London's Best May Bank Holiday Events And Parties 2025

From the early May bank holiday to a second one bringing up the rear, this really is a great month for us all. To help you celebrate, we've come up with a list of fantastic events, from outdoor swimming and those at rooftop bars to unique experiences across our guide to the May bank holidays in London 2025. All you have to do? Enjoy that extra Monday off.

Last edited by Lauren Cole

Last updated on 4th June 2024




Sherlock: The Official Live Game

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.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

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.

German Kraft

Tour the brewery of Kraft in 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, while there are other tasting sessions too.

Flight Club

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.

Mr Fogg's Cocktail Experiments

@ Mr Fogg's Apothecary on Saturday 27th July 2024 and 16 other Saturdays

Mr Fogg's Cocktail Experiments invites you to enter the mysterious Elixir room and unleash your inner Victorian mad scientist. Explore the world of mixology as you assist pharmacist's creations and enjoy plenty they've already cleverly concocted for you. Tickets start from £58 each and include a complimentary 'vaccine' tipple on arrival, followed by other pretty potions. 

Rooftop Brunch Session: powered by Whispering Angel

@ Wagtail on Saturday 27th July 2024 and 5 other dates

This May bank holiday weekend (on Saturday), make your way to Wagtail and travel to the top of the picturesque restaurant to revel in its Rooftop Brunch Session, powered by Whispering Angel. Snap up £80 tickets each for 12pm or 2pm and delight in free-flowing rosé, scrumptious canapes, DJ sets and stunning views across London. 

The London Cabaret Club

Discounts available on certain events

Make your May bank holiday weekend sparkle and shine at The London Cabaret Club. Not only will you be treated to themed, immersive shows, but also tuck into luxury, multi-course meals while you take in every second of the performances.

Go Gaga! Bottomless Brunch Show London

@ Fire & The Garden on Saturday 31st August 2024 and 2 other Saturdays

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. 

SUPA DUPA FLY

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.

Alcotraz London: Cell Block Two-One-Two

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Thursday 25th July 2024

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.

The Piano Works Events

Let your hair down this bank holiday by snapping up tickets to The Piano Works in Farringdon or the West End. They'll help you make the most of your extra day off with non-stop live music from a six-piece band that plays songs requested by you.

Pergola on The Wharf

£12.50 Express lunch menu and 2 other offers

Make the most of your bank holiday Sunday by grabbing free-flowing drinks at Pergola on The Wharf. This pretty, plant-filled venue is slinging out bottomless prosecco, Aperol spritzes, mimosas and rum punch for just £35 per person, paired with an indulgent brunch dish of your choosing. As part of their Soulful Sundays experience, there will be plenty of rhythmic beats to accompany it. But the fun doesn't stop there, as on Monday they'll be cooking up classic roast dinners, complete with all the trimmings.

Avora: A New-World Cocktail Experience

@ Roscorp Laboratories on Various dates from Thursday 25th July 2024

For something a little different this bank holiday, make your way to immersive experience Avora in Hoxton. Brought to you by the team behind Moonshine Saloon and Alcotraz, this quirky spot is decked out in mystical woodland sets and futuristic laboratories, transporting you to a whole new world featuring talented actors interacting with you throughout. Don your jumpsuits and get stuck into missions on your adventure, all while sipping on creative colour-changing cocktails, three of which are included in the price of your £42.50 ticket.

The 411

The House Party! and 3 other offers

There's plenty to do at The 4 this bank holiday, as they are starting things off with a bang on the Saturday. Begin with their bottomless pizza and picante party, where for90 minutes you can knock back as many cocktails or glasses of prosecco as you like, alongside a tasty pizza, for just £40 per person - with a second bottomless brunch available on the Monday too. And from 5pm onwards? They're hosting a Wall Street Extravaganza, where prices of drinks rise and fall based on demand in a live stock market concept.

The Hip Hop Orchestra Brunch - Shoreditch

@ Blues Kitchen Shoreditch on Every Saturday

Add some beats to your brunch this bank holiday with The Hip Hop Orchestra Brunch, taking place at Blues Kitchen Shoreditch. Tickets to this musical affair start from £15 each and if you're interested in 90 minutes of free-flowing drinks? There's an add-on for £19.95 more. The day will begin with sets from resident DJs followed by two live shows. If you're feeling hungry, there'll be a chance to order some of the restaurant's signature plates, such as a hot buffalo chicken sandwich or a Big Boss burger. 

West End Musical Tour Silent Disco Walking Tour #silenttours

@ The Marquis of Granby on Various dates from Saturday 27th July 2024

Snap up tickets for £26 each to the West End Musical Silent Disco Walking Tour and enjoy an afternoon packed with all your favourite show tunes, discovering London's theatreland like never before. Visit many of the city's top performance hubs on your journey and listen to selected tracks through your headsets to create a truly immersive experience. Your host will be on hand to provide you with fun facts and anecdotes as you sing and dance your way through the capital.

plonk

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. 

Ayllu Restaurant

Offering the best of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine, Ayllu is a piece of heaven in Paddington, hosting some of the very best May bank holiday events. From bottomless brunches to fine dining tastings and a nikkei dining experience with live samba entertainment, their extraordinary events will transport you to a culinary paradise complete with live entertainment, delicious fusion sharing plates and innovative cocktails.

Garage Brunch

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.

Archer Street Bars

Join Archer Street SW11 for its bank holiday beach party where tickets start from only a fiver. It promises to be an evening of fun and laughter as you slip on your shorts and bikinis for a bit of summer loving. Expect fantastic entertainment, scrumptious drinks and more. 

Covent Garden Social Club Presents: Piano Party Session!

@ Covent Garden Social Club on Various dates from Friday 26th July 2024

Covent Garden Social Club Presents: Piano Party is a fun, sophisticated evening for those who fancy enjoying the sweet sounds of some the London's best pianists live. Enjoy delicious cocktails as talented musicians perform numbers from Whitney Houston to Disney Classics. What's more, tickets are only £10 and happy hour is from 5pm 'til 8pm.

Bermondsey Cheese, Meat And Beer Tour

@ Southwark Brewing Company Tap Room on Saturday 3rd August 2024 and 3 other Saturdays

Tickets start from £65 each to the Bermondsey Cheese, Meet and Beer Tour, taking place at Southwark Brewing Company Tap Room. Here you'll be able to sample some top-notch British cheese and charcuterie, paired with an array of brews from a variety of local taprooms. Groups can be as big as 13 people and the guided tour lasts for two and a half hours, meaning lots of time to devour Billy Frank's jerky among other delights. 

London Cabaret Carnival | Wonderville

@ Wonderville on Friday 27th September 2024 and 5 other Fridays

Make your way to Wonderville in Soho for the fantastic London Cabaret Carnival, a mesmerising evening of circus-themed burlesque, music, comedy and magic. This event takes place on Friday 24th, promising two hours of mesmerising routines from performers like Silvia Pavone, Niash Fortune, Dusty Limits and more. Tickets start from as little as £19 each, with the option to upgrade to a £49 package that includes a two-course meal at Pizza Express beforehand.

Bunga Bunga Boy Band Buff Brunch

@ Bunga Bunga Covent Garden on Various dates from Saturday 27th July 2024

Head to sexy men central this May bank holiday with tickets starting from £58 per person to Bunga Bunga Boy Band Buff Brunch. The Covent Garden venue will be serving some of the hottest male strippers on a platter, alongside 90 minutes of free-flowing prosecco and one hour of bottomless pizza. There'll be plenty of games to get involved in and prizes to be won - if you're a fan of NSYNC, Backstreet Boys or One Direction, this event is for you. 

The Big Bakes

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.

Paint a Pic London

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.

Party with Ginger

Make the most of the extra day off by nabbing tickets to The Big Bank Holiday Drag Bingo Brunch, taking place on the 28th of May. While you're entertained by drag stars, quirky bingo and live DJs, fill your boots with delicious food and bottomless prosecco or beer.

Bottomless Brunch - Patch East

@ Patch East on Every 4th Sunday of the month

This bank holiday Sunday, make your way to Patch East for a bottomless brunch that promises all kinds of fun. Your £45 ticket includes 90 minutes of unlimited bubbles beer, espresso martinis or spritz cocktails, alongside tasty eats like a vegan breakfast burrito or buttermilk chicken burgers. But that's not all, as there will be a talented DJ spinning tunes from 1pm until late, and you can also enjoy three hours of half price drinks after your meal.

Proud

There's all sorts of fun on the cards at Proud Cabaret City this bank holiday weekend. They've got two fantastic evening shows on offer, so whether you fancy a dark, spooky, circus-themed show or you want to nab a spot at the secret burlesque society experience, you can enjoy a two-course meal while you do so. For something a little earlier in the day? head to their drag bottomless brunch on Saturday afternoon, complete with lip syncing, bingo and karaoke.

Urban Food Fest SHOREDITCH FIESTA BOTTOMLESS PROSECCO, COCKTAILS & CRAFT BEER BRUNCH

@ Urban Food Fest on Saturday 27th July 2024 and 9 other Saturdays

Head down to the Urban Food Fest in Shoreditch where you'll find free-flowing prosecco, cocktails and craft beer from just £29.50 per person. What's more, tickets include a street food dish of your choice from an array of scrumptious stalls slinging out moreish plates. Tipple offerings include gin and red berries, rum and ginger beer, plus more - there'll also be some fun games on hand to get stuck into, such as giant Jenga and football tables.

Mr Fogg's Treasure Hunt

@ Mr Fogg's Pawnbrokers on Saturday 27th July 2024 and 16 other Saturdays

Fancy trying something a little bit different this bank holiday? Then Mr Fogg's Victorian Murder Mystery is just the thing for you. Located in Leicester Square and involving a treasure hunt all over Soho, this immersive two-hour experience is complete with two bespoke cocktails, which you will enjoy while uncovering clues and interrogating suspects. You can take part in this activity in groups of up to six, costing £65 per person.