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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Last updated on 26th June 2020




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

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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.

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.

Thames Rockets

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Discounts available on certain events

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?

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Wednesday 5th August 2020 and 4 other dates

Head over to Leadenhall's Old Metal Exchange where Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds is getting a live-action remake - and you get to be a part of it. Fill in that extra bank holiday time with a trip back in time complete with steampunk aesthetics, clever technology and lots of Martian invasion madness.

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.

  The Big London Bake

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@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Friday 10th July 2020

Save 20% on ticket 12pm Bake - Saturday with discount code BAKINGSBACK20
Valid on any dates between 04/07/2020 and 30/09/2020.

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.

Discounts available on certain events

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.

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.

  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…