London's rooftops get better every year, and the same can be said for Skylight this bank holiday. A gorgeous rooftop spot with croquet, pop-up bars and pergolas, this is one hell of a way to spend that extra day.
May Bank Holiday Events And Parties 2023
May is a great month for us all, beginning to end; quite literally, there's a bank holiday at both the beginning, and the end (though this time, we've got June to look forward to). To help you celebrate, we've come up with a list of fantastic events, from supper clubs and pop-up food events to unique experiences. All you have to do? Is enjoy that Monday off.
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Head down to Shoreditch's iconic ball pit bar where they'll be celebrating the long freakin' weekend with pizzas, cocktails and their raucous bottomless brunch spread, so you can do the May bank holiday in style.
Hip Hop Brunch is back for a bank holiday special. Held at a secret London location, get ready for bottomless cocktails, delicious food, magicians, music and a big old afternoon of dancing to your favourite hip hop tunes.
May Bank Holiday just got even more fun as Supa Dupa bring you two massive events. If you're in south London head over to Prince of Wales for two massive nights on non-stop '90s tunes, or East, Trapeze will be hosting the outrageous party group for a Sunday night of silliness.
The iconic ABQ bar has found a permanent home in Hackney and they want you down to don some hazmat suits and get your molecular mixology on at one of London's best immersive cocktail experiences to brighten your bank holiday.
If you haven't heard of Flight Club yet, where have you been? Their brunch parties are offering up one helluva way to spend your May bank holiday, with a go on their high-tech dartboards, plenty of pizza and a bottle of prosecco each in store.
Tour the brewery of KRAFT Dalston, where their expert sommelier and expert in the German brewing tradition, Helen, will take you through the process. Included in the experience are three drinks, with plenty of pints and food from Le Bab available afterwards.
On Sunday the 1st of May, Bougie Drag is holding a bottomless brunch bank holiday blowout at Salsa! Temple. This event will see you enjoying pop diva bangers lip-synced by fabulous queens, plus indulging in unlimited bubbles and tasty food.
Need plans? Now you got 'em with Keela Kraving's Drag Events! Enjoy their bottomless brunch at Gigi's Hoxton, where they'll not only be a range of delicious food and unlimited bevvies on offer, but there will also be a fabulous range of entertainment too.
London's rooftop party palace is coming alive this May bank holiday weekend, and you're invited to be a part of it. Join the team from Bar Elba as they bring you a long weekend of cocktails, bottomless brunching and gorgeous views from their Waterloo perch.
Did somebody say bottomless brunch? Urban Food Fest just did. Make your way to this awesome event to delve into a delicious range of mouthwatering grub, alongside sipping on delicious bevvies, from vodka watermelon crush to mango rum punch.
If you're looking for something fun to do over the May bank holiday, the Sky Garden is holding a morning yoga session. Head on over to enjoy vinyasa-style flow while soaking up the swoon-worthy tropical interiors and beaut panoramic views of the city.
From the makers of world-knows bars and experiences such as ABQ London, The Bletchley and the Grid, H-Division is a new immersive concept that sees you solve two hours of mysteries to unlock your own unique taste profile. The result? Bespoke cocktails to sip on.
For something a little different this bank holiday weekend in London, look no further than nabbing tickets to Hijingo. Here, you'll enjoy Tokyo-inspired immersive games, alongside show-stopping cocktails, entertainment and street food dishes.
Head to Chelsea where this unique immersive code-breaking experience situates you in the heart of World War Two. Solve puzzles and crack the clues and you'll find yourself privy to some seriously stunning cocktails.
Looking for some crazy golf antics to jazz up your bank holiday weekend? Gather the team and make for one of plonk's colourful courses across the city. With set-ups everywhere from Peckham Levels to London Fields, the activity hubs will be sorting you for fun and fruity cocktails.
Are you a little monster? If the answer is a solid yes, this is absolutely the May bank holiday party for you. Check out the Go Gaga! bottomless brunch at The Dome, where you'll sip unlimited fizz, graze on enticing eats and watch some of London's top drag queens pay homage to mother herself.
Celebrate May bank holiday with a trip to The Vauxhall Comedy Club, where bottomless brunch and stand-up shows with unlimited drinks take centre stage. Think up-and-coming comedians and stars of the circuit in a cool setting.
This notorious prison themed pop up is one of London's best immersive cocktail bars. Don your orange jumpsuit and find a good hiding spot for your booze, because if the guard catches you, you may not get to sample some of the coolest concoctions in town.
A cross-city escape game with a fun Sherlock theme, these quirky events are among the best things to do in London over the bank holiday weekend. Completely COVID-secure and with all manner of unique codes to crack, it's one for you and your sleuthiest friends.
Fancy doing something super fun during the May bank holiday? We thought as much. Then check out Paint A Pic events across multiple London venues. Whether you're an amateur or pro, then be sure to get creative while sipping on some bubbly.
Old School R&B Brunch will be celebrating the end of lockdown with a special May bank holiday event, complete with unlimited rum punch and live sets courtesy of some of London's top DJs. Taking place at a secret London location, this daytime bash is not to be missed.
Celebrate having an extra day off by heading over to The Cocktail Club in Oxford Circus on the Saturday of May bank holiday weekend. Here, you'll be treated to a blowout daytime bash of drinking, dining and dancing to disco tunes.
Make the most of the long weekend by heading to Garage Brunch. The party is guaranteed to be in full swing, with a banging playlist, delicious bites to eat and free-flowing fizz, as well as plenty more surprises and games on the day.
Celebrate May bank holiday by cruising along the Thames with Skyline Boat Parties, including entry to a secret after-party. Think Ibiza anthems, a pub-priced bar and an open sundeck to enjoy beautiful views of London from.
Fancy sipping bevvies in the clink? Then head on over to Shoreditch's Alcotraz: Cell Block Two-One-Two for a good ol' time. Get ready to sneak in liquor past the guards, which will then be used to make bespoke concoctions. This is an immersive experience you won't want to miss.
Cake is on the menu, and on the to do list at this unique baking experience this May bank holiday as the The Big London Bake invites you to try your hand at a number of sugary treats in that all important big marquee.
Searching for something fun to do during bank holiday? Make the most of it at Piano Works in Farringdon. Tip back bottomless booze and chow down on a delicious brunch dish while enjoying live music - plus you can request whatever song you fancy until 1am.
Make your way to Silent Sounds Boat Party starting at The Dutch Master on Tower Millennium Pier, for a night you won't forget. Not only will you be dancing to top-notch tunes, but there will also plenty of thirst-quenching drinks.
French favourite Jolie is back for the bank holiday with a fantastical brunch at Chelsea Funhouse. Head over to the eccentric venue for the chance to chow down on stunning plates of Persian eggs and Bretagne crêpes, washed down with fizz and fresh fruit juices.
Kick off your May bank holiday 2022 with the return of Love Pub + Grub, the food and drink pop-up in Wapping. Here, you can tuck into scrumptious street grub, sip cool cocktails, play giant games and listen to DJs playing the hottest summer hits.
Head to DUO where the Camden party spot will be blowing up with a full schedule of bank holiday happenings this year. From vegan brunching to an orchestral take on Drake, it's time to make the most of that no-work Monday.
West End Musical Brunch is the perfect event to get up close and personal with the stars of London's theatre scene. Be sure to get on stage with performers from the likes of Wicked and Les Miserables, while sipping on bottomless bubbles and tasty grub.
Fancy sandwiches and sweet treats? Then head on over to Afternoon Tea at Colonel Saab in Holborn. Think finger dhokla sandwiches with coriander and mint chutney, and mouthwatering saffron and rose shrikhand macarons, this is an event you won't want to miss.
Things to do this May Bank Holiday? It only seems right to get things started with a bottomless brunch, and Cabana is serving up one of the best in London. Alongside an hour and a half of unlimited spritzes and bubbles, you'll also get two courses of mouthwatering eats, including Brazilian french toast and churros.
The Prince of Wales Brixton will be celebrating the May Bank Holiday with an epic night of live beats courtesy of Crazy P Soundsytem. Book your own private booth to spend the night drinking, dancing and eating, all in a socially-distanced setting.