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.
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.
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Last updated on 23rd February 2024
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 May 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.
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.
West End Musical Brunch is the perfect event to get up close and personal with the stars of London's theatre scene. Be sure to get on stage with performers from the likes of Wicked and Les Miserables, while sipping on bottomless bubbles and tasty grub.
Celebrate the King's Coronation in style from the lofty heights of Searcys at the Gherkin. With a 360-degree view of the city, chow down on a themed, celebratory afternoon tea that involves dishes inspired by royalty, like sherry trifle and pheasant pie, which you can wash down with plenty of bubbles.
If you haven't heard of Flight Club yet, where have you been? Their brunch parties are offering up one helluva way to spend your May bank holiday, with a go on their high-tech dartboards, plenty of pizza and a bottle of prosecco each in store.
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 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.
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.
For something a little different this bank holiday weekend in London, look no further than nabbing tickets to Hijingo. Here, you'll enjoy Tokyo-inspired immersive games, alongside show-stopping cocktails, entertainment and street food dishes.
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.
Make the most out of the bank holiday weekend this May with Billy Bonker and the Cocktail Factory at Bonkers Bar in Dalston. Step inside this quirky haunt, where you'll get to enjoy an immersive theatrical experience, alongside trying lip-smacking drinks.
When the sun pokes out this bank holiday, head to Bussey Rooftop Bar in Peckham for hot girl summer vibes and sweeping views. Better yet, the menu includes Italian snacks and plenty of pizza slices, served up alongside nutella-filled doughnuts and cocktails.
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.
Make your way to Silent Sounds Boat Party starting at The Dutch Master on Tower Millennium Pier, for a night you won't forget. Not only will you be dancing to top-notch tunes, but there will also plenty of thirst-quenching drinks.
If you're after May bank holiday events, check out Martha's Night Brunch at HUCKSTER on Saturday. Their show-stopper features two gorgeous dishes, alongside endless pornstar martinis for one hour. And for entertainment? RnB and pop classics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To make the most of your early May bank holiday weekend? Check out the 6th year of the Brixton Disco Festival - an event across multiple venues like Electric, Brixton Jamm, Prince of Wales and more. But that's not all, as the lineup includes everyone from Artwork to Norman Jay MBE and Jocelyn Brown.
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.