Bank Holiday Inspiration

With thermometers hitting 25 degrees during the past weekend, longer days and rooftop openings all over London and the UK we are all quite excited for the bank holiday to come. If you haven’t planned anything yet, we give you some heads up on what’s hot!

We are FSTVL takes place in Essex, on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th. With a line up varying from Disclosure to Knife Party to Ricardo Villalobos, we can safely say this weekend officially opens the summer festival season. Sunday tickets are still available, together with booze bags – basically you can buy your tokens in advance so you don’t have to queue up like mad on the festival site. Can it get any better?

The RHS Chelsea flower show is sponsored by the Royal Horticoltural Sociey and runs 20th-24th May. As the name suggests, the event takes place at the Chelsea venue – highlights of this year’s edition include a special ticket with light opera, a water lily sculpture and a Garden Product of the year competition. It is open all day, tickets available here.

This week is also National Vegetarian Week! Even if you are a so called meat lover is worth celebrating by trying one of the many vegetarian restaurant in town. Events include set menus and deals (for example the Mexican restaurant Cantina Laredo offers a vegetarian set menu) together with talks and workshops. If you fancy some proper dining out, Time Out London has put together a list for us but we are sure there is more – please contribute by adding comments below!

The open air season has officially started, so why not enjoy a movie under the stars? The rooftop film club has offically launched, and screenings happen across three venues: the Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch, The Bussey Building in Peckham and the roof gardens in Kensington. With long chairs, blanket and individual headphones there is not better way to enjoy a movie!

If you have lived in London long enough, you know that Meantime means a brewery in the heart of the city. This bank holiday the brewery celebrates longer and sunny days with the so-called Spring Brewfest. Taking place 24th-26th May, it showcases craft beer philosophy, together with beer and food tasting, craft beers from all over the world and live music. Tickets can be bought in a 2-day combo or only one day, still available here.

How are you spending your bank holiday weekend? Please share your ideas with us!


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