London Bank Holiday Weekend Sorted

by May 3, 2014
May Bank Holiday

London is going to be a great place to find yourself this bank holiday – so if you’re in town read the below guide to help make you don’t miss out on any of the super cool shiz going down…

Silent Disco at the The View from the Shard

May Bank Holiday - Silent Disco

The silent disco phenomenon reaches new heights. Pick your channel and choose your side as three DJs battle it out over separate wireless channels: playing the best in pop, rock and party classics, while you dance the night away at 1,000ft.

Head over to timeout to get your ticket here.

VENUE: Shard

TICKET: £37:50

BEST FOR: Dancing on top of London!

Brunch

May Bank Holiday - Brunch

Because we are always ahead of the game and everyone loves a boozy brunch over bank holiday, check out this post from RS on London’s best brunch spots. Have a look at where we recommend here.

Urban Food Fest

May Bank Holiday - Urban Food Fest

If it’s not brunch you’re after, and instead you fancy sampling cuisine from all over the world, get your lazy bank holiday arse over to Euro Car Parks in Shoreditch for an array of global cuisine: from burritos to deep-fried frogs legs. There will be plenty to drink (phew) and you can shake your laffy taffy to some up-and-coming bands and entertainers from around the world – how very shoreditch!

VENUE: Euro Car Park Shoreditch

TICKET: It’s free entry – the food of course is not! View details here.

BEST FOR: Hungry afternoon bellies

Street of Spain

May Bank Holiday - Streets of Spain

Spanish wine megabrand Campo Viejo brings four days of Spanish food and culture to the Southbank Centre for the second year running in 2014. The programme includes live art installations and sessions on how to blend your own Rioja, but it’s the food that tempts most. Market stall owners transported from Barcelona’s world-famous La Boqueria food market in Las Ramblas offer fresh produce and tapas.For wine buffs there’s the chance to find out if you are a so-called ‘super taster’ by taking part in the Colour Lab – an immersive colour, sound and wine installation that sounds likely to make your head spin if you’ve already had a glass of vino when you enter it. Head to the Queen’s Walk and Festival Village at the Southbank Centre to find the event. Everything you need to know is here.

VENUE: Southbank Centre

TICKET: Entry is free.

BEST FOR: Getting crunk on Rioja and eating fine Tapas

StreetFest

May Bank Holiday - StreetFest

Head to East London to see Ms. Dynamite and the living legend that is Goldie, who are set to headline StreetFest on Sunday, May 4th (Forman’s Fish Island, Hackney Wick). Enjoying its 7th birthday, this fabulous art and culture festival has a focus on offering new and emerging talent a platform to shine on. Tickets are available from the website for £20 and this is an amazing chance to hear some bright, fresh acts appearing alongside some old school heroes.

VENUE: Foremans Fish Island, Stour Road, E3 2NT

TICKET: £18 and you can get them here.

BEST FOR: Getting grimey

Words by – VT

[Images courtesy of Timeout London, Caravan, Urban Food Fest, Streets of Spain & StreetFest]

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