Your guide to the May bank holiday weekend in London

Does the prospect on the beautiful three-day weekend give you a warm, fuzzy feeling inside? Us too! Now we’ve finally been blessed with some actual sunshine we thought we’d put together some of the best things London has to offer on this banging bank holiday.

Party
Kick-off your lusciously long weekend in style and head to Street Feast this Friday to line your stomachs with some mouth-watering grub before letting your hair down at Deviation. Taking place at their new home XOYO, they’ve got a tasty line-up featuring Jackmaster, Omar S and Benji B; a concoction sure you help you forget your woes of the week and welcome in the mini-break with open arms.

The team behind XOYO have clubbed together with Dalston’s popular haunt The Nest to form XOYO LOVES who bring you a little something special this Saturday; their Futureboogie Rooftop and Garden Party at The Dalston Roof Park. Revel in the lovely weather (predicted downpour) from East London’s skyline whilst being serenaded by the likes of Crazy P Soundsystem and Waifs & Strays. Bliss.

Take full advantage of your extra lie-in on Monday by celebrating all day on Sunday. Secretsundaze provide the answer with their annual summer opening party in Greenwich’s Studio 338. Tipped to be an epic terrace session, Derrick May topping the bill and a live set from SoundStream – see you there!

Festivals
Bit of a foodie? Get yourself down to Southbank this weekend for the Real Food Festival, and fill your belly on everything from artisan cheeses to hand-made chocs! Pick-up some cooking tips and recipes from top chefs and sample goods from some of the finest small producers and creative food vendors in Britain. Everyone deserves a day off from the summer diet every once in a while.

It’s likely that you’ll be pretty thirsty after all that food, so why not make it a day of gluttony and head to London’s Brewing in London Fields this weekend. Quench your desire with buckets of beer at this brand new festival celebrating London’s thriving and vibrant brewing scene. Please note Inspiring Interns do not advocate binge drinking.

If you’re into all things urban then head to a Hearn St. car park this Sunday for Streetfest. Satisfying the ever popular live art movement, this new breed of festival promises a cocktail of creative talents from urban athletes, graffiti artists and emerging musicians stirred together into one long day of creativity and expression.

Film
For the past week the King’s Cross Filling Station has played host to a pop-up pit-stop from Everyman Cinemas, transporting the forecourt bar to a 1960’s Californian gas-station stroke screening room celebrating some of the most iconic road movies ever seen on the big screen. There are 11 screenings until its finale on Sunday evening, and with American themed cuisine, your own headphones and a blanket to keep you cosy, make sure you get yourselves down there before it’s gone forever!

Fun
If you’re looking for a laugh this weekend, take a trip up to Kettering this Saturday where you’ll find 3 of the Inspiring machines taking on mud, fire, ice-water, 10,000 volts of electricity and all the other nasty elements of ‘probably the toughest event on the planet’; the Tough Mudder. The biggest of these 3 machines is my fellow marketer, Alex Townley, feel free to send all tweets of support/abuse to @agtownley.

Alternatively, discover a different area of London this weekend and take a trip to one of the many markets, our blog from last week gives a tidy run down of what’s what!

Hannah is a Digital Marketing Intern at Inspiring. She tweets about all things golden here: @hlcroberts and pins all things pretty here: gildthelilly.

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