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.

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

Last updated on 7th May 2021




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.

Old School R&B Brunch

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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.

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. 

The Old Queen's Head

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No plans for the May bank holiday yet? Never fear because The Old Queen's Head is coming in hot with a host of fun things to do across the weekend. Join them on the Saturday for drag bingo and bottomless booze to kickstart the antics.

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.

Fulham Beach

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This May Bank Holiday head on over to Fulham Beach for their Tulum Party, where you'll be whisked away to Mayan ruins and Caribbean waters from the heart of South London. Expect a stunning Thameside location, delicious refreshments and late night partying aplenty. 

This May Bank Holiday, head to Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden where Shabba Party will be bringing carnival vibes and reggae tunes from BBC 1xtra's Rampage Sound and friends. There'll also be street food and bottomless rum punch available.

Thames Rockets

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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?

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

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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.

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.

Four Wheel Events

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This May bank holiday, Four Wheel Events are shaking things up a little. The drive-in entertainment pros are getting your weekend off to a great start with a comedy show from a hilarious lineup - all to be enjoyed from the comfort of your car. 

Cabana

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Things to do this May Bank Holiday? It only seems right to get things started with a bottomless brunch, and Cabana is serving up one of the best in London. Alongside an hour and a half of unlimited spritzes and bubbles, you'll also get two courses of mouthwatering eats, including Brazilian french toast and churros.

Garage Brunch

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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.

Bar Elba

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London's rooftop party palace is coming alive this May bank holiday weekend, and you're invited to be a part of it. Join the team from Bar Elba as they bring you a long weekend of cocktails, bottomless brunching and gorgeous views from their Waterloo perch.

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.

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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.

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.