May Bank Holiday Events and Parties 2019

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. 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 those Mondays off.

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Last updated on 24th May 2019

Fulham Beach

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Everyone's favourite city beach is back for the sunny season as Fulham Beach parties its way through the bank holiday weekend with sandy vibes, pergolas, pop-up restaurants and games galore.


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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.

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Tuesday 28th May 2019

This bank holiday, immerse yourselves in the thrilling tale of The Jewel of the Empire, the brand new show aboard the Murder Express. You'll feast on stunning dishes from MasterChef's Laurence Henry as you're taken back to the 1930's depression era on a epic journey to the south of France that will never be forgotten. 

@ Ballie Ballerson on Various dates from Tuesday 28th May 2019

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 bank holiday in style.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

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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.

The BBQ Club

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One of London's best-loved pop ups is returning for another season of summertime supper clubs. Head to the South Bank where you'll find The BBQ Club in residence to bring you one of the best DIY dining experiences in the city.

From an adventure with Shrek to discovering the deep blue Sea Life and heading back in time to the London Dungeons, the Lates and After Dark London Series is giving you the chance to explore some of the city's coolest spots with cocktails, prosecco and after-hours entry.

Cargo are party hearty in Shoreditch this May Bank Holiday in London as their weekend comes jam-packed with late night club events (from Prismatic to Wanderlust) that will take you through the weekend and then some.

@ Rascals on Saturday 1st June 2019 and 3 other Saturdays

Not only is Rascals home to the only waterproof dining room in London, it's also home to one hell of a bottomless brunch. Join them this bank holiday weekend as they give it some serious welly in the midday party department with comedy, drag stars and more. 

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 Mind Palace / Sherlock: The Game Is Now on Various dates from Thursday 30th May 2019

The Mind Palace is the only place you should be this May bank holiday. A private cocktail club for the curious, the immersive experience is one to die for. Simply piece together the clues, crack the case and drink your success. 

@ Spitalfields City Farm on Friday 31st May 2019 and 2 other dates

Prepare to relive the adventures of Ratty, Toad, Badger and Mole as Scripts for Supper bring The Wind in the Willows to life through immersive storytelling and mouthwatering dishes created by MasterChef finalists Annie McKenzie and Juanita Hennessey.

@ Leicester Square Kitchen on Saturday 8th June 2019 and 3 other Saturdays

Add a little Mexican flavour to your May bank holiday in London as Leicester Square Kitchen put on their Frida Kahlo-inspired brunch. The swish spot is doling out the pisco sours, dishing up tasty small plates and keeping you topped up with bottomless bubbles - both prosecco and Champagne.

  The Cheese Crawl

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@ Statue of Goddess Diana on Every Saturday

Calling all curd nerds and turophiles - yep there's a word for your love of cheese - London's finest cheeses are being wrapped up into one 2 hour walking tour! Whether you're a passionate pre-grated…

  London Shuffle Club

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@ London Shuffle Club on Various dates from Tuesday 28th May 2019

No one ever said that the Bank Holiday was made for learning something new, but it was made for fun, so why not try a bit of both as you learn the art of shuffleboard at one of the coolest spots in East London, cocktails and Miami vibes galore.

@ The Piano Works Farringdon on Sunday 25th August 2019

Is there anything better than boozy brunch? Definitly not... especially when you have the following day off. Head to this Farringdon hotspot for a day of free-flowing drinks, tasty brunch and non-stop music. You can even request songs before DJs take to the decks.

  Alcotraz - Prison Cocktail Bar

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates from Monday 27th May 2019

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.

Head to Camden where FEST is bringing you some of the greatest events in North London this May bank holiday. From an Amy Winehouse tributes to comedy and soul nights, you'll not be wanting for entertainment.

@ Chelsea Harbour Hotel on Saturday 27th July 2019

Head to the Chelsea Harbour Hotel where REZtron are taking over the rooftop for a night of high-octane retro gaming, silent disco-ing andf karaoke. Head down for you chance to tackle everything from Sonic speed run to Pac Man and Street Fighter.


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There's the bank holiday brunch, and then there's the Beyonce Brunch. Celebrating one of the biggest names in the music industry (Beyonce, you nutters), this is an afternoon of belters, singalongs and bottomless drinks.

@ The Piano Works West End on Sunday 25th August 2019

With bottomless drinks, delicious brunch dishes and cocktails from just a fiver, this West End spot is hosting quite the bank holiday party. On top of that, you can request songs to be played by a live band, before DJs provide the soundtrack to your Sunday night.

  Hats, Heels and Horses

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@ The London Cabaret Club on Various dates from Thursday 30th May 2019

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The London Cabaret Club bring a never before seen show to the city this May Bank Holiday as they celebrate the weekend with a cabaret night in honour of all things British: think song, think dance, think of something a little saucy.

@ Concrete on Friday 28th June 2019

From Drizzy to Dizzee, Concrete are here to unleash the May bank holiday vibes with this late night clubbing event. Get ready for the very best in Hip Hop, R&B and Trap at one of the coolest clubs in Shoreditch.


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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.

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club on Various dates from Monday 27th May 2019

Celebrate Easter the grown-up way with The Chocolate Cocktail Club in Shoreditch. You'll get to sip your way into the bank holiday with kooky creations and chocolate twists on classic cocktails, because what is Easter without the sweet stuff?

@ The Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery on Mon, 27th May 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Do you have a 'free from' diet? Well luckily for you, there's a whole foodie festival heading to London, and it's all focused around free from gluten dairy and refined sugar. Head on down to Old Truman Brewery this bank holiday and explore what delicious healthy eats you can sample. 

  Thames Lates

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@ London Eye Millenium Pier on Various dates from Thursday 30th May 2019

Cocktails at the ready; Thames Lates is back this bank holiday and you're invited to kickstart your summer with a unique speed boat experience, tipples from London Cocktail Club and a soundtrack from Oslo's DJ Mikee Snooze.

  Gingerline's Grand Expedition

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@ Secret Location on Various dates from Wednesday 29th May 2019

Gingerline returns and it's taking you on a grand expedition across the world and through the clouds. Experience one of London's most unique immersive dining experience this May Bank Holiday for the ultimate date night, birthday treat or celebratory dinner.