May Bank Holiday Events and Parties 2017
Looking for what's on May bank holiday 2017? 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 2017. Enjoy!
Last updated on 21st April 2017
Basically the biggest party collective in East London, The Shoreditch Pub Crawl are champions of handing you a cheap night out in London on a platter, taking care of everything from planning, to entry, to drinks and faving fun. This May bank holiday in London, spend it getting royally boozy on this bar crawl.
Saturday is going to be huge this May bank holiday as Brunch and Beats Elite brings central London endless Jamaican food, bottomless drinks and hours of cracking RnB music. This party style brunch is the perfect way to start your three-day weekend, food is provided by Jerk and Jollof, there's endless wine and spirits and DJ Dazzle will be making sure you dance well into the night.
Spend your May Bank Holiday evening in some serious style as the Kensington Roof Gardens put on a roaring party. The venue will be going back to the 1920s with a roulette table, fancy dress, stilt walkers, fire breathers, elctro-swing music and incredible BBQ food.
The Old Queen's Head in Islington always know how to throw a good party and this May bank holiday is no different as they celebrate the release of Kendrick Lamar's fourth album.
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.
Vitamins is a innovative club night that looks at showcasing the best live music in weird and wonderful settings. For their first party of 2017, the team behind Vitamins will take over a railway arch in London Bridge and have invited B.K.R., Rhymos and Increments to perform on their pop-up stage. This is one May bank holiday event well worth checking out.
Let’s really take advantage of the first summer bank holiday by hopping onto this epic boat party. Expect the best house and club music from top DJs as the boat sails past tonnes of iconic landmarks, such as the O2 and Tower Bridge. Then afterwards, the guests are invited to their top after-party at McQueen.
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.
Head to The Old Queen's Head for a massive night of old school RnB tunes from the '90s and '00s biggest female icons. Expect the usual shenanigans at the North London spot, along with music that will have you singing your heart out.
Having sold out his set last year, Kojey Radical is returning to the Jazz Café to bring another electric set to the bar. Joining the dots between hip hop, soul, funk and disco, this is a must-attend event for music lovers everywhere.
Pizza Pilgrims are one of the biggest food names in the city, so it's only right that you celebrate 5 years of the good stuff. Offering you the chance to win entry, buy yourself a raffle ticket not only to the band 5ive in action, there's plenty of other prizes on the night. You can even redeem the ticket against a pizza if you don't win on the night.
Moments from Liverpool Street, The Horse and Groom are putting on one hell of a bank holiday party. The two-storey bar will be hosting two floors of madness as Andy Smith from Portshead plays disco, hip hop and funk, and Soulsaver will be playing house and techno.
With three days of weekend, you are going to want to use them wisely. Step up Twisted Circus as the huge club night takes to iconic London spot Cafe de Paris. The amazing night will include the usual madness such as stilt walkers, aerialists and fire breathers as well as some huge tunes.
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 for something fun and frivolous to do this May bank holiday in London? Why not join Dirty Martini at sites such as Hanover Square, Islington, Covent Garden and Bishopsgate as they're throwing the ultimate bash with an extended late license, happy hour until 10pm and £6 martinis all night long.
Blues Kitchen Camden are kicking off May Bank Holiday with a night dedicated to one of the best singer-songwriters of all time: Stevie Wonder. Bringing his best tunes courtesy of the Kitchen’s resident band The Beekays, everyone is encouraged to come over and get down. Afterwards, The Brass Souls will be bringing a night of roof-raising, jazz-infused funk until the end of the night.
Those cheeky Granchildren 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.
The Blues Kitchen Brixton are celebrating the May Bank Holiday in style, bringing their own brand of south coast boogie to the South London venue. Then afterwards, the resident band The Beekays will be playing all the classic funk and soul live until the early hours of the morning.
Celebrate the May Bank Holiday in Bavarian style at the Munich Cricket Club, they're throwing on a spring-themed festival of Oompah bands, authentic German eats and of course, stein upon stein of the best of Munich's beer too.
No speakers. No microphones. No sound checks. That’s the principle behind Unamplifire, a music festival dedicated to the intimate sounds of unamplified sets. Taking place in the stunning 17th Century Master Shipwrights Palace by the River Thames, throughout the grand rooms, riverside boathouse, and round a campfire, some of the UK’s best artists will be delivering amazing folk, roots and acoustic music.