Best Restaurants, Bars, Pubs and Parties in London for the Bank Holiday Weekend
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Celebrate the "Saturdayest Sunday Ever" with Dirty Martini's super May Bank Holiday Party. Taking place on Sunday 30th April at Dirty Martini in Covent Garden, Bishopsgate, St Paul's, Islington and Hanover Square, this fabulous event will ensure a perfect bank holiday weekend and with no work to get up for on Monday morning, it's extended 3am license is just the ticket. Enjoy £6 Martini's all night from a brilliant new menu and DJ's on the decks. Happy Hour lasts until 10pm too (9pm in Covent Garden) so there's plenty of time for those cheaper drinks! We can't wait!
Get yourself over to top little Italian bar and eatery Rotorino on the Kingsland Road this bank holiday weekend. Sunday 30th April plays host to their brilliant "Negroni Nights" party from 10.30pm with six different Negroni's on the menu at just £7 each. Try all six and they'll give you a 7th on the house. They'll be serving up their famous lasagne too as well as some pretty cool craft beers, wines and Prosecco. Expect great music, drinks and food at Rotorino this bank holiday weekend. Oh yeah, and if you book for 6 or more they'll but you a drink too.
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What better way to celebrate the bank holiday weekend than with a delicious bottomless steak and Prosecco brunch? The brilliant Hanger SW6 are serving up bottomless Bloody Mary's or Prosecco along with a divine steak roast (think carved hanger steak, beef fat roasties, Yorkshire puds, roasted veg, cauliflower cheese, gravy and horseradish cream - oh yes!) all for £35 per person on Sunday 30th April. It's what Sundays were made for isn't it? And with Monday free from the daily work grind, you can knock back as many as you like!
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We can't wait to check out the brilliant Brunch and Beats Elite over at Vanilla on Great Titchfield Street this bank holiday weekend. In celebration of the three day weekend, they've moved the brunch timing from 5-8pm whilst the party then continues from 8pm until late. Expect Caribbean meets Africa as far as the unlimited food options are concerned whilst drinks are unlimited (drinks include wine, beer, spirits (white rum, dark rum, vodka and brandy). Resident DJ Dazzle & DJ Mr Marquis as well as special guests will be providing the best in vocal house, soulful house, R'n'B, hip hop, afro-beats and commercial hits until late.
Serving up New York comfort food and wicked cocktails along with a soundtrack of old school hip hop, soul & funk, Dirty Bones Shoreditch is always a great choice for the weekend. Even better, this bank holiday weekend their resident dirty DJ will be spinning the tunes until 1am on Sunday night whilst their ever wonderful weekend brunch will sort out any hangovers on Monday.
South Bank & Bankside
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If you're out and about with the family on the Southbank this bank holiday weekend then check out Skylon's amazing brunch menu. Overlooking the Thames, this beautiful dining room is a special choice for the holiday weekend. What's even better, under 5's eat for free whilst children over 5 get a whopping 50% off. There's even live jazz music on Saturday.
Sunday 30th April sees the return of the magnificent Trevor Nelson on the decks at this legendary Camden venue. Back with Soul Nation resident DJ Hanif, expect RnB and soul anthems all night long. 11pm-3am. Get your ticket now!
Getting ready for the summer season, Dalston Roof Park celebrate their launch party this bank holiday weekend with a top night promised on Saturday 29th April. House DJ Maxine Garman provides some bangin' tunes whilst the tiki bar takes care of the drinks. And don't worry about the weather, they've now got a super retractable roof so it can rain all it likes (although we'd prefer if it didn't!)
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90's film fans are in for a big treat this May bank holiday weekend with a screening of classic movie Cruel Intentions at the beautiful Victorian theatre that is the Clapham Grand. Indulge in unlimited popcorn and iced tea and enjoy this legendary film on the giant screen.
If you love Stevie Wonder then get yourself over to The Blues Kitchen in Camden this bank holiday weekend. On Friday 28th April, The Blues Kitchen dedicates an entire evening to the legend that is Mr Stevie Wonder with resident band The Beekays playing some of his best tunes. Jazz infused funk by The Brass Souls is certain to raise the roof later into the night.
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While away the Bank Holiday aboard a City Cruise and soak up London from a different angle. Supersaver - £10 Adult & £5 Child 24hr hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tickets. Cruises leave every 40 minutes from four piers near popular attractions: Westminster, London Eye, Tower of London and Greenwich. Enhance the experience by booking in for an afternoon tea, lunch or dinner cruise for the ultimate experience.