01 May Bank Holiday Activities
Hurray to a 3-day weekend. The sun may not be shining over London but there is plenty to do this May Day weekend. We’ve picked some of our hot picks to get your weekend rolling:
Streets of Spain, Southbank Centre, Fri-Mon, free. Spanish wine megabrand Campo Viejo brings four days of Spanish food and culture to the Southbank Centre for the third year running. New for 2015 is a Soundscape which will allow visitors to hear the flavours of the wine they’re tasting. Tasty.
Deptford Heritage Festival, Deptford High Street, Fri-Mon, free. Deptford is going traditional this May bank holiday weekend with more than 100 events planned for this community festival. Shops and restaurants will stay open late into the evening and add extra seating on the roads which are closed to traffic.
Tie Dye High Five, Queen of Hoxton, Saturday, £15. Give your clothes a colourful makeover at these monthly tie-dye workshops on a rooftop in east London. Each workshop lasts 1.5 hours, and you’ll have access to unlimited dye, a free tropical t-shirt to get creative on, and a delicious drink.
VE Day Celebration, Royal Gunpowder Mills, Sat-Mon, free. Flick those Vs at this annual celebration of Victory in Europe Day which transports visitors back to the 1940s for a weekend of re-enactments, street parties, military vehicles, performance and food form the Home Front period.
The Alice Look, V&A Museum of Childhood, Sat-Mon, free. Discover how Wonderland’s most famous visitor has become a fashion icon in the 150 years since her creation.
Streetfest, Tobacco Dock, Sunday, £15 adv. Let’s face it: everyone could do with improving their street cred occasionally. Thankfully, we can all up our game at Streetfest – which takes in top-level DJs spinning underground beats, furiously fresh rappers and cutting-edge designs from graffiti artists and tattooists.