7 Unusual Things To Do In London This Bank Holiday Weekend

With talk in Parliament this week of establishing an additional four bank holidays, one thing is clear: we need to know how to spend our days off. To ensure that you make the most of the May Day bank holiday, we’ve compiled a list of 7 events which will set this bank holiday apart.

#1 Operation Red Rocket

The Art of Dining specialise in innovative pop-up dining experiences. Their most recent venture, Operation Red Rocket, transports patrons forward in time for a culinary experience inspired by the ‘future’ as it was seen in the swinging sixties. Diners will be able to enjoy a five-course meal in the (fictional) British National Space Laboratory over this weekend and the following two.


#2 Soho A Gogo Film Festival

Regent Street Cinema presents the Soho A Gogo Film Festival which aims to show off London Soho’s culture which is fast disappearing. Showings include a foray into the ‘Beat Girl’ beatnik scene and a Tubby Hayes Jazz biopic.


#3 Woodberry Wetlands Wild Weekend

Immerse yourself in the wild with a trip to Woodberry Wetlands’ Wild Weekend. Discover kingfishers, reed warblers, bees, and dragonflies whist enjoying live music, wildlife workshops, and guided walks all without leaving North London.

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#4 Tasty And Smelly At The Tate Modern

Why not go along to the Tate Modern this bank holiday weekend for its Tasty and Smelly exhibition? This series of drop-in events explores how taking a multi-sensory approach to art can enhance our understanding of it. For art aficionados, this is not one to be missed!

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#5 May Day Festival At Kentish Town City Farm

If you’re looking for something for the kids this bank holiday weekend, head along to Kentish Town City Farm and join the May Day Festival. Whilst you’re there you can play tug of war, have a go at art activities, pet the farm’s animals, and even try maypole dancing!


#6 Camden Market’s Pop-Up Blondie Shop

If you can’t get enough Parallel Lines then Camden Market’s first ever Blondie pop-up shop is the place for you. Have your pick of a whole range of limited edition merchandise, clothes designed by Shepard Fairey, and a collection of vinyls.


#7 Margarita Rumble

Never mind Joshua vs Klitschko, the real title fight this weekend is between 15 of the capital’s best bars. Join the Margarita Rumble as they battle it out to see who will emerge victorious as London’s undisputed best Margarita and try one, or two, whilst you’re at it!

For further Bank Holiday tips, check out our blog on London’s best rooftop drinking holes or the best spots to embrace London’s parklife!

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