A great action-packed month has started with so many things going on and so much to do, see, taste, hear, and experience. And, with the royal wedding fever hitting the town, we certainly have lots to anticipate! London parks are blooming, and rooftop bars finally reopen, waiting to celebrate the first bank holiday coming early May this year. If you happen to be around London area between Saturday the 5thand Monday the 7th, here are 7 bloody brilliant May bank events you should definitely not miss!

  1. Supa Dupa Fly (Brixton)

DJs Cheese on Bread, Sandra Omari, Fearney and more will fire up the booth with a ‘90s hip-hop and R&B night starting 1pm at the rooftop terrace at Prince of Wales till late on Bank Holiday Monday. The chorus of No Diggity, Toni Braxton, and Lauryn Hill will make sure you get back to work fully rejuvenated!

  1. Magic Terrace Party (Old Street)

The Magic Roundabout rooftop bar nicely tucked just above the craziness of the streets will usher in summer with cocktails, street food, BBQs, and beers from 2pm until 11pm on Bank Holiday Sunday. Order your drink and enjoy the evening or head towards the glitter station and get some more sparkle in your life!

Image taken from: Magic Roundabout

  1. Skylight London

Speaking of street food, the folks at Skylight reopen the alfresco bar on May 3rdand its three floors will be filled with live entertainment, street food, and a massive platform bar. Considering that these guys put an ice-rink on the rooftop of Tobacco Dock at Christmas, we can only imagine what they have in store for us this May!

  1. New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival (Southeast London)

Hosted in various locations in south-east London, the New Cross & Deptford film festival will decidedly satisfy the enthusiasts of the 7thart, who will have the pleasure to watch free film screenings like the comedy-horror The Love Witch, as well as Moonstruck, and In Bruges,until Sunday, May 6, in bizarre yet, absolutely beautiful venues. Take a couple of cushions and settle in!

  1. The Bavarian Beerhouse Spring Festival (Old Street)

The Bavarian Beerhouse in Old Street is hosting their own Oktoberfest. A 3-day party whose apogee is on the 5thof May (Saturday) is packed with German food, oompah music, and as much beer as you can drink served in traditional steins. The entry fee is £5 and includes a Jaeger shot!

  1. The Alchemy Festival (Southbank Centre)

If you fancy exploring the cultural links between the UK and South Asia, the Alchemy Festival is the go-to event for you this Bank Holiday weekend. Lasting until Monday the 7th, this major arts festival will make you swing to the beats of bhangra music at Shaanti club in Birmingham like there is no tomorrow. There is also a Bollywood workshop that you could join, alongside leading feminist South Asian authors giving speeches.

Image taken from: New Aian Post

  1. KERB does Alchemy (South Bank)

You still have time to savour punchy dishes from 29 food traders from across Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan, and India. Feel free to be as fussy an eater as you like and treat your palate with anything from chilli cheese dosas to pakora battered halloumi. But, don’t forget to cool down that throat with a refreshing cocktail like Watermelon Wallbangers! All that until Monday, May 7.


Whatever you do, just enjoy! And, if you need a ride to any of these fantastic locations, London Transfer Minicabs is just a call (or email) away!