THREE DAY WEEKEND, WOOHOO!!!!! Not only that, but the weather is looking like it’s going to be pretty amazeballs too! Everything is lining up for a classic bank holiday weekend. Bring it on…

Covent Garden

Yoga in Covent Garden

The East Piazza at London’s iconic Covent Garden will be transformed into a giant outdoor yoga studio for an early morning yoga sesh over bank holiday weekend, hosted by Lululemon and Psycle London. The free daily sessions run from from 8.30am each day. Once you’ve exhausted yourself yogis can potter over to the new Aussie-meets-South American coffee house, Abuelo, for a selection of organic, farm to table breakfast, or why not check out Avobar, London’s first avocado cafe, on nearby Floral Street and a 15% food discount.
Thursday 3rd May to Monday 7th May

Where: Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, WC2E 8RF
Website: www.psyclelondon.com

Ella Canta

Cinco de Mayo

It’s going to be Cinco de Mayo on Saturday (you don’t’ have to be a linguist to translate this one) and the Mexican celebration will be kicking off at Ella Canta. The restaurant will be serving an exclusive four-course set menu with cocktail pairings The food, created by Chef Patron Martha Ortiz, will champion authentic Mexican ingredients and contemporary cooking techniques, all matched with a flight of cocktails made using George Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila.
Saturday 5th May

Where: 1 Hamilton Place, Park Lane, Mayfair, W1J 7QY
Website: www.ellacanta.com

The Piano Works Farringdon

Any Given Bank Holiday Sunday

The Piano Works Brace are bringing back their famous “Any Given Bank Holiday Sundays” this weekend. The format is simple starting with Brunch to the Beat with a series of bottomless drinks packages and a range of classic brunch dishes, and party on through until 1am on bank holiday Monday! There will also be a glitter and temporary tattoo artist and non-stop live music.
Sunday 6th May

Where: 113-117 Farringdon Road, corner of Ray St Farringdon, London, EC1R 3BX
Nearest station: Farringdon (London) (0.2 miles)
Website: www.pianoworks.bar

Aqua Kyoto

Indulgence And Purity

Aqua Kyoto have launched their new brunch menu and we can attest that it’s great. The ‘Ukiyo Brunch’ serves contrasting dishes based on the concepts of ‘Indulgence’ and ‘Purity’. Under the guidance of Head Chef Paul Greening the menu takes inspiration from ukiyo, a cultural movement also known as ‘Floating World’, popular in Japan during the 17th to 19th centuries. A celebration of hedonistic society, the mindset, and menu, are pitched to appeal to indulgence (try the Japanese pancake (Okonomiyaki) or the rock shrimp tempura) but balanced with purity (represented by dishes like seaweed salad (Kaisou sarada) and stir fried Buckwheat yakisoba noodles).
Available from this weekend

Where: 30 Argyll Street, London W1F 7EB, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Oxford Circus (0.1 miles)
Website: www.aquakyoto.co.uk

Dinerama

Preview Of Field Day

Let’s look forward to Field Day, coming in June, with a preview and Bank Holiday bash, this time at both Dinerama in Shoreditch. The event is a chance to experience what to expect as Street Feast hosts food and drink at Field Day festival. The Dinerama takeover will feature nine food traders and six bars for ticket-holders to enjoy throughout the day, including meat-free Mexican tacos and burritos from Club Mexicana, kebabs from Babek Brothers and an all-star DJ line-up.
Monday 6th May

Where: 19 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3EJ
Website: www.fielddayfestivals.com

Hip Hop Brunch

Hip Hop Brunch Returns

The famous Hip Hop Brunch is back! It’s now turning four and showing no signs of abating, so if you’ve not been involved before, perhaps now’s the time. Fronted by hype-man Fatman Scoop, the day starts off with a three course ‘Dirty South’ lunch menu served up alongside an hour of bottomless cocktails and just gets better from there. Dubbed as Europe’s Busiest Brunch there have been over 30,000 tickets sold since they founded in 2014. The venue is currently secret, but well worth it.
Saturday 5th May

Where: Secret!
Website: www.hiphopbrunchldn.com

Be:FIT London 2018

Be:FIT London is back!

Be:FIT London is back! The original health and fitness festival for women will feature a line up of fitness and yoga classes, including UN1T and Another_Space, as well as talks from industry stars, including Deliciously Ella and Madeleine Shaw! The aim is to prvide women with the knowledge and inspiration to lead a happier and healthier lifestyle. The three-day festival celebrating total health and wellbeing takes palce this weekend and watch out for the official afterparty in association with Ministry Does Fitness!
Friday 4th May to Monday 7th May

Where: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, N1 0QH
Website: www.befitlondon.com

Tapas Brindisa Shoreditch

Sherry! LOTS of Sherry!!

Is Feria de Jerez in your diaries? Probably not, but it should be! Feria de Jerez is an age-old festival in Andalusia where the community gathers to trade horses to a backdrop of flamenco dancers, live music and a never-ending glasses of sherry (hurrah!). Head over to Shoreritch’s Brindisa to experience a dedicated Sherry Sip ’n’ Snack menu with unique sherry cocktails and traditional Flamenco guitar music courtesy of Joncan Kavlakoglu and Ham Carving. However, no word as yet as to if there’ll be any horses being traded.
Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th May

Where: 152 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3AT
Website: www.brindisakitchens.com

Eclipse

Ball Pit Fun!

BALLR is reopening for summer with…BeachBALLR! Launching this Friday evening, bring your beachwear and revel balls deep with The Sax Man and resident DJ Strong. And a flip-ton of inflatables.
Launches Friday 4th May

Where: 158 Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 0BA, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Gloucester Road (0.4 miles)
Website: www.eclipsebars.com

Wright Brothers, Battersea

Brunch In Battersea

Wright Brothers are going to be open for brunch from this bank holiday. Launching on Saturday the brunch menu will be dishes like Devon crab omelette with crab bisque, the Wright Brothers hangtown fry (three crispy fried oysters, jalapeño spiced hollandaise, poached egg, crispy pancetta, grilled English muffins) and lobster croque monsieur. And, of course, there’ll be Wright Brothers cocktails including the Wright Brothers Bloody Mary.
Saturday 5th May

Where: Battersea Power Station, Circus West Village, Battersea, SW8 4NN
Website: www.thewrightbrothers.co.uk

Broadgate

Arty Farty

How about a bit of culture? Broadgate, London’s largest pedestrianised neighbourhood, is playing host to Sense of Space. It’s a free, immersive, multisensory experience designed to help Londoners escape the hustle and bustle, re-engage and awaken their senses. With installations from artists including Mr Doodle and Supermundane, the visual mirrored pop-up structure is made up of four rooms, each offering a unique experience, designed to challenge people’s sensory perception through art. They’re also running a ballot to win tickets for Secret Of Senses, where Oxford Professor Charles Spence and The Kitchen Theory’s Jozef Youssef have created an unforgettable experience to excite the taste buds and bring Sense Of Space to life through flavour.
Open all weekend 

Where: Broadgate, Liverpool Street
Website: www.broadgate.co.uk

Camden Town Brewery

Beery Bank Holiday!

Celebrate bank holiday with Camden Town Brewery at its Brewery Bar in Kentish Town as they host their Inner City Green Weekender to mark the launch of their spring larger.  The beer garden will be transformed into an ‘urban jungle’, thanks to greenery from Patch Plants, and guests will have a chance to enjoy a refreshing pint of Camden’s fruity and zesty Inner City Green lager on the house!
Friday 4th May to Monday 7th May

Where: 55-59 Wilkin Street Mews, Camden, NW5 3NN
Website: www.camdentownbrewery.com