That’s right, there is another bank holiday in May coming around!
What a lovely, exciting concept to have an extra day of relaxing and not thinking about work. Well, maybe that is going a bit too far.
If you are like most of us working adults, spring bank holidays are just another day to waste stressing about the upcoming work week. But what if we told you that you can change this?
Take a look at our exclusively chosen days out in London to make the most out of a three day weekend. Hopefully, these ideas will give you a little inspiration to get out of the house and forget about work for this May bank holiday weekend.
Rumble In The Jumble – Fun Days Out
Although this sounds like some sort of children’s TV show, it is actually something rather more exciting. Unless of course, you secretly enjoy watching your toddlers TV shows. There is nothing wrong with that, most are very educational and enjoyable, I suppose.
This is a great idea for some time out and one of many cheap things to do in London. One quick question; have you ever imagined yourself in an expensive, designer outfit you favourite celebrity was papped wearing?
Your answer better be something along the lines of – ‘Yes all the time! Sometimes I pretend I actually am them, just to get into the mindset of a celeb, you know?’
Great answer, Rumble in the Jungle is the chance for you to buy clothes and items from celebrities. Held in London at Oval Space, this once in a lifetime event is even for a good cause, Oxfam’s Refugee Appeal.
Gemma Cairney from Radio 1’s has got together a handful of celebs like Fearne Cotton and Kate Moss to donate as much as possible. Sounds like fun London experiences,right?
Add a few drinks at the bar, some greasy hot food and professional manicures from iZ Beauty of London and you’ve got a fun day holiday in London. Not to mention that this whole event is dedicated to Oxfam’s Refugee Appeal, so these things to do in London are for a good cause.
Where: 29-32 The Oval London E2 9DT
How much: £5 entry
When: Sat 29th April 12pm
RHS Flower And Flea Weekend – Early May Bank Holiday
Bring out your inner hippie this public holiday at the RHS Flower And Flea Weekend. The Royal Horticultural Society are going to be doing workshops and talks about urban gardening.
There will also be a fresh flower market along with a vintage flea market. Grab some bargains at the stalls who will be selling pre-loved plant pots, retro clothing, furniture and many more items that are looking for a new home.
Where: 68 Union Street London SE1 1TD, Flat Iron Square
When: Sat 29th & Sun 30th April 12pm
The Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit – London Landmarks
Perhaps shopping is not your thing. Then why not get a huge adrenaline rush by sliding down the ArcelorMittal Orbit?
The UK’s tallest public artwork and the longest tunnel slide in the world, you are sure to get a taste of excitement mixed with slight fear. The ride is 40 seconds and you can reach up to 15 miles per hour.
The drop will feel like you’re falling down while watching London’s scenic buildings. If you would prefer to not go down the slide, gaze down at all of London attractions once you’ve reached the top.
Where: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stratford, E20 2AD
Standard admission tickets
Child (4 to 16 years old) £5
Senior and student £7
Children under 4 – free
Keep in mind you must be least 1.3m in height and under 149 kg in weight to ride the slide.