The 10 Best Things To Do In London In May

The lighter it gets, and the longer the days last, the more the team at Twenty Something London want to get out and experience all that London has to offer – and we’re sure we’re not alone. So with two more bank holidays coming, what better time to get out and do something different. Check out our top 10 picks for niche, new and exciting happenings in the next couple of weeks.
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Play a different kind of Bingo (the fun kind)

The Bogan Bingo crew take over The Slug in Fulham every Thursday, and each week their prize winning comedy bingo performance is absolutely brilliant (plus you can win amazing prizes too – 8 day trip to Egypt anyone?).

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Go to a secret salon in a National Trust house

The first Thursday of the month brings an intimate after hours talk in West London’s Carlyle House. A Curious Invitation delight in creating unique, interesting events, and this session – hosted by writer Essie Fox is no different.

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Join like-minded souls for talks in an unusual setting

This Thursday 47/49 Tanner Street host their bi-monthly talk, Conspire. The series continues with Mono/Poly, aimed to encourage listeners to think outside the box on fascinating topical issues.

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Let influential Londoner’s inspire you over 100 metres high

This Thursday, the London Eye plays host to 32 Londoners - well-known authorities on those who have created a cultural legacy. The iconic landmark will be set at half speed as you sip Hendrick’s cocktails and learn more about some of the people London is famous for.

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Embrace four days of cultural happenings

Spanning the whole of this bank holiday weekend, East London’s Rich Mix plays host to ‘Looking Outside My Window,’ a free festival of entertainment curated by visual artist Tupac Markir. Expect live music, film screenings, award winning food and much more.

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Meet new people by stepping through one of London’s hidden doorways

This Saturday, step through the right red doorway into the secret library of the Jones Family Project. This literary themed cocktail afternoon, created by Social Concierge and Oblique – who love getting people together in more inventive ways than Tinder – is designed to get you talking.

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Play grown up Cluedo and find out who killed the ambassador

On the 6th of May A Door in the Wall’s ‘Diplomatic Corpse’ will reignite childhood passions for treasure hunts and murder mystery as participants scour the streets of Kings Cross looking for clues. A grown up whodunit.

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Give in to the sensory overload at the Great May Masquerade

On the 24th of May, see out our last bank holiday in style at The Rite Of Spring – The Great Masquerade. London’s Coronet becomes a labyrinth of fantasy rooms, with banquets, hot tubs, cabaret and much more. Expect the unexpected.

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Party through the day and night to make the most of every hour the bank holiday brings

At the end of this month party people Kid You Not come to Paradise Bar in Kensal Green for a 12 hour send off of the bank holiday weekend. With American themed BBQ and an eclectic mix of tunes from some of London’s finest DJs, this isn’t one to miss.

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