Your Bank Holiday Guide To London’s Best Events This Weekend
Where else could you experience an enchanting candlelight experience at a historic location, a blooming brilliant flower festival, a colourful exhibition drenched in the spray paint of talented street artists, and an extravagant house party spread across five decadent floors of fun? London, of course - and it’s all happening this bank holiday weekend! If you’re on the hunt for London’s best events for yet another bank holiday, you’re in for a treat. We’ve compiled a list filled with incredible food and drink festivals, live music events, mega parties, eye-opening exhibitions, and so much more but don’t worry, the fun doesn’t stop there! This list is only a fraction of what we have on the app, so make you download Bindy Street and never miss out on the latest events happening in our beautiful city - enjoy!
Fabulous Foodie Exploits:
Food, glorious food! What would we do without it? If you’d like to spend your bank holiday weekend doing one of the things humans do best - eating - then you’ve got to let these fabulous foodie events be a part of your plans. Behold a delicious food festival in the park with a chance to try out new pints of beer, and the return of one of our favourite markets.
For more places to buy delicious bites in London, don’t miss out on our guide to the best food spots in London Bridge. You’ll find restaurants, cafés, and bars serving up scrumptious meals you’ll be dying to try.
Make your way to the beautiful Syon Park for Foodies Festival, a mega weekend of cooking, delicious food, and incredible live music. Learn a thing or two about cooking at the Chefs Theatre, take in top baking tips from The Cake & Bake Theatre, get sipping on wine, champagne, and cocktails at The Drinks Theatre, and round off your day with music from Scouting For Girls and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
27 - 29 May 2023
Location: Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 8JF
Book Now: https://foodiesfestival.com/
BEERFEST, a new collaboration between Crate and Pillars Brewery, is your opportunity to try delicious drinks from London’s top breweries. At the free event, you could be tasting drinks from the likes of Howling Hops, the Hackney Brewery known for their DDH Pale Ales, and Exile Brewing and Tap Room, home to delicious sours, IPAs, and barrel-aged beers. Watch out for the live music and delicious street food too!
27 - 28 May 2023
Location: The Untraditional Pub, CRATE Saint James Street, 35 Saint James Street, London E17 7FY
Book Now: https://shorturl.at/bmnAN
For the next edition of the Black-Owned Hackney Market, they'll be celebrating the arrival of City Splash Festival in Brockwell Park. Known for selling tasty street food, the event will highlight amazing vendors from London’s black community, a way to tantalise your tastebuds and support a good cause. While you’re tucking into juicy burgers, succulent jerk chicken, or delicious vegan bites, don’t forget to enjoy the live music, cocktails, and face painting on Saturday to keep your little ones entertained.
26 - 27 May 2023
Location: Bohemia Place Markets, Bohemia Place, London E8 1DU
Learn More: https://shorturl.at/egtF1
Music To Make You Move:
It’s true that not everyone is dancefloor inclined. Yet, even if you’re someone who prefers to linger by the wall or needs a bit of liquid courage to get you going, these bank holiday music events will get your head swaying or feet tapping whether you like it or not. This time, watch out for a magical candlelight concert, a new summer festival, and a hoot of a house party.
If you need more music spots to put on your bucket list, make sure you read our guide to Shoreditch’s Nightlife. In the live music venues zone, you’ll find an array of iconic and emerging hotspots showcasing incredible bands, vocalists, and more.
For a magical experience, head to Kenwood House for Fever's next candlelight concert. In tribute to Queen, the majestic show will feature a live orchestra performing the rock band's most beloved tunes. As you relax in the grounds of Kenwood Palace, expect to hear all your favourite Queen tracks like Love of My Life, Under Pressure, Don't Stop Me Now, and We Are The Champions - all tied together by the gentle glow of candlelight.
27 May 2023
Location: Kenwood House, Hampstead Lane, London NW3 7JR
Book Now: https://shorturl.at/lyzY5
Your next favourite festival is almost here! Held at Signature Brew Blackhorse Road, Summer in the City is your chance to try delicious sours and ciders while you listen to some top live music. During the festival, you'll get to wind down to plenty of live entertainment, be it from folk, acoustic, or indie artists. So, kick back and relax as you enjoy a drop of craft beer or cider and appreciate the sound of sweet, sweet music.
27 - 28 May 2023
Location: Signature Brew Blackhorse Road, Unit 15, Uplands Business Park, Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, London E17 5QJ
Book Now: https://shorturl.at/BNT19
For the ultimate mansion party, look no further than 25 Paul Street. At their dazzling venue taking inspiration from the heyday of Studio 54, they're hosting a grand night out complete with music from house legend Chez Damier. To take a break from all the dancing and theatricality, be sure to head to the bar for one of 25 Paul Street's phenomenal cocktails.
27 May 2023
Location: 25 Paul Street, 25 Paul Street, London EC2A 4JU
Book Now: https://ra.co/events/1700644
See The World Anew:
Life is short, so if you have the chance to learn more about the mysterious world around you, take the opportunity! With these eye-opening arts and culture events this bank holiday, you will get to experience the world from all sorts of angles. Cultivate your mind with a new photographic exhibition, a beautiful flower festival, or one of London’s best fan events.
Need more museums or galleries to spark your curiosity? Hop onto our Tourist’s Guide To London featuring an array of classic spots filled with amazing exhibits, great works of art, and monthly exhibitions.
Coming to the National History Museum, The Polar Silk Road is a new, groundbreaking photography exhibition exploring the relationship between the global trade route and its unexpected impacts on the Arctic. This is your chance to witness visual documents of a pivotal moment in history. Gregor Sailer, the photographer who will be exhibiting their work, has captured images highlighting the man made marks left on the Arctic landscape.
From 26 May 2023
Location: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
Learn More: https://shorturl.at/iBELO
Watch Belgravia come alive with flowers at this show stopping event. Back for 2023, Belgravia in Bloom is another chance to explore the area and find eye-catching floral installations put together by local creatives and businesses. Thanks to this year's theme, you'll be in for a roaring good time. 'Into The Wild' takes inspiration from the natural world, so expect to see grand installations featuring beloved creatures from the animal kingdom.
22 - 29 May 2023
Location: Across Belgravia area
Learn More: https://shorturl.at/clwFJ
London's biggest fan convention is back for Spring 2023! At MCM Comic Con, you'll find amazing special guests, panels, fantastic cosplayers, and merchandise stalls all under one roof. Watch cosplayers showcase their ensembles at the masquerade, be inspired by popular panels featuring anticipated special guests, head to the Pop Asia zone to immerse yourself in pop cultural delights like Kpop, or game to your hearts delight at the tabletop games area.
26 - 28 May 2023
Location: ExCel London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL
Book Now: https://shorturl.at/mvCU9
Our Pick of the Week
So you’ve made it to the crème de la crème, the pièce de résistance, the choice of all choices, the icing on top of our cake - here’s our top Bindy event of the week!
After a successful run in Paris, Colors Festival has arrived in London to showcase the beauty of street art. Filled with colourful paintings and photographs, this immersive exhibition will take you on a sensory journey through jaw-dropping works of art. Boasting works from over 40 street artists from across the globe, you'll see XXL pieces spread across 1000m² of exhibition space - making for the perfect photo opportunity! Get your snaps as you enjoy the wonders of street art.
From 26 May 2023
Location: Camden Market Hawley Wharf, 1 Dockray Place, London NW1 8JZ
Book Now: https://shorturl.at/oPV46
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Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 8JF