What's On: Top Ten Bank Holiday Weekend Events

By Rachel Bishop on May 22, 2014 5:00 PM |


Ten events to keep you entertained around the capital this Bank Holiday weekend.

1 Charity - Hear No Evil
Do your bit for charity while enjoying a pint, comedy and some live music at this festival at London Fields Brewery in support for Macmillan Cancer Support. Every penny goes to the charity too.
May 24, £15, London Fields Brewery, Warburton Street, hearnoevil.org.uk.

2 Dancing - Z Uncut
Test your stamina at this eight hour non-stop DJ set hosted by DJ EZ at The O2's Indigo. Z Uncut will feature old and new sounds from UK garage, house 'n' garage and bass.
May 25, £20, The 02, North Greenwich, djez.com.


3 Culture - The Accidental Festival
Fill your weekend with writing, live art, film, spoken word and puppetry at The Accidental Festival, which is produced by second-year students at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
May 22-25, £4/£5, Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, roundhouse.org.uk.

4 Activity - A-maze-in'
A-maze-in' returns to Stratford Circus with its bespoke built maze where families can explore a maze of honeycomb and join "gardeners" to train as the new generation of bees, learning all about cross-pollination, making a bee bed in a hive, and learning how to waggle and fly.
May 29-31, £8/£6 concs per child, £2 for accompanying adults, Stratford Circus, Theatre Square, stratford-circus.com.


5 Arts - Spotlight Sumatra
This free outdoor photographic exhibition highlights the threats to many animals around the world and looks at the array of life found in Sumatra's unique rainforests.
Until May 31, FREE, orangutans-sos.org/spotlightsumatra.

6 Outdoor - Chelsea Flower Show
Britain's most prestigious flower show is back, offering the chance to see some of the most beautiful garden displays in the world in the grounds of Royal Hospital.
May 20-24, from £25, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, chelseainbloom.co.uk.

7 Eating - Foodies Festival
Kenwood House is welcoming the hugely popular Foodies Festival for the first time in a celebration of delicious food and drink which will include demonstrations from top chefs, banquet tables, a vintage tea tent and a new chilli food market.
May 30-June 1, £12-£48, Kenwood House, Hampstead Lane, foodiesfestival.com.


8 Drinking - Radio at ME London
Escape the bank holiday crowds to Radio at ME London, located on the tenth floor of the hotel with panoramic views of the capital.
Monday-Wednesday; 12pm-1am, Thursday-Saturday; 12pm-3am, Sunday; 12pm-12am, ME London, The Strand, melia.com.

9 Watching - Gladiator Live
Take in the story of Gladiator with the atmosphere of a live concert at the Royal Albert Hall where the Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard's sweeping score is brought to life by the Philharmonia Orchestra and Philharmonia Chorus.
May 24-28, from £22.90, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, royalalberthall.com.

10 Shopping - Fairground
As part of a series of pop-up shopping events, the Stylist's Rail will be transforming the first floor of Fairground into a hub of shopping fun with live DJs, a cocktail bar and street food from Yum Bun.
May 24, £free after 1pm, or VIP entry £5, Fairground, Kingsland Road, Dalston, billetto.co.uk.