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 2021
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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Celebrate the May Bank holiday weekend with an epic bottomless brunch at Q Shoreditch, The party den will be welcoming an all-female collective of DJs for an afternoon of house and disco tunes alongside a two-course feast.
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.
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 tent.
Are you a sucker for Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Well now you can party like its 1997 with themed trivia quizzes, boozy bingo and drag performances, alongside a costume competition for all of those Sunnydale fashion icons, at bottomless brunch that's sure to slay.
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.
A cross-city escape game with a fun Sherlock theme, this quirky outdoor event is one of 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.
No plans for the May bank holiday yet? Never fear because The Old Queen's Head is coming in hot with a host of fun things to do across the weekend. Join them on the Saturday for drag bingo and bottomless booze to kickstart the antics.
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.
This May Bank Holiday head on over to Fulham Beach for their Tulum Party, where you'll be whisked away to Mayan ruins and Caribbean waters from the heart of South London. Expect a stunning Thameside location, delicious refreshments and late night partying aplenty.
Looking for something to do this May bank holiday in London? Head east to Café Mélo on Shacklewell Lane. Here you'll find a masterclass taking you through the world of mezcal, the agave-derived South American spirit that can be incorporated into a wide range of cocktails.
Treat yourselves to a stunning May bank holiday feast with a trip to The Southbank BBQ Club. Bringing the essence of summer to Central London, this pop-up experience will have you feasting on a selection of mouthwatering grilled goods in an unparalleled setting.
This May Bank Holiday, head to Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden where Shabba Party will be bringing carnival vibes and reggae tunes from BBC 1xtra's Rampage Sound and friends. There'll also be street food and bottomless rum punch available.
London cocktail haven MAP Lab are bringing you more virtual excitement over the May bank holiday. If you haven't been able to secure a booking, or you're just not there yet, the Dalston hotspot is sorting you for an evening of homemade sips and tasty snacks.
Cocktails at the ready; Thames Rockets are 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. Could there be a better way to see the city?
A fun London activity for the bank holiday weekend, Battersea Park's Putt in the Park is inviting you in for fierce competition across 12 holes. Suitable for al levels of golfing expertise, the outdoor experience is one to share with family, friends or the other half.
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.
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.
This May bank holiday, Four Wheel Events are shaking things up a little. The drive-in entertainment pros are getting your weekend off to a great start with a comedy show from a hilarious lineup - all to be enjoyed from the comfort of your car.
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.
One of the best things to do over the May Bank Holiday, this unique river cruise is inviting you and your gang to clamber aboard for sunset jaunt along the Thames. Over the course of four hours, you'll be treated to drinks, snacks and DJs as you float by some of London's most famous landmarks.
How're you spending your May Bank Holiday weekend? We're telling you how: with a wild bottomless brunch at Proud Embankment. The Glitterfest Brunch bunch are upgrading your Sunday with the help of DJs spinning the best of garage, RnB and house and some fantastic fire dancers.
Looking for fun things to do this May bank holiday? Head over to Peckham where The Old Nun's Head will be throwing an unmissable outdoor bash. Bringing together bottomless drinks, BBQ bites and rounds of bingo, this is one hot ticket.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.