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What's On In London | Weekend 29 April – 2 May 2016
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What's On In London | Weekend 29 April – 2 May 2016

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Updated: 15 November 2016
The long weekend is finally here, and there’s no excuse to stay in bed and catch up on sleep. It’s time to make the most of the Early May Bank Holiday in the capital, as you travel back in time to a 60s wedding, enjoy London’s best beers and bread, and even embrace girl power. From parties and festivals, to exhibitions and classical music, there’s something for everyone.

FRIDAY

THEATRE | Dream A Little Dream On A Midsummer’s Night

Get lost in the Bard’s treasured tale of romance and confusion at this performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream By Edwin Landseer | © DcoetzeeBot/WikiCommons
Scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream By Edwin Landseer | © DcoetzeeBot/WikiCommons

DRINKS | Enjoy Classics From The 60s At A Right Royal Knees-Up

Travel back to 1969 to celebrate a cockney wedding and enjoy a night to remember at a with 60s classics, including cockles and Grey Goose vodka and tonic.

A Right Royal Knees-Up | Courtesy of Shuttlecock
A Right Royal Knees-Up | Courtesy of Shuttlecock

FILM | Feel The Need For Speed At A Top Gun Screening

Do you feel the need… The need for speed? So do we. To fulfil the need, head to The Grand in Clapham for a screening of Top Gun and an afterparty.

Goose and Tom, Top Gun | © Paramount Pictures
Goose and Tom, Top Gun | © Paramount Pictures

SATURDAY

DANCE | Find Your Hip Hop Dance Groove At Breakin’ Convention

Don’t break a hip as you hop on over to Sadler’s Wells to admire the talents of local British and international companies and crews perform this dynamic dance genre.

Bboyizm | © Jonathan Maher
Bboyizm | © Jonathan Maher

FOOD | No 197 In Chiswick Has Got Us Fired Up!

Have you heard? East is out. Head in a Westerly direction to No 197 Chiswick Fire Station, an all-day drinking and dining spot in homely Chiswick.

No 197 Chiswick Fire Station| © Mariell Lind Hansen
No 197 Chiswick Fire Station | © Mariell Lind Hansen

ART | There Are Seven Kinds Of Magic Within Quentin Blake

The first and only place across the globe to feature illustrator Quentin Blake’s works arrives in London, with an inaugural exhibition exploring the magic that lies in his fingers.

Quentin Blakes Magical Tales by John Yeoman | © Pavilion
Quentin Blakes Magical Tales by John Yeoman | © Pavilion

SUNDAY

FOOD | Bring Your Falafel Fantasies To Life At Borough Market

Get your falafel fix this weekend at London’s finest falafel festival hitting Borough Market.

SPORT | Be:Fit London Encourages Women To Take Charge

Beyonce didn’t wake up flawless… well maybe she did; but this weekend embrace your inner Queen Bey and visit the only health and fitness festival for women, BE:Fit London.

Reebok Fitness Studio | Courtesy of Be:Fit London
Reebok Fitness Studio | Courtesy of Be:Fit London

OTHER | Show Your Skills Whilst Taking Shots At Boozy Bowling

What better way to spend your early May bank holiday weekend with a bit of bowling accompanied by a bit of booze? Here’s your chance for an ultimate boozy bowling experience!

Boozy Bowling | Courtesy of All Star Lanes
Boozy Bowling | Courtesy of All Star Lanes

MONDAY

FOOD | Indulge In French & American Cuisine With Le Bun Vivant

We were told a little secret: Le Bun has just opened a five-week pop up just off Leicester Square called Le Bun Vivant. You don’t want to miss this.

Le Bun Vivant's Shrimp & Scallop Po Bun | © Justin DeSouza
Le Bun Vivant’s Shrimp & Scallop Po Bun | © Justin DeSouza

OPERA | Love & Redemption: Tannhäuser Returns To The ROH

Tim Albery’s production of Wagner’s Tannhäuser returns to the ROH for a not-to-be-missed performance of love, lust and redemption, like you’ve never seen before.

Tannhäuser | Courtesy of ROH
Tannhäuser Prdouction | Courtesy of ROH

FESTIVAL | Get Brewdy At Brixton’s First Bread And Beer Festival

Forget the no carbs before Marbs, Brixton’s first bread and beer festival is coming to town this Monday.

Brixton Brewery Beer | Courtesy of FOWG
Brixton Brewery Beer | Courtesy of FOWG

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