The first, or ‘early’ May bank holiday is on the horizon, which means three days off work and a whole lot of time to play with. May Day (Monday May 1 2017) traditionally marks the beginning of springtime and a big ‘see ya later!’ to winter. Customs like maypole dancing and the crowning of the May Queen can be traced back to ancient pagan traditions – so high five to those guys for the extra day off work.
We’ve put together the ultimate guide to celebrating the May bank holiday weekend in London (Saturday April 29-Monday May 1 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-trip, or 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
Get a culture fix over the May bank holiday
Bank holiday eating in London
Bank holiday drinking in London
Get out and about this bank holiday
The Last Tuesday Society
A weird and wonderful cocktail bar on Mare Street located above The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History. Expect oddities, bones and books in a nod to downstairs, as well as a gallery space and a full-sized taxidermied lion named Leonora at one of the tables. Inspired by the prohibiton era, TLTS have a menu devoted to Absinthe, as well as two pages of cocktails and a handful of beers and wines. Bar nibbles include a cheese board, kalamata tapenade and roasted cashews. Regular events are held here, too, including workshops in taxidermy or cocktails, lectures, literary launches and more.
Venue says: “Join us for aperitivo east London style! Sample Broadway Market's finest cheeses and meats, free with each cocktail order. Every Thursday!”