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.
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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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Spend your bank holiday in the lap of tropical luxury as York & Albany's Rum Shack is open for business offering you a refreshing selection of Bacardi cocktails and tasty snacks to keep you sated throughout the day.
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.
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 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.
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.
Fill your May bank holiday to delicious hands-on action at one of these top-notch classes in Covent Garden. Join the expert Petersham Nurseries team for masterclasses on pasta, wine, yoga and even flower crowns.
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.
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.
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.
With tickets starting from just £3, East London's favourite street party returns to The Star of Bethnal Green for a whole day and night of DJs, delicious food and non-stop party antics.
Get your adventure on this May bank holiday as this unique immersive drinking experience will have you solving puzzles and sipping cocktails as you go undercover at an artificial intelligence corporation.
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.
Ham Yard Hotel are opening their roof terrace this summer for guests to relax, unwind and enjoy the sun at a very special afternoon tea. Providing the perfect setting with its gorgeous garden, the restaurant promises to provide the perfect weekend pick-me-up.
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.
Think you know your tequila? Get on the London Passport Agave train as taste your way through some of London's best bars. Giving you access to 15 cocktails from as little as £15, this is the ultimate pass for any and all cocktail lovers.
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.
Wondering how all those mega-grammers get their shots? Where in London they're finding these beautiful backdrops? Panic no more. This photoshoot/tour will take you around some of London's most noted picture-taking places.
Get your bottomless brunching on this bank holiday as Bourne & Hollingsworth invites you to make the most of the long weekend. Think bottomless cocktails, an indulgent spread and a bloody mary workshop; perfect whether you're nursing a sore head or back on the wagon.
Celebrate the bank holiday weekend with a Sunday of sweetness. Join host your Crayola the Queen for an evening of lip syncs, games and activities as you sip on liquid desserts from the bar, it's sure to be one sweet treat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cowboys (and cowgirls) looking for something unique to do this May Bank Holiday in London shouldn't be shy a spur or three as the Moonshine Saloon brings you Western themed drinks in a quirky setting. Yee to the haw.
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.
Head down to Pitch Stratford as their sunshine parties return for another season. With eleven hours of cocktails, street food and excellent DJs every month, it's one of the best summer do's in town.
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?
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.
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.
The gorgeous GOAT has something very special lined up for you this bank holiday as it wheels out its bottomless brunch for three days of delicious food, free-flowing fizz and great tunes from their resident DJ come nightfall.
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.