Top 10 things to do this May bank holiday

The May bank holiday is on its way and London is gearing up for three days of fun
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By Time Out London Things To Do |
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Let’s be honest, May is the best month out of all twelve. The weather (usually) gets better, the rooftop bars reopen and we suddenly acquire a complete disregard for coats. But that's not all, because May brings with it not one, but two sweet bank holidays our way. The first of the May three-dayers is upon us, and it is jam packed with great things to do.  

Weve rounded up the ten best events happening in London for the early May bank holiday, which falls Sat May 4 - Mon May 6 2019 that we think you need to know about. Let's just hope the sun lasts (and the wisteria, if that's not too greedy). But if not, you could always hold up London pub or hide from the rain in one of these cosy spots. What ever you do, don't let that extra day off work go to waste. 

We’ll be updating this page with more amazing things to do as they’re announced. 

RECOMMENDED: Read our full guide to the bank holiday in London

10 awesome May bank holiday events

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The Great Hampstead Bark Off

icon-location-pin Hampstead Heath, Dartmouth Park
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A canine-themed Bark Off Bake Sale, a dog show, and prizes awarded in categories like ‘cutest pup’, 'golden oldies' and ‘best rescue’, makes this one for the pooch obsessed.

Chingford May Day Fayre
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Chingford May Day Fayre

icon-location-pin Chingford Plain, Chingford
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Hop on your bike and join a procession through Chingford Plain this May bank holiday. 

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© Corita Kent. Image courtesy of the House of Illustration
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Corita Kent: Power Up

icon-location-pin House of Illustration, King's Cross
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Catch the screen printing nun's punchy prints at the House of Illustration before the show closes. 

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Edvard Munch 'On the Waves of Love'. Image courtesy of Munchmuseet
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Edvard Munch: Love and Angst

icon-location-pin British Museum, Bloomsbury
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The British Museum is opening a massive exhibition of Norway's most famous painter, Edvard Munch. It'll focus on the artist's prints and his unique ability to crystalise intense human emotions like grief, sorrow, jealousy and desire. 

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Bars and pubs, Café bars

Netil360

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Climb nine flights of stairs and you'll be rewarded with excellent panoramic, full-circle views of London at Netil360. Knock back beers as you watch the sun set over the city.

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