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.

Check out 75 great things to do in May if you've not found what you're looking for. 

Last updated on 18th October 2022

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.

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

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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 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.

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.

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.

Bar Elba

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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.

Skylines Boat Parties

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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.

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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. 

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 Big Bakes

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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.

The Vauxhall Comedy Club

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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.

Paint a Pic London

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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.

Bussey Rooftop Bar

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When the sun pokes out this bank holiday, head to Bussey Rooftop Bar in Peckham for hot girl summer vibes and sweeping views. Better yet, the menu includes Italian snacks and plenty of pizza slices, served up alongside nutella-filled doughnuts and cocktails.

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.

Old School R&B Brunch

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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.

Garage Brunch

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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.

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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.

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.