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 29th March 2023


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.

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.


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.

Old School R&B Brunch

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.

Hackney Funhouse

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.

Go Gaga! Bottomless Brunch Show London

@ Salsa! Temple on Saturday 29th April 2023 and 7 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. 

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.


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. 

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.

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.

Alcotraz: Cell Block Two-One-Two

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Saturday 1st April 2023

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.

Duo Camden

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

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.

Another Motive

In need of epic May bank holiday plans? Then Another Motive has got you covered. With multiple events taking place across the bank holiday weekends, including a King & Queens event or a Shoreditch Link Up, these are sure to impress with live DJs, performers and booze galore. 

Now That's What I Call Brunch!

Now That's What I Call Brunch! is helping you make the most of the three bank holidays by hosting events the day before each over at 100 Wardour St. Whether you fancy 90s R&B, Britpop or tunes from global icons, you can also chomp on two or three courses accompanied by bottomless bubbles.

Up On The Roof

If you're on the hunt for rooftop events this May bank holiday weekend, check out The Prince of Wales Brixton. Featuring artists such as Todd Terry, Aline Rocha, Rio Tashan, and Rob Alldritt, the party is a must on the 7th of May.

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.

Bar Elba

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.