London's Best May Bank Holiday Events And Parties 2024

May is a great month for us all - beginning to end; quite literally, there's bank holidays left, right and centre. 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 edited by Talia Stanton

Last updated on 23rd February 2024


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.


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. 

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.

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.

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.

The Big Drag Bingo Brunch

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.

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.

116 Pall Mall

Get ready for a fabulous celebration fit for royalty over at 116 Pall Mall. To commemorate the King's Coronation, this iconic location will be serving you up a decedent afternoon tea, all before the London Chamber Orchestra head up on stage for a musical performance inspired by the monarch's favourite pieces. 

Bank Holiday Cocktail Masterclass Event

@ The Lucky Pig Fitzrovia on Mon, 6th May 2024 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Return from your bank holiday with a new skill by attending The Lucky Pig's award-winning cocktail masterclass. Learn from the best at the bar's expert mixologists help you create two drinks from scratch. £50 tickets also include a welcome bev and artisan pizza and fries to reward your efforts. 

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.

The London Cabaret Club

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.

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.

Alcotraz London: Cell Block Two-One-Two

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Sunday 3rd March 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 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.

Go Gaga! Bottomless Brunch Show London

@ Fire London / Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden on Saturday 30th March 2024 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.