May bank holiday is fast approaching, and we’re planning on making the most of a long weekend! However, we get the need to make it to payday, and have a good time on a budget. That’s why we’ve grouped together some fun (and affordable) things to do to celebrate May bank holiday with a bang for your buck!
Image: Zoo Too
13-17 Bear Street, London, WC2H 7AQ
Opening Hours:Friday 3rdMay – Sunday 5thMay | 8pm-11pm
Nearest Tube:Leicester Square
For those who love bar crawls or socials (with booze aplenty), then we recommend booking a ticket to this year’s May Day Bank Holiday Weekend Bar Crawl! Shoreditch Pub Crawl proudly present their pub crawl of the season, with dates running from Friday 3rdMay – Sunday 5thMay, so take your pick! From only £10 a ticket (yes, only a tenner!), you’ll gain exclusive access to five bars and clubs in five hours – with FREE SHOTS! Make sure you show up between 8-9pm as last entry is 9pm! We recommend reserving tickets onlinebefore missing out, as its £15 on the door. Also, bring a form of valid ID – let’s be sensible now.
Image: Design My Night
871-873 Fulham Road SW6 5HP
Opening Hours:Sunday 5thMay | 7pm-1am
Nearest Tube:Parsons Green
If you’re looking for a fun evening with a splash of soul, then get on down to the Sunday Jam at Little Blue Door! Based in Peckham, The Little Blue Doordescribe themselves as “a bunch of flatmates, supper and cocktails” – what could be better?! Serving up all the chill vibes and alcoholic treats, they’ve put on a special bank holiday gathering filled with music and live acts, featuring: Little Water, Jacklyn and Piers. Sound like your jam? (pun intended) Tickets only cost £6-£8! Grab your early bird ticket for only £6 now!
Image: Up The Creek
302 Creek Road, London, SE10 9SW
Opening Hours:Saturday 4thMay, 7pm-2am
Nearest Tube:Cutty Sark DLR
Fancy a night full of laughs with no worries about waking up for work on Monday? We suggest checking out a hilarious night at Up The Creek Comedy Club! Situated around the corner from Cutty Sark DLR (and opposite a Wetherspoon’s, conveniently enough), UTC’s Saturday Night show is one to watch this bank holiday, featuring: Carl Donnelly, Tom Toal, Andrew Bird and Josh Howie. Tickets cost £15 per person, which even gets you into the after party which goes on till 2am – nice one!
Image: The Blues Kitchen
134-146 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3AR
Opening Hours: Sunday 5th May, 8pm-2am
Nearest Tube: Shoreditch High Street DLR
Shoreditch is the epitome of bank holiday go-to destinations, and what better location than The Blues Kitchen? Decked out with indie-esque interiors, and an impressive whiskey collection, TBK are hosting their weekly live music evening treat – Back to Black: Celebrating Amy Winehouse. Alongside classic tunes by Winehouse, TBK’s incredible live band will be covering some of her famous legendary hits, such as ‘Rehab’, ‘Valerie’ and more. Advance tickets are only £6 online! Book now to avoid missing out!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our recommendations of ways to spend the big May bank holiday on a budget! Will we be seeing you getting your groove on to Amy Winehouse classics, or having a laugh Up the Creek? Let us know in the comments below! If you like our posts, you’ll love our Instagram.