Looking for May Bank Holiday Events? What’s on in London
If you’re eagerly awaiting May Bank Holiday fun, London pulls out all the stops, for entertainment and events. Choose from live music venues, vibrant festivals, museum exhibitions and family-friendly activities.
There’s still time to find a fantastic hotel deal and, with the whole city gearing up for summer, you’re sure to discover free things to do during the festive holiday season.
The Fantastic World of Dr. Seuss
Escape into the magical world of Dr. Seuss, at the Discover Children’s Story Centre. The interactive exhibition is inspired by the colourful illustrations of the beloved stories, including The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Green Eggs and Ham and Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
Alexander O’Neal Live
An R&B legend, Alexander O’Neal and his all-star band will perform live at Under the Bridge on the 2nd of May. The concert will celebrate his 1987 masterpiece, ‘Hearsay’, which launched seven charting singles.
Ministry of Sound: Glitterbox
The 30th of April brings a whole lot of fun to Ministry of Sound, with Glitterbox. An outside stage during the day hosts Simon Dunmore, Luke Solomon, Eli Escobar and John Morales. There’ll be dancers, street food trucks, photo booths and disco dancing galore.
Robot Zoo: Horniman Museum and Gardens
Visit a zoo with a difference, at the Horniman Museum and Gardens. Larger-than-life animals have been recreated to show visitors how their real life counterparts see, hunt, eat and hide. You can also try jet-propelled squid racing and design your own mutant robot creature.
Star Wars Identities: The O2
Are you a Star Wars fan? This is the exhibition for you! A collection of 200 original props, models, costumes and artworks from the movie series are on display at the O2. Discover your own Star Wars identity, see Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon and revisit your favourite characters.
May Day Festival: Headstone Manor and Museum
Family-friendly fun awaits, on the 1st of May at the Headstone Manor and Museum. The whole family will enjoy medieval performances, Punch and Judy puppet shows, Maypole dancing, crafts, stories, circus acts, archery, a classic car show and delicious food stalls.
Underbelly Festival: Southbank Centre
The Underbelly Festival launches on the 28th of April, with circus, comedy, cabaret, children’s shows, one of London’s biggest outdoor bars and street food. This year, the festival has merged with London Wonderground, so it’ll be bigger and better than ever. On the banks of the Thames, the festival offers shows such as the Opening Gala, The Amazing Bubble Man and Comedy in the Dark. Many of the tickets are priced under £20, so it’s great-value fun!