May Bank Holiday Events and Parties 2020

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.

Check out 75 great things to do in May if you've not found what you're looking for. 

Last updated on 3rd June 2019

Fulham Beach

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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.


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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.

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd July 2019

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. 

@ Ballie Ballerson on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd July 2019

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 LDN

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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 BBQ Club

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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.

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.

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 on Various dates from Thursday 25th July 2019

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. 

  The Cheese Crawl

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@ Statue of Goddess Diana on Every Saturday

Calling all curd nerds and turophiles - yep there's a word for your love of cheese - London's finest cheeses are being wrapped up into one 2 hour walking tour! Whether you're a passionate pre-grated…

  Thames Lates

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@ London Eye Millenium Pier on Various dates from Thursday 25th July 2019

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.


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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 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.

@ The Piano Works Farringdon on Sunday 25th August 2019

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.

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club on Various dates from Wednesday 24th July 2019

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?

@ Bread Street Kitchen on Various dates from Monday 22nd July 2019

Looking to do something a little different this month? Ditch the standard dinner and drinks and head to Gordon Ramsay's much-loved restaurant where you'll find a rocket filled with rum cocktails and staple dishes from California rolls to tamarind chicken.

@ Leicester Square Kitchen on Saturday 10th August and Saturday 14th September 2019

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.

  Alcotraz - Prison Cocktail Bar

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd July 2019

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.

  Hats, Heels and Horses

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@ The London Cabaret Club on Various dates from Thursday 25th July 2019

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.

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.

  London Shuffle Club

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@ London Shuffle Club on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd July 2019

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.

@ The Piano Works West End on Sunday 25th August 2019

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.