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10 Things To Do In London - May 2018

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With the Bank Holiday Weekend hastily approaching, I'm back with 10 great things to do/see in London this May. This time, you'll find a lot of nights out to shake that exam, work or even general life stress away, both before and during the Bank Holiday weekend! So dust off your dancing shoes and see what May has to offer. Don't forget to leave us a comment with which events you think look good, and will be attending :)

1. Rye Wax; The Roast After The Night Before

Where? Rye Wax, 113 Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST

When? Every Sunday, 12:00-10:00pm

What? "A record shop, art and music venue aiming to serve the community of Peckham, with new, exciting ideas that may not quite fit anywhere else."

If? You're looking for a new place to catch a vibe, as well as a delicious roast, Rye Wax has it all.

For more info, and a glimpse at the menu, visit Rye Wax's website here.

2. Munch and Rave Daytime Party

Where? Alchemy Bar, 28-30 St George's Walk, Croydon,CR0 1YJ

When? Sunday 6th May, 12:00-7:00pm

What? "Old skool" vibes, unlimited 'Munch and Rave' rum cocktails, and unlimited wings with the choice of three different sauces to accompany them.

If? You are an "old skool raver" who loves chicken wings, Munch and Rave is the place to be. Come through for "good food, top tunes and wicked old skool vibes all in one place."

For more info, and to book tickets, click here.

3. The Fox and Firkin

Where? The Fox and Firkin, 316 Lewisham High Street, London, SE13 6JZ

When? Pretty much everyday, check website for details

What? Events ranging from open mic nights and jazz nights, to hula hoop workshops and swing classes.

If? You are looking for a new chill spot, or wanna get involved in something different, click the link below and get stuck in!

For more detail on the variety of events held at the Fox and Firkin, click here.

4. One Frsh Friday

Where? Boxpark Shoreditch, 2-10 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6GY

When? Friday 11th May, 7:00-11:00pm

What? "One of Shoreditch's favourite Friday night event's – One FRSH Friday will be throwing a little warm up party in BeatBox!"

If? You're looking for a little warm up to commence your Friday night in style, and wanna hear the best "vocal and sexy" house music - along with the "FRSHST" sounds and old school classics, kick-start your night out here.

Free entry, just bring your own vibes! For more info, click here.

5. FabricLive

Where? 77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1M 6HJ

When? Friday 11th May or Friday 25th May, 11:00-7:00am

What? "3 massive spaces, hosts, resident and guest DJ's playing the latest, as well as some classic drum and bass, dubstep, house and techno."

If? You have the stamina to dance for 8 hours, and wanna hear some good music while doing so, come down to either one of these!

For more info, or to purchase tickets, click here.

6. 4 to the Floor Presents Snips (Kiss FM)

Where? The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4RH

When? Sunday 20th May, 7:00-12:00am (with more events beforehand)

What? "Snips (Kiss FM) founding member of UK's most successful hip hop collective Livin Proof, playing a 4TTF set. Having dropped his debut album on the Houseology label earlier this year, Snips shows a diversity in sound while remaining firmly rooted in his hip hop roots."

If? You fancy cutting some shapes to the hottest house sounds, as well as vibing to some Hip-Hop, House and Funk in the same night, this is the event for you. If you want a little practice before the main event, there are also a couple of dance workshops before hand; with a newstyle hustle workshop from 4:00-6:00pm and a house dance class from 6:00-7:00pm.

For tickets and more info, click here.

7. We Are Fstvl

Where? Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Aveley Road, Upminister, RM14 2TN

When? Friday 25th May - Sunday 27th May

What? "Winner of Best New Festival, Best Medium Sized Festival and Best International Festival, We Are FSTVL returns once more this summer after another record breaking sell-out success in 2017! For one huge weekend in May our beloved Airfield Of Dreams at Damyn’s Hall, Upminster, combines some of the world’s biggest names in electronic dance music with some of the world’s leading club brands and labels for 60,000 FSTVL fans."

If? You're a Londoner looking for a festival right on your doorstep, then look no further! There are some big names in a variety of genres, so there is really something here for everyone. Also make sure you keep a lookout for our friend DJ Jess Bays, we're expecting big things from her!

For the chance to look at the lineup in more detail, and potentially snap up some FINAL FINAL tickets, click here.

8. All Points East Festival

Where? Victoria Park, Grove Road, E3 5TB

When? Friday 25th May - Sunday 27th May

What? "All Points East is a brand new ten day event in East London's beautiful Victoria Park, encompassing a three day music festival, community focused programme of midweek entertainment and three huge APE Presents headline shows."

If? You have a varied taste in music, I can guarantee that you'll find someone new to fall in love with at this festival. You can also come along after the festival for four days of free activities and events, ranging from outdoor cinema and street food, to pop-up bars and art. More info on these events can be found here.

For the ticket link click here, if you'd like a little more info click here.

9. Gala Festival

Where? Peckham Rye Park, Straker's Road, London, SE15 3UA

When? Sunday 27th May, 11:30-10:30pm

What? "A spectacular lineup of some of the best DJ's in house and disco, featuring Honey Dijon, Gideön, Midland and Horse Meat Disco among many more..."

If? You are a shape cutting specialist and want to dance your way into the May bank holiday, this is your time to shine!

For tickets and a detailed line up, click here.

10. Rampage May Bank Holiday

Where? Fire, 39 Parry Street, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1 RT

When? Sunday May 27th, 10:00-5:00am

What? "Come and experience a FULL carnival vibe with Rampage Sound at Fire & Lightbox Complex on Bank Holiday Sunday with the BIGGEST DJ's, MC's and performers."

If? You still haven't found the perfect event for you for this bank holiday. Or if you prefer Garage and Dancehall to House, then this is the spot to be at. Get yourself in the carnival mood with Rampage sound system!

For tickets and more info, click here.


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