Bank Holidays In London

What's better than a weekend? A long weekend!

Early May Bank Holiday

Trying to figure out what to do over the early May bank holiday weekend?  At Late Night London we believe making the most out of bank holidays is imperative, so here a some ideas of what to do in London to get most out of the bank holiday weekend.

The Exhibit

May the 4th be with you on the early bank holiday weekend. To celebrate the super fan star wars day falling on the Friday of the first may bank holiday weekend The Exhibit are showing Star Wars The Last Jedi. Enjoy dinner with wine (of course) before setteling down in their comfy seats and enjoying the movie. 

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Sneak booze into prison at Alcotraz

This prison themed cocktail bar in Shoreditch is guaranteed to make you feel a bit naughty. Hop into an orange jumpsuit and sneak your booze past the guards to the inmate mixologist. Defiantly worth a visit, if not over the bank holiday weekend, just generally.

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Revolutionise yourself in Putney at Revolution

Handily located on Putney High Street, right opposite Putney station is Revolutions. This is the place to go to fill up your Instagram feed with weird and wonderful cocktails (they taste good, not just look good) and relax in a fun environment. It’s a one stop shop where you can get a bit of food, have a few drinks and dance around. There’s even a roof terrace if (fingers crossed) the sun comes out.

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Dirty Martini Islington

Get yourself down to Dirty Martini Islington over the long weekend for Martini’s. On Sunday their happy hour lasts all day, so get down there when they open at 4pm and make the most of your Sunday.

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Tanner & Co

Tanner & Co in London Bridge is a great intimate, yet spacious venue that is great for a day of drinking and eating. They have a school gymnasium feel to take you back to your education routes, while knocking back pints. Oh and there’s a bottomless brunch that has been named one of London’s most affordable. Perfy!

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Brick & Liquor

With 2 locations in South London, Clapham & Tooting, this neighbourhood bar serves up unique cocktails by a team anyone could love! Their social eats menu is so good you’ll want to graze you’re way through the evening, which is great to soak up all those moreish boozy cocktails.

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All Star Lanes Stratford

If you want something a bit more fun over the weekend, head down to Stratford Westfield. Not only can you do a bit of shopping, but also visit All Star Lanes, a boutique bowling bar inspired by the US. This is by no means a Hollywood bowl, think cool interior, great cocktails and delicious filling food.

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Trapeze Bar

Trapeze is one of Shoreditch’s most quirky bars and featured in celebs go dating, the one were Ollie Lock twerked for that fit French guy. This is the place to dance like a weirdo until early hours of the morning and sing your heart out.

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Late May Bank Holiday

Hopefully the sun will be out over the bank holiday weekend and we can enjoy some of London’s bars with rooftops and fab outside spaces. But just encase the weather lets us down as it so often does; here’s a mix of the bars you should be visiting over the Late May Bank Holiday.

Bar Elba

Bar Elba

This rooftop bar in Waterloo has outstanding views over London and is the London home of Frosé (frozen rose). If the sun’s out it’s a great shout for day drinking and even if it’s not they wack a coat on and grin and bear it because it’s a worth the visit.

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Smollensky’s Canary Wharf

We all know visiting Canary Wharf is like being in a different city and what better way to spend a bank holiday Friday or Saturday. Smollenky’s are known for their handmade burgers and varied wine selection. They also have a cute little outside terrace that faces the river.

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VQ Restaurants

VQ are London’s 24 hour restaurants that serve up delicious food at 4pm and 4am. They are the perfect food and drink stop during a mad bank holiday weekend. There are 4 locations around the capital; Chelsea, Notting Hill, Bloomsbury & Aldgate.

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Drink Shop & Do

Drink Shop & Do is a café by day, bar by night and there’s always something to do. Whether it’s cookie decorating, playing with clay or building Lego robots, you won’t be bored whilst sipping on a G&T. Head down on bank holiday Sunday for bottomless brunch and board games.

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Salvador & Amanda Covent Garden

The tapas stop you need to make in London over the bank holiday weekend. Unless you’re Joey from friends sharing food is a great way to catch up with friends and you know keep your calories down. That’s why Salvador and Amanda is a great place to visit during the late May bank holiday.

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