Bank Holiday special is the perfect party for those looking to take advantage of having Monday off work.

21:00 - 02:00
Fun Time Partying, Clubbing
Commercial/Pop
Shoreditch
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Start your May Bank Holiday with a night of legendary tunes from the likes of Aretha, Stevie and Marvin as The Old Queens Head in Angel take it back to the '60s.

20:00 - 03:00
Fun Time Partying, Clubbing, Karaoke, Student Night
Funk & Soul
Angel
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Corazon, Temper, Le Bab and El Camion have teamed up to deliver the ultimate foodie Cinco de Mayo, where you can stroll through the neighbourhood and enjoy tacos and margaritas in each place.

12:00 - 18:00
Daytime, Drinks Tasting, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Soho
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Bank holidays were made for boozing, or that's at least what The Exhibit in Balham think. Join the fun South London spot as they put on a scrumptious brunch, bottomless bubbles and a huge after-party with DJs such as Abz Musa and Darren Matthews.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Fun Time Partying, Brunch, Something A Little Different
Party Mash Up
Balham
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Celebrate one of Brixton's brightest stars this May bank holiday in London as Blues Kitchen Brixton brings you an evening of classic songs, DJs and a late show of Motown, Stax and Atlantic Soul. 

21:00 - 02:00
Live Music, Fun Time Partying
Funk & Soul
Brixton
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This May Bank Holiday, see the best in British reggae, as the Resonators come to the Jazz Café, supported by the legendary Prince Fatty and MC/vocalist Horseman.

Live Music
Live Music
Camden
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Turn your May Bank Holiday into a fiesta as you get in on the Cinco de Mayo festivities at the Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel. With mini tacos, 2-4-1 cocktails, and lots of tequila on hand, you'll be able to make the most of Mexico's biggest holiday as you enjoy the night from the UK.

 

17:00 - 00:00
Fun Time Partying, Food & Drink, Live Music, Themed Nights
Commercial/Pop
Soho
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Dine and dutty wine to the very best in reggae, dub, dancehall, bashment, afro beat as NT's is taken over by Only Jerkin'. Expect stellar eats and boozy treats at this awesome May bank holiday party in London.

16:00 - 03:00
Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Pop-Up, Daytime
Funk & Soul
Dalston
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Catch the hottest rooftop party at the Prince of Wales in Brixton as they invite The 2 Bears to perform not one, but two sets – one on the roof, and another in the club.

15:00 - 04:00
Clubbing
House Music
Brixton
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Enjoy a wonderful dinner with wine before watching Star Wars: The Last Jedi at The Exhibit. After the film, you can choose from two grazing plates or one large option from their delicious food menu.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Date Night, Film Screenings, Food & Drink
Balham
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With bottomless brunch and non-stop music, Piano Works are looking to throw the ultimate May Bank Holiday event. Prepare to arrive early and dance your way into Monday at this fun London event.

13:00 - 04:00
Daytime, Live Music, Something A Little Different, Fun Time Partying
Live Music
Farringdon
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Head to Albert's Club in Chelsea for one of the funnest events of the May bank holiday in London. Celebrate all things Cinco de Mayo with tasty cocktails and even a live Mariachi band.

21:00 - 03:00
Clubbing, Themed Nights, Fun Time Partying
House Music
Chelsea
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This Bank Holiday, get that Ibiza party without leaving Shoreditch, as you kick off the day with a delicious brunch and 1.5 hours of unlimited prosecco and sangria, before Café Mambo DJs take to the decks to deliver the ultimate soundtrack till the early hours.

14:00 - 05:00
Brunch, Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Daytime
House Music
Shoreditch
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The Medieval Banquet

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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.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Get your brunch with a musical theatre twist with Stagey Bitch Brunch, where you can enjoy two hours of bottomless booze, a delicious brunch menu, and four hours of non-stop showtune music that you request yourself.

13:00 - 17:00
Brunch
Live Music
West London
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5 events @ The White Horse Parsons Green with 5 upcoming dates from 31 May 2018 until 13 Sep 2018

The White Horse are throwing all kinds of tasting experiences you can enjoy together, from beer and wine pairings with food, as well as beer tastings, and explorations of different kinds of wines.

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Get ready for a Mayday ball like no other. Bringing together masks, glitter face painting and 50 kilos of confetti, this awesome bank holiday party in London is going to go off.

22:00 - 03:00
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Hen Party, Something A Little Different
House Music
Covent Garden
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Head over to Kachette for this all-day festival. The East London spot is going all out with a selection of bands and DJs for an incredible Sunday, acts include the likes of Mo Kolours, Wu-Lu and Penya.

12:00 - 00:00
Festival
Funk & Soul
Shoreditch
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Join the Star of Bethnal Green as they celebrate their 10th birthday with another great street party, where you can enjoy Djs playing retro tunes, tasty BBQ food and loads of booze from their outside bar – and there’s entertainment from kids too.

12:00 - 02:00
Festival, Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Daytime
80's Music
Bethnal Green
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Cinco de Mayo time and Hush are inviting you to celebrate with an immersive dinner, complete with margaritas, a four-course Mexican feast, and a murder mystery surrounding the country’s hottest starlet, and the crew who are all a suspect.

19:00 - 22:00
Food & Drink, Immersive, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts
Mayfair
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Dirty Martini Covent Garden

19 user reviews
Dirty Martini Covent Garden
Happy Hour and 3 other offers available.

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

Head to Westbank to help Richard Blackwood have the very best birthday bash. With Catch A Groove bringing their awesome resident DJs to play all your favourite R&B, Bashment, UK Garage, Funky House and more, it's one of the best events coming up this May bank holiday in London.

22:00 - 03:00
Clubbing
Hip Hop/RnB
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Starring an amazing line up of comedians who are also women, head aboard converted canal boat the Vriendschap Community Boat for an evening of laughs with Narin Oz, Bella Lauren, Eleanor Conway and more.

18:00 - 22:00
Comedy, Theatre/Arts, Something A Little Different
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Putting a spring into your step and a whole load of fun into your night comes Dirty Martini. The cocktail bar in Bishopsgate is throwing a shindig this bank holiday with discounted drinks, DJs and live music.

20:00 - 03:00
Fun Time Partying, Food & Drink, Live Music
House Music
Liverpool Street
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Celebrate the Cinco de Mayo this bank holiday with this great Mexican-themed pub crawl. With costumes, props, free shots and drinks deals all night, it's one of the best ways to enjoy the May bank holiday in London.

20:00 - 03:00
Bar Crawl, Fun Time Partying, Student Night, Themed Nights
Party Mash Up
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May Bank Holiday just got even more fun as Supa Dupa fly take over party pub The Prince of Wales in Brixton; expect massive '90s tunes and non-stop fun.

13:00 - 00:00
Clubbing, Daytime, Fun Time Partying
Hip Hop/RnB
Brixton
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Prince of Wales is finishing off your first May Bank Holiday with the ultimate party session, inviting Supa Dupa Fly onto the decks as you party into the night on their amazing rooftop space.

13:00 - 00:00
Clubbing, Daytime, Fun Time Partying
Hip Hop/RnB
Brixton
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This May Bank Holiday, prepare yourself as the legends that are Norman Jay MBE and Jazzie B OBE return for the ultimate DJ sets, making sure you party all day and until the early hours of the morning.

14:00 - 04:00
Clubbing
House Music
Brixton
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