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Bank holiday in London

Get back on the bank holiday bandwagon with our guide to the second May bank holiday weekend

© Alan Stanton

Feeling overloaded by bank holidays? Got short-week fatigue? Well, get over it because the second ‘Spring’ May bank holiday on the horizon, which means another three days off work and a lot of time to play with. We’ve put together the ultimate guide to celebrating the May bank holiday weekend in London (Sat May 27 - Mon May 29 2017). Whether you want to check out the best new art exhibitions, watch one of our favourite new theatre shows, get out of town on a day-tripor just spend all night partying at London’s best clubs, whatever your plans for the bank holiday weekend, we’ve got you covered. 

Celebrate the May bank holiday weekend

Top 10 May bank holiday events
Things to do

Top 10 May bank holiday events

Don't let the three days go to waste

May Day bank holiday parties
Nightlife

May Day bank holiday parties

Club nights to get your wiggle on

Get a culture fix over the May bank holiday

Outdoor theatre in London
Theatre

Outdoor theatre in London

Pack a brolly, alfresco theatre season is here

Top 10 art exhibitions in London
Art

Top 10 art exhibitions in London

The most exciting art in the capital right now

Bank holiday eating in London

London's best breakfasts
Restaurants

London's best breakfasts

Start off the long weekend with a proper breakfast

Rooftop restaurants in London
Restaurants

Rooftop restaurants in London

Try some sky-high eating this bank holiday weekend

London's best street food
Restaurants

London's best street food

Here's where to find food worth queueing for

Sunday lunches in London
Restaurants

Sunday lunches in London

Let the experts doing the cooking

FInd more great food options in London

Bank holiday drinking in London

The 100 best bars and pubs
Bars and pubs

The 100 best bars and pubs

The very best of London boozing

London's best rooftop bars
Bars and pubs

London's best rooftop bars

Hit the roof this weekend

London's best craft beer
Bars and pubs

London's best craft beer

Ditch the cheap lager and get crafty

Top beer gardens in London
Bars and pubs

Top beer gardens in London

Pubs with space for sun-soaked supping

Find more great drinking options in London

More bank holiday features

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34 perfect things to do over the bank holiday weekend

Max out the fun this weekend over three glorious days

Sun’s out! Make the most of it at London’s best urban beaches
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Sun’s out! Make the most of it at London’s best urban beaches

Soak up every single drop of sunshine you can 

Four ace reasons to spend your bank holiday in south London
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Four ace reasons to spend your bank holiday in south London

South London is awesome and so are bank holidays

13 stunning green spaces to explore in the sun this bank holiday weekend
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13 stunning green spaces to explore in the sun this bank holiday weekend

Catch an eyeful of London’s lush greenery

Get outta town! Seven awesome seaside escapes near London
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Get outta town! Seven awesome seaside escapes near London

Craving the beach this bank holiday? 

Five fun things to do in east London this bank holiday weekend
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Five fun things to do in east London this bank holiday weekend

There’s a ton of fun to be had in the east

Why you should go to Banqueting House this weekend
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Why you should go to Banqueting House this weekend

A grandiose, glorious cultural excursion

These are the best spots to see rhododendrons in London
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These are the best spots to see rhododendrons in London

Where to find the capital’s beautiful blossoms

Get out and about this bank holiday

Nine brilliant bike rides from London
Things to do

Nine brilliant bike rides from London

Saddle up and jump on your bike this bank holiday

26 hidden gardens in London
Things to do

26 hidden gardens in London

We've foraged far and wide to bring you the prettiest places to hide away

Day-trips from London
Things to do

Day-trips from London

Sure, London's great, but sometimes you need to get away

London's great outdoors
Things to do

London's great outdoors

Forgotten what outdoor London looks like? Take a peek

Comments

3 comments
Oana D
Oana D

Which bar is the one in the photograph from the article? 

Jocelyn A
Jocelyn A

You forgot about the Canal Cavalcade in Little Venice - always good fun