We’re in for a treat, two bank holidays this month and it’s like we’re practically on holiday for the most of May. With these 3 day weekends, it’s time to make the best of it, and it’s not too late to get planning for your first long weekend. We’ve searched high and low for the best events in London taking place over the bank holiday weekends. So, whack your diary out ladies and gents and get planning your fun-filled weekends!
Image: Arcadia London
Queen Elizabeth Park
5th – 6th May 2018
Head for a night out in East with Arcadia. The iconic spider structure is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a Bank Holiday weekend party. This dance festival is set to light up London with headlining acts from Rudimental, Groove Armada, Eats Everything plus much more. This is the first launch of a brand new 360 degree immersive arena called the Reactor- a hexagonal geometric matrix which you may have previously seen at Glastonbury. Don’t miss the chance to see this fiery explosion based in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and grab your tickets here.
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Regents Park Open Air Theatre
Regents Park Inner Circle, NW1 4NU
Opt for an elegant evening out to the Open Air Theatre at Regents Park. It will be a firm fixture in the city this summer with a broad variety of shows to immerse yourself in. You’ll be sitting in beautiful surroundings with friends and family, watching productions that are perfect for your little ones such as Peter Pan, or more adult shows with Shakespeare classic, As You Like it. The open air theatre season runs up until September so jump on their website to see what’s on and book tickets – here.
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Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX
4th-7th May 2018
For a cultural festival, head to South Bank where they are hosting Alchemy – a place for everyone to come together and celebrate the cultural connections between South Asia and the UK. The weekend will be packed full of comedy, music by club night Shaanti, dance from the country’s leading producer of South Asian dance, literature and food, where you can fill up at KERB street-food market. It’ll be packed full of Indian, Bangladeshi, Afghan and Sri Lankan delights. Get ready for a delicious time!
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Crafty Fox Market
Mercato Metropolitano, 42 Newington Causeway, SE1 6DR
5th May 2018 – 11AM-5PM
Sample and Seconds sale – if you love second hand gems then you’ve got to get yourself down to this market in Elephant and Castle! Crafty Fox Market connects UK handmade design talent with shoppers who love a quirky find. The market will be jam-packed full of emerging artists, designers and much more. So, get out your wallet for this event as you certainly won’t be leaving empty handed.
Image: Pitch Stratford
2 Bridge Street, Stratford, E15 3FF
Pitch, a brand new open-air venue for the East, has now opened and it’s going to be big! It welcomes all those who love the joys of eating street food, drinking with pals and sitting down to relax in front of a good film. Sounds like all of us, don’t you think? Yes, we’re talking alfresco vibes with some serious party scenes! Check out their website for cinema listings, party nights, and what’s good to eat here.
What’s your plans for the May Bank Holiday weekend? Let us know in the comments below!