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Bank holiday in London

Make the most of the long weekend with our guide to the early May 2020 bank holiday in London.

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So... it’s the second May bank holiday (Monday May 25 2020) and things are a little off script. We’re in lockdown, making this a bank holiday weekend a little... restricted. We still get three days off work, but we will all mostly be staying at home. 

Here’s the good news: we can now sunbathe in a big open green space (as long as you keep that distance, people). Tinnies in the park with a big crowd of friends is still off the table. But that doesn’t have to equal boredom. There are plenty of things that are on the table, right in your front room in fact, whether that’s a virtual London art exhibition, a blockbuster theatre show, or an online carnival

Let your virtual hair down with some of the best live streamed events in the city, rent a film you’ve always meant to watch, or just get that dopamine hit by ordering yourself some fancy shoppingTime as we know it may be unrecognisable right now, but you can still spend it well.  

The best bank holiday events in the city

Things to do in London this weekend
Things to do

Things to do in London this weekend

Not sure what to do with your long ‘weekend’? Let us help

London events you can stream online now
Things to do

London events you can stream online now

Being stuck indoors doesn’t mean the fun has to stop

The best virtual quizzes to get you through lockdown
Things to do

The best virtual quizzes to get you through lockdown

Find the right Zoom quiz to suit your trivia skillset

Cooking and baking workshops you can stream into your kitchen
Things to do

Cooking and baking workshops you can stream into your kitchen

Put your phone in a splatter-free place, and let’s cook!

Get a culture fix over the May bank holiday

The best theatre shows to stream online right now
Theatre

The best theatre shows to stream online right now

See more theatre shows, dance and opera for free

Virtual movie clubs to see you through lockdown
Film

Virtual movie clubs to see you through lockdown

Find your film tribe online

Digital museum and gallery tours
News

Digital museum and gallery tours

Life without art and museums is just a whole lot of Netflix 

The Royal Opera House: ‘La traviata’
News

The Royal Opera House: ‘La traviata’

Watch the ROH’s 2017 production of Verdi’s opera for free

Films to watch this bank holiday

Mubi has made its whole archive of films available
News

Mubi has made its whole archive of films available

It’s the holy grail of arthouse cinema

The 30 best movies to watch on Netflix UK
Film

The 30 best movies to watch on Netflix UK

Have you yet to watch the stress fest that is ‘Uncut Gems’?

Great films to watch on Disney+
Film

Great films to watch on Disney+

It’s not all ‘Frozen’. You can enter the MCU too

Choose from 28 music documentaries on Doc’n Roll TV
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Choose from 28 music documentaries on Doc’n Roll TV

Learn about the psychedelic music of funk icon Betty Davis

Bank holiday eating in London

London restaurants now doing home delivery
Restaurants

London restaurants now doing home delivery

From Italian food to sushi, these are our favourites 

London’s top Indian restaurants that are still doing deliveries and takeaways
Restaurants

London’s top Indian restaurants that are still doing deliveries and takeaways

Elevate your dinner from meh-thi to tandoor-some

The best ways to get your groceries delivered in London
Shopping

The best ways to get your groceries delivered in London

Sick of the veg box? How about a fancy cheese delivery?

Warburtons has shared the secret recipe for its crumpets
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Warburtons has shared the secret recipe for its crumpets

Now is the time to conquer this dimply masterpiece 

Bank holiday drinking in London

The best London wine shops doing home delivery
Bars and pubs

The best London wine shops doing home delivery

It’s bottoms up while staying squarely on your bottom

London breweries delivering craft beer to homes
Bars and pubs

London breweries delivering craft beer to homes

 Access your beloved bevvys without lifting a finger